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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed the award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo, as its National Ambassador.

UNICEF appoints Cobhams Asuquo as national ambassador

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed the award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo, as its National Ambassador.

UNICEF raises alarm over fate of Nigerian children, says 950 may die daily

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed fears that an additional 950 Nigerian children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU supports UN with €1.2 million for coronavirus response in Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 in Nigeria.

UN: 19.9 million Nigerian girls have experienced genital mutilation

Violence against women and girls is still common, despite significant gains in education globally, a new UN report has shown.
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UNICEF: Violence against women, girls still common

A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that violence against women and girls is still common despite significant gains in education globally.=

UNICEF partners Borno government to fight malnutrition

According to Ijumba, since 1992, UNICEF has been supporting the Borno State government to provide integrated life-saving nutrition services to children under five years and pregnant and lactating women across the state, adding that the support has been expanded following the declaration of nutrition emergency in the northeast by the federal government of Nigeria in 2016.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.

UNICEF: Pneumonia may kill two million Nigerian children in ten years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.
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HIV-positive pregnant women in Bauchi get free drug from UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund on Friday says it has initiated the screening of every pregnant woman in all the 323 main Primary Healthcare Centres in Bauchi State for HIV.
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UNICEF: HIV/AIDS killed over 17,000 Nigerians in 2018

A total number of 17,000 Nigerians or more died of HIV/AIDS-related causes in 2018 alone, the latest report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), global snapshot on children, HIV/AIDS, released ahead of the 2019 World AIDS Day, has stated. Nigerian children and adolescents (47 daily) died of AIDS-related causes in 2018.
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UNICEF: Only 35 percent of children living with HIV have access to treatment

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday revealed that in 2018, more than 47 children and adolescents die every day from AIDS-related causes, as access to treatment by children living with HIV in Nigeria is only 35 percent.
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UNICEF: More than 47 Nigerian children, adolescents die every day from AIDS-related causes

UNICEF has disclosed that more than 47 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018 in Nigeria, according to a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day.

Niniola, TuBaba, others sing for rights of Nigerian children — video

Top Nigerian artistes including Niniola, TuBaba, Chidinma, Timi Dakolo, Umar M. Sheriff and Cobhams Asuquo are releasing a song

UNICEF: 49% children under five not growing well in Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), said 49 per cent of children under the age of five in the country do not grow well as they are either stunted, wasted or overweight.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Military releases 25 detained children with ‘links to Boko Haram’

A total of 25 children — 23 boys and two girls — have been released by the military to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and officials of the Borno State Government.

UNICEF: Over 34,000 children risk death from acute malnutrition in Taraba

Over thirty four thousand children in Taraba State may die of Severe Acute Malnutrition if serious action is not taken immediately, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) disclosed on Thursday.
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UNICEF supports Kano basic education effort

In efforts to ensure every child acquire basic education, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged to collaborate with the Kano State government.
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UNICEF, Bauchi partner over out-of-school children challenges

The United Nations Children’s Fund says it is collaborating with the Bauchi State Government to tackle the challenges of out-of-school children 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.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says diversion and safety precaution are imminent, owing to the emergency rehabilitation on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
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Former Ekiti governor wants Ibrahim Magu placed on watch list so he won’t flee

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked security agencies in the country to place suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on watch list.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAWOJ: Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females

The chairperson of the Plateau Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Jennifer Yarima, has observed that women and girls living in houses without toilet facilities are more at risk of being raped.