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Over 80m Nigerians defecate unhygienically, N455b lost annually–UNICEF

Mukaila Ola  Over 80 million people, representing over 40 percent of Nigeria’s population still defecate unhygienically with N455 billion lost annually to poor sanitation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented. Speaking during a workshop to intimate journalists on the danger of open defecation in the country, Bioye Ogunjobi, a UNICEF

Nearly 900 children freed from armed group in North East — UNICEF

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nearly 900 children have been freed armed groups in Nigeria's North East, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has revealed. The UNICEF in a statement said a total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, on Wednesday as

Measles: Over 20 million children worldwide missed vaccine, creating outbreaks – UNICEF

•Nigeria with highest incident globally•US leads developed countries in outbreaks  Senator Iroegbu and Nosa Enobhayisobo The United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF), has disclosed that over 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that

‘Nigeria not committed to ending violence against children’

Godsgift Onyedinefu The North Central Cordinator of the West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Mr. Nathaniel Awuapila, has said that Nigeria lacks adequate commitment to addressing violence against Children. Awuapila who made this known via his official Facebook Page on Wednesday said the country lacks a well conceived budget plan to

Nigeria’s immunization coverage far below Global Vaccine target–UNICEF

•Launches #VaccinesWork campaign  Senator Iroegbu  Amid growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the immunization coverage in Nigeria was only 57.2 percent in 2018, which is far below the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90 percent. To this end, the UN agency is launching a new

Northern Nigeria urgently needs more female teachers – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that more female teachers are urgently needed in  primary and secondary schools in  the northern part of Nigeria. UNICEF stated this on Wednesday in its Research Report presented in Abuja. The UNICEF said employing more female teachers will help increase girls' enrolment and tackle the