United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Bayelsa state Universal basic education board, SUBEB has taken its sensitisation campaign drive on children’s school enrolment to the rural communities of Bayelsa State.
The United Nations Children’s Fund says an estimated 26,039 babies were possibly born in Nigeria on New Year’s Day.
**Says Children In North East Nigeria Suffered 20,000 Grave Violations in 7 Years Children continue to pay a deadly price as conflicts rage around the world, including in Nigeria’s north-east where the figure of violations against children is almost 20,000 in the last seven years, UNICEF said today. Since the start of the decade, […]
***35% of children living with HIV have access to treatment More than 47 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day has shown. Low access to antiretroviral treatment and limited prevention efforts are the leading […]
Bayo Akinloye UNICEF today commemorated Nigerian Children’s Day, saying that it comes at a crucial moment for child rights in the country, and for child rights globally. They launched a campaign to draw awareness to children’s rights by all of Nigerian society. “While there have been many advances over the last years, children in Nigeria […]
Bayo Akinloye A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children. The CJTF is a local militia that helps the Nigerian security forces in the […]
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 […]
**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 […]
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 […]
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 […]