FG to spend N1.2bn on multiple indicator survey
The Federal Government is to spend about N1.2bn in carrying out a Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 5), for purposes of essential data upgrade for national planning, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
Delta inaugurates committee on social mobilisation
The committee’s chairman, Mr. Paul Osahor, explained that its role is to advocate behavioural changes on household issues. He listed such matters to include the use of insecticide treated nets, hand washing and breast-feeding.
60% Nigerian children suffer sexual, physical violence – UNICEF
Over 60 per cent Nigerian children suffer sexual, physical and other kinds of violence in the society, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
South Korea rules out flood aid to North Korea
South Korea Friday ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.
Experts bemoan high prevalence of malnutrition in Nigeria
A Nutrition Specialist with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Mrs. Ada Ezeogu, has recently described the country’s malnutrition rate as unacceptable.
Delta, UNICEF partner on contributory health insurance scheme
The Delta State Government has been commended for its initiative in setting up the Delta State Contributory Health Scheme, and the inclusion of free coverage for vulnerable pregnant women and children under-five years of age as part of the key components of the scheme.
24,000 get scholarships
More than 24,000 girls of school age have been granted scholarships at the pre-primary and primary education levels in five states of Nigeria. The five states are Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Sokoto.
UNICEF bemoans AIDS prevalence in Nigeria
The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), at the weekend, raised concerns over the high number of adolescents infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the country.