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Fifa launches global child safeguarding network

FIFA promised to enhance child safeguarding standards across its 211 member associations as world football’s governing body launched a new programme on Wednesday.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government, UNICEF partner to end open defecation

Ekiti State Government has partnered the United Nations Children Endowment Fund (UNICEF) in a bid to end open defecation.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government sets 2021 target to end open defecation

The Ekiti State Government has set 2021 as the target for the eradication of open defecation in the state.
For the first time, a Nigerian, wife of the Kebbi State governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, will serve on the board of the 85 year old organisation which, exists to accelerate the global fight against cancer.

Kebbi governor’s wife, UNICEF call for improving girl child education

Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, and the United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) have charged the newly inaugurated members of High Level Women Advocates (HiLWA) in the state to improve on girl child education and enrollment in schools.

Official: UNICEF reestablishes child protection programme in Kaduna

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that it has reestablished child protection programme in Kaduna state to promote the protection of all children against violence.
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UNICEF urges Plateau communities to shun open defecation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative to Nigeria, Mr. Peter Hawkins, has urged Plateau communities and indeed Nigerians to shun open defecation and keep hygienic toilets, saying the practice has impacted negatively on their health.
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UNICEF partners Niger government on SDG targets

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it will sustain its partnership with Niger State Government to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state.
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UN expresses concern over infants, girls’ rape in Nigeria

Mrs Patience Ekeoba, the National Programme Officer of United Nations Women in Nigeria on Friday expressed concern over the increasing incidences of rape of infants, girls and old women in Nigeria.
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Official: UNICEF supports enrolment of 242, 214 girls in Katsina

No fewer than 242,214 girls have been enrolled into primary one in Katsina State following the successes recorded by the Girls Education Project (GEP) 3 Enrollment Campaign at community levels under the UNICEF.
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Suicide bombings: UNICEF condemns use of teenage girls in Borno

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the use of children as suicide bombers in Maiduguri community in Borno.
Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Muhammed: 20 per cent of teachers in Bauchi payroll are ghost workers

Gov. Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State disclosed on Sunday that up to 20 per cent of teachers on the payroll of the state were ghost workers.
Hadiza Bello Masari

Hadiza Masari calls for state of emergency on drug abuse

The First Lady of Katsina State, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, yesterday raised the alarm over the rising cases of drug abuse among youths and married women in Nigeria, calling for the declaration of state of emergency on the menace.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says in spite of many countries achieving impressive strides in water and sanitation coverage, there are huge disparities in access.

UNICEF: One in three Nigerians lacks access to drinking water

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 only four litres of water daily.
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UNICEF commends Nigerian youths for petitioning governors over education

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended Nigerians youths for taking up the challenge of tasking their governors to be committed to qualitative education for children, especially the girl child.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Umara criticises some NGOs for inflating number of projects for IDPs

Gov. Babagana Umara of Borno on Saturday criticised some NGOs for inflating the number of projects they claimed to have constructed for internally displaced persons in the state.
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UNICEF seeks free education, special treatment for girl-child

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has called on government at all levels to provide free education and special treatment for the girl-child in the country.
Didier Drogba has given his endorsement to Frank Lampard as he says his former team-mate is ready to manage Chelsea despite only one year of experience with Derby County.

Didier Drogba: Frank Lampard ready for Chelsea manager job

Didier Drogba has given his endorsement to Frank Lampard as he says his former team-mate is ready to manage Chelsea despite only one year of experience with Derby County.
James Ibor

NGO: Child labour, huge challenge in Cross River

A Cross River-based nongovernmental organisation, Child Protection Network, has said child labour remains a huge challenge in the state.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.