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    COVID-19: Prolonged school closure ‘could affect children’s mental health’

COVID-19: Prolonged school closure ‘could affect children’s mental health’

Prolonged online learning and the absence of social interactions could have an impact on the mental health of children, Golda Obi, founder, Strauss Preperatory School, Abuja, has disclosed. While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools to resort to online learning methods, Obi stressed that social interaction is very important for the mental health of children, and they should not be made [...]

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    Fayemi blocks bail for rapists as he signs bill against sexual violence

Fayemi blocks bail for rapists as he signs bill against sexual violence

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has signed a bill protecting children from sexual violence into law. The bill entitled "Compulsory Treatment and Care for Child Victims of Sexual Violence Law, 2020" was recently passed by the state house of assembly. Fayemi said his administration has zero tolerance to all forms of sexual violence against women and children in the state, directing the [...]

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    Amnesty: How children who escaped Boko Haram captivity are tortured in detention

Amnesty: How children who escaped Boko Haram captivity are tortured in detention

Hundreds of children who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in the north-east are being tortured by the military, Amnesty International (AI) says in a report to commemorate Children’s Day on Wednesday. Entitled ‘We dried our tears’, the 91-page report addressed the toll of the Boko Haram war on children, and also examined how the military’s detention and torture have compounded the [...]

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    Six ways to keep your kids learning, entertained while schools are closed

Six ways to keep your kids learning, entertained while schools are closed

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    Women and girls ‘bear most of the brunt of violence’

Women and girls ‘bear most of the brunt of violence’

Bridget  Osakwe, national coordinator, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), say women and girls bear most of the brunt of violence, yet are excluded in the peace-building and conflict resolution processes. Osakwe said this during a consultative meeting on countering violent extremism in the north-east organised by WANEP in conjunction with The Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation (NORAD). She said in the [...]

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    Four children from US test negative for coronavirus in Lagos

Four children from US test negative for coronavirus in Lagos

Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health, says four children and their teacher quarantined over fears of coronavirus have tested negative for the disease. The children and their teacher were said to have flown into Nigeria from the US while another adult also quarantined came into the country from the UK. Abayomi had said they were quarantined after coming in contact with an [...]

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    Sola Sobowale: Nigeria looks like dumping ground… children can’t speak our language

Sola Sobowale: Nigeria looks like dumping ground… children can’t speak our language

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    Dangers of water beads to children

Dangers of water beads to children

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    Children of Kaduna doctor regain freedom — days after mother’s killing

Children of Kaduna doctor regain freedom — days after mother’s killing

The children of Philip Ataga, a Kaduna-based medical doctor, who were kidnapped in January, have regained freedom. Sunday Ogwu, a Facebook user who said he has been in touch with the family, announced the development on Thursday. The children, identified as Christabel and Jasmine, were abducted alongside Bola,  their mother, from their residence at Juji near Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna. The [...]

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    Neglected children grow up with smaller brains, study finds

Neglected children grow up with smaller brains, study finds

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    How to save a choking child

How to save a choking child

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    Is keto diet safe for children?

Is keto diet safe for children?

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    Aig-Imoukhuede: Government alone can’t tackle poverty

Aig-Imoukhuede: Government alone can’t tackle poverty

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, vice chairman of Global Citizen Nigeria, says individuals and private sector need to assist the government to tackle poverty. Speaking at a policy forum held in Lagos, Aig-Imoukhuede asked people to come together and fight poverty. “The government alone cannot deliver the resources we need to win the fight against extreme poverty," he said. "We must create multiple entry points to [...]

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    Effects of heavy school bags on your children’s spine

Effects of heavy school bags on your children’s spine

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    An egg a day could help your child grow bigger, taller

An egg a day could help your child grow bigger, taller

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    Inside the world of Kano children who stay away from school so their parents can feed

Inside the world of Kano children who stay away from school so their parents can feed

At 14, Abubakar Idris (not real name) would pass as a breadwinner for his family in Sabon Gari, Ungogo local government area of Kano state. He is always out in the streets, from morning to sometimes, night, hawking sachet water, just to keep his family going. Sometimes, he has to beg for alms. On days when patronage is low, he switches [...]

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