Nigeria receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Nigeria has taken delivery of the 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, making it the third West African country to take delivery under the COVAX scheme, after Ghana and Ivory Coast. “I AM HERE, NIGERIA,” National Primary Health Care Development…

Buhari congratulates Nigerians on Wild Polio Virus Free status

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians as the country becomes Wild Polio Virus Free, while appreciating all partners, local and international, for their relentless efforts in ensuring the clean health bill. Describing the achievement as a joyous and historic occasion,…

FIFA launches global child safeguarding network (Punch)

FIFA promised to enhance child safeguarding standards across its 211-member associations as world football’s governing body launched a new programme on Wednesday. The FIFA Guardians toolkit has been put together after consultation with experts in the field from UNICEF and…

One in three Nigerians lacks access to drinking water — UNICEF (Punch)

The United Nations Children’s Fund has said that one in three Nigerians does not have access to basic drinking water services, adding that on the average, each of the people living in rural areas of the country has access to…

Nigerian military calls for Amnesty International ban (BBC)

Nigeria’s army has called for the closure of Amnesty International’s operations in the country. In a report on Monday, the human rights group said at least 3,641 people had died in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016.…

UNICEF: Army lifts suspension (Guardian)

Nigerian Army has lifted the suspension on the activities of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in northeast Nigeria, less than 24 hours it imposed one on the aid agency. “Suspension lifted,” Geoffrey Njoku, UNICEF Nigeria’s communication officer told…

360,000 adolescents expected to die of AIDS by 2030 –UNICEF (Nation)

Some 360,000 adolescents are expected to die of AIDS by 2030 if investment in HIV prevention is not ramped up, according to a UNICEF report released on Thursday. The figures show the world is “off track’’ in its goal to…

Nigeria is among 92 Countries without policies on Paternity Leave – UNICEF (Independent)

Nigeria is among 92 countries  with  high infant populations, but do not have national policies in place which ensures new fathers get adequate paid time-off with their newborn babies, a new  analysis by  the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has shown. The…

Children’s Day: What hope for the Nigerian child? (BusinessDay)

Today is Children’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the Nigerian child. This day was chosen by Nigeria in response to a call from the United Nations General Assembly to member states, in 1954, to set aside a day…

Children’s Day: UNICEF pledges commitment to end violence against children (Punch)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its commitment to end violence against children in Nigeria, ahead of the 2018 Children’s Day. Mr Isiye Ndombi, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Nigeria, gave the assurance in an interview with the News…

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