One child under 15 dies every five seconds globally, says WHO
One child under 15 years of age dies every five seconds globally, while children from Nigeria and other sub-Sahara African countries are 60 times...
Finding Nigeria’s 30 million unregistered children
Half-naked children in a village in Kano State were seen huddled and letting out a shriek as they dispersed in various directions. They were playing hide-and-seek game. One Ishaku – aged four – peeped through a broken fence made of clay with mucus streaming down his nostrils.
UNICEF decries harassment of children
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the rising violence against children in Nigeria.At a workshop for traditional rulers yesterday in Calabar, the Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Nigeria, Enugu Field Office, Mrs. Nkiru Maduechesi...
‘32% of Nigerian children lack adequate care’
Only 35.6 per cent of Nigerian children between 36 and 59 months old have access to organised early childhood education (ECE) programme, while 31.7 per cent of children under the age of five lack adequate care.
SUBEB, UNICEF plan 50% reduction in out-of-school children in Gombe state
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Gombe state says it plans to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state in 2018/2019 academic session by 50 per cent. Mrs Zulaihatu Madugu, Acting Secretary of the Board, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Gombe.…
Bayelsa, UNICEF say breastfeeding lowers risk of cancer, others
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners, Bayelsa State government, have reiterated that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months...
Troops nab alleged gunrunner, soldier over herders,farmers crisis
Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has said a soldier and another suspect have been arrested in Jos, Plateau State, by a special force for criminal activities...
Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF
The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for rehabilitation. Maj.-Gen. Abbah Dikko, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this at the command headquarters in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practise. Dikko said, “In compliance with global…
1.4 out of 7m births registered annually, says UNICEF
The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the alarming low level of birth registration in the country, saying of the under one seven million children born annually, only 1.4m are registered.
Reducing diarrhoeal diseases through good sanitation, hygiene practice
Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of five die because of diarrhoea, mainly due to unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene practice. Lack of adequate water and sanitation are also major causes of other diseases, including respiratory infection and under-nutrition.