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WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 25: 17 – 23 June 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 23 June 2019 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 77 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: Cholera in Nigeria. Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the …

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No Need For Panic, Working With Miyetti Allah In Southeast Is A Security Strategy By Fredrick Nwabufo

Fredrick Nwabufo Security is everybody’s business. No individual, group, institution or organisation is nugatory in matters of security.  All efforts are needed and all hands must be forged into one fist in the pursuit of peace. In fact, it imperils security if any stakeholder to the peace is “quarantined” and stereotyped. …

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We’re still after N’Assembly mace snatchers — Police

ADELANI ADEPEGBA Fifteen months after two suspected thugs allegedly led by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege invaded the Senate chamber and snatched the mace, the police have yet to conclude their investigation into the incident. Findings by SUNDAY PUNCH in Abuja indicated that the police had been treating the incident as a …

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441000 Girls Abandon Studies In Adamawa

BY HUSSAINI HAMMANGABDO, Yola A survey conducted in Maiha, Song and Numan local government areas (LGAs) on girl-child education enrollment, revealed that over 441,000 school-age girls abandoned their studies in Adamawa State. Mr Monday Osasah, acting executive director, Community-led Collective Action for Girls Education (C-CAGE), made the disclosure in Yola …

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Insurgency, pregnancies keep 441,126 Adamawa girls out of school

A research into girl-child education in Adamawa State has found that 441,126 school-age girls are out of school in the state for reasons that include insurgency, poverty, high rate of pregnancy or fear of it by parents, use of girls for hawking or domestic work, and apathy for the girl-child …

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