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Buhari signs bond to end violence against children

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja, signed a commitment to end all forms of violence and harmful practices against Nigerian children.

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in Philippines

The WHO and UNICEF have applauded the Philippines for ending the polio outbreak almost two years after the highly infectious disease re-emerged in the country.

Child labour rises to 160m, as COVID-19 makes more vulnerable- UN

The UN revealed that for the first time in two decades the number of children put to work has risen to 160 million worldwide representing an increase of 8.4 million over four years.

Yobe govt spent N330m on water projects in 3 years – Official

Yobe State Ministry of Water Resources said on Wednesday that it spent about N330 million on provision of potable water for residents of the state from 2019 to 2021.

Buhari govt working to reduce number of out-of-school children in Nigeria — Echono

Sony Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, has reaffirmed the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s commitment to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.

Over 170 children missing after volcanic eruption in Congo

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, disclosed on Sunday that hundreds of children and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s, DRC, Goma district are at risk following the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.

22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV annually – UN

The United Nations has disclosed that no fewer than 22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV annually.

UNICEF urges Nigerians to take second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has urged those who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Astrazeneca vaccine, to take second dose for stronger immunity against the virus.

COVID-19: Stop spreading rumours, get vaccinated, UNICEF tells Nigerians

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has urged Nigerians to get vaccinated against the novel Coronavirus instead of spreading rumours about the efficacy of the vaccine which is to prevent the virus.

Polio disease may resurface in Northeast – UNICEF

The UNICEF says without adequate awareness on the need for people to continue routine immunisation especially that of polio, there are possibilities of Polio disease resurfacing in the country.

COVAX delivers COVID-19 vaccines to over 100 countries

More than one hundred economies have received life-saving COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the global mechanism for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19: Kogi takes delivery of 16,900 doses of vaccines

The Kogi Government on Monday night took delivery of about 16, 900 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the inoculation exercise will be flagged off in the state on Tuesday, April 6.

UNICEF to screen 3million malnourished children in Northeast

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, is set to screen at least three million children for acute malnutrition in the northeast.

Still on the whooping $1.5bn for Port Harcourt refinery, by Gidado Yushau Shuaib 

It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) had recently approved a 'whooping' $1.5 billion to rehabilitate the epileptic Port Harcourt refinery.

Over 600 detained protesters released in Myanmar

The military now in control of Myanmar has released more than 600 anti-coup protesters, according to state television and local media outlets on Wednesday.

26.5m Nigerian children don’t have enough water to drink – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF says no fewer than 26.5 million Nigerian Children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs and are experiencing high or extremely high water vulnerability.

Penlight Center to sponsor education of physically-challenged girl to university level

The Penlight Centre has announced automatic scholarship from primary school to university level for Fatima Yushau, a physically-challenged orphan in a remote Rimingado village...

Niger govt, UNICEF offer psychosocial support to abducted Kagara schoolboys, families

The United Nations Children’s Funds, UNICEF, in collaboration with Niger State government has trained psychosocial team to provide support to abducted students of Government Science College, Kagara and their families.

COVID-19 vaccination: Nigeria yet to record any ‘adverse reactions’ – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has clarified that the country is yet to observe any ‘similar adverse reactions.’

COVID-19: We need $1bn more for COVAX vaccine rollout – UNICEF

The UNICEF on Wednesday urged countries to contribute more money to help poor countries to access Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines, saying around $1 billion was needed.

COVID-19: Kenya receives 1m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Kenya on Wednesday received the first batch of over one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via the World Health Organisation, WHO-led COVAX global distribution facility, officials said.

BREAKING: 4m doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nigeria

Nigeria has received a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.

UNICEF condemns Zamfara school abduction

The United Nations Children Fund on Friday expressed concern over the abduction of over 300 students at the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, describing it as “a gross violation of children’s rights.”

COVID-19: Ghana receives Covax vaccines, first West African country to get AstraZeneca product

The West African nation of Ghana on Wednesday became the first country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the humanitarian vaccine distribution mechanism Covax.

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