Zamfara killings: 3,500 IDPs flee to Katsina

Jun 19, 2018 0

No fewer than 3,500 residents of Zamfara State have fled to neighbouring villages in Katsina State, following reported cases of killings and other atrocities by suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers. The activities of the rustlers have rendered the persons internally displaced and currently seeking refuge in IDP camp in Dansabau village in Kankara local government area of the state. Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has since paid a visit on the displaced persons at the IDP camp where he pledged government’s assistance to them. ...

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Dangote builds N2bn village for IDPs in North-East

Jun 19, 2018 0

Aliko Dangote Foundation on Monday inaugurated the Dangote Village built for the Internally Displaced Persons in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The Dangote Village is a self-sufficient set of 200 housing units worth N2bn, with school, hospital, irrigation farms and poultry farms, among others, to enable the occupants have a livelihood, according to a statement made available to our correspondent by the ADF on Monday. Dangote also gave each of the beneficiaries N100,000 to start a new life. ...

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 Nigeria: Paternity Leave – 2 in 3 Infants Missing Out On Fatherly Care – – Unicef

Jun 19, 2018 0

Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under one year – nearly 90 million – live in countries where their fathers are not entitled by law to a single day of paid paternity leave, according to a new UNICEF analysis. As a result, UNICEF has called for investment in family-friendly policies that support early childhood development including paid paternity and maternity leave, free pre-primary education, and paid breastfeeding breaks. In the analysis, UNICEF noted that 92 countries do not have national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, including India and Nigeria – which all have high infant populations. In comparison, other countries with high infant populations, including Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ...

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Nigeria: 3 Months Maternity Leave – Mothersbond Seeks 6-Month Policy

Jun 19, 2018 0

Chief Executive Officer of mom and baby care company, Mothersbond Limited, Mr Michael Osuji, has said that government’s recent approval of 30 days extension to the three months maternity leave is commendable but still falls short of appropriate recommendation. According to Osuji, government should still look into the six months maternity leave recommended by several health bodies and medical experts, if Nigeria has hopes of having healthy children. He said that exclusive breastfeeding of babies in the first six months helps them balance physically, mentally and emotionally, even as it gives them the best start in life. ...

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Nigeria: 15 Die, 65 Others Hospitalised As Cholera Outbreak Hits Bida  Laleye dipo in minna,

Jun 19, 2018 0

An unconfirmed source monday evening stated that 15 people died and 65 others were hospitalised as a result of cholera outbreak in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State. However, the local government area in an official statement confirmed 10 deaths and 60 hospitalised. Residents of the ancient town also claimed that the community had been thrown into panic and fear as a result of the outbreak. The residents blamed the outbreak consumption of unhygienic water because the town had been without pipe borne water ” for some time”. Some of the victims were admitted at either the Federal Medical Centre or the Abdulmalik Ndayako general hospitals in the town. An official letter from the Bida LGA signed by the Council Secretary y Suleiman Sheshi for the chairman dated June 18, 2018 and addressed to the State Commissioner for Health, which also The letter, ...

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Kenya: Ministry of Health on the Spot Over Acquisition of CT Scanners

Jun 19, 2018 0

Kenya: Ministry of Health on the Spot Over Acquisition of CT Scanners The controversial acquisition of the Sh8 billion CT scan machines has come back to haunt the government after a parliamentary committee summoned Health Principal Secretary Peter Tum to explain why the cost of the machines was inflated. Mr Tum  suppose to appear on Monday before the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, which is chaired by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi. The contract for acquiring of the machines was signed between the Treasury on behalf of Kenyan government and China through the China Development Bank, on August 21, 2017. ...

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