4 children, others perish in Kwara road crash 

November 26, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Eight travelers including four children have died in a motor accident at Oke Onigbin, along Omuaran-Ilorin road, Irepodun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara state. Kwara sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Stephen Dawulung confirmed the death of the travellers in a statement signed by the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Sector, SRC Busari Basambo, on Read More

UBA’s back to school package offers discounts, benefits for children, parents

September 1, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is proud to announce its highly anticipated “Back2School” package, designed to provide exclusive discounts and benefits for both children and their parents. As the new school session kicks off, UBA continues to fulfil its commitment to fostering a seamless educational journey with innovative offerings aimed at assisting parents in nurturing their Read More

Insecurity: UNICEF hands over 4, 204 North-east children for reintegration

August 30, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says 4, 204 children associated with armed conflict in the North-east have been handed over to governments of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe after the routine re-radicalisation and rehabilitation for onward reintegration processes. UNICEF Child Protection Manager, Maiduguri Field Office, Mr. Samuel Sesay, disclosed this at a two-day task force meeting on hand over protocol Read More

Impact of verbal abuse on children

August 15, 2023 Bala Sa'adatu Kaigama 0

The alarming frequency at which parents hurl insults and curses at their own children is deeply concerning. Imagine a mother saying, “You are a source of bad luck to me. I regret having you. You bring nothing but misfortune.” It is disheartening to see a mother, who should be instilling virtues, modesty, and cultural values in her children, engaging in Read More

2023 WBW: Group advocates MICYN implementation for children with special needs

August 3, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

As the world commemorates the World Breastfeeding Week 2023, March Health Care Initiative has called on the federal government to implement children with special needs into the Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) implementation. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Initiative, Mrs Lawal-Aiyedun Olubunmi at the World Breastfeeding Week 2023: Caregivers’ training on Nutrition for children with special Read More

Osun mega schools and out-of-school children in Nigeria

August 1, 2023 Inwalomhe Donald, 0

Osun mega schools could be part of the solution to address the problem of out of school children in Nigeria considering the level of insecurity and school children adoption in the north today. It is said that in Nigeria, about 13.5 million children are not in school, even though primary education is officially free and compulsory. And though many projects Read More

Tinubu, address issue of out-of-school children in Nigeria

July 7, 2023 Tijjani Mukaddas 0

Your Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, please accept my warm congratulations on your victory as elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and my best wishes for your success as you took over the responsibilities and challenges of your high office. Your Excellency as you embark on your new responsibilities, I wish to draw your attention on the rising Read More

Parents, teachers and the burden of children with special needs

March 27, 2023 Admin III 0

As the world marks the 2023 World Down Syndrome Day, many parents are encumbered with how to tackle the challenges of children with special needs. These are children with one form of deformity or another bothering on their sensory and perceptive ability. In most cases, they are far removed from the society because of their inability to cope in certain Read More

The value of good education

March 13, 2023 Daniel Ighakpe 0

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.” —Joseph Addison, 1711. DID you ever go to school? Most people can answer yes—but not everyone can. Untold millions of children receive no regular schooling, and this has continued to be the case for a long time, so that today a large number of adults are illiterate. Read More

Stop underrating almajirai

March 7, 2023 Aminat Adebesin 0

Almajirai, popularly known as the “street children”, is a common sight in Nigeria majorly in the northern states. They are identified by their loose and dirty wear, a dangling bowl on their necks, and sometimes barefooted while roaming the streets. The stereotype and dislike about these pitiful children keep growing stronger by the day. They are sometimes seen as uneducated, Read More

Shehu Sani adopts abandoned baby

February 8, 2023 Admin III 0

A former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has adopted a child abandoned by the roadside. The senator adopted the child after encountering him. According to him via his Twitter handle, “This Little Baby Boy was abandoned by the road side.The Police picked him and handed him over to the Social Welfare Department and the department handed him over to an Orphanage;I’m now the Read More

Nigeria has largest caseload of missing people in Africa – ICRC 

January 25, 2023 John Oba 0

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has raised concern over the plight of the families of missing people in Nigeria, saying the number of missing people in Nigeria is the largest caseload in Africa and one of the largest in the world. Speaking at the meeting for stakeholders involved in the file of missing persons in Nigeria, the head of Read More

Support us to cater for special needs children, Foundation beckons Bayelsa government, others

January 21, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Pastor Kemi Ogiemudia of Larger than I Developmental Foundation has called on Nigerians to be more involved in efforts to carter for children with special needs in the society. She made the call during the inauguration of foundation’s new site. Ogiemudia, a pastor at Shepherds Vine Christian center said there are areas that needs more focus in other to bring out the Read More

Negligence by parents: Children as endangered species?

