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    How homework can negatively affect preschoolers

How homework can negatively affect preschoolers

Tears streaming down his brown little cheeks, twitching, turning and itching to stand up, Somto absolutely refuses to do his homework.“I want to play,” the two year old tells his mother who is insistent that he finishes his homework of identifying one through to 10.“I want to play,” Somto’s cries gets louder. And then a power struggle ensues.“No, you must [...]

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    The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

In the northeast region of the country, where these camps are located, 80% of Nigerian children have not been vaccinated. It is a hot Saturday, Modu Sheriff is seated under a tree to shield him from the rays of the blistering sun in Borno state, Nigeria. He immediately volunteers to be interviewed as soon he is asked if his kids have [...]

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    Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

On August 11, 2016, Nigeria witnessed a major setback in what had been a milestone achievement for the country: the return to the list of polio-endemic countries. In Gwoza and Jere, local government areas of Borno state, ridden by Boko Haram – one of the world’s deadliest militant groups – an outbreak of polio re-occurred. The disease paralysed two children. This [...]

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    Drying rivers, empty houses… how Ibadan residents are ‘struggling’ with nature

Drying rivers, empty houses… how Ibadan residents are ‘struggling’ with nature

It was a sunny afternoon when this reporter arrived at the Eleyele dam zone in Ibadan, Oyo state capital in Nigeria. Traders at the nearby market were enjoying patronage during the weekend – the third in October, while motorbikes raced menacingly on the tarred road in front of the market. Vehicles were forced to apply brakes due to a bad [...]

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    Death toll in Borno cholera outbreak hits 61

Death toll in Borno cholera outbreak hits 61

The Borno state ministry of health says it had recorded 5,281 suspected cases of cholera as at October 31.According to a daily situation report by the ministry, there have been a total of 61 deaths so far with the highest recorded in Jere local government. In September, the death toll stood at 44."Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported [...]

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    FG gives 330 laptops to six unity schools

FG gives 330 laptops to six unity schools

The federal government has provided a total of 330 laptops for six schools in each geo-political zone in the countryAdamu Adamu, the minister of education, made the distribution at the launch of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) ICT programme for girl-child in the selected colleges in Abuja on Monday. [...]

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    WHO: Nigeria may be polio-free by 2019

WHO: Nigeria may be polio-free by 2019

Basi Wadzin, Plateau state coordinator for the World Health Organisation, says Nigeria might be declared polio-free by 2019.NAN reports that the WHO official made this statement during the polio vaccine administration to children at the Primary Health Care Centre in Jos North local government organised by Rotary Club, District 9125.He said the world recorded 350,000 to one million cases of [...]

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    Africa needs 11m teachers, doctors to avert disaster, says UN

Africa needs 11m teachers, doctors to avert disaster, says UN

Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a “social and economic disaster” that could propel millions to migrate, the UN said on Thursday.It said the 11 million were needed to help the continent cope with a booming population, with the number of children set to increase by 170 million to 750 million in the [...]

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    264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

Some 264 million school-age children and young people worldwide were not in school in 2015, the United Nations culture and education agency UNESCO said on Tuesday.The agency, in a progress report on the UN’s development goals for education, said after a decline in the early 2000s, out-of-school rates have started to stagnate."Worldwide, there was a completion rate of 83 per [...]

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    How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

Kemi Chukwu battles with the tears in her eyes that are just determined to drop. She wipes them furiously with her arms, her voice throaty from her sobs as she recalls, vividly, the death of her baby.“The time my baby died, she was just four years old. I had money at the time, so I gave her all that she needed,” [...]

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