Immunization In Nigeria Below Global Target–UNICEF

Bayo Akinloye Immunization coverage in Nigeria is below the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90 per cent which was only 57.2 per cent in 2018, UNICEF has said, as the United Nations agency is launching a new global campaign on April 24 to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and […]

Boko Haram, Factions Recruited Over 3,500 Children In Nigeria–UNICEF

**Marking five years since Chibok abduction, UNICEF urges protection of children’s rights Bayo Akinloye More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the […]

UNICEF’s Mobile Platform For Young Nigerians Reaches 3 Million Responders 

Bayo Akinloye U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed three million registered responders in Nigeria today. According to a statement by the organisation, U-Report uses simple SMS messages and social media to reach communities around the country and provides an opportunity for young Nigerians to share […]

Violence Against Children Costs Nigeria $6.1b –Report

Bayo Akinloye Today, the high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in an unprecedented report, launched jointly by UNICEF and the Federal Government, under the leadership of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. According to the report, the economic impact […]

Germany Donates €15m to support Boko Haram victims

Bayo Akinloye Germany has announced a new contribution of 15 million euros to UNICEF Nigeria to support the provision of quality and equitable basic education and strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable communities, especially children, in Adamawa and Yobe states. Provided through the German government’s development bank – Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), this  new […]

130 000 African Children Contracted HIV In 2017–UN Agencies

Around 130, 000 children and adolescents became newly infected with HIV in western and central Africa in 2017, making the number of persons living with the condition to reach 800, 000 that year, said agencies of the United Nations (UN). The UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who […]

Babies Born In Nigeria Can Only Live For 55 Years—UNICEF

—-As Country Welcomes 25,685 Babies On New Year’s Day Tayo Olanipekun A child born in Nigeria today is likely to live for only 55 years which is now the life expectancy in the country, UNICEF has revealed. The Nigerian child can only live a year longer than his contemporaries in Chad and the Central African […]

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UNICEF Lauds Improved Girl- Child Enrollment In Katsina Schools

The Chief of Education, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Nigeria, Terry Durnnian, has expressed satisfaction over the increasing number of girl-child enrollment in schools across Katsina State. Durnnian, who was on a three-day working visit to the state, said the number of girl-child enrollment was greatly increasing, compared to the last time he visited the […]