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Disturbing statistics show child abuse is on the rise

    Disturbing statistics show child abuse is on the rise

This year’s children’s day celebration is themed: ‘Protect the rights of the child in the face of violence and insecurity: End child marriage’. It speaks to the frightening statistics showing alarming

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Nigeria has the ‘highest number’ of out-of-school children in the world

    Nigeria has the ‘highest number’ of out-of-school children in the world

Nigeria has approximately 10 million out of school children, according to the United Nations Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Mohammed Mohiuddin, UNICEF’s chief of Sokoto field office, disclosed this recently. “Nigeria has

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How I was sexually abused in pry 6, Rita Edochie speaks out

    How I was sexually abused in pry 6, Rita Edochie speaks out

 Rita Edochie, popular Nollywood actress, has revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse, calling on parents to communicate regularly with their children. Edochie, who was a guest at

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500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

    500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

The United Nation Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says one in four of the world’s school-aged children – nearly half a billion, live in countries, including Nigeria, affected by crises. WHO

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Nigeria loses 800,000 U-5 children to malnutrition yearly

  Nigeria loses 800,000 U-5 children to malnutrition yearly

Every year, about 800,000 children under five years die in Nigeria, Developmental Communications Network (DEVCOMS), a non-governmental organisation, said on

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Wall collapses, kills 7-day-old baby in Niger

  Wall collapses, kills 7-day-old baby in Niger

A seven-day-old child and his seven-year-old sibling died on Wednesday after following the collapse of a wall in one of

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Six in 10 children lack access to early childhood education

  Six in 10 children lack access to early childhood education

More than six in 10 Nigerian children have no early childhood education, Save the Children Nigeria, a humanitarian organsation that promotes

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‘Exclusively-breastfed infants immune to life-threatening illnesses’

  ‘Exclusively-breastfed infants immune to life-threatening illnesses’

Infants exclusively breastfed have stronger immune system that enables them to defend life-threatening illnesses, experts have said. Olusola Malomo, a dietician,

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Over 1m children in north-east have no access to education

  Over 1m children in north-east have no access to education

Boko Haram attacks and the Nigerian military tactics are depriving over 1 million children in the north-east an education, a

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Autism not the devil’s work, say caregivers

  Autism not the devil’s work, say caregivers

“The boy was beaten to a pulp. I saw terrible injuries on his back and his dad, a pastor in

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