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Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed on Friday, the UN said.
The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, has raised concern over the number of children recruited and killed by non-state armed groups in Nigeria’s north-east region.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that over 3,500 children have been recruited and used by non-state armed groups in North-east Nigeria since 2013, and called for stringent efforts for the protection of children’s rights.
To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria.
Mohamed Fall, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to implement recommendations on newly inaugurated reports on child protection in the country.
The high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in a report launched jointly on Thursday by UNICEF and the federal government in Abuja.
The economic impact of the violence against children in Nigeria is estimated at about $6.1 billion, which is equivalent to about 1.07 per cent of the country’s GDP.
The UNICEF representative added that under the agreement, the fund would provide free shipment and transportation of the RUTF to the state government in Kano.
UNICEF has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights, as the world marked International World Children’s Day recently.
As the world mark International World Children’s Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says over 10 million children in Nigeria are out of school.
The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), has said despite Federal Governments efforts to ensure all under 5 children were immunised, about 4.3 million Nigeria children still miss out on the important vaccinations.
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has commended Federal Government efforts at the return of 105 abducted Dapchi school girls in Yobe.
The United Nations Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF) has appealed to Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, to partner with it in championing the rights and educational advancement of Nigerian children.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that hand washing practice can reduce the risk of contracting diarrhoea and other communicable diseases by 40 per cent.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Boko Haram sect to stop the recruitment and use of children as suicide bombers in the North-East.
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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it would ensure that 60 per cent of the drugs being imported into the country were manufactured locally.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has lauded the leading role being played by women in the country’s creative industry.
Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend said his administration would soon begin the reconstruction of Ado township roads many of which have become deplorable as a result of lack of maintenance in the last four years.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has described the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the Appeal Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming wishes of Ogun people, freely expressed in the March 9 governorship election.
A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, says he does not know how much guns, especially an AK-47 cost.
The Federal Government has ordered immediate termination of all cash payments in all Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST).
Virgil van Dijk is refusing to rule Manchester City out of the Premier League title race despite a “special” win for Liverpool taking them nine points clear of the defending champions.
Olu Victor Alonge, charged along with six other Nigerians with a multi-year wire fraud scheme, has been sentenced to a 10-year imprisonment by a court in Georgia, United States.
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says many public office holders are afraid of declaring their assets.