92 results found for UNICEF

UNICEF improves access to education for 102,859 children in N/East in 3 yrs– Official

THE United Nations Children Education Fund,  (UNICEF) says it provided access to inclusive, equitable and quality education for 102,859 children in Borno within the last three... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 hrs ago | seen 35 times

Tags: Alhaji Ali Dogo, State Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB), United Nations Children Education Fund,  (UNICEF)

Bauchi govt. releases N20m for procurement of nutritional supplement

The Bauchi government says it has released N20 million for procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), to enhance treatment of malnutrition in the state. Malam... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 20 hrs ago | seen 61 times

Tags: Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), Malam Mukhtar Gidado, UNICEF,

Implementation of the PAPEV Project: ECOWAS and UN HCHR organise a High-Level Meeting of Ministers responsible for the Protection of Child Rights.

WITHIN the framework of the Project to Support the Protection of Children Victims of Human Rights Violations, PAPEV, the Commission of the Economic Community of West... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 92 times

Tags: UNICEF, ECOWAS, PAPEV

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9m children

THE Ministry of Public Health of the Afghan Caretaker Government on Monday launched a nationwide polio vaccination campaign . This is contained in statement issued by the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 37 times

Tags: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO),

Award-winning actress appointed as UNICEF national ambassador in Bangladesh Ambassador

BANGLEDISHI National Film award-winning actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim has been appointed as the newest National Ambassador for the UN agency for children in Bangladesh.   The United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 60 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Bidya Sinha Saha Mim,

Child hunger to worsen due to Ukraine war, says UN agency

A series of global financial, geopolitical and supply chain shocks is making the challenges of getting food to at-risk children nearly insurmountable, UNICEF warned on Tuesday. “The world... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 33 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

UNICEF to transfer funds to 5,000 flood prone households in Kaduna

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), says it plans to give out funds to 5,000 flood- prone households in Kaduna State, to mitigate anticipated effects of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Christina Valderrama, Muhammed Mukaddas, UNICEF

Airtel Africa grows net profit by 82% to $755m

AIRTEL Africa Plc delivered well-rounded performance in the immediate past business year with 20.6 per cent growth in revenue and 82 per cent growth in net... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 37 times

Tags: UNICEF, Segun Ogunsanya, AIRTEL

Over 10m girls out of school in Nigeria — UNICEF

THE United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, yesterday raised the alarm over 10 million girl child were out of school in Nigeria. Chief of UNICEF Field Office in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 43 times

Tags: Michael Banda, Rahama Farah, UNICEF

1.4m girls now have access to education in Northern Nigeria – UNICEF

 NO fewer than 1.4 million girls are now having access to education in the Northern parts of the country, Mr Rahama Farah, the Chief, United Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Mr Rahama Farah, UNICEF

Why Nigeria is yet to receive malaria vaccine

While Nigerians await the introduction of the novel RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine to curb the ravaging effects of the deadly virus, Nigerians are advised to continue to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 234 times

Tags: Matshidiso Moeti, UNICEF, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, WHO, Dr Kweku Agyeman-Manu, Prof. Wellington Oyibo

UN reiterates support for Nigeria in peace building

 THE UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday  reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to supporting Nigeria for the good of the citizenry. Guterres said this at the wreath-laying ceremony... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 33 times

Tags: UN, Antonio Guterres, Dr Betty Edu, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, UNDP, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNODC.

