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    Births of 70 percent of under-5 Nigerian children ‘not duly registered’

Births of 70 percent of under-5 Nigerian children ‘not duly registered’

Hapsatu Isiyaku, assistant director in charge of vital registration at the National Population Commission (NPC), says the births of 70 percent of under-5 children in Nigeria are not duly registered.Isiyaku said this at a media dialogue on birth registration in Lagos.The event was organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the ministry of information in collaboration with the United Nation Children [...]

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    How spiritualisation of mental illness worsens plight of victims

How spiritualisation of mental illness worsens plight of victims

Mental health's patient-worker ratio is dismal in Nigeria; it's about one psychiatrist to one million people, according to the 2013 National Policy for Mental Health Services Delivery. The country also has about only five psychiatric nurses per 100,000 people, with even fewer neurologists and health professionals like clinical psychologists, social workers, neuro physiotherapist and occupational therapists.Nigeria’s mental healthcare needs are clearly [...]

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    Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigeria's out-of-school children increased because states have failed to access the N67bn Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund.In a statement on Tuesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the fund was lying fallow at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as at April 30.Hammid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had announced [...]

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    Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says Nigeria may remain the poverty capital of the world till 2050 and beyond.Speaking at his honorary induction into Sigma Club, at the University of Ibadan over the weekend, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria  said based on current realities, Nigeria and DR Congo will house 40 percent of the [...]

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    UPDATED: Number of out-of-school children in Nigeria rises to 13.2 million

UPDATED: Number of out-of-school children in Nigeria rises to 13.2 million

A rise in the number of internally displaced children and a corresponding increase in birth rates have led to a surge in the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.The number of out-of-school children rose from 10.5 million in 2010 to 13.2 million in 2015, a Demographic Health Survey (DHS) conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigerian [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Educating boys about menstruation is critical to achieving SDGs

Amina Mohammed: Educating boys about menstruation is critical to achieving SDGs

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), says educating boys about menstruation is critical to achieving global sustainable development.The former minister of environment said "while menstruation is the most natural thing in the world, it often keeps girls out of school and the workplace," adding that mismanaging menstruation can have "devastating consequences that can last generations"."If we [...]

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    FAO says Nigeria needs external food assistance

FAO says Nigeria needs external food assistance

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has listed Nigeria as one of the countries in need of external food assistance across the world.In its recently released quarterly report, Crop Prospects and Food Situation, FAO said 39 countries are in this category globally.The 39 countries currently in need of external food assistance are: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo [...]

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    83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

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    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in four states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in four states

Mustapha Maihaja, director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has declared the flooding in four states as national disasters.The affected states are Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra.The agency has also placed eight other states on its watch list.Addressing journalists on Monday, Yahya Bello, Kogi state governor, said 33 camps have been opened for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as the [...]

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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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