Report: With Nigeria’s northeast facing famine, WFP funds could dry up

  The United Nations’ World Food Programme could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. In the northeast, 4.7 million people, many of them refugees from the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, need rations to survive, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), one of the main aid groups handing out food. Many of those living in camps for displaced people say…

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PDP to Buhari: Your scorecard is very poor

Oyegun: You’re talking nonsense   The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a critical assessment of the almost two-year-old All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government and returned a damning verdict: President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in every facet of the nation’s life. The party, which based its assessment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Easter message to Nigerians, said Mr. President claimed achievements were insult to the intelligence of Nigerians who have been at the receiving end of his government’s mismanagement in the last two years. Spokesperson for the PDP National Caretaker…

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I’m going hubby shopping (36)

James was furious. He charged towards Alice and suddenly pulled back. He snarled at her, “Who did you call a prostitute? Kiki?” Then, his face transformed from anger to something Alice couldn’t just make out. “Gawd, I love that woman! If she agreed to marry me, I would have kicked you out of the house long ago,” he said. Alice stared at him, mouth agape. “Oh, you’re in love with your brother’s wife? Are they aware? If you had married her, she would still have gone to a real man…

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Surge in use of children as suicide bombers – UN

A new report from the UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, is warning of a surge in the use of children as suicide bombers by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In the first three months of this year, 27 suicide attacks were carried out in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, all countries affected by the conflict. Unicef says already this year there has been almost as many attacks by child suicide bombers compared to the whole of 2016. Most of the bombers were girls targeting military checkpoints or public places. Calling…

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Two dead in California school shooting

Two adults are dead after a school shooting at a San Bernardino, California, elementary school, according to police. The deceased were found in a classroom at North Park Elementary School, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan wrote on Twitter. The shooting appears to be a murder-suicide, Burguan added. Two injured victims — possibly students — were taken to local hospitals for treatment, Burguan said. Their condition is unknown at this time, he added. The suspected shooter is believed to be “down” and there is no further threat at this time,…

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Depression: When to seek medical assistance

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently declared depression, which could lead to disability and death, the world’s most widespread illness.For someone living with depression, talking to a person they trust is often the first step towards treatment and recovery, reports APPOLONI A ADEYEMI   Depression is not a new disease condition. It has been in the world from the time of old. Recent events have however brought it to the front burner, prompting attention to be focused on it. World Health Organisation, WHO, last month raised the alarm, alerting…

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