USAID partners UN, UNICEF, NGOs, others to tackle food security challenge in Horn of Africa

THE United States Agency for International Development has disclosed that it is partnering with some institutions to help the countries in the Horn of Africa to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 159 times

Tags: FAO, UNICEF, Elizabeth Campbell, Sarah Charles

Kano State Govt, UNICEF unveil report on rights of children

THE Kano State Government and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday  unveiled a report on children’s rights and wellbeing. Unveiling the report, tagged: ”Situation Analysis of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Rahama Farah, Alhaji Mukhtar Yakasai, Kano State Government, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Good nutrition beneficial, achievable for all Nigerians- UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  says good nutrition is beneficial to and achievable for all Nigerians. Nkeiruka Enwelum, Nutrition Officer, UNICEF, made the assertion on Thursday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 64 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nkeiruka Enwelum,

How education organisations used blended learning to overcome Covid-19 challenges

Integrating technology into the education space when the pandemic hit was a massive undertaking. This is how beneficiaries funded by the Datatec Educational and Technology Foundation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 117 times

Tags: UNICEF

States must strengthen coordination to end cholera — UNICEF

MS Jane Bevan, UNICEF Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) has called on all states to strengthen their coordination toward reducing cholera cases in their... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 102 times

Tags: Jane Bevan, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH),

Only 20 % of health facilities have sanitation facilities - Minister

THE Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Monday said that only 20 per cent of hospitals have basic sanitation facilities, adding that this should... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Mr Suleiman Adamu, Ms. Jane Bevan, UNICEF, WASH,Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora

Kaduna attacks: Embassies, Int’l organisations cut off North West

FOREIGN missions in Nigeria and other international bodies have tightened up security alerts for travels in the seven states making up the North West geopolitical zone... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 50 times

Tags: Alwan Hassan, United Nations, USAID, UNICEF

Ukraine: UN condemns deadly attack on train station

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has condemned reported Russian missile attack on a railway station in eastern Ukraine that killed dozens of civilians, including children. Guterres, in a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: UNICEF, Mr Stephane Dujarric, António Guterres, UN

Nigeria must invest heavily on teachers to achieve SDGs 2030 — UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated the need for more investment in teachers, both in time and financial resources, to achieve the Sustainable Development... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 45 times

Tags: Manar Ahmed, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr Uche Anunne,

70% of school children not learning — UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says 70 per cent of children in schools are not learning, a development which must be addressed by stakeholders.   The Communication... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Elhadji Diop, Rahama Farah, UNICEF, Geoffrey Njoku

6.3m children in Sahel to suffer from wasting, UN agencies warn

UN agencies have warned that an estimated 6.3 million children under five, in six countries in Africa’s Sahel region, will suffer from wasting in 2022. The UÑ... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Mamadou Diop, UNICEF, World Health Organisation, UN

UNICEF urges states to commit more resources to welfare of children, women

THE UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has advised state governments to commit more resources toward improving the welfareof children and women. Dr Tushar Rane, the Chief of Field... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: UNICEF, Yusuf Auta, Social Investment Programme, State Operation Coordinating Units

Imo mass vaccination campaign: 33,500 receive COVID-19 doses in 42 days

NO fewer than 33,500 people have so far received COVID-19 vaccine doses in Imo since Gov. Hope Uzodimma inaugurated the mass vaccination campaign in rural areas... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: WHO, UNICEF, Maria-Joannes Uzoma, Hope Uzodimma

COVID-19: 405m children risk dropping out of school -UNICEF

UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF says COVID-19 pandemic has continued to hold back some 405 million school children worldwide from a full return to the classroom. UNICEF, in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: UNICEF

COVID-19: 405m children risk dropping out of school -UNICEF

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says COVID-19 pandemic has continued to hold back some 405 million school children worldwide from a full return to the classroom. UNICEF, in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

KDSG, UNICEF develop plan to improve reading, numeracy skills in schools

UNICEF says it will support the Kaduna State Government to implement “Teaching at the Right Level” (TaRL) programme to improve literacy and numeracy skills among primary... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: Inyang Udo-Umoren, Frances Elisha, UNICEF

Harmful traditional practices: Who gets the knocks more in Nigeria?

