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    UNICEF urges govs to end violence against children

UNICEF urges govs to end violence against children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on governors of the 29 states who have not yet launched state-level campaigns to end violence against children to do so without further delay.Mohamed Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, made the call in commemoration of the Children’s day.Fall also called on the 12 state assemblies that have not passed the child rights [...]

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    Shettima: More schools in north than south but 14m children out of school in region

Shettima: More schools in north than south but 14m children out of school in region

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor and chairman of the northern governors' forum, says the north has more public primary schools than the south but 14 million children are out of school in the region.Speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the forum and Fundacion Profuturo, a Spanish organisation, for the funding of education in the region, the [...]

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    World Bank laments inadequate preparation for pandemics

World Bank laments inadequate preparation for pandemics

The World Bank has said that nations are failing to invest enough money to prevent the potential global spread of disease that could kill millions of people and cripple economies.In a report on Thursday, the World Bank said if faced with a pandemic, an unprepared planet could lose billions to trillions of dollars, a significant chunk of the global gross domestic [...]

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    Shettima: Boko Haram destroyed 156,453 houses in Borno

Shettima: Boko Haram destroyed 156,453 houses in Borno

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says Boko Haram insurgents have destroyed 156,453 houses in the state.Shettima said this on Wednesday when he received a donation of building materials and food items by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs).The governor said the figure represented about 30 percent of the total housing stock of the state.He said [...]

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    Chan: We were too slow with Ebola — but corrections were quickly made

Chan: We were too slow with Ebola — but corrections were quickly made

Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation, says the world body made mistakes with its response towards the Ebola outbreak but quickly made corrections.Chan made this statement while delivering her last opening remarks as WHO director-general at the 70th world health assembly."WHO was too slow to recognize that the virus, during its first appearance in West Africa, would behave [...]

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    Ethopia’s Ghebreyesus replaces Chan as WHO director general

Ethopia’s Ghebreyesus replaces Chan as WHO director general

Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia to replace Margaret Chan as director general.Ghebreyesus, who was nominated by the government of Ethiopia, will begin his five-year term on July 1, 2017.Chan, who was director of health of Hong Kong, was first elected in November 2006 and re-elected in July 2012.The election [...]

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    50,000 Bauchi girls, women to get ICT training from UNESCO

50,000 Bauchi girls, women to get ICT training from UNESCO

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is set to launch the second phase of its project to empower illiterate girls and women in low-performing junior secondary schools through information communication technology (ICT).The project which will be launched in Bauchi state on Tuesday is targeted at 50,000 girls and women, the national officer, communication and information, UNESCO, Olusola [...]

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    UNICEF: Six months exclusive breastfeeding will curb malnutrition in Nigeria

UNICEF: Six months exclusive breastfeeding will curb malnutrition in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said nursing mothers should observe the six months exclusive breastfeeding for their children as a way of curbing child malnutrition in Nigeria.The organisation’s nutrition specialist in its Bauchi field office, Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on ThursdayThe dialogue, which was organised by UNICEF [...]

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    Group demands transparency in the rehabilitation of Lagos waterworks

Group demands transparency in the rehabilitation of Lagos waterworks

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has accused Lagos state government of lacking transparency in the planned rehabilitation of dilapidated water infrastructure in the state.In a statement signed by Philip Jakpor, the organisation's head of media and campaigns, the group urged Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, to allow transparent and competitive bidding in the selection of companies to [...]

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    Oxfam: Wealth of five richest Nigerians can end extreme poverty in the country

Oxfam: Wealth of five richest Nigerians can end extreme poverty in the country

The combined wealth of five richest Nigerians could end extreme poverty in the country, the Inequality report released by Oxfam International says.The report, released on Wednesday, puts the combined wealth at $29.9 billion.Entitled 'Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers,' it highlights the large and growing gap between the rich and poor in Nigeria.It attributed the inability of the poor people [...]

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