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Over 3.6 million Nigerians in need of water, hygiene services — UNICEF

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations International Children's Education Fund ( UNICEF) has revealed that More than 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services. The UNICEF Nigeria representative, Mohammed Fall who made this known in a statement on Friday to commemorate the 2019 world water day said that

US eliminates funding for UNICEF, others

The new budget released by the Trump administration contains deep cuts to the United Nations including a total elimination of United States contributions to United Nation Children Education Fund (UNICEF).  The Editor, UN Dispatch, Mark Leon Goldberg, has disclosed in a statement. Goldberg further revealed that the White House did not just

Nigeria loses $6.1b to violence against children — FG

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government on Thursday said the economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria is estimated to be about $6.1 billion dollars, which is equivalent to about 1.07 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This was disclosed in an unprecedented report, launched jointly by the United

Boko Haram: Germany donates €15m to support children in North East

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has received a donation of 15 million Euros from the German Government to support the provision of quality and equitable basic education to conflict affected children in North East Nigeria. The UNICEF in a statement said the fund which was provided through

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Nigeria

•Aid workers fear attacks by Boko Haram Rafiu Ajakaye At least 260 UN aid workers have been withdrawn from Nigeria’s northeast over fears of attacks by Boko Haram militants, a spokesman said. Samantha Newport, UN spokeswoman in Nigeria, said in a statement late Wednesday that a spike in militant activists in the region

India, China, Nigeria tops new year’s baby boom–UNICEF

•Over 25,000 babies born in Nigeria on Jan 1, 2019 •Countries urged  meet every newborn’s right to health and survival   Senator Iroegbu  Nigeria is in the top three of January 1, 2019 baby boom with an estimated 25,685 babies said to be born in Nigeria on New Year’s Day, only behind India and

World, Nigeria failed to protect children in conflict in 2018–UNICEF

•Violent conflict affects almost 500,000 Nigerian children, education of 3.5m •Widespread violations against children in conflict continue in shocking year-on-year trend Senator Iroegbu  The UNICEF said that the countries and governments across the world including Nigeria, have failed to protect children in conflicts, puting at risk the education of 3.5 million

9 more political parties join CUPP

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nine political parties on Monday signed a path to join over 40 political parties under the platform of the Coalition United Political Parties (CUPP) in Abuja Speaking during the reception of the political parties. Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Ogun state also announced tht Six more political parties have  tendered

Boko Haram: Drama as Nigerian military reverses suspension order on UNICEF 

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian military has within hours, reversed the suspension order it placed on UNICEF activities in the North East over allegations of  espionage to sabotage counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists. "Sequel to intervention by well meaning and concerned Nigerians over the recent suspension of UNICEF operations in

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