By Kennedy Nnamani AS the most populous black nation of the world, Nigeria has often been categorized as one of the countries of the world with rich... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 231 times

Tags: Augustine Egwu, Pauline Tallen, UNICEF

Female Genital Mutilation: More sensitisation is needed to kick it out of Nigeria

By Benprince Ezeh DESPITE the harmful effects of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, the practice has persisted in Nigeria because it is often seen as a cultural practice... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Female Genital Mutilation, NDHS, UNICEF, NGO

12m Nigerian students to have increased access to education through new Learning Passport

THE Government of Nigeria, UNICEF and partners today launched the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP), an online, mobile and soon-to-be offline learning platform that will provide continuous... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Peter Hawkins, UNICEF,

UNICEF supports KTSG to strengthen social protection system

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is supporting Katsina State Government to strengthen its social protection system. Ramatu Aliyu, Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF Kano Field Office,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ramatu Aliyu, Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF),

418m people lack access to safe drinking water in Africa — UNICEF/WHO report

A joint special report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) saysabout 418 million people lack basic level of drinking water service... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), Macky Sall,

Adolescent health, coordination vital in achieving SDGs — Ehanire

THE Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires keeping adolescents healthy... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: Dr Osagie Ehanire, UNICEF, Dr Eduardo Celades, World Health Organisation, UN

UNICEF, Katsina govt. sign $3.5m agreement on healthcare

THE United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF and Katsina State Government on Friday signed a 3.5 million U.S. dollar Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to enhance primary healthcare... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: Mohammed Yahya, UNICEF, Gov. Aminu Masari,

KDSG partners with UNICEF to mitigate natural disasters

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), says it will partner with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on strategies to mitigate natural disasters. Muhammed Mukaddas, Executive... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Muhammed Mukaddas,

Guterres vows to improve UN’s handling of sexual exploitation, abuse

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says victims of sexual exploitation and abuse will be placed at the heart of efforts by the UN. Guterres said this following the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: António Guterres, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), Farhan Haq, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Populatio

UN says 11 states beneficiaries of Cholera Prevention and Response project

 NO fewer than eleven states are beneficiaries of the UN Children’s Fund Cholera Preparedness and Response project in partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Chisom Adimora, UNICEF, WASH

Two thirds of households with children have lost income during pandemic

UNICEF-World Bank report finds that the lost earnings have left adults in 1 in 4 households with children going a day or more without food. AT least... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: UNICEF, World Bank, Sanjay Wijesekera, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo,

Andy Murray pledges season's prize money to help children in Ukraine

ANDY Murray says watching images of children suffering in Ukraine prompted him to donate his prize money for the rest of the year to those in need. The British... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: ANDY Murray, Ukraine, Unicef,

Delivering connectivity, skills, and job opportunities to 20 million young Nigerians by 2030

YOUNG people and leaders from across Nigeria’s public and private sectors met in Lagos this week to assess progress towards a bold plan to deliver job-related... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, GenU 9JA, UNICEF

Experts decry open defecation in Oyo, warn of danger to residents

ENVIRONMENTAL experts and other stakeholders in Oyo state have deplored the practice of open defecation in the state, warning that it portends hazards to residents if... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Mr Adetunji Akinpelu, UNICEF, Hon. Rahman Adepoju, Dr Akinfemi Akinyode,

PPP best option for funding education sector, others – LCCI

THE Lagos Chamber of Commerce of Industry (LCCI) says Public-Private Partnership (PPP) remains the best option for tackling national challenges on funding.   It believes that PPP is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Dr Michael Olawale -Cole,UNESCO,UNICEF,LCCI,President Muhammadu Buhari,Prof .Samuel Bandele,Anchor University Ayobo,

Malawi to vaccinate 2.9m children after discovering polio case

FOLLOWING the discovery of  Africa’s first case of wild polio in a number of years, Malawi is planning a vaccination campaign for 2.9 million children. The United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF,

UNICEF to support KDSG implement MICYN policy

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is supporting the Kaduna state government to implement the national policy on Maternal, Infant and Young Child nutrition... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: UNICEF, Mrs Chinwe Ezeife, Dr. Hajara Niima-Kera, Dr Zainab Muhammad-Idris,

