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School Girls Abduction: We are saddened and angered, UNICEF laments

School Girls Abduction: We are saddened and angered, UNICEF laments Dakore Ekpendu Abuja United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund UNICEF has expressed concern at reports of an overnight attack at the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, north-west Nigeria, where an unconfirmed number of schoolgirls were

UNICEF Launches Faith-based Handbooks for Child Development

Mukaila Ola The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched a faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development. According to a statement on Tuesday from UNICEF, Faith for Life handbooks for Christians and Muslims with recommendations on child well-being, leverage on

WHO, UNICEF call for urgent action to avert measles, polio epidemics in Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu The World Health Organisation WHO and UNICEF have called for urgent action from the Nigerian government, stakeholders and other country leaders to avert impending polio and measles outbreaks following continued disruptions in vaccination due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nigeria was declared free of the wild poliovirus in August 2020,

FG, UNICEF Express Commitment Towards Stopping Attacks on Schools

Mukaila Ola in Maiduguri The Federal Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed commitment towards stopping all forms of attack on educational facilities in Nigeria. The commitment towards ending violence in schools is coming on the heels of the nation’s securing $20 million for accelerated emergencies funding for

WHO Officially Declares Nigeria, Africa Free of Wild Polio Virus

Godsgift Onyedinefu The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (ARCC) an organ of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday officially declared the African Region free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. The African Region

Yobe Governor Flags of Renovation of 40 Primary Schools

Mukaila Ola in Maiduguri Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni has flagged off the renovation and reconstruction of 40 primary schools in part of the state. The exercise which is to cover two local government areas of Fika and Bade, was flagged off at Gashaka town in Fika local government area. The