Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

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

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    500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

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

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

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

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

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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 child rights, has said.The organisation made this known in a tweet chat to launch a new campaign that will focus on reaching excluded children.According to the organsation, more children in north than in the south face a daunting life, have [...]

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

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

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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 research, done by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), has shownBoko Haram, translated to mean 'western education is a sin', targets schools and teachers for its attacks and abducts school children, mostly girls who are forcefully married and raped, at will.According [...]

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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 the Mountain of Fire and Miracles church, said 'if I can deliver other people, why can't I deliver my son,'" Ranti Bala-Gbogbo, a special needs interventionist, talks about the ignorance and stigma autistic children often face.The story of this abused [...]

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    RESEARCH: One in two Nigerian children experience physical violence

RESEARCH: One in two Nigerian children experience physical violence

One in two Nigerian children experience violence and are left to suffer in silence, a research titled 'Nigeria: Violence Against Children', has shown.This is mostly fuelled by a culture that believes in the communal raising of children and the slogan of "spare the rod, spoil the child".As shown in the survey launched in February 2016 by the National Population Commission, [...]

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    RESEARCH: Tax treaties cause children and women hardship

RESEARCH: Tax treaties cause children and women hardship

Women and children pay the highest price when tax revenues are reduced through tax treaties, a research done by ActionAid, has shown.Tax treaties are agreement between two countries to limit tax rights and regulate or even totally cancel a country's taxation of foreign owned company regardless of how profitable the company is.In the research, titled 'The tax treaties that are depriving [...]

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    Boko Haram crisis: Children born after 2009 ‘might never fully learn’

Boko Haram crisis: Children born after 2009 ‘might never fully learn’

Children born after 2009 in Boko Haram-ravaged states might never be able to learn optimally, as their brain development is at risk since they have lived all their life in conflict.The Boko Haram insurgency started in 2009, meaning several under-seven children have lived their most fruitful developmental years in the conflict – a toxic state that will inhibit their brain cell [...]

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