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The Cross River Government is looking forward to achieving Open Defecation-Free (ODF) status in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the State by 2023.
It has been observed that 2.1 billion people live without safe water globally while one in four Primary Schools have no drinking water sources using unprotected sources of water.
Mali’s government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Muslims, including women and children.
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.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lamented that Nigeria accounts for the highest case of measles on the globe.
The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says that 6,000 newborns in Kaduna State are at risk of contracting HIV in 2019 if elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV interventions are not implemented.
Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.
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.
Kano State has earned $8.1 million emerging the overall winner of the 2018 North-West Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) programme.
Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world – not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population.
Lagos State Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB), Mr. Olusegun Banjo has inaugurated the State Operations Cooperating Unit (SOCU), as part of efforts geared towards creating a Single Social Register that would lead to fund transfer to the poor and vulnerable segment of the society in the state.
Nearly 120 children were released from an armed group in South Sudan on Monday, bringing the total number of children released to 3 100.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to inspect electoral materials used in the March 9 election.
A Magistrate’s Court in Jos on Tuesday sentenced a trader, Abdullahi Amadu, 30, to six months in prison for attempting to defile a seven-year-old girl.
Antoine Griezmann has declared himself "a little bit fed up" of transfer speculation amid fresh talk he could leave Atletico Madrid for Barcelona.
Dozens of Australian journalists could face prison or a fine for allegedly breaching a reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
The Senate Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress to stop dragging the name of the incumbent Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, into the schemes and plots by Senators-elect of the ruling party over who and who gets elected into the leadership of the Ninth Senate.
The deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state, Akpo Yeeh, has announced his resignation from the party.
Anthony Ayine, the auditor-general of the federation, says citizens do not understand the importance of supreme audit institutions (SAI), especially in developing countries.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo celebrated his goalscoring feat in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with his teammates ahead of their friendly game against Egypt.
Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has said that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has no reason to go court because the February 23 presidential election was free and fair enough not to have warranted any challenge.
The EFCC has responded to a US government agency report which said the Buhari administration condones corruption and impunity.