Food: 8m children U-5 from 15 crisis-hit countries at risk – UNICEF

June 24, 2022 John Oba 0

UNICEF’s executive director Catherine Russell has warned that almost eight million children under-five in 15 crisis-hit countries were at risk of death from severe wasting unless they received “immediate therapeutic food and care.” According to him, these numbers keep rising by the minute as world leaders prepare to meet at the G7 Summit. She said since the start of the Read More

UNICEF, Ebonyi govt inaugurate oxygen desk committee

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Wednesday, inaugurated oxygen desk committee members in Ebonyi state. The committee was inaugurated to provide support for the development of a state oxygen plan that outlines the Ebonyi state plans for the sustainable scale-up of oxygen in the state. The inauguration of the committee was done in collaboration with the Ebonyi state Ministry of Read More

UNICEF provides 102,859 children access to education

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has provided 102,859 children access to inclusive, equitable and quality education in safe and protective learning environments during insurgency, Education Manager, UNICEF, Maiduguri Field Office, Ms Paola Ripamonti has said. She also said that UNICEF supported a total of 29,985 out-of-school youth and adolescents, mostly females with vocational skills, including poultry farming, shoe Read More

Vocational education: UNICEF trains, graduates 1, 200 Adamawa indigenes

May 17, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has trained and graduated 1,250 Adamawa indigenes in various vocational and technical education. Speaking at the graduation ceremony Monday in Hong local government, UNICEF education specialist, Bauchi office, Mrs. Mairama Dikwa, represented by senior education facilitator, Mrs. Paulina Kigbu, said the training will enable them to be useful to themselves, their families and Read More

KADSEMA partners UNICEF on natural disasters

March 21, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), weekend said it will partner with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on strategies to mitigate natural disasters. Executive Secretary of the agency, Muhammed Mukaddas, stated this known during a courtesy visit to UNICEF office in Kaduna. Mukaddas said the aim of the visit is to collaborate with UNICEF, which it described as Read More

Need to implement the Act prohibiting child hawkers in Nigeria

March 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

Based on the available figure on the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) website, over 10.5 million children are out of school in Nigeria, which is the highest globally. Nonetheless, 47.7 percent are said to be girls ages 5-14 years and have never set foot in school rather are engaged in hawking. Though the country is experiencing a deficit in the Read More

UNICEF commends Zulum for signing child protection law

January 12, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday congratulated children in Borno state as the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, signed the Borno State Child Protection Bill into law on Monday. In a release signed by UNICEF’s representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, and made available to Blueprint Tuesday, UNICEF said, the development was a victory for Borno state children, Read More

300,000 children infected with HIV in 2020 – UNICEF

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

At least, 300,000 children were infected with HIV in 2020, UNICEF has said in a report released Tuesday. The release by the UNICEF communication officer in Borno state, Mra. A Folashade, made available to newsmen in Maiduguri ahead of World AIDS Day, said another120,000 children died from AIDS-related causes during the same period. In Nigeria, 20,695 children aged 0-9 years Read More

703 LGs still indulge in open defecation in Nigeria – UNICEF

November 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

United Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that the tall objective of achieving open defecation free globally by the year 2025 still remains a mirage in Nigeria as only 71 local governments out of the 774 local governments have been designated open defecation free. The organisation lamented that to see Nigeria out of the quagmire, over one million toilets or latrines Read More

World Toilet Day: 46m Nigerians still defecate in the open – UNICEF

November 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that the rate of open defecation in Nigeria had remained steady at 23 per cent, with an estimated 46 million Nigerians still defecating in the open. UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Peter Hawkins, made the disclosure in a statement, issued on Friday, in Lagos, to commemorate World Toilet Day, marked annually on Read More

World Toilet Day: 48m Nigerians lack access to toilet facilities –UNICEF

November 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the world commemorate World Toilet Day, UNICEF officer in-charge of Maiduguri office, Dr. Clement Adams, said across the country, 48 million Nigerians lack access to toilets. He stated that with about 16% of the population in Borno state and 32% of population in Yobe state still practicing open defecation, there is need for all stakeholders to review the existing Read More

