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UNICEF: 700,000 Kaduna youths assisted with HIV/AIDS information in 2 years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it has assisted over 700,000 Adolescent and Young Person (AYPs) with HIV information in Kaduna State in the last two years.

Cholera hits 45 communities in Zamfara

The United Nations International Children Funds consultant in charge of Zamfara State, Mrs. Juliana Anam Kenneth, who is in charge of water, sanitation and hygiene programme, has disclosed that no fewer than 45 communities had been affected by acute cholera in Bakura Local Government of the state.

UNICEF: Why Nigerians engage in open defecation

A water and sanitation expert, Mr Pius Eno, has traced the practice of open defecation among Nigerians to lack of access to water and sanitation facilities.

World Toilet Day: Experts worried Nigeria may overtake India as number one in open...

“We go to the stream, we don’t have water here, even toilets; we usually use the bush. A woman was bitten by a snake while defecating in the bush and another one was bitten when she went to pick firewood for cooking,” Hannatu Peter, an internally displaced person at the New Gongola IDP camp in the Federal Capital Territory, said.

Nigeria begins campaign to end open defecation

Nigerian Government on Thursday commenced a National Campaign to end open defecation practice across the country.

Expert: Diarrhea responsible for more than 50% death in children in Nigeria

Diarrhea is responsible for more than 50 per cent death among children, mostly between ages 0 to 5 in Nigeria, Pius Eno, UNICEF resource person has disclosed.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) in State House on 5th Nov 2018

Muhammadu Buhari declares state of emergency on water supply, sanitation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector.

Isaac Adewole: Handwashing with soap may be more effective than any vaccine

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that washing the hands with soap can prevent transmission of variety of pathogens, as it may be more effective than any vaccine or hygiene practice.

Federal government moves to review National Sanitation Policy

Following the advent of new sanitation technologies, innovations and emerging sanitation challenges, the Federal Government has commenced plans to review and update the 13-years-old National Environmental Sanitation Policy, guidelines and action plan to meet present needs and challenges.

Flood: NEMA warns Kogi residents against early return to homes

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday warned residents displaced by the recent flood disaster in Kogi against returning to their homes.

Kaduna community fetches water from 1,829-metres-high spring

The Unguwan Jacob Boyi, Nok community of Jaba Local Government Area, Kaduna State, says their only source of water for ages was a spring at the top of 1,829-metres-high rock above sea level.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

UNICEF to scale up Ebola response in DR Congo

The UN Children’s Fund on Friday said that it will open a new Ebola-response front in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

UN: Crisis in Lake Chad region persists

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, has said that in spite of improvements in the humanitarian situation the crisis in the Lake Chad region is not over.

Community leader: Lack of safe water affects children’s learning

A Community leader in Jama’are Local Government area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Lawal Mohammed, says lack of safe water, inadequate sanitation and hygiene facilities affect children’s learning processes.

NpopC seeks more personnel for birth registration

The National Population Commission (NPopC) has called for more personnel to adequately provide birth registration services across the country.

Minister: Tobacco cause of over 90% cases of oral cancer

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Wednesday said that tobacco use has been estimated to account for over 90 per cent of oral cancer cases recorded in the country annually.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

WASH: UNICEF urges Bauchi government to settle counterpart fun

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged Bauchi State government to settle its counterpart fund of N250 million to enable it benefit from intervention fund under the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN) project.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote Foundation urges private sector investment in clean water provision

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) says governments at all levels and private sector players should invest more resources in ensuring access to clean water.

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Minister: Nigerian government executing 43 road projects in tertiary institutions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has stated that his ministry was currently executing 43 road projects within tertiary institutions across the country with a view to enhancing the learning environment.
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NCFront cautions IGP against arresting Sunday Igboho

Disturbed by the rising tension in the South-west region over the arrest order issued on a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, the Secretary of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), Olawale Okunniyi, has cautioned the police chief not to further exacerbate the building tension in the Southwest by arresting the Yoruba activist.
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NCDC records 964 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 964 cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of infections in the country to 121,566.