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    UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 501,749 out-of-school children are being targeted in its Educate a child (EAC) programme in four northern states.The organisation disclosed on Monday this during a media dialogue in Kebbi state.The EAC programme was introduced as "a funding window" to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states by 2020.Part [...]

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    UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 67 percent of schools in eight northern states in Nigeria have no female teacher.The UNICEF made this known in a research report it tagged “What is the effect of female teachers on girls enrollment and retention in Northern Nigeria” and presented in Abuja on Wednesday.It said the research was conducted in eight northern states [...]

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    UN: Two-thirds of world’s hungriest people live in Nigeria, seven other countries

UN: Two-thirds of world’s hungriest people live in Nigeria, seven other countries

No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the global report on food crisis 2019 has found.The report, which was released on Wednesday in Brussels, warned that these food crises were primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters.One of the key findings of the report showed that [...]

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    Sam Adeyemi’s Daystar donates N10m to UN for refugees in Africa

Sam Adeyemi’s Daystar donates N10m to UN for refugees in Africa

Daystar Christian Centre has donated N10 million to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to help refugees in Africa.The gift was announced by UNHCR in Nigeria, stating that the donation was meant to support people who were forced to flee their homes as a result of violence or persecution on the continent."Today, we received a N10 million-naira donation [...]

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    NAFDAC alerts public on fake cholera vaccine from Bangladesh

NAFDAC alerts public on fake cholera vaccine from Bangladesh

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral oral cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh.According to a statement by Moji Adeyeye, the director-general of NAFDAC, the packaging of the falsified Dukoral vaccine displays texts in English and French language.Adeyeye said that the World Health Organisation [...]

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    Meet widowed Oroyemi Olanike, who is taking care of 102 children in an Osun village

Meet widowed Oroyemi Olanike, who is taking care of 102 children in an Osun village

In Moro, a village located in Ife North, Osun state, there is an orphanage home which houses over 102 children. The 12-room structure is run by Oroyemi Elizabeth Olanike, a retired headmistress whose late husband was also an educationist.Despite a tight purse and shrinking space, Olanike continues to accept orphans, physically-challenged children and strays who have nowhere else to go [...]

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    Report: Nigerians now 6th most miserable people in the world

Report: Nigerians now 6th most miserable people in the world

Data compiled by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, has classified Nigerians as the sixth "most miserable people in the world".The Misery Index was calculated using economic indices including unemployment, inflation and bank lending rates.For Nigeria, the unemployment rate was the major contributing factor."The original Misery Index was just a simple sum of a nation’s [...]

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    Nizamiye Hospital performs free cataract surgeries

Nizamiye Hospital performs free cataract surgeries

The Nizamiye Hospital Abuja, in partnership with the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges Foundation (NTIC Foundation), recently carried out over 50 free cataract surgeries for less privileged people Nigerians from various states.Behlul Basaran, president of the foundation, said the free surgery programme is a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative aimed at giving back to society.“As part of our [...]

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    Soji Megbowon of Jakande College is only Nigerian finalist for $1m Global Teacher Prize

Soji Megbowon of Jakande College is only Nigerian finalist for $1m Global Teacher Prize

Soji Megbowon of Jakande Comprehensive Senior College, Lagos, has been named as the only Nigerian named among the finalists for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.Megbowon was named as one of the top 40 finalists, from the pool of 30,000 teachers from across the world, for the highly-coveted prize.The Nigerian tutor, and founder of Calculus EDUaids, who is currently attending the [...]

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    CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

Civil society organisations, education stakeholders and concerned citizens are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to education in his second term in office.The stakeholders, in a joint statement, also expressed concern over the number of out of school children in the country, laying emphasis on the girl-child.According to the statement, the groups collected over 2,500 signatories in a [...]

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