“One in three Nigerian girls are sexually abused” – UNICEF says as the world marks children’s day

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that this year’s Children’s Day comes at a challenging moment as the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of girls that are being sexually abused. UNICEF stressed that violence is carried out against one in four Nigerian children and the longer the[Read More…]

Finally, 3.92 million COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nigeria

Nigeria has received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO. The COVAX shipped 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, arrived from Mumbai to Abuja around 11.30 am.“Nigeria has[Read More…]

There Are Currently 1.9 Million Internally Displaced People In The North-East – UNICEF

The United Nations report has shown that there are 1.9 million people displaced currently from their homes in North-East, Nigeria. The Communications Specialist, UNICEF Nigeria, Mr Geoffrey Njoku, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. The UN report warned that internally-displaced children in Nigeria were among the[Read More…]

Maryam Augie-Abdulmumin: Child Education, An Obligation – Not an option

“Children all over the world and especially in Nigeria, no matter their social status, socio-economic situation, circumstance or location have the absolute right be part of a society that provides access to quality education that gives them a chance at being a positive index for developmental growth”. The challenge according[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Suspends UNICEF Operations

Press Statement: The Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE has observed with dismay that some of the activities of International humanitarian agencies and Non-governmental organisations’ operating in the North East have left so much to be desired. There is credible information that some of them are indulging in unwholesome practices that[Read More…]

Out-of-School-Children: Nigeria Has Risen From 10.5 million To 13.2 million

A survey has shown that the population of in Nigeria has risen from 10.5 million to 13.2 million. The Demographic Health Survey(DHS) was conducted in 2015 by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigerian government but the result has not been officially released. But the Executive Secretary of[Read More…]

Boko Haram Stage Massive Attack On Rann In Borno, Leaving Aide Workers, Soldiers, Killed And Others Abducted

Nigerian troops suffered a massive setback in the war against terrorism as Boko Haram terrorists sprung a surprise attack on Rann killing at least a dozen people and injuring several others. A security source told Saharareporters that the terror group stormed military base of the 3rd  Battalion in Rann headquarters[Read More…]

In Ghana, Schoolgirls Menstruating Are Banned From Crossing River To Get To Classes

LONDON, Jan 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A ban on schoolgirls in Ghana crossing a river when menstruating – and on Tuesdays – has been condemned by child rights activists. The ban, apparently issued by a local river god, means girls in Ghana’s Upper Denkyira East district could miss out[Read More…]

Cameroon Has The Highest Rate of Sexual Violence In The World, One In Six Girls Experiencing Forced Sex

At least 15 million teenage girls worldwide have been forced into sex – often by partners, relatives or friends – yet only one in 100 sought help, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Cameroon had the highest rate of sexual violence, with one in six teenage girls experiencing forced sex,[Read More…]

To Prevent Economic Disaster, Africa Needs 11 Million More Doctors, Nurses And Teachers

Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a “social and economic disaster” that could propel millions to migrate, the United Nations said on Thursday. It said the 11 million were needed to help the continent cope with a booming population, with the number of[Read More…]