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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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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.
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Children’s Day: UNICEF launches campaign ‘for every child, every right’

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched an advocacy campaign that would increase awareness to children’s rights by Nigerians, as part of event to commemorate the 2019 Nigerian Children’s Day.
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UNICEF: Nigeria needs additional two million toilets annually for seven years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that Nigeria needed additional two million toilets annually from 2019 to 2025 to achieve the Universal Basic Sanitation target.

Enugu government designates 12 courts for juvenile cases

The Enugu State Government has designated 12 courts, three in each senatorial zone, for the hearing of juvenile cases in the state.
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UNICEF challenge families on implementation of Child Rights Act

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has challenged parents on their responsibilities of proper upbringing of children in order to reduce rate of child rights violation in Nigeria.

UNICEF lauds release of 900 children from armed group

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lauded the release of 894 children, including 106 girls from the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri yesterday.

UNICEF: 11 Northern states yet to domesticate Child Rights Act

It has been revealed that 11 out of the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have not domesticated the Child Rights Act (CRA). Mrs. Sharoon Oladiji, UNICEF, Child Protection specialist, made the disclosure.
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Federal government, UNICEF make case for children’s rights, protection

As part of efforts to celebrate 30 years anniversary of Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC), the Federal Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have promised not to relent on their quest to secure the rights of Nigerian children.
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UNICEF: 21.1 million children denied first dose of measles vaccine yearly

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 or 21.1 million children a year on average.

UNICEF to inaugurate global campaign on vaccines safety April 24

In view of growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund says it will inaugurate a new global campaign from April 24 to 30.
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Disease outbreak: UNICEF to inaugurate global campaign on vaccines safety

In view of growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it will inaugurate a new global campaign from April 24 to 30.

UNICEF: Over 3,500 children recruited by non-state armed groups in North East

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.
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UNICEF’s Cash Transfer Programme experiences hiccup in Kebbi, Zamfara

Officials engaged by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement its Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) have painted horrible experience of how the bank in charge of the initiative is frustrating its ongoing cash transfer programme in Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states.

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US, Nigeria sign new pact on food security

The United States of America and Nigeria have signed a declaration of partnership to launch a five-year plan to improve food security, build greater resilience, and improve household nutrition in the country.

Over 20 feared dead as bandits attack Sokoto villages

Among the villages noted were Kamitau Mala Faru, and Dan Tatsako Some residents of one of the affected areas Kamitau said, the bandits attacked the area around 5:45am yesterday.

Korea to train 45 police on forensic investigation

The Republic of Korea, through its grant aid and technical cooperation agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency, (KOICA), has organised a three-year training programme for 45 Nigerian police personnel.
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Tiger Woods says ‘Father Time’ catching up with him

Tiger Woods fans were hoping his Masters win in April marked a return to the days when he was a consistent threat at every major championship.
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Senate seeks Nigeria’s status on extended continental shelf

The Senate yesterday invited the United Nations Resident Team in Nigeria and the Nigeria Boundary Commission to brief it on the status of Nigeria’s claim of extended continental shelf.