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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•Aid workers fear attacks by Boko Haram Rafiu Ajakaye At least 260 UN aid workers have been withdrawn from Nigeria’s northeast over fears of attacks by Boko Haram militants, a spokesman said.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

Breaking: Nigerian military suspends UNICEF activities in North East for ‘sabotage’ 

•Engaged in espionage, clandestine activities    Senator Iroegbu    The Nigerian military throough Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has suspended the activities of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the Boko Haram terrorists affected parts of the North East for alleged espionage activities that have sabotaged the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts. The Deputy Director Public

Close to 1m children suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria’s Northeast – UNICEF

  Ike Owa The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the Boko Haram insurgency has complicated malnutrition in Nigeria, with severe acute malnutrition affecting over 900,000 children in three northeastern states of the country. Speaking at a media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola, Adamawa State on Wednesday, a nutrition expert for UNICEF,

World children day: 3 in 5 Nigerian child suffer violence —UNICEF

Nigeria records highest number of out-of-school children, infant mortality. As Nigeria joins the the world to mark the World children Day on Monday, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has alarmed that three in five Nigerian child suffer one or more forms of violence, abuses before reaching 18, with