The brief: 300,000 children killed; deadly snakes; 2023 presidency to the South? | Dailytrust

The brief: 300,000 children killed; deadly snakes; 2023 presidency to the South?

B/Haram lures Geidam residents with N20, 000 each
B/Haram lures Geidam residents with N20, 000 each

The decade long insurgency ravaging Nigeria’s North East has led to the deaths of more than 300,000 children.

The federal government has revealed that Nigeria records over 20,000 cases of snakebite annually.

Rochas Okorocha is questioning the South-East region as to why the region should have an Igbo man as Nigeria’s president in 2023.

How B/Haram Crisis Killed 300,000 Children In N/East

More than 300,000 children lost their lives in the last 12 years in the insurgency ravaging the North East region, the latest statistics released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), revealed.

This is just as the Nigerian military said the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a terrorists’ organization, has started massive recruitment of jobless youths into its fold to continue wreaking havoc.

Why Doctors Are Leaving Nigeria — NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said poor welfare and remuneration of its members are responsible for the increasing human capital flight of doctors from Nigeria.

The National Publicity Secretary of NMA, Dr Aniekeme Uwah, stated this Monday during the 2021 Correspondents’ Chapel Week in Uyo with the theme: ‘’Post-COVID-19 Economy and the Challenges to Ethical Journalism Ahead of 2023 Elections”.

Nigeria Records 20,000 Snakebites Yearly – FG

Nigeria records about 15,000 to 20,000 cases of snakebite every year, the federal government has said.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Adeleke Mamora, stated this Monday during a press briefing organised by the ministry to mark this year’s International Snakebite Awareness Day.

PODCAST: Real Reason Why Many Nigerians Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine

The federal government of Nigeria is contemplating imposing sanctions against those who refuse COVID-19 vaccines when they are made available.

According to the NCDC, Nigerians who refuse to get vaccinated stand the risk of contracting COVID-19 and, therefore, pose a danger to society.

Nigeria Daily takes a look at why Nigerians are actually scared of taking the vaccine. Click the link to listen to the podcast.

2023 Presidency: South-East Must Convince Nigeria To Vote Igbo — Okorocha

A former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged the South-East region to present a good reason the nation should have an Igbo man as the next President in 2023.

He was speaking on Monday in Abuja at the “Conversation with Owelle Rochas Okorocha at 59 and Award of Icon of Service and Philanthropy”, organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT chapter.

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Gillett To Be Premier League’s First Overseas Referee

Australia’s Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee  Premier League game this weekend when he takes charge of Newcastle’s trip to Watford on Saturday.

Gillett was promoted to the Select Group one of referees by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) ahead of the start of the current season.

No More Album Till Further Notice – Burna Boy

Grammy award winner, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has revealed that he would not be releasing any album till further notice.

The ‘Ye’ crooner made this known on his Instagram stories.