Open defecation: Nigeria ranks second – UNICEF

NAN- August 7, 2019

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 ... Read More

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

Blueprint- December 23, 2018

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. ... Read More

UNICEF organises quiz for kids at Benue IDPs camp, others

Daniel Agbo Makurdi- October 16, 2018

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 ... Read More

Gains of G4G re-usable pad initiative in Zamfara


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 ... Read More

Avoidable childbirth deaths

Blueprint- July 4, 2018

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 ... Read More

Need for legislation on EAC, GEP projects in northern states

Blueprint- June 20, 2018

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 ... Read More

Mothers attending to their malnourished babies at the UNICEF’s CMAMC in Maiduguri

Hamza Suleiman- June 11, 2018

Mothers attending to their malnourished babies at the UNICEF's Community of Management and Acute Malnutrition Centre, in Maiduguri yesterday Photo: Hamza Suleiman/HB/NAN Read More

World Water Day: EU, UNICEF’s efforts on safe water supply in rural Nigeria

Ajuma Edwina Ogiri- March 23, 2018

According to a United Nations’ Report, over 19 million rural inhabitants living without safe water supply close to their houses, trek long distances to collect ... Read More

Violence, street begging have no place in Islam – JNI

Blueprint- February 2, 2018

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 ... Read More

Stakeholders task media on development reporting

Blueprint- February 1, 2018

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), ... Read More

Families who migrated in search of water return home

Blueprint- July 27, 2017

By Oluwatosin Akingbulu Kano state, Nigeria, 13th June, 2017 – People in the village of Kuka Bakwai in Takai Local Government area of Kano state ... Read More