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 […]

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20,210 Babies Born In Nigeria On January 1 – UNICEF

Nigeria would have approximately 20,210 babies born into the country on New Year day, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said. This represents the third largest population of newborns in the world on January 1, 2018. UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year day. The agency reported that Kiribati’s Christmas […]

Lagos CP Seeks Support For Welfare/Juvenile

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi on Wednesday, October 18,2017 appealed to the UNICEF Child Protection Center for more support for Gender/juvenile welfare. The Commissioner of Police who was represented by DCP Bolaji Salami of the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID) made the appeal while receiving Air Conditioners and other office equipments […]

Nigeria moves to end malnutrition through food fortification

Nigeria has moved closer to ending the chronic issues of malnutrition especially in children as the Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah launched the Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods project in Lagos. The $10m four-year project is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and is designed to support local food […]

UNICEF donates 1,000 doses of meningitis drugs to FCT

The United Nations Children’s Fund has donated 1,000 doses of drugs to the Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Development Board for the treatment of Cerebrospinal Meningitis currently ravaging certain parts of the country. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja […]

Drought, conflict behind water scarcity in Nigeria, others – UNICEF

Approximately one in four children worldwide will live in regions with extremely scarce water resources by 2040, UNICEF said in a report Wednesday. The Agency noted that drought and conflict are factors behind water scarcity in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the report says. Nearly 1.4 million children in those areas facing […]

Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan ‘hellholes’ – UNICEF

UNICEF said women and unaccompanied child migrants rely on people smugglers to get to Europe, often under a “pay as you go system”, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking and violence, including prostitution and rape. Smugglers typically demand thousands of dollars from migrants for a risky journey across the desert before cramming them onto ill-equipped […]