Abubakar Bwari, the Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, says more than two million people in Nigeria depend on illegal mining for their livelihood.
World Food Programme (WFP) urgently requires $49 million to continue lifesaving support until the end of 2018 to assist the most food insecure and vulnerable people in the North-east Nigeria.
As part of commitment to ensure hygienic environment for healthy living, open defecation now attracts seven lashes and N200 fine in Unguwan Damaru in Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Mr Buhari launched the line Thursday Morning at the new metro station in Central Business District (CBD), Abuja.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says between 20 to 40 per cent of funds allocated to healthcare delivery by government in Nigeria is wasted due to inefficiency.
The federal government has confirmed that eight people were killed in the aftermath of a windstorm on Saturday in Bauchi State.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday approved a draft Food Safety and Quality Bill as well as the Food Safety Institutional Reform working document.
The Nigerian Senate has called for an increase in tax payable on plastic bags and bottles to discourage their use.
It also called for the introduction of eco-friendly reusable bags.
Flooding caused by heavy rainfall has killed three people and destroyed 20 houses in Gombe State.
Eight other persons were injured from the effects of the rainfall, an official said.
The Adamawa Ministry of Health has confirmed that the cases of cholera outbreak in Mubi have risen to 434 with 13 deaths.
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