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Local Government Autonomy: Nigerians Support National Assembly Moves For Grasstroots Development

Local Government Autonomy: Nigerians Support National Assembly Moves For Grasstroots Development

By Amos Tauna More Nigerians are supporting the move of granting autonomy to local government administration that will lead to abrogation of the joint State and local government account. Majority of them are of the opinion that since less than 40% of the country’s population reside in the urban areas, steps must be taken to […]

Special: Shortage of Child Spacing Commodities In Public Hospitals Hamper Uptake Of Services In Kaduna Communities

By Amos Tauna No doubt, uptake of child spacing services has increased in Kaduna State, thanks to effort of organisations like the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), which took upon itself the task of creating awareness and ensuring that people understand how the practice improves the chance of women to survive from pregnancy related […]

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Nigerians Doubtful Over Country’s Recession Exit

By Obadiah Sani Following the recent pronouncement that Nigeria is out of recession, – citizens have expressed reservations on the exit of the country from recession considering the high cost of goods in the market. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), last week said, Nigeria exited its worst economic recession in more than two decades, […]

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Nigeria: Malnutrition Cases On The Rise In Gombe Due To Non Release Of Funds

By Auwal Mohammed Gombe (Nigeria) — Northern Nigeria has been described as the most affected with malnutrition in Nigeria. According to NDHS 2013 report, malnutrition is more critical in North West and North East with a global acute malnutrition prevalence of 13 and 12 per cent respectively. The other four zones in the country, according to […]

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Special Report: Gombe Not Winning The Maternal and Child Health Battle

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe (Nigeria) — Gombe State Government of Nigeria used to pride itself as running a free maternal and child health (FMCH) programme, but recently, the government allegedly suspended the programme for reasons the public, particularly maternal and child survival activists, consider to hold no water. Analysts have also expressed shock and dismay […]

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Nigeria: Governor Dankwambo And Revival Of Education In Gombe

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe (Nigeria) — Education has been part of the human society from the very beginning. Human societies throughout the ages have had stakes in education. The importance of education cannot be overemphasized. In fact, it will not be an exaggeration to say that without education, most societies will die. Philosophy of Education is […]

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Terry Gobanga: ‘I Was Gang-Raped On My Wedding Day’

When Terry Gobanga – then Terry Apudo – didn’t show up to her wedding, nobody could have guessed that she had been abducted, raped and left for dead by the roadside. It was the first of two tragedies to hit the young Nairobi pastor in quick succession. But she is a survivor. It was going […]

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Nigerian Teen Girls Relive Their Harrowing Escape From Boko Haram Captivity: ‘We Ran And Ran’

As Lydia Pogu and Joy Bishara slept in their beds on the night of April 14, 2014, terrorists were hurtling toward their boarding school in the Nigerian town of Chibok. The girls, both teenagers in their senior year of high school, were resting after a festive evening — dinner, dancing, playing the drums, “just having fun,” Joy tells […]

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