Rivers dispatches fact-finding team as measles kills 50 children

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike Rivers State Government has dispatched a fact-finding team to the communities affected by the recent outbreak of measles in the state. As reported by The Punch, about 50 children have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of measles in Kugbo Clan of Abua/Odual Local Government Area. The Federal Ministry of […]

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Measles outbreak in Rivers, kills many children

About 50 children are feared dead following a measles outbreak in Kugbo Clan of Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was learnt that the disease first reported in Amurouttoru-Kugbo Community has now spread to Emago-Kugbo and Akani-Kugbo communities leading to the death of several children in the three communities. The Community Development Committee […]

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85% of Nigerian children suffer violent discipline in schools- UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says 85 per cent of Nigerian children between the ages of 1 and 14 experience violent discipline in schools, with nearly 1 in 3 children experiencing severe physical punishment. Its Chief of Education, Saadhna Panday-Soobrayan, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, at a two-day National Awareness Creation Meeting on […]

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Northerners vulnerable to endemic poverty, SCI warns

Northern Nigeria residents are becoming poorer, food insecure and more vulnerable to the vicissitude of fortune as a result of worsening insecurity ravaging the region, according to a study conducted by Save the Children International (SCI). In the report entitled “Addressing Food Insecurity and Livelihood, the SCI said that from its work in the North […]

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Scores of kidnapped children rescued in underground of Ondo church

Scores of children were allegedly found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo City, Ondo State, on Friday evening. It was gathered that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church. A source said victims were over 50 while the police had rescued […]

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No pupil was raped under our watch — Chrisland reacts to sex scandal

Chrisland School breaks silence on sex scandal involving pupils Authorities of Chrisland School in Lagos have finally reacted to the sex tape scandal involving its students in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A woman had earlier claimed that her 10-year-old daughter was raped during a trip to Dubai which was organised by the Lagos school. Pupils […]

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How my daughter was drugged, assaulted – Chrisland school pupil’s mum

My 10-year-old daughter was raped during Chrisland School trip to Dubai, mother claims A woman has claimed that her 10-year-old daughter was raped during a trip to Dubai which was organised by Chrisland School. Pupils from the private school located in Victoria Garden City were in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to participate in […]

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Chrisland: Police begin probe as school, parent disagree over alleged rape

L-R: Pupil’s mother, The school Chrisland Schools, Lagos State, has denied allegations that a 10-year-old primary six pupil was raped during the school’s participation in the World School Games at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The female pupil was among 76 pupils that represented the school at the event, which was held between March 8 and […]

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UK apologises for hospital scandal over 200 baby deaths

More than 200 babies could have survived had they been given better care at birth, a damning report into Britain’s biggest maternity scandal said on Wednesday, prompting a government apology. The report listed a catalogue of repeated failings at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust over a 20-year period from 2000 to 2019. Babies […]

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