Breaking: Ebonyi, Cross River lead in gender-based violence – UNICEF

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Monday scored Cross River and Ebonyi state highest in Gender-Based Violence cases in Nigeria. UNICEF communication specialist, Enugu field office, Mrs. Ijeoma Onuoha-Ogwe, disclosed this in a two-day media engagement dialogue on ending violence against women and girls organised by National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ebonyi state with support from European Union-United Nations (EU-UN) spotlight initiative in Read More

UNICEF supports HIV, nutrition programmes in Kaduna

April 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its support for Kaduna state government’s integration of HIV services with nutrition programmes for improved outcome. UNICEF Kaduna Nutrition Specialist, Mrs Chinwe Ezeife, made this known in Kaduna on Saturday, during the training of 60 health workers, on integration of paediatric HIV counselling and testing with Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Read More

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Open defecation: Nigeria ranks second – UNICEF

August 7, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria has been ranked second among countries practicing open defecation globally, says the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). Dr Geoffrey Njoku, Communication Specialist, UNICEF made this known at a Two-Day Media Dialogue in Calabar on Wednesday. The theme of the dialogue “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet” is aimed at creating awareness to end the habit by 2025. According to him, Read More

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Insurgency: Army vows to protect children, women in North-east

December 23, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has restated its commitment to continue to safeguard the lives of women and children in the north eastern part of the country. This was made known by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General TY Buratai, at a media parley with Guild of Editors and media influencers in Nigeria. The event took place at the Command Guest Read More

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UNICEF organises quiz for kids at Benue IDPs camp, others

October 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said it was organising a quiz competition in conjunction with the Benue state Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (BERWASA) and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps to mark this year’s Global Hand Washing Day. UNICEF consultant for Benue, Mr. Orscar Godwin Effiong, Read More

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Gains of G4G re-usable pad initiative in Zamfara

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Most girls and women in Zamfara state, until recently, used rags in place of sanitary pads during their menstrual periods. However, this situation has since changed with the introduction of the Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative in the state. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI examines how the initiative has impacted on their menstrual hygiene. 14 year old Fatima Mohammed, is a primary Read More

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Avoidable childbirth deaths

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Recently, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ruffled feathers in the healthcare sector with the disclosure that in every 10 minutes of the day, one Nigerian woman loses her life as a result of pregnancy-related complications. On the average, about 52,560 women die annually during pregnancy or at childbirth. Speaking at a 2-day workshop organised for 50 community Read More

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Need for legislation on EAC, GEP projects in northern states

June 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

There is no disputing the facts that the objectives of United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to scale up enrolment of the girl-child into basic education system in Northern states, is yielding results. MARTIN PAUL writes. How it started In line with government declaration of state of emergency in education in the Sokoto state, UNICEF’s introduction of Girl Education Programme (GEP), Read More

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Violence, street begging have no place in Islam – JNI

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Thursday said street begging had nothing to do with Islam and the act was clearly prohibited because it inflicted pain on the children. Dr Khalid Abubakar, the Secretary-General of JNI, made the statement in Kaduna at a National Conference with the theme “Ending Violence Against Children (VAC) in Nigeria”. The News Agency of Nigeria Read More

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Stakeholders task media on development reporting

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders on Thursday challenged the media on development reporting that would spur policy makers to action. The stakeholders included the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, and the academia. The stakeholders made the call in a statement issued at a media dialogue on data driven reporting organised by UNICEF Read More

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Families who migrated in search of water return home

July 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Oluwatosin Akingbulu Kano state, Nigeria, 13th June, 2017 – People in the village of Kuka Bakwai in Takai Local Government area of Kano state left their homes fi ve years ago, not because of confl ict, but because they had no access to clean water. Th ey migrated to neighbouring communities where they could get enough water for themselves Read More