“People Started Telling Them Their Brother Was A Boko Haram Child,” – Rescued B’Haram Captives Face Persecution

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Having been kidnapped by Boko Haram, held for almost a year, and raped by several militants, 28-year-old Aisha Umar could have been forgiven for believing her ordeal was over when she escaped and returned to her hometown in northeast Nigeria last year. But the mother-of-four was[Read More…]

In Sokoto, Parents Get Paid N5000 For Sending Girls To School

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with Sokoto government, is set to train 830 female teachers. The scheme, which is to provide enough role models for female students especially in rural communities in different parts of the state, is being executed under UNICEF’s Girls Education Project (GEP3). In[Read More…]

600,000 Children Below The Age Of 5 In Jigawa Are Malnourished Says UNICEF

The United Nations International Children Fund (UNICEF) on Monday stated that no fewer than 600,000 out of 1.1 million children below the age of five in Jigawa are malnourished. The organization Chief Nutritionist in Nigeria, Mr Arjan de-WAGT, made the disclosure when he led other partners on `Improving Nutrition in[Read More…]

Boko Haram Forces 1 Million Children In Northern Nigeria Out Of School Says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says violence and attacks against civilian populations in the north east and in countries along the northeastern border have forced more than 1 million children out of school. It says the number of children missing out on their education due to the conflict adds[Read More…]

No Fewer Than 10.5 million Nigerian Children Are Out Of School Says UNICEF

Jean Gough, Country Director, United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that no fewer than 10.5 million Nigerian children are out of school. Gough stated this on Tuesday in Bauchi while exchanging views with Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State at the Government House. She said that UNICEF was[Read More…]

‘Boko Haram Has Rendered 8,000 Children, Homeless’ – UNICEF Reports As The World Marks Glum Anniversary Of Chibok Girls’ Abduction

By Chris Nomjov The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said that about 8,000 children have fled their homes in north-eastern Nigeria due to the activities Boko Haram insurgents. This was disclosed on Monday by UNICEF’s regional director for West and Central Africa, Manuel Fontaine, to. newsmen in Berlin.[Read More…]

UNICEF Says 16,600 Kids Lost Parents To Ebola In West Africa

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 16,600 children are registered as having lost one or both parents, or primary care-givers to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone so far. It said less than three per cent of this population has had to be[Read More…]

Alkasim Abdulkadir: If We Must Drink Water Tomorrow, We Must Be Visionary Today

In July this year, I undertook a field trip to one of the dry season farming paddies in Garun Mallam LGA in Kano State, aside the fact that farmers were hard at work and looking towards a good harvest. One very poignant thing that caught my attention was the water[Read More…]

Tola Ojo: Child Rights, The Plights Of House Helps In Nigeria

Girl Child Rights have hitherto been ignored across the country; and rapid population growth characterized by poverty and food insecurity has resulted in demand continuous for child labour to enhance agricultural productivity and fortify domestic services. The Rights of most Nigeria Children are far from being respected despite the country’s[Read More…]

2.7m Almajiris In The North-East Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has put the number of Almajiris in the North-east part of the country, at 2,711,767, representing 25 per cent of the total 9.5 million Almajiris population in Nigeria. Almajiris are the migrant street urchins who learn the Quran on the side with a mallam[Read More…]