Ogun projects 80% implementation of 2022 Annual Operational Plan for health sector

THE Ogun Government has set a target to improve the implementation status of its Health Sector Annual Operational Plan (AOP) for 2022 to 80 per cent. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: UNICEF, Dr Tomi Coker, Dr. Festus Soyinka, Dr. Kayode Kushimo, Dr. Tayo Lawal, Prince Dapo Abiodun

Ukraine crisis: 100,000 people displaced, families seek shelter underground – UN

THE UN on Friday said that at least 100,000 people have likely been displaced by the violence in the Ukraine crisis and terrified families have been... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: UN, Afshan Khan, UNICEF,

Russia’s invasion can trigger 4m to flee Ukraine – UN

THE United Nations is preparing for up to 4 million refugees from Ukraine,  if Russia’s war against the country continues to escalate. Thousands had already streamed across... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: United Nations, UN children’s agency UNICEF,

Hostilities in Ukraine pose threat to 7.5m children- UNICEF

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is deeply concerned that intensifying hostilities in Ukraine pose an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

EU, UNICEF join forces for child-friendly justice in West Africa 

...3-year European Union grant set to assist children in street situations and improve access to child-friendly justice for vulnerable children in six West African countries, including... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: UNICEF, EU, ECOWAS,

WHO accuses firms of unethical marketing of baby formula

THE World Health Organisation and UNICEF accuse formula milk companies of targeting pregnant women and young mothers with unethical marketing practices, in a study released on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, UNICEF,

Immunisation: UNICEF commends Ondo State govt. for impressive coverage

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) office in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has lauded the state government for wide coverage of the maternal and child immunisation. Mrs... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ada Ezeugwo, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,

Conflict in Ukraine disrupting entire generation of children- UNICEF

ATTACKS on kindergartens and schools have been a sad reality for children in eastern Ukraine in the last eight years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: UNICEF,

NGO donates boreholes to Ondo communities

A non-governmental organisation, HACEY Health Initiatives, on Friday donated two boreholes to Iju-Odo and Ilutitun communities in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. The News Agency of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Rhoda Robinson, Chioma Osakwe, Chief Adebayo Omodele, UNICEF

Imo mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in rural areas

GOV. Hope Uzodimma of Imo on Thursday flagged off mass vaccination campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas of the state.   Inaugurating the campaign in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 149 times

Tags: Gov. Hope Uzodimma, Dr Prosper Ohayagha, US-CDC, CARITAS, WHO, UNICEF, NCDC, AFENET,

Lagos GAC member, Professor Tunde Samuel dies

A prominent member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos Professor Tunde Samuel is dead. He was a former Special Adviser on Education to former Governor... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: UNESCO, UNICEF, Mudashiru Obasa, Bola Tinubu, Professor Tunde Samuel

NCDC attributes 3,604 Cholera’s deaths in 2021 to states’ denial

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has attributed states’ delay in acknowledging outbreak of cholera as the leading cause of high fatality rate in 2021. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 102 times

Tags: UNICEF, John Adams, Dr Sebastian Yennan, NCDC

UNICEF donates $220,000 drugs, medical consumables to Yobe govt.

THE UNICEF, on Wednesday, donated drugs and medical consumables worth $220,000 to the Yobe government. Presenting the items in Damaturu, UNICEF Chief Field Officer, Maiduguri, Dr Phuong... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: UNICEF, Phuong Nguyen

FG seeks coordination, partnership to reduce cholera-related deaths

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources on Wednesday called for stakeholders’ coordination and renewed commitment from all states to reduce cholera-related deaths in the country. The News... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 112 times

Tags: Federal Ministry of Water Resources, UNICEF, Emmanuel Awe,

Borno task force disengages 2,203 child soldiers, says commander

The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Borno disengaged i2,203 children within its rank and file in compliance with the UN Convention against the use of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR),