Landmark poll shows Nigerian children feel under most pressure to succeed globally – Survey

November 18, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says despite mounting challenges and gender divides, Nigerian youths are optimistic about their future and struggle to succeed. Nigerian children and young people feel under the most pressure to succeed globally, according to a new international survey by UNICEF and Gallup, released ahead of World Children’s Day, marked annually on 20 November. According to Read More

Nigeria losses $8.9bn annually to violence, child marriage issues – UNICEF

November 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has expressed worry over the increasing rate of violence against children, saying that economically, Nigeria looses $8.9bn yearly to violence against children including the issues of child marriage. UNICEF Chief Child Protection Officer, Ibrahim Sese, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday during the official launch and dissemination of “the state of the Nigerian Read More

Digital learning: Airtel Africa, UNICEF announce multi-million dollar partnership

November 2, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Airtel Africa and UNICEF announced Monday in a press release that a five-year pan-African partnership to help accelerate the roll-out of digital learning through connecting schools to the internet and ensuring free access to learning platforms across 13 countries. By providing equal access to quality digital learning, particularly for the most vulnerable children, the partnership will help to ensure that Read More

[email protected]: 40 schools to get 40,000 books from Nigerian authors

October 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark its 40th anniversary the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) is set to distribute 40,000 free books to 40 schools across the country. Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee of ANA at 40, Taiwo Akerele, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja, to herald the association’s 40th anniversary convention slated for Wednesday, October 27, 2021 with Read More

ARC-P’s promise for Nigerian Clchildren

October 15, 2021 Mahmud Nasir Jafar 0

As the At-Risk Children Programme, simply known as ARC-P, sets out to create a benign environment for Nigeria’s vulnerable and out-of-school kids, it’s also tasked with the challenge of reprogramming the minds of its targets and engaging with stakeholders. An initiative of the President Muhammadu Buhari government under the supervision of the Office of the Vice President, ARC-P offers to Read More

18 out of 27 LGAs are open defication free- Jigawa commissioner

October 8, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

The Jigawa state Commissioner of Water Resources, Honourable Ibrahim Mohammed Garba Hannungiwa, Thursday said 18 out of 27 local government areas had obtained certificates for Open Dedication Free (ODF) from UNICEF. The commissioner stated this while speaking during the Correspondents Biweekely Media Engagement Forum held at the Manpower Development Institute (MDI), Dutse. He stated that there are only nine local Read More

Gombe provides free delivery kits for pregnant women

September 28, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state Primary Health Care Development Agency (GCDA) has taken delivery of medical equipment for facilities in Kwami local government area to improve maternal newborn and child health. Apart from the hospital equipment, some pregnant women were also provided with free delivery kits as they await their delivery. The Gombe state Commissioner for Health, Dr Habu Dahiru, said during Read More

Booster jabs to enhance primary healthcare system

The roadmap unveiled last year by the Federal Ministry of Health on ‘Health Sector Next Level Agenda’ admits huge gaps in the health sector and need for concerted efforts towards attaining Universal Health Coverage. The nine-point agenda presented by President Muhammadu Buhari expectedly aspires to propel the country towards the attainment of universal health coverage when all individuals and communities Read More

FGM: UNICEF laments people’s inability to accept change

September 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The United Nations Children fund (UNICEF), Desk officer with Ebonyi state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (SMWASD), Mr Emmanuel Nkwuda has attributed practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the state to the inabilities of the people to accept paradigm shift. Nkwuda disclosed this during a review meeting with Civil Society Organization (CSO) network and selected young people Read More

120 environmental polio outbreaks reported in Nigeria – UNICEF

September 6, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Representative of the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria, Dr Peter Hawkins, Monday said 120 environmental or vaccine-derived polio has been reported in Nigeria. There are two kinds of polio cases; Wild cases of polio are caused by poliovirus that is circulating naturally in the environment while environmental or vaccine-derived polioviruses are extremely rare and exist under specific Read More