Friday, September 21, 2018

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    6 cases of violence against children that made 2016 sad

6 cases of violence against children that made 2016 sad

Nigeria has one of the worst statistics on violence against children in the world with up to six out of 10 children suffering from abuse — physical, sexual or emotional.The statistics, as revealed in the National Survey on Violence Against Children, published by the National Population Commission, the US Centres for Disease Control and UNICEF, reflects the pervasiveness of child abuse in [...]

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    How to raise intrinsically motivated children

How to raise intrinsically motivated children

Intrinsic motivation refers to getting a task accomplished or learning a skill for inward gratification, personal fulfilment as opposed to external rewards like says stars on a chart, or bribery or treats.Raising a kid is a totally challenging one especially if you would want to raise a whole child with the right values: kindness, compassion, fairness, natural justice and respect [...]

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    In Nigeria, tobacco companies target children as young as six

In Nigeria, tobacco companies target children as young as six

Tobacco companies are now advertising cigarettes next to sweets and snacks at kiosks in front of primary and secondary schools in Africa, a survey conducted by the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) has shown.According to Deowan Mohee, ATCA’s executive secretary, the research exposed tobacco companies strategy by monitoring five countries in Africa.“The evidence is clear. British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International, and [...]

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    UNICEF: Nearly 1 million children in north-east are displaced

UNICEF: Nearly 1 million children in north-east are displaced

Of the 1.8 million people displaced in crisis-torn northeastern Nigeria, almost 1 million of them are children, UNICEF has said.The organisation said this on Friday in a statement signed by Godfrey Njoku, its media and external relations officer.The organisation said over 535 million children, almost one in four, live within crisis zones, causing them to be most vulnerable and undermine [...]

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    Children must learn how to prevent abuse — and the Lagos govt wants to teach them

Children must learn how to prevent abuse — and the Lagos govt wants to teach them

The Lagos state government says it will be embarking on a series of event to educate the public, including children, on sexual and gender based violence in the country.The series of event will hold in commemoration of the 16 days of activism to end all forms of violence against women and children.The implementer of the event, the Lagos state Domestic [...]

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    Advancing the rights of children in Nigeria

Advancing the rights of children in Nigeria

The UFUK dialogue initiative on Monday organised a two-day international conference to promote children's rights and privileges in Nigeria.The organisation invited experts on family and children’s rights from 18 different countries to deliberate and profer solutions to he abuse of the rights of children.Speaking at the event, Kamil Kemanchi, the president of UFUK Dialogue Initiative, said the organisation, determined to advance [...]

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    70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said about 70 per cent of children in Kebbi state are out of school.Mohammed Mohiuddin, zonal head of the fund from Sokoto field office, made this known to journalists in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, during the end of year review meeting.The meeting is expected to review the joint government and UNICEF [...]

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    Buhari: I pledge to stop violence against children by 2030

Buhari: I pledge to stop violence against children by 2030

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday launched a campaign to end violence against children by 2030, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement.The president launched the campaign at the state house conference centre, promising to protect children from violence.“I say to children in Nigeria – on this historic day, we make a pledge,” said Babachir Lawal, who represented [...]

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    Rescued Chibok girls face stigmatisation, says UNICEF

Rescued Chibok girls face stigmatisation, says UNICEF

The 21 Chibok girls and other girls rescued last week need intensive support to rebuild their lives, UNICEF has said.They face a new ordeal of stigmatisation resulting from their forced association with Boko Haram, the organisation said.UNICEF says the reunification of these girls with their families highlights the need for intensive support for women and girls who have been held by [...]

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    Over 5m Nigerian newborns ‘deprived’ of essential nutrient

Over 5m Nigerian newborns ‘deprived’ of essential nutrient

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says over 5 million newborns in Nigeria do not get the essential nutrients and antibodies that exclusively breastfeeding provides.UNICEF said "approximately 7 million children are born in Nigeria every year and, according to the 2014 National Nutrition and Health Survey, only 25 per cent are exclusively breastfed from 0-6 months of age."The [...]

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    Thousands of children ‘languishing in detention’

Thousands of children ‘languishing in detention’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said thousands of children have been detained and held without charges in conflict zones where governments often treat children as national security threats.The rights watchdog has called on countries to immediately stop detaining children without charges and seeks accountability in cases where minors have been ill treated, tortured or even killed while in detention.The [...]

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    REVEALED: Nigeria’s horrible record of childbirth registration

REVEALED: Nigeria’s horrible record of childbirth registration

Nigeria's birth registration is dismal, with only nine of its 36 states, including the federal capital territory, recording up to 50 per cent of their births, a 2016 infographics by AFRI-DEV info has shown.Of all 36 states, Zamfara has the lowest rate, with only 3 per cent birth registration rate. Yobe follows closely with 8.2 percent birth registration and Kebbi with [...]

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    ALERT: 184 children ‘will die’ of malnutrition every day in the north-east

ALERT: 184 children ‘will die’ of malnutrition every day in the north-east

Unless relief funds are scaled up, up to 184 children daily and seven to eight children hourly will die of "severe acute" malnutrition in the north east, Munir Safieldin, acting humanitarian coordinator of the UN, has said.Safieldin said on Monday that 15 million people are affected by Boko Haram insurgency, including 7 million who need urgent humanitarian assistance.“Unless we scale [...]

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    SHOCKING! Malnutrition ‘kills’ 1,219 Nigerian children daily

SHOCKING! Malnutrition ‘kills’ 1,219 Nigerian children daily

One in every two child death in Nigeria is from malnutrition, with over 1, 219 children dying daily, the federal ministry of health has said. Osa Isokpunwu, head of nutrition at ministry of health, said this in Kano at a workshop organised by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Isokpunwu, represented by Tokunbo Farayibi, principal officer at the ministry, said the statistic [...]

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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 rates of child abuse.In Nigeria, while there is a child’s rights act, domestication has been an issue with many states refusing to enforce the law.UNICEF, in the  Nigeria  Violence Against [...]

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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

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