WHO lauds ‘historic initiative’ on vaccine equity in South Africa

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has commended the initiative of establishing mRNA vaccine technology transfer Hub in South Africa. Ghebreyesus told a COVID-19 global... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, UNICEF,

UNICEF calls for end to recruitment of child soldiers in conflicts

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  has called for an end to the recruitment and use of children by armed groups in north-east Nigeria. This is contained... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

Golden Penny introduces new product to tackle child malnutrition

FLOUR Mills of Nigeria Plc, FMN, has reaffirmed the need to support good health and wellbeing amongst children to fight malnutrition in Nigeria with its iconic... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: Bisi Idowu, Oluwatooni Odewole, FLOUR Mills of Nigeria, UNICEF

UN deploys emergency teams to Madagascar over Cyclone

THE UN has deployed emergency teams to support Madagascar in the wake of Cyclone Batsirai, which struck the island nation last weekend. The storm left 92 people... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: Martina Azzalea, UNFPA, UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF

More stories on Hanifa Abubakar

THE recent murder of five-year old Hanifa Abubakar by her teacher and school proprietor in Kano is as horrible and pathetic as it sends jitters down... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Abdulmalik Tanko, UNICEF, Abdallah Gadon Kaya, Aisha Buhari

NOA, UNICEF give psycho-social support to kidnap survivors in Kaduna

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), together with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), is offering psycho-social support, trauma counselling and healing to kidnap survivors from Bethel... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: National Orientation Agency (NOA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF),

UNICEF warns FGM on the rise among young Nigerian girls

THE UNICEF today warned that female genital mutilation is on the rise among Nigerian girls aged 0-14. Rates have risen from 16.9 per cent in 2013 to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 137 times

Tags: Peter Hawkins, UNICEF

COVID-19 threatens push to end FGM – UN

The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse decades of global progress in stamping out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UN agencies warn ahead of the International Day to eliminate... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: General António Guterres, UNICEF Senior, Nankali Maksud, World Health Organisation (WHO),

UN welcomes success against ISIL in Syria

UN on Thursday expressed concern over reported civilian casualties but welcomed any move contributing to the defeat of ISIL terror group in Syria. “The UN system as... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Bertrand Bainvel, Joe Biden, UNICEF, UN

Enugu govt urges residents to sustain all hygiene efforts to check NTDs

THE Enugu state government, on Tuesday, urged residents of the state to sustain all hygiene efforts to check Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs. The state’s Commissioner for Health,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: WHO, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, UNICEF, WaterAid, WASH

UNICEF demands for release of kidnapped children in North-East

THE United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has called for the immediate release of all conflict-affected children held in captivity across the North-East region of Nigeria. In a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Peter Hawkins, UNICEF

UNICEF welcomes release of 4 girls abducted in Borno

 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the released of four of the 22 women recently abducted by insurgents in Chibok Local Government Area of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: UNICEF

UNICEF launches first ever U-Report challenge to boost Covid-19 vaccine uptake in Africa

 A week after COVAX delivered its billionth dose in Rwanda, UNICEF launches the first-ever U-Report Challenge calling on all 13.3 million U-Reporters in Africa to help... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Kate Henshaw, U-Report, UNICEF

UNICEF, others decry rising aggression, violence among children

A cross section of communication experts in Enugu State have expressed dismay over the rising aggression and violence among Nigerian children.   They made their feelings known on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF),

UNICEF warns of education crisis in Nigeria

...as world celebrates International Day of Education amid COVID-19 concerns AS the world celebrated the International Day of Education today, UNICEF welcomed the government’s pledge to increase... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 4 months ago | seen 224 times

Tags: Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria

Primary health agency gives advice on COVID-19 vaccination

THE Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency, EDSPHCDA, has advised the public to get vaccinated in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Julie... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 153 times

Tags: Rev. Ogakwu Simeon, Christian Association of Nigeria, Abdufatah Enabulele, Martha Ihemen, Dr Julie Erhabor, UNICEF