November 18, 2022 Admin III 0

News of avoidable deaths of children in different parts of the country abound these days, especially as parents appear to neglect their duties of protecting their children from harm’s way. PAUL OKAH asks a cross-section of Nigerians if children are now endangered species. Yes, they are Children are an endangered species. They don’t have a mind of their own and Read More

World Pharmacists Day: 2,000 children for de-worming in Osun

September 25, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Sunday said 2,000 children will be dewormed in Osun state to mark this year’s World Pharmacists Day which climaxed with the 30th anniversary of the association in the state. Chairman of PSN, Professor Moses Akanmu, stated this in Osogbo at a press conference commemorating the 2022 Pharmacists Day and the 30th anniversary of the Read More

Disturbing forced kid labour trend

December 19, 2021 Admin III 0

The recent disclosure by the United Nations International Labour Organisation (ILO) that more than 152m children or nearly one in 10 children globally are victims of forced labour is not only heart rendering but also inhuman. Though the ILO research conducted in conjunction with the Walk Free Foundation showed some progressive decline by 94m in the statistics of child labour Read More

Mitigating impact of violent crimes on women, children

December 10, 2021 Admin III 0

As the country continues to battle rising crime rate ENE OSHABA examines the impact of violent crimes on women and girls amidst proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Amnesty International (AI) studies indicate that intimate partner violence and gun violence are inextricably linked, just as it impacts negatively millions of women, families, and communities across the US and other Read More

300,000 children infected with HIV in 2020 – UNICEF

November 30, 2021 Admin III 0

At least, 300,000 children were infected with HIV in 2020, UNICEF has said in a report released Tuesday. The release by the UNICEF communication officer in Borno state, Mra. A Folashade, made available to newsmen in Maiduguri ahead of World AIDS Day, said another120,000 children died from AIDS-related causes during the same period. In Nigeria, 20,695 children aged 0-9 years Read More

‘Good parenting key to GBV elimination’

November 26, 2021 Admin III 0

Dr. Vivian Okoye is an optometrist, a psychologist and professional parents’ coach. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on Gender Based Violence (GBV), giving an insight into causes as well as proffers solutions for total elimination. What inspired you to mental health and was that your childhood dream? My childhood dream was to study Guardians and Counselling but Read More

Curbing sexual abuse via educating children on proper names of genitals

November 10, 2021 Admin III 0

Some parents are in the habit of not teaching their children the proper names of sensitive body parts instead, they teach their children to say words like `pee pee,’ `tom tom,’ `jolo jolo,’ ruler, among others, for the male children. Instead of teaching them names of female body parts, some parents would teach their children to say `bom bom’ `aso rock,’ `T-junction,’ pawpaw,’ among Read More

Keren: HURIWA to mobilise youths against Ministers over inaction on rape victim

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has berated the Minster of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen and her counterpart in the ministry of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over their alleged inaction with regards to the rape of a – 14 year old boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Keren-Happuch Akpagher, which eventually led to her death. Mother of Keren-Happuch, Vivien Read More

Parents urged to commit more time to children’s upbringing

November 3, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A Controller of Nigeria Correctional Centre, Alhaji Ahmed Habu Gumel, has charged parents to always commit more time to their children’s upbringing for better citizenship. He gave the charge in Keffi Nasarawa state during the wedding fatiha of his two daughters, Saturday. He expressed dismay over the rate of child abuse which is becoming rampant in the society. He, however, Read More

SMC: Yobe targeting 1m under 5 children in 2021- Umar

November 3, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state primary Health Care Management Board (YSPHC) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday organised 2021 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) state debriefing meeting in Damaturu, Yobe state. Briefing Journalists at the meeting, the Director Immunisation and Disease Control YSPHC, Dr Umar Chiroma, said the meeting was to share feedback on implementation of the seasonal malaria chemoprevention which Read More