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Mr Murtala Mohammed, a Child Education Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Lagos Office, says violence against children hampers social and economic development in any society.
Isah Ibrahim, an advocacy advisor with the NGO made the disclosure in Zaria, during a two-day sensitization workshop on Violence Against Children (VAC).
Some community and religious leaders in Kaduna State on Tuesday, pledged to support the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in ending all forms of violence against children in the state.
The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) has brought together over 50 million Christians in Nigeria to end violence against children.
An estimated loss of economic value of N1.42 trillion is incurred annually due to the consequences of violence against children (VAC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Value Life for Children and Women Initiative, has decried the high rate of violence against children and called on the National Assembly to make legislation that will abolish violence against children in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged security agencies, families, traditional and religious leaders to take decisive actions to stem the rising cases of violence against children as he also gave an update on the school feeding programme of his administration.
As Nigeria commemorates Children’s day today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged to support the federal government by launching a National plan of action to end violence against children by 2030.
Today affords me another opportunity to re-affirm our Administration’s commitment to the protection of children, a day to reflect on our roles and responsibilities as Parents and Leaders towards our children, and also assessing how far we have fared in this regard.
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has felicitated with children across the country and stated that their safety was non-negotiable.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its commitment to end violence against children in Nigeria, ahead of the 2018 Children’s Day.
The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has fixed 2030 to end all forms of violence against children in the country.
The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.
A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.
La Liga has named the referee to be in charge of the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona as they head to the reverse fixture of the tie at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
Italy was on Tuesday due to host a summit of health ministers from neighbouring countries to discuss a co-ordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.
The forward was on parade for an hour before being replaced by Brazilian forward Bernard in a game that saw his former side come back from a goal down to nick all the three points.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner believes Liverpool are the "best team in the world" and says he is "very proud" to have been linked with a move to the Premier League leaders.
Orji Okwonkwo scored the first goal of the Thierry Henry era after Montreal Impact played to a 2-2 draw with Deportivo Saprissa in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday.