Parents beg government to provide suitable learning environment for pupils
Worried by the present state of New Rimawa Model Primary School, Goronyo Local Government, Sokoto State, parents and caregivers in the community have called on the government to come to the aid of the 48-year old school.
‘47 million Nigerians practise open defecation’
The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu has declared that about 47 million in Nigeria still practice open defecation.
Cross River LGA gets open defecation free status
Yakurr Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State has attained the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status under a programme run by the Federal Government, European Union and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
UNICEF holds workshop on cash transfer to boost girl-child education
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has organised a two-day media dialogue for journalists on ‘Educate A-Child on Cash Transfer’ programme in northern Nigeria. The programme, which was in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, was held at Dankani Hotel in Sokoto State. Fielding questions from newsmen, the UNICEF Education Specialist in…
How CTP boosts enrolment, girl-child education in northern schools, by UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), yesterday said its Cash Transfer Programme (CTP), has increased enrolment and retention of girls in northern schools to a very significant extent.Education Specialist at UNICEF, Azuka Menkiti, who spoke in Sokoto at a two-day Media Dialogue on Educate-A-Child..
Army rescinds persona non grata declaration on three UNICEF staff
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Rogers Nicholas has rescinded the persona non grata declaration on three UNICEF staff at the weekend.
Kebbi among 10 states with high child mortality rate, says UNICEF
Kebbi is among top 10 states in Nigeria with high death rate of children under the age of five. The Representative of United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) Dr. Sanjana Bhardwaj, who is also the Chief of Health, UNICEF-Abuja, who dropped the hint yesterday during an interactive section at a stakeholders meeting at Presidential Hall, Birnin…
Routine immunisation rate drops
There is a significant drop in the coverage of the main vaccines offered through routine immunisation in Nigeria as recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted by the Government of Nigeria in 2016/17 shows that only one in four children in the country receive all the recommended vaccines.
Nigeria loses 1.3m under-five children to preventable diseases yearly, says UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says about 1.3 million children die before attaining the age of five for preventable diseases in Nigeria.