Rescuing Nigeria’s 13.2m out-of-school children
That Nigeria has one of the highest number of children without access to education with about 13.2 million out-of-school children is no longer news.
Stakeholders task government on early diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in infants
The Federal Government has been urged to pay serious attention to early diagnosis of Human Immuno Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in infants.
A long, windy race to get Nigeria out of poverty clock
As the World Poverty Clock ticks away in the race to end poverty globally by 2030, Nigeria is turning the clock backward by pushing six persons into extreme poverty every minute.
Fayose berates chief judge over comments on court complex
Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, yesterday berated the chief judge of the state, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, for describing the new High Court complex built by his administration as “hybrid of absurdity”. He asked the judge to shed the toga of unbridled hatred for him. Justice Daramola had, on Tuesday, at a special…
UNICEF, YBR to mobilise millennials as advocates for basic learning
Worried over the increased rate of out-of-school children in the country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with Lagos-based marketing communications agency, Yellow Brick Road (YBR) is launching a campaign to mobilise Nigerian millennials as a force for positive change in the country’s education sector. The “Every child in school campaign,” which coincides…
Nigeria accounts for 45% out-of-school children in West Africa, says UNICEF
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 45 per cent of the growing number of out-of school children in West Africa. Citing the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data report, UNICEF noted that while southern states have an average of 11 per cent of children aged between six and…
UNICEF partners Cross River on family court
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is partnering Cross River State government to formulate rules on operations of family court in the state.
Children’s school enrolment on decline amid free meal scheme, national campaign
In January this year, an annual national school enrolment campaign was flagged off by the federal government as part of efforts to reduce the rate...
Nigeria loses $6.1b yearly to child abuse, says UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said Nigeria loses over $6.1 billion yearly to violence against children, urging stakeholders to unite in ending the menace.UNICEF’s Child Protection Specialist, Maryam Enyiazu, who spoke at a media dialogue on Social Work Professionalisation Bill in Abuja..