Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tag "children"

    Your kids should know the difference between good touch, bad touch

Your kids should know the difference between good touch, bad touch

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    ‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

Children reportedly detained by the Nigerian military in recent years have recounted how the security agencies kept them in horrible condition.In a recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the children spoke of how they were maltreated and some of their peers lost their lives.The report, a copy of which was obtained by TheCable, detailed how about 3,600 of [...]

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    ‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

Save the Children, an international humanitarian agency, says at least 2.2 million children in the north-east are in need of immediate education in emergency support.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Florence Otedola (better known as DJ Cuppy), the agency’s global ambassador, said at least 800 schools in the region are not functional.Children are among the worst hit in [...]

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    Everything you should know about tooth decay in children

Everything you should know about tooth decay in children

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    Report: About 60% of IDPs in Africa are children

Report: About 60% of IDPs in Africa are children

About sixty percent of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa are children, according to a report titled "Muffled Voices."The report was launched by the Journalists for Christ (JFC), with support from World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), Bread for the World and Waldensian Church's Otto Per Mille (OPM), in Lagos, on Monday.TheCable had previously provided a report on an IDP [...]

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    Nigerian children deserve better

Nigerian children deserve better

On 20th November 1989, children all over the world finally got the voice they deserve with the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the  United Nations General Assembly. The document introduced as a human rights treaty which stipulates the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children, had four core principles: non-discrimination; devotion to [...]

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    Study: Air pollution could shorten a child’s life by up to seven months

Study: Air pollution could shorten a child’s life by up to seven months

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    Achieving peace in Niger Delta without military fire

Achieving peace in Niger Delta without military fire

BY TOPE JAMESIt has been peace in the Niger Delta without much of military fire since Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai was appointed Chief of Army Staff, COAS, by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015. The incessant clashes between military and communities in the region that hitherto dominated media space has disappeared with his emergence as COAS. Though there were few [...]

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    Children’s Day: UNICEF launches campaign on child rights

Children’s Day: UNICEF launches campaign on child rights

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has inaugurated a campaign to create awareness about the rights of children in Nigeria.In a statement on Monday, Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s country representative in Nigeria, said the "For every child, every right" campaign is to commemorate the Children’s Day celebration.Hawkins lamented that while there have been recent many innovations, Nigerian children were still not accessing [...]

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    2019 UTME: JAMB arrests 2 children over ‘exam malpractice’

2019 UTME: JAMB arrests 2 children over ‘exam malpractice’

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    Five parenting tips for raising business-minded children

Five parenting tips for raising business-minded children

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    My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

When Abdulfatah Ayoola laid his hands on and prayed for Fawad, his son, he never knew that would be his last time of doing so. In the six years that the deceased spent on earth, the father prayed for him regularly but hardly had the request come from the boy. Fawad got to school, cheered his classmates and settled down 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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    Back to school: 10 tips to help parents prepare children for resumption

Back to school: 10 tips to help parents prepare children for resumption

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    Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

With the world relying heavily on technology, and Nigeria being mostly consumers, Adeolu Owokade, founder of Dhack institute, makes a case for introducing STEM to young children so that they thrive in the ever-shrinking global space that is the 21st century.The institute teaches children from the ages of six onwards practical technology skills, including coding, robotics, web design, electronics. Owokade [...]

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    UN: Boko Haram’s killing, recruitment of children in Nigeria increased in 2017

UN: Boko Haram’s killing, recruitment of children in Nigeria increased in 2017

The United Nations (UN) says more than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflicts in 2017 while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants.The annual report of the secretary-general on Children and Armed Conflict covered 20 countries, including Nigeria, Afghanistan, India, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen.Virginia Gamba, UN’s expert on Children and Armed Conflict, said the [...]

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