Fifty five students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) International School, Ogbomoso, were on January 14 denied entrance into the school premises for using hijab.

The school said parents had in 2011 forwarded a letter to the school’s board of directors seeking its approval for female students to wear hijab.

A staff who preferred anonymity said, “Since 2011, several letters of appeal had been written to the Governing Council while we wait endlessly...

At least, 1,110 people have lost their lives to cholera outbreak in 29 out of the 36 states of the federation this year.
This is contained in the weekly report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In the weekly epidemiological report, week 43 report, NCDC disclosed that no fewer than 48,686 suspected cholera cases were recorded between weeks one and 43 of 2018, with 829 laboratory confirmed and 1,110 deaths from 239 local government areas in the 29 states.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has urged governments at all levels in Nigeria, to intensify efforts toward investing in nutrition programmes for the development of the country.

The UNICEF Chief Field Officer in charge of Kano and Katsina States, Madam Pathmavathi Yedla, made the call on Thursday during a one-day symposium for academia, media and Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) on nutrition situation in Katsina State.

She said the call was necessary because...

Dozens of children kick up the sand underneath their sandals. They're playing, but not with toys or balls. They are playing a game called "Boko Haram versussoja (soldier)".

They scamper around screaming, "shoot!", ramming their fingers into each other's bodies. Their pointed fingertips are supposed to be the barrels of rifles or blade of swords.

They are pretending to kill each other. Some "die", falling over like felled trees. One child collapses with his hand pressed over his...

Some reports suggest the death toll could be as high as 42, with dozens more injured.

The explosions happened in and around a mosque as Muslims were preparing for afternoon prayers.

No-one has yet said they were behind the bombings, but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has launched previous attacks in Mubi.

Boko Haram has waged a campaign of violence since 2009 to try to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

The violence has killed about 20,000 people...