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INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s school feeding programme derails as out-of-school children increase

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Nigeria’s Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) introduced by the Federal Government in 2016, began in seven pilot states – Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Zamfara – but has now spread across 35 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Over nine million pupils in 54, 619 public primary schools are said to be benefiting from the programme which caters to only junior classes 1-3. Another 107, 550 cooks are said to be engaged for the purpose of implementing the programme and the agriculture sector has been strengthened, as meal ingredients are locally sourced.
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Analysis: Unending reign of terror in Nigeria: Where is next?

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Insecurity in Nigeria has reached an alarming proportion, manifesting in the form of banditry, kidnapping, mass shootings and political violence, forcing many in the country to now live in the throes of fear as ransoms paid since this year have already exceeded N1 billion. The country’s North-central and Northwest regions continue to experience communal militia activities, while the southeast has witnessed multiple clashes between the separatist Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and security outfits.
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HealthTNG investigations

INVESTIGATION: How fertility clinics deceive women with cryptic pregnancies, increase paternity fraud in Nigeria

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Paternity fraud, a situation where a man is incorrectly identified as the biological father of a child, has become more rampant in Nigeria and often occurs between unmarried couples where a father seeks to avoid financial liability for a child he does not believe to be his. (TNG) investigation shows that in recent times, paternity disputes are not uncommon among married couples too and the popular assumption is that women have become more promiscuous, maintaining multiple sexual partners, even within the confines of marriage.
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FACT CHECK: Did power outage result in death of 14 babies at UPTH?

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Over the weekend, social media was awash with a report that fourteen (14) babies in the neonatal unit of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Rivers State died as a result of an epileptic power supply. Findings by (TNG) revealed that the report titled: “Doctors suspend surgery procedures as 14 babies die at UPTH’s incubator due to power outages” was first published by an online news platform called Standard Observers on July 1.
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