One child under 15 dies every five seconds globally, says WHO
One child under 15 years of age dies every five seconds globally, while children from Nigeria and other sub-Sahara African countries are 60 times...
20 dead as hill collapses on Darfur village in Sudan
At least 20 people have been killed in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region after a hill collapsed onto their village following heavy rain, a rebel group said Wednesday.
Community decries alleged takeover of land by soldiers
Miffed by the alleged illegal occupation of their land by the Nigerian Army, the people of Uvwie kingdom, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday vowed to embark on a showdown with the soldiers, saying they are prepared to die than to allow the continued plundering of their land. They also threatened to…
UN blasts Nigeria for human trafficking
The United Nations on Monday criticised Nigeria for failing to tackle human trafficking, after a human rights mission looked at efforts to stamp out the organised trade in people. "What is being done is not enough," the world body's special rapporteur on the subject, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, told reporters at the end of an eight-day…
Two black stars take a final bow
In the third week of August 2018, two Black stars took a final bow from the earth after successful careers that made them international figures.
Kofi Annan’s unmet wishes
Kofi Annan, who passed away on August 18 at the age of 80, can be situated within the select group of aspirational Africans of his time. Within their generation, the group was imbued with huge dosages...
Bayelsa, UNICEF say breastfeeding lowers risk of cancer, others
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners, Bayelsa State government, have reiterated that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months...
In search of a new world order
First, the panoramic painting of events of these times. For all who can see, and to all who can feel, it is crystal clear that this world we inhabit is out of joint from whichever angle we may look at it...
Gaza running out of fuel, medicine, says UN
The United Nations has run out of funding to pay for fuel needed for hospitals, water plants and other critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, the UN political chief said Wednesday.
United Nations demands release of abducted aid workers, marks day
The United Nations (UN) has demanded for unconditional release of three aid workers abducted early this year in Rann, Ngala local government area of Borno State and urged government to provide enough protection for people caught in conflict.