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    UNICEF begs states to access Child Nutrition Fund, save 9m children

    UNICEF on Wednesday urged states in Nigeria to urgently provide their counterpart funding to access Child Nutrition Fund (CNF) in an effort to save about nine million children from malnutrition. “Without urgent action in 2024, UNICEF estimates that approximately nine million children under five years will suffer from moderate and acute malnutrition,” Mr Prosper Dakurah, Nutrition Manager at UNICEF, said…

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    Katsina State recorded reduction in out-of-school children, says UNICEF

    The United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) says the rate of Out-of-school children in Katsina State has reduced from 36.9 per cent to 35.5 per cent in the last eight years. Mr Rahma Farah, the UNICEF’s Chief of  Kano Field Office made this known during a Media Dialogue organised in Katsina by UNICEF in collaboration with the Katsina Ministry of Basic…

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    UNICEF, Enugu Govt target over 1 million children for Vitamin A, deworming

    The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) says it is targeting over one million children in the first round of the 2024 Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week for various health intervention Programme. Dr Ngozi Onuorah, UNICEF Nutritional Specialist, Enugu Field Office disclosed this on Tuesday during a press briefing on a one day public awareness creation for the first…

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    Give your children adequate education, Lagos commissioner urges parents

    Mr Ibrahim Layode, Lagos State Commissioner of Home Affairs, has called on parents to ensure their children receive adequate education to enhance their future leadership roles. Layode made this call during the 21st Edition of the Ayeye Ileya Ceremony held on Tuesday to commemorate the Eid-el Kabir festival in Badagry. Represented by Mr Sesi Pot-Balogun of the Education Committee of…

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    Find solution to out-of-school children crisis—Expert tells govts

      SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria, a child-centered international organisation, has advocated urgent need to find solutions to barriers that keep millions of Nigerian children out of school. The National Director of SOS Children’s Villages in Nigeria, Mr Eghosa Erhumwunse, made the call during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Abuja. Erhumwunse said an urgent…

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    NGO holds funfair for hearing-impaired children in Kaduna

    The Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), on Thursday, organised a funfair for students of Demonstration School for Deaf Children (DSDC) in Kaduna, to make them have a sense of belonging. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the children perform a dance choreography and a drama on the dangers of cutting down trees and its impact on climate…

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  • Agriculture

    Milk Day: FG says high numbers of undernourished children worrisome

    The Federal Government says no fewer than 25 million children in Nigeria are undernourished and stunted, with Nigeria ranking number one in Africa and second globally, in terms of malnutrition prevalence. Vice-President Kashim Shettima, who  quoted the figures from UNICEF, said this at the inauguration of the National Dairy Policy in Abuja on Tuesday. Shettima, who was represented by Dr…

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  • Entertainment

    FG trains 40 visually impaired children on pastry, rattan craft making

    The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), has trained 40 visually impaired children in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on pastry and rattan craft making. Mrs Lola Ade-John, the Minister of Tourism, who stated this at the school for the blind, Jabi, Abuja on Wednesday, said the training is aimed at making…

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    Oborevwori restates commitment to children’s well-being

    Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta has restated his administration’s commitment to ensure policies and programmes were geared toward children’s well-being.  He says his administration is investing so much in the education sector because it is the key to the child’s upbringing.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oborevwori disclosed this on Monday in Asaba at the 2024 celebration…

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    Kano varsity set to tackle out-of-school children challenge

    The Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Kano State, says it will address the challenge of out-of-school children for the development of education in the country. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Yahaya Bunkure, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday. He said the problem would be tackled through community…

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    Lawmaker caution parents on indulging children with technology

    A member of House of Representatives, Hon. Stanley Olajide (PDP Oyo State), has cautioned parents against indulging children with the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Olajide, representing Ibadan Northwest/SouthWest Constituency, gave the advice at the 4th stakeholders dialogue on “Child Protection”, organised by Hope for Second Chance Foundation (HOSEC), an NGO. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

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  • Nigeria

    SCI seeks establishment of children’s parliament in Kaduna

    Kano, Jan. 25, 2024 (NAN): An NGO, Save the Children International (SCI), has advocated the establishment of a children’s parliament in Kaduna State to guarantee the future of the children. Mr. Farouk Abdulkadir of SCI, Kaduna Field Office, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the last day of a…

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    We must deliver quality education for Nigerian children, jobs for the youth, says Tinubu

    Lagos, Dec. 28, 2023 (NAN): President Bola Tinubu said on Thursday that democracy must be progressive and inclusive, with a primary focus on addressing poverty through the provision of job opportunities for youths and quality education for all Nigerian children. Receiving members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), on Thursday, in Lagos, President Tinubu…

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  • Africa

    AHF Africa Praises African Leaders’ Pledge to End AIDS in Children

    KAMPALA, Uganda — Today, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care globally, praised the commitment by African nations to eliminate AIDS in children by 2030. In a meeting convened by the United Republic of Tanzania, Ministers and representatives of twelve African countries collectively backed the Dar es Salaam Declaration on ending AIDS in children by laying out a…

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    Ondo govt budgets N1.5bn for children intervention programmes

    The Ondo State government on Wednesday revealed that not less than N1.5 billion budgetary allocation had been made available for family and children intervention programmes in this year’s budget. Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu stated this when the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Nigeria Country Office team paid him a courtesy visit in Akure. Akeredolu, represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa said…

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    WHO calls for action to protect children from contaminated medicines

    The World Health Organisation (WHO)   calls for action for countries to prevent, detect and respond to incidents of substandard and falsified medical products. The call is contained in a statement issued by the world health organisation. The WHO noted that in the past four months, countries have reported several incidents of over-the-counter cough syrups for children with confirmed or suspected…

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  • Africa

    Only 3 in 10 parents in UAE have a children’s education savings plan: New GCC survey

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Tuition fees for higher education is the leading concern for 70 percent of parents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) revealed a survey commissioned by Zurich International Life (Zurich), part of Zurich Insurance Group. The survey further revealed that less than a third of the parents surveyed have an education savings plan in place. According…

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