SUBEB, UNICEF plan 50% reduction in out-of-school children in Gombe state
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Gombe state says it plans to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state in 2018/2019 academic session by 50 per cent. Mrs Zulaihatu Madugu, Acting Secretary of the Board, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Gombe.…
Bayelsa, UNICEF say breastfeeding lowers risk of cancer, others
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners, Bayelsa State government, have reiterated that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months...
NAF jets raid bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Task Force (ATF), Operation Diran Mikiya, has announced the raiding of hideouts of armed bandits in Zamfara State.
Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF
The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for rehabilitation. Maj.-Gen. Abbah Dikko, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this at the command headquarters in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practise. Dikko said, “In compliance with global…
Reducing diarrhoeal diseases through good sanitation, hygiene practice
Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of five die because of diarrhoea, mainly due to unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene practice. Lack of adequate water and sanitation are also major causes of other diseases, including respiratory infection and under-nutrition.
Harpic seeks end to open defaecation in Lagos
To tackle open defecation in Lagos State, RB (Reckitt Benckiser) has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment to upgrade and refurbish 25 public toilet units in four communities in the state.
Boosting breastfeeding in Nigeria
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week.
Communal conflicts, others threaten UNICEF ODF programme in Cross River
Incessant communal conflicts in Cross River State are threatening the sustainability of the Open Defecation Free (ODF) free status achieved by some council in the state through the intervention of UNICEF.