PDP wants National Assembly to probe Dapchi schoolgirls’ abduction
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged the National Assembly to immediately investigate the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe State.
What is the Kernel of all US policy today?
“America First” is a euphemism for the weakling if not the destruction of the whole panoply of international institutions whose very existence is antithetical...
Delta First Lady appointed UNICEF nutrition ambassador
In recognition of her contribution to the welfare and development of women and children through her pet project, the 05 Initiative, the wife of the Delta State governor, Dame Edith Okowa, was at the weekend appointed the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) Nutrition Ambassador for the state. An elated Mrs. Okowa, who was honoured…
UNICEF alerts to high global newborn deaths
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has alerted that global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries. UNICEF, in a new report on newborn mortality, noted: “Every year, 2.6 million newborns around the world do not survive their first month of life. One million of them die the day…
Infants global mortality ‘alarmingly high’, says UNICEF
Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in countries that are poor, conflict-ridden or have weak institutions, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday in a new report.
Borno partners WHO, UNICEF, to vaccinate 1.2m IDPs against Yellow Fever
The Borno State Government is to partner the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF in the vaccination of 1.2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) against yellow fever that has claimed 45 lives presently. The UNICEF Country Representative, Mohammed Fall disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri. The targeted people to be vaccinated during the phase II exercise…
Sidmach unwraps medical information system
One of the greatest challenges in the healthcare sector in Nigeria is the poor information management, especially with regards patients’ information, and has led to many unwarranted deaths and mishaps in some cases.
‘Only 39.4% primary school age children currently enrolled’
Only about 39.4 percent of Nigerian children of primary school age are currently enrolled in school.According to a Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICs) 5, of 2016 and 2017 conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund....
UNICEF rates 20 Kebbi councils worst in child poverty, protection
The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has said of the 21 local councils in kebbi State, 20 are consistently rated worst in child poverty and protection.