833 children released by CJTF in Borno – UNICEF
The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) fighting against the Boko Haram in Northeast Nigeria, has released 833 children from its own ranks.
UNICEF, other stakeholders lament dearth of social workers
Stakeholders in the social service sector have described as grossly inadequate the 8,429 personnel operating in the sector in Nigeria.United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) child protection specialist, Maryam Enyiazu...
Imperative of investment in teaching professionals
Nature and nurture are critical factors in human development. While one influences the other, the ability of individuals to learn and apply such knowledge to needs in the society is imperative.
UNICEF partners Bauchi to curb newborn mortality
United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) has decided to partner Bauchi State government in reducing newborn mortality.
UNICEF canvasses FG’s action on open defecation
Following reports that Nigeria is the second largest number of people defecating in the open globally and has the largest number in Africa, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged the federal Government to take urgent action to implement open defecation roadmap and initiate law to promote sanitation in the country. UNICEF Chief WASH…
Taraba communities bemoan deplorable Mararaba- Baisa road, laud UNICEF’s HTR
Since the creation of Taraba State in 1991, no administration has deemed it necessary to address the pathetic state of the Mararaba- Baisa Road, which leads to Baisa, the administrative headquarters of Kurmi Local Council.
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.
Group moves to halt open defecation in Ekiti towns
A new European Union programme that involves construction of model public toilets has been launched in Ekiti West and Gbonyin Local Governments, Ekiti State under its Water Supply and Sanitation Reform Programme (WSSSRP) III.
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...