Tag Archives: Betty Abah

Aisha Saleh: How Lagos Crushes Its Promising Young


The recent decision by the Lagos State Government to ban rather than regulate okada (commercial motorcyclers) and keke Marwa (tricycles), sounds posh, innit? Big city! Oho! But beyond the urbanisation rhetoric is sprawling, gnawing poverty and misery left unaddressed: millions of people across Lagos whose survival depend on these sources of livelihood now have their basic existence threatened. And this …

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NGOs Bash Facebook Over Trafficking Of Cameroonian Child Refugees In Nigeria

photo of 16 year cameroonian

Popular social media platform, Facebook has been criticised by two Non-Governmental Organisations for the recent allegation that the social media platform is being used as a conduit for the online sale of Cameroonian refugee children in Nigeria. The Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) United Kingdom and the Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) Nigeria have criticised …

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Sexual Violence: CEE-HOPE Inaugurates Self Defense Training For Girls from Lagos, Ogun

Cee Hope children in Karate demonstration

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Center for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) has inaugurated aself-defense skills program for 100 teenage girls in Lagos and Ogun States. The inauguration meeting which held at CEE-HOPE’s office at Ogba in Lagos, had25 girl beneficiaries from three communities in Lagos and Ogun States (Makoko, Monkey Village and Agbado Oja). In her opening …

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Give School Girls Free Sanitary Pads, NGO Urges FG

3. Excited school girls displaying their packs of sanitary pads after the conference on menstrual hygiene by NGO CEE-HOPE in Lagos recently

As part of the International Youth Day celebration, a non-governmental organization (NGO), the Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), has urged the Nigerian Government to enact policies that would enable the distribution of sanitary products to school girls across the country. In a Press Statement issued in Lagos, CEE-HOPE’s Executive Director, Betty Abah, said it was high …

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: CEE-HOPE Advocates For Free Sanitary Pads At Conference

School girls, teachers, facilitators at the conference

In light of the increasing difficulty that needy women and girls face in handling their monthly periods due to lack of access to sanitary products, an NGO has called on the Nigerian government to provide free sanitary pads for such women. The Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), an NGO that works with vulnerable children especially girls, …

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CEE-HOPE Celebrates 5th Anniversary, Plays Host To British Celeb

The Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), an NGO that works with vulnerable children and young people in impoverished communities across Nigeria, celebrated its fifth anniversary recently in Lagos, and hosted a British celebrity. Mr. Chris Packham, a well-known presenter on the BBC’s nature series, ‘Spring Watch’, ‘Winter Watch’ and ‘Autumn Watch’ who was in Makoko, fishing …

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CEE-HOPE Celebrates Environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey at 60


CEE-HOPE Celebrates Environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey at 60   Commissions Makoko office Offers scholarship to Makoko children  Dayo Emmanuel A Lagos-based Non-Governmental Organisation, Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), has honoured a foremost environmentalist, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey as part of celebration of  his 60th birthday in Lagos. The event which held at the International Press Centre (IPC), Ogba, …

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FG Must Bring Back Leah Sharibu Without Delay, Says CEE-HOPE

–Wants Urgent Action For Hungry IDP Children In Middle Belt   A child’s right and developmental Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has called for the immediate release of abducted school girl, Leah Sharibu, from Boko Haram’s captivity. In a statement in Lagos, the Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), while reacting to the recent report of an audio recording …

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NGOs Sensitise School Girls On Menstrual Hygiene, Advocate For Free Pads

Abah speaking at the event

As part of activities marking the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, two Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) sensitized more than 200 school girls in Makoko, Lagos on menstrual hygiene management, recently. The organisations, Prime Diamond Initiative for Community Health (PDICH) and the Center for Children’s Health Education Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) had in attendance several facilitators who mentored the girls for several hours on …

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The Christmases I Remember

Betty with children on a Christmas day

The Christmases I Remember By Betty Abah   I remember especially the rice, the stew-saturated and meat laced-rice that arrived our home shortly after dawn, as the special morning breaks into a toothless smile. They were borne on the bent heads of fellow kids or in the hands of beautiful maidens. We would suspend our work supervising the roasting goat. We …

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