Nigeria lawmakers ready to tackle bill against suicide

The deputy whip at the House of Representatives, Nkiruka Onyejiocha, has said she is willing to accept any legislation to help curb what doctors...

Conference studies rising suicides to offer solution

Experts and scientists are to discuss the rising trend of suicide among Nigerians at the annual scientific conference of the Nigerian Medical Association in...

UNICEF’s U-Reporters top 3 million

  By Ndidichukwu Odoh U-Report, a unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed three million registered responders in Nigeria...

Nigeria’s poverty could reduce by 33% if malnutrition is curbed – UNICEF

By Ndidi Chukwu Nigeria has the potential to reduce extreme poverty by 33 percent if it invests in interventions to address Malnutrition, the United Nations...

UN “horrified” by Kaduna, Borno killings

The United Nations resident coordinator Edward Kallon has warned of grave concerns over news of renewed killings by Boko Haram. More than 40 people have...

UN urges Nigeria against attempt to sideline women in politics

Special rapporteurs and independent human rights experts at the United Nations are urging Nigeria to take immediate steps to remedy deliberate attempts to exclude...

FCT doctors rerun vote “example of democracy,” says NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has sworn in officials elected for a second time for its chapter in the Federal Capital Territory, ending months...

Ezekwesili, CSOs pass vote of no confidence on APC and PDP

By Ndidichukwu Odoh Convener of Red Card Government, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili and members of  a new coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the umbrella,...

Nigeria overtakes India with more people below poverty line

Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, according to the World Poverty Clock. The clock...

Serap demands probe of N17bn payout to lawmakers in exchange for 2015 budget

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has written President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to direct investigation into allegations that N17 billion was paid to...

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