Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

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    UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more Nigerians have access to mobile phones than those with access to toilets.Zaid Jurji, chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, said this on Monday, while speaking at a workshop on European Union Niger Delta water project, in Rivers state.He said while 140 million Nigerians have mobile phones, only 97million [...]

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    Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

The Nigerian army has handed over 23 children suspected of ties with Boko Haram to the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).Abbah Dikko, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practice.This brings the number of children released from administrative custody this year to 207.Dikko said the gesture [...]

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    UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) says 50 percent of pupils in the north do not further their education.Azuka Menkiti, UNICEF education specialist, said this at a recent media dialogue organised by the organisation in collaboration with the ministry of information.The programme took place in Gusau, Zamfara state.Menkiti said findings from a new study conducted by the organisation also [...]

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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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    Report: UNICEF, Red Cross abandon aid workers abducted in Rann

Report: UNICEF, Red Cross abandon aid workers abducted in Rann

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have reportedly abandoned the nurse (pictured) and two midwives abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Rann, a community in Borno state.The victims were kidnapped after the insurgents attacked the town on March 1, killing at least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers.The Red Cross had confirmed [...]

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    UNICEF: Over 1,000 children abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

UNICEF: Over 1,000 children abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

Boko Haram insurgents have abducted at least 1,000 children in the north-east since 2013, according to UNICEF.Speaking ahead of the 4-year anniversary of the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls in Borno, Mohamed Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, also said about 2,295 teachers have so far been killed by the insurgents with more than 1,400 schools destroyed.In 2014, Boko Haram fighters kidnapped [...]

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    How workplace policies can increase breastfeeding rates

How workplace policies can increase breastfeeding rates

While Nigeria’s culture largely celebrates fertility, pregnancy and childbearing, there is currently little institutional investment in early child care, particularly breastfeeding. Nigeria’s rate of exclusively breastfed babies is only 23.7 percent, according to the 2016/2017 multiple Indicator Cluster Survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) with technical support from UNICEF. What this means, according to UNICEF, is that 5.4 million children [...]

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    VIDEO: How UNICEF malnutrition programme is saving lives in northern Nigeria

VIDEO: How UNICEF malnutrition programme is saving lives in northern Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says its management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programme has proven effective.Through the community-based programme, UNICEF says malnourishment may be coming to an end in Nigeria.According to UNICEF, 2.5 million Nigerian children currently suffer severe acute malnutrition, with the majority living in northern Nigeria.In the five-minutes documentary shot in Kano, the agency explained how, through CMAM, it [...]

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    Nigeria records 20,210 births on January 1

Nigeria records 20,210 births on January 1

The United Nations Children' Fund (UNICEF) says approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigeria on New Year's Day.NAN reports that the births represented the third largest population of newborns in the world on January 1, 2018.UNICEF said nearly 386,000 babies were born worldwide on New Year’s Day, 90 percent of which were recorded in less developed regions.Globally, over half of these births are [...]

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    The Abuja you probably never knew exists

The Abuja you probably never knew exists

When Ibrahim Yusuf left behind his family members and childhood friends in Niger state in 2016, he felt Abuja was a city "flowing with milk and honey". After an endless search, he settled in Karu, a suburb in Nyanya.“To be sincere, it has not been easy. Although I was able to learn a trade -- I am now a tailor -- [...]

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    Number of out-of-school children in Sokoto ‘drops by half’

Number of out-of-school children in Sokoto ‘drops by half’

Muhammad Muhuiddin, a UNICEF officer, says the number of out-of-school children in Sokoto has dropped to 37 percent.It was 69 percent in 2015 — the highest in the country.Muhuiddin, who is the outgoing chief of field officer for Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states, spoke on Tuesday at a reception organised in his honour by the Sokoto state government.He said the multiple [...]

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    UNICEF report: Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015

UNICEF report: Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank says Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015.The report was released at the 2017 annual faculty day lecture by the faculty of public health and community medicine, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.The conference with the theme 'Transition in [...]

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    UNICEF: 46 million Nigerians still practice open defecation

UNICEF: 46 million Nigerians still practice open defecation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 46 million people in the country still practice open defecation.Moustapha Niang, UNICEF official, said this while presenting an overview of the UNICEF supported water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme in Nigeria at the EU-UNICEF WASH media dialogue in Uyo , Akwa Ibom state.Moustapha also disclosed that 15 million Nigerian still drink water from rivers, lakes, ponds, [...]

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    UNICEF: How Boko Haram used 83 children as ‘human bombs’

UNICEF: How Boko Haram used 83 children as ‘human bombs’

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says since January, Boko Haram insurgents have used 83 children as "human bombs".In a statement, UNICEF said while 55 were girls, mostly under the age of 15 years old, 27 were boys, and one was a baby strapped to a girl.It said the use of children in such attacks has created suspicion and fear of [...]

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    Two years after ban, FGM still rampant in Nigeria

Two years after ban, FGM still rampant in Nigeria

“Circumcising her will enable her to control this (sexual) urge so she can stay with her husband without jumping from one man to another,” Muniyat Lamidi rationalises female genital mutilation (FGM).A petty trader in Oyo, one of the south-west states with a high prevalence of female genital mutilation, Lamidi is adamant and convinced that a woman’s sexuality should be guided, tamed [...]

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