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    Nigeria ‘may overtake India’ as world capital of open defecation

Nigeria ‘may overtake India’ as world capital of open defecation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Nigeria will overtake India as the country with highest rate of open defecation in the world if adequate measures are not put in place.Speaking at a media dialogue in Cross River state on Wednesday, Bioye Ogunjobi, Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) specialist at UNICEF, said Nigeria currently ranks second after India among countries [...]

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    NIHSA: States to experience more flooding from September

NIHSA: States to experience more flooding from September

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says more states in the country will witness severe flooding as a result of heavy rainfall.Clement Nze, director-general of the agency, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, on Wednesday.He said the prediction was based on the alarming rate of rainfall the country is experiencing presently.According to him, the river flooding will begin next month as [...]

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    NGO launches free education campaign for homeless children

NGO launches free education campaign for homeless children

The Destiny Trust, a non governmental organisation, has launched #1000HelpingHands campaign to seek the support of the public in removing barriers to free education for children of the extreme poor.In a statement by Sanmi Abiodun, its head of communication and strategy, the organisation said removing barriers to tuition-free education will help in reducing the rising number of out-of-school children."At The [...]

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    Liberate yourselves from the stronghold of poverty, ActionAid tells Nigerians

Liberate yourselves from the stronghold of poverty, ActionAid tells Nigerians

ActionAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, says corruption is fuelling the high rate of unemployment and poverty in the country.Speaking on Monday at a stakeholders dialogue in Enugu, Ene Obi, country director of the organisation, said government's efforts to curb corruption is not enough to subdue "the evil".She urged citizens to participate in efforts to rid the country of corruption in [...]

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    Report: About 60% of IDPs in Africa are children

Report: About 60% of IDPs in Africa are children

About sixty percent of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa are children, according to a report titled "Muffled Voices."The report was launched by the Journalists for Christ (JFC), with support from World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), Bread for the World and Waldensian Church's Otto Per Mille (OPM), in Lagos, on Monday.TheCable had previously provided a report on an IDP [...]

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    These WFP bags aren’t just feeding the north-east but also sending children back to school

These WFP bags aren’t just feeding the north-east but also sending children back to school

Can bags send children back to school? Yes, these hermetic storage bags can, when well used by enlightened farmers, and this is what the World Food Programme (WFP) is doing in Yobe state.  How? Good question. A training carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria, has improved methods of food storage after the [...]

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    Violence against children: Lagos launches benchmark report

Violence against children: Lagos launches benchmark report

The Lagos state government on Tuesday launched its report on the financial benchmark and economic burden of violence against children, reiterating its resolve to spearhead the fight against the phenomenon in Nigeria.UNICEF’s recent finding indicates that six out of 10 Nigerian children experience some form of violence, one in two children experiences physical violence, one in four girls experiences sexual [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Alarming deaths as 9.2m women and girls get pregnant in Nigeria every year

Aisha Buhari: Alarming deaths as 9.2m women and girls get pregnant in Nigeria every year

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president and Nigerian first lady, says about 9.2 million Nigerian women and girls get pregnant every year -- and an "alarming" number of them die due to causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.Speaking at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Forum in Abuja on Friday, Mrs Buhari, who was represented by Mairo Al Makura, said something [...]

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    JCI Nigeria partners corporate bodies on youth empowerment

JCI Nigeria partners corporate bodies on youth empowerment

President of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Nigeria, Adetola Juyitan, has expressed the commitment of the organization to continue to partner youth-based organizations, corporate bodies and foreign missions to encourage youth empowerment and development.Juyitan, who made the expression in Lagos while giving account of the stewardship of JCI Nigeria from January to June this year, said Nigerian youth had been charged [...]

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    Over $50m pledged as UNDP launches Lake Chad regional stabilisation fund

Over $50m pledged as UNDP launches Lake Chad regional stabilisation fund

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched the Lake Chad regional stabilisation fund, an ambitious multi-million dollar mechanism aimed at broadening the range of stabilisation interventions in Lake Chad Basin.The launch took place on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 2nd meeting of the Lake Chad Basin governors forum holding in Niamey, Niger.The four countries of the Lake [...]

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