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UNICEF Lauds Improved Girl- Child Enrollment In Katsina Schools

governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State

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 state He further lauded 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 Island in the Pacific would …

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Lagos CP Seeks Support For Welfare/Juvenile

Edgal Imohimi

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 donated to the Gender/juvenile welfare …

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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 processors produce more fortified foods …

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Circumcise your Daughter or we all die!


This is a pathetic story of Mr. Nwokoma Donald, a young Nigerian parent who is being hounded by his extended family for refusing to allow the circumcision of his daughter, an act that defies age-long tradition of the south-eastern part of the country. As narrated by Yusuf Odaudu from Lagos. Excerpts: I heard strange noise coming from his apartment at …

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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 on Thursday. He explained that …

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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 “imminent risk of death” from …

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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 boats for a perilous crossing …

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Niger Encourages More Female into Teaching Job

Niger Encourages More Female into Teaching Job Olabode Adaramola Niger state government has began a deliberate policy to encourage girl-child enrolment and retention in schools by encouraging more female students into the teaching profession. Part of the policy direction is the enrolment of 2,000 girls into various Colleges of Education in parts of the state to acquire basic teaching techniques …

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