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    Dangote Foundation asks private sector to invest in water

Dangote Foundation asks private sector to invest in water

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) says governments at all levels and private sector players should invest more resources in ensuring access to clean water.According to a statement made available by the foundation, improved investments in water provision will boost the health of citizens and tackle malnutrition.Zouera Youssoufou, managing director of the foundation, made this call ahead of the World Water [...]

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    Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

A group of primary and secondary school students in Nigeria says they want to dedicate their careers to the killing and elimination of Boko Haram, one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world.These children, ranging between ages 10 and 15, revealed this while speaking with Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin, a documentary photographer and doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, [...]

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    Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

With the world relying heavily on technology, and Nigeria being mostly consumers, Adeolu Owokade, founder of Dhack institute, makes a case for introducing STEM to young children so that they thrive in the ever-shrinking global space that is the 21st century.The institute teaches children from the ages of six onwards practical technology skills, including coding, robotics, web design, electronics. Owokade [...]

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    Period poverty: How teenagers are struggling to get menstrual hygiene

Period poverty: How teenagers are struggling to get menstrual hygiene

It is a school day but several school age girls in Makoko community, Yaba, Lagos, are seated under a shield to listen to a series of lecture on menstrual hygiene. The girls are giggling, there is side talk that leads to an eruption of laughter. It is a bit of struggle to keep up with the teenage girls who have come [...]

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    UNAIDS: Nigeria has more than half of HIV burden in West, Central Africa

UNAIDS: Nigeria has more than half of HIV burden in West, Central Africa

Nigeria has more than 50 percent of HIV burden in West and Central Africa, says a report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).According to the UNAIDS report, there has been little progress in reducing new HIV infections in recent years.New HIV infections declined by only five percent in seven years and only one in three people living [...]

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    WHO: Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the world

WHO: Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the world

Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).In a report released on Monday, the organisation said a total of 19.9 million children miss vaccination yearly.It said 4 million children in this category are Nigerians.The major disadvantage of not being vaccinated is high susceptibility to a disease outbreak. The unvaccinated fellow's immune system [...]

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    Four things children need to thrive

Four things children need to thrive

At the recently held 71st ongoing World Health Assembly which held in Geneva, Switzerland, a framework on nurturing care for early childhood development was launched.The framework, a joint effort by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, World Bank and the Partnership for Maternal, New born and Child Health (PMNCH), proffers ways to help very young children live and “thrive to transform [...]

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    Group gets FOI reply pegging Nigeria’s population at 140m

Group gets FOI reply pegging Nigeria’s population at 140m

Onelife Initiative for Human Development, a non-governmental organisation, says it sent a freedom of information (FOI) request to the National Population Council (NPC).According to the group,  the request signed by ‘Sola Fagorusi, its acting executive director, on June 26, sought to know the total population of each state in Nigeria and the federal capital territory.It also demanded the population be  broken [...]

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    Reps pass bill mandating free healthcare for pregnant women

Reps pass bill mandating free healthcare for pregnant women

The house of representatives has passed a bill authorising free healthcare for pregnant women in the country.The bill seeks to mandate free antenatal and postnatal health services to pregnant women in government hospitals.Sponsored by Tony Nwoye from Anambra state, the bill was presented at plenary on Thursday.If passed into law, women would be able to receive up to three months [...]

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    Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has confirmed receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army in Maiduguri, Borno State.According to a statement by the UN agency on Monday, the children were between the ages of seven and 18.It said the children are free from any form of connection with Boko Haram"These eight girls and 175 boys are first [...]

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