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    Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

"We are usually three during the child delivery, I and two other midwives. One person will be holding the torch for us while one will be conducting the delivery with the third person assisting,” said Odeh Agnes, the midwife at Dafa primary healthcare centre (PHC) in Kwali council, federal capital territory (FCT).The thought of childbirth with the aid of torchlight [...]

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    Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

The UN says hundreds of millions are at risk following limited progress being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity.This was made known in the 2018 edition of the global report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition.The report said nearly 151 million children younger than five were too short for [...]

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    The big discipline question: To spank children or not?

The big discipline question: To spank children or not?

The bright lights at the mall in Owerri, Imo state, adequately mask the dusk. There is chattering, adults strolling, often times speaking loudly, as they meander through stores admiring the array of items therein.I see a couple, with their children, who decide to walk into the same store I am in. The two children in parents’ hands, excited to see [...]

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    Abuja is the city where children beg at night

Abuja is the city where children beg at night

For Mohammed Mohammadu who wants to be a Custom officer, his parents do not know whether he is alive or dead. And he seems not understand what that means. Mohammed is a nine-year-old who makes his daily living by standing around the corner shops of around Wuse 2, one of Abuja’s busiest streets, every night, to beg Abuja urban middle [...]

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    How stoves are keeping women off danger in Borno

How stoves are keeping women off danger in Borno

BY PATRICK FULLER The World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing fuel-efficient stoves to families displaced by the conflict in the north-east to reduce the protection risks faced by women and girls, when they have to collect firewood from unsafe areas.In her short life, 16-year-old Hassana Ali has experienced the kind of hardship and suffering that no-one should have to endure. At [...]

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    Inadequate manpower, fund paucity as threats to birth registration

Inadequate manpower, fund paucity as threats to birth registration

It was not impossible that the media personalities at the Media Dialogue on Birth Registration held in Kano on August 15 and 16 did not know exactly what awaited them before their arrival at the Tahir Guest Palace venue. But in the vast hall stood two rolled-up banners embossed with the photograph of parents happily displaying their new baby with clear [...]

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    From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

Imagine having to use a kerosene lamp for child delivery because there's no electricity. What if something goes wrong and the lamp goes off? What will happen to the woman and the baby making its arrival into the world?That was the nightmare faced by the workers at the primary healthcare center in Dakwa, Abuja municipal council, for a couple of [...]

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    NTIC Foundation spends Sallah with 100,000 Nigerians

NTIC Foundation spends Sallah with 100,000 Nigerians

The Nigerian Tulip International Colleges Foundation (NTICF) in the spirit of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations distributed Sallah items to 100,000 people in twenty states in Nigeria.Behlul Fatih Basaran, the coordinator of NTICF, made this known in a statement released in Abuja.He said the gesture is a part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) objective of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges and [...]

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    Extortion of parents over birth registration ‘should be harshly punished’

Extortion of parents over birth registration ‘should be harshly punished’

A child protection specialist at UNICEF, Sharon Oladiji, has advocated harsh punishment for officials of National Population Commission (NPC) who demand cash gift from parents seeking birth registration for their children. Participants at a two-day media dialogue jointly organised by the federal ministry of information, culture and tourism, the NPC and the UNICEF in Kano during the week were told about [...]

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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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