Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tag "children"

    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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    Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Early childhood education refers to the period of education between birth and the first eight years of life. According to UNICEF, play and stimulation in these years can and has contributed to “breaking the cycle of poverty.It also offers an entry point and platform for improving social equity and inclusion.These early years, UNICEF says, are a period of exponential brain development; especially [...]

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    How to develop reading culture in children

How to develop reading culture in children

Over 250 million children, worldwide, do not have the basic literacy skill. And in Nigeria, the statistics are as worrying, over four in 10 children in government primary schools cannot read and worse, over up to eight out 10 are unable to read for comprehension.Literacy, according to UNESCO, “is a driver for sustainable development in that it enables greater participation [...]

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    264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

Some 264 million school-age children and young people worldwide were not in school in 2015, the United Nations culture and education agency UNESCO said on Tuesday.The agency, in a progress report on the UN’s development goals for education, said after a decline in the early 2000s, out-of-school rates have started to stagnate."Worldwide, there was a completion rate of 83 per [...]

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    How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

Kemi Chukwu battles with the tears in her eyes that are just determined to drop. She wipes them furiously with her arms, her voice throaty from her sobs as she recalls, vividly, the death of her baby.“The time my baby died, she was just four years old. I had money at the time, so I gave her all that she needed,” [...]

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    I’ve spent N3.5bn treating children with heart diseases, says Patience Jonathan

I’ve spent N3.5bn treating children with heart diseases, says Patience Jonathan

Patience, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, says she has spent N3.5 billion treating children with heart-related diseases.Jonathan said she has treated over 700 children through her foundation -- Aruera Reachout Foundation.She said this while reacting to allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that she used the foundation to launder stolen funds during her husband's tenure as [...]

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    ASUU strike affecting one of my children, says Ngige

ASUU strike affecting one of my children, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says one of his children is affected by the indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Speaking at the end of the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, the minister said the government is doing its best to reach an agreement with the union and put an end to the strike."Students [...]

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