UNICEF urges Zamfara Govt. to domesticate Child Rights Act

THE United Nations International Children Emergency Funds, UNICEF, has called on Zamfara Government to domesticate the Child Rights Act to ensure safety and protection of children... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: Ruhnan Murtaza, UNICEF,Aamawa state, Gombe state, Borno state, Bauchi state, Kebbi state, Yobe State, Kano State, Zamfara state

U-Report Nigeria hits 4 million responders

U-REPORT Nigeria, UNICEF’s innovative free digital platform, has registered four million Nigerian responders, known as U -Reporters. This places U-Report Nigeria at the top followed by... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 128 times

Tags: UNICEF

HOPE Consortium supports UNICEF, COVAX,  transports vital ultra-cold freezers to Africa

The Abu Dhabi-led initiative delivers 65 ultra-cold freezers, enabling over 20 African nations to scale immunisation programmes using vaccines requiring ultra-cold storage FOLLOWING the UAE’s multilateral in-kind contribution... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 253 times

Tags: Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Etleva Kadilli, UNICEF, HOPE Consortium, COVAX

Anambra flags-off COVID-19 mass vaccination campaigns as UNICEF donates 50kva generator, megaphones

THE Anambra State Government with the aim of achieving herd immunity against the Corona Virus pandemic has flagged off the COVID-19 mass vaccination campaigns in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 132 times

Tags: UNICEF, COVID-19, Gov. Willie Obiano

Kano children seek abolition of child marriage, street begging

CHILDREN in Kano State, on Tuesday, called for abolition of child street begging and early marriage, even as they sought for review of voting age to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 124 times

Tags: Kano State, UNICEF

UNICEF raises concern over rate of open defecation in Nigeria

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised concern over the high rate of open defecation in Nigeria.The Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Enugu, Dr brahim Conteh,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 148 times

Tags: UNICEF

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Swedish Agency, UNICEF announce $150m guarantee to support access to vaccines, health supplies in low- and middle-Income countries

THE Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA, and UNICEF have  announced a $150 million financial guarantee to help UNICEF procure... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 260 times

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Healthcare facilities at two IDP camps in Adamawa shut as UNICEF agreement ends

HEALTHCARE facilities at two major Internally Displaced Persons camps in Adamawa have been shut as UNICEF’s support ends. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that healthcare... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 343 times

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UNICEF, Adamawa govt train 50 girls on digital innovation

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) has begun a three-day training exercise for 50 girls... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 321 times

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Borno Govt flags-of public reconciliation campaign for repentant Boko-Haram elements

BORNO Government has flagged off a public campaign programme designed to reconcile and reintegrate repentant Boko-Haram elements. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme,... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 214 times

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 UNICEF condemns another school attack in Zamfara State

PETER Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Representative, today said the fund "is horrified by yet another attack on an educational institution in Nigeria, following the abduction of 100... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 9 months ago | seen 191 times

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WHO, UNICEF oppose new pandemic-related school closures

INTERNATIONAL organisations on Monday spoke out against fresh closures of school due to the pandemic, saying it would have a disastrous effect on pupils in future. The... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 120 times

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UNICEF, stakeholders call for eradication of FGM in Ekiti

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers and other critical stakeholders have resolved to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 297 times

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Medicalisation of FGM: UNICEF to prosecute erring Imo health workers

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that it will prosecute health workers that indulge in the medicalisation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).Mr Victor Atuchukwu,... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 269 times

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UNICEF/Ikara LG solicit men’s support to address malnutrition

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), says it is partnering with Ikara Local Government of Kaduna State to solicit men’s support in addressing malnutrition among women... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 188 times

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How poverty, poor awareness contribute to high prevalence of Acute malnutrition in Abuja communities

 The Federal Government has been implementing various initiatives to address Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) across the country. Although the principle strategy remains “inpatient” care, there is a growing consensus... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2023 years ago | seen 56 times

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