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UNICEF urges Nigerians to take second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged those who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca vaccine, to take the second dose for stronger immunity against the virus.

UNICEF condemns Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction

The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata-Mafara Local Government of Zamfara State, where a number of girls were kidnapped.

Libya, UNICEF to further cooperate in youth support

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Libya’s General Authority of Youth and Sports have agreed to further cooperate in supporting the country’s youth.

Team MUDA from Borno wins global innovation contest, says UNICEF

Team MUDA providing basic education classes for vulnerable children in Borno state, has won the $15,000 Education Category prize of the 2020 Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2.0, UNICEF said on Friday. Team MUDA” providing basic education classes for vulnerable children and youths in Borno state, has won the $15,000 Education Category prize of the 2020 Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2.0, UNICEF said on Friday.

Polio: UNICEF excited over eradication in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the eradication of polio in Nigeria amidst the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic is its greatest achievement in 2020.

COVID-19: NCDC, UNICEF train Kano health workers

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Wednesday, began the training of 40 health workers in Kano State, to enhance COVID-19 case management, to stem further spread of the pandemic.

UNICEF tackles Kano over 13 year-old jailed for blasphemy

UNICEF has expressed deep concern over the jailing of a 13 year-old boy by a Sharia court in Kano. The boy, identified as Omar Farouk, was sentenced to 10 years in jail

UNICEF pleads on behalf of 13-year-old who blasphemed

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to reverse the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy, Omar Farouq, to 10 years’ imprisonment with menial labour for blasphemy.

COVID-19: Over 463m school children lack access to remote learning

The United Nations in a new report says over 463 million school children worldwide lack access to remote learning, following school closures due to COVID-19.

Communities in Imo State set to end female genital mutilation

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku Not less than 32 communities in Imo State, Nigeria have agreed that they would put an end to the female genital mutilation...

Coronavirus: UNICEF charges Nigerians to seek information from trusted sources

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged Nigerians to always source for relevant information on preventive measures about coronavirus from reputable health agencies and organisations.

UNICEF says 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.

Child Rights: UNICEF partner with media to create awareness

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Kaduna Field Office, says it will work with the media and other institutions to create public awareness on child protection.

Bauchi: UNICEF begins implementation of child-friendly initiative

The United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) says it has commenced a programme aimed at promoting the health and protection of the rights of children in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

NOA, UNICEF urge youths to speak against right abuses

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and UNICEF have advised Nigerian youths to always speak out and report cases of human right abuse and not keep mute.

Pneumonia to kill 2m children in Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says on Wednesday that two million children will die of pneumonia in Nigeria in the next 10 years unless more is done to fight the dreaded diseases.

UNICEF rolls out child-friendly community initiative

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) introduced Child-Friendly Community Initiative (CFCI) programme to cover Adamawa and 14 other states in the country, the Head of UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, Mr Bhanu Pathak, said.

Critical sectors: UNICEF, Kwara renew partnership

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Kwara State Government on Monday rolled out their key activities towards achieving development in the critical sectors in the state for 2020.

NSCDC arrests 2 over diversion of UNICEF materials

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has paraded two men over alleged diversion of learning materials distributed to displaced pupils by the UNICEF.

Cobhams, UNICEF call for better treatment of children

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), has pledged to support programmes targeted at promoting the rights of children in Nigeria’s local communities.

NBS signs MoU with UNICEF

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on sourcing of data for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

‘Ending open defecation is everyone’s business’ – UNICEF

Mr. Zaid Jurji, Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for UNICEF says eliminating open defecation requires every Nigerian getting involved to create successful solutions to end it.

Kano establishes routine immunization coordination centres

The Kano State Government has established Routine Immunization Coordination Centres in the 44 local government areas of the state to ensure effective coverage of routine immunization in the state.

Niger, UNICEF to eliminate corporal punishment in schools

The Niger state government on Tuesday said that it is partnering with UNICEF to eliminate corporal punishment in public and private schools across the state.

49% of children under five not growing well in Nigeria-UNICEF

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.

13.1 million Nigerian children are too short – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday raised concerns over an alarmingly high number of children suffering the consequences of poor diets worldwide, including Nigeria.

Bauchi schoolgirls call for more female teachers

School girls in Bauchi on Friday called for increase in female teachers in schools across the state to encourage girl-child education and retention in schools.

UNICEF worried over malnutrition threat in Northern Nigeria

United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised concerns over severe acute malnutrition threat in some northern states, especially Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

UNICEF, EU reducing maternal mortality in Kebbi – Anama

Alhaji Falke Anama, Village Head of Mahuta, Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi says maternal and child deaths have reduced in the area in the last three years.

Indonesia parliament raises marital age for girls to 19

Rights groups on Wednesday welcomed the Indonesian parliament’s decision to raise the marriage age for girls from 16 to 19 as a victory in the fight to end rampant child marriages.

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