Reps shut down amidst fears of Coronavirus in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has resolved to suspend plenary for two weeks to screen and detect symptoms of the deadly coronavirus, currently spreading fear across the country. According to the house, the period will allow the Management of the National Assembly and principal officers, provide screening and detection facilities at the complex. The decision to close the Green Chamber, came …

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Flood: Senate implores Federal Govt. to dredge the Niger and Benue Rivers

The Federal Government has been urged by the Senate to dredge the Niger and Benue Rivers in order to end re-occurrence of the flood disaster in the country. In the resolution over the incessant flooding that has ravaged several communities in many states, the Senate urged the federal and state governments to institute a land use and environmental planning, including …

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Emergency declared in Yemen’s Sanaa over cholera crisis

A state of emergency has been declared in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa, according to the local Saba news agency, after a cholera outbreak killed scores of people over the past two weeks. The health ministry of the Houthi government announced the measure late on Sunday, saying that “the number of casualties surpassed the normal rates, exceeding the capacity of the …

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Lagos urges Queens College to delay resumption

  The Lagos State Government has recommended that Queen College delays its resumption till appropriate measures are taken to ensure the safety of the students. According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, the recommendation is necessary to ensure that all the sources of contaminants in the school which had been causing the death of students are properly …

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Oslo Humanitarian Conference: Donor Countries Visit Borno

Thirteen donor countries are conducting assessment tours in Borno state, ahead of the February 24 Oslo humanitarian conference in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. The United Nations (UN) and other sister agencies have launched major emergency appeals for increased funding, to effectively bridge the gap in the crisis affected areas, as millions of people in the Lake Chad region …

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Nigerians have been consuming GMOs since advent of hybridisation – Farmers

Against the backdrop of insinuations that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were yet to gain access into Nigerian markets, the president of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Prince Ike Ubaka, has insisted that Nigerians started consuming GMOs since the introduction and cultivation of hybrid maize in the country. To this end, he listed some food items like Basmati rice, pounded brown …

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Nurturing Children’s Language Skills Could Help Shield Them From Depression

At the earliest stages of development, kids learn language by interacting with parents, through being read to and listening to conversations in which they aren’t involved. These language skills will prove critical to forming relationships with family and peers as they grow. And recent research suggests stimulating this type of early language development in the home environment may help reduce …

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