UNICEF urges FG to assist 26m marginalised girls

October 17, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has called on the federal government to provide adolescent girls with the platforms to express their feelings. UNICEF said those marginalised due to disability, poverty, or crises, and those who are pregnant, parenting, or forced into marriage should be considered. In a release signed by UNICEF Country Representative, Christian Munduate, and obtained in Dutse, 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

WHO, UNICEF, IRC renovate, equip, handover isolation centre to Yobe government

August 3, 2023 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, and IRC have renovated, equipped and handed over an Isolation centre located at Specialist Hospital Potiskum to the Yobe state government in its quest to curb and manage Diphtheria cases, among other diseases. Handing over the facility, the WHO Northeast Emergency Manager, Dr Beatrice Muraguri, and the state coordinator of the WHO, Dr Ningi Read More

Towards cleaner, sustainable environment in Nigeria

April 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria, a country endowed with abundant natural resources and a rich cultural heritage, faces the challenge of maintaining a clean and healthy environment.perspective Historical perspective The most close-to a cleaner environment Nigeria has come to when it gets to institutionalising environmental cleanness was during the Gen Muhammadu Buhari-Tunde Idiagbon military government of 1983 to 1984. Then, it was not only Read More

UNICEF demands urgent action to protect children in Northeast

April 16, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF) has called for an end to all forms of violence and abuse that have reportedly claimed the lives of over 6,800 children in Nigeria’s northeast region. UNICEF condemned all forms of violence against children and the vulnerable in the volatile northeastern Nigeria in a statement made available to Blueprint Friday April 14, 2023 in Read More

UNICEF announces ‘work opportunities’ *See how to apply

March 11, 2023 Admin III 0

The UNICEF Internship Program for 2023-24 is now open to individuals worldwide who wish to develop their knowledge and improve their abilities. This opportunity is fully funded and accessible to undergraduate, masters, and PhD students. The UNICEF Internship Program provides students and recent graduates with practical experience of UNICEF’s operations worldwide. Internships are available globally. When a UNICEF office needs Read More

Borno government, WHO, UNICEF immunise 94% reproductive age women against Tetanus

February 15, 2023 Admin III 0

In its quest to minimise deaths resulting from Tetanus infections, the Borno state government in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and partners have immunised over one million women of reproductive age against tetanus. According to Executive Director, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Lawi Mshelia, Tetanus is a preventable disease, but Nigeria is yet to eliminate the Read More

World Toilet Day: UNICEF, GPON, BOSEPA, others organise WASH in Borno

November 24, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with Goal Prime Organization Nigeria (GPON), Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) and other partners Tuesday organised Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) drama and demonstrations to mark 2022 World Toilet Day at BOSEPA complex office. The drama and demonstration took place in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The Commissioner of Environment, Read More

UNICEF hails Fintri for domesticating child rights act

November 6, 2022 Uji Abdullahi 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has commended the governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri, for signing the Child Protection Bill into law. According to the statement signed by UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Ms Cristian Munduate, and made available to Blueprint, Saturday, the child protection law in Adamawa state frowns at child abuse in any Read More

Flood threatens 2.5m Nigerians, 1.5m children – UNICEF

October 21, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has declared that over 1.5 million children in the country were at the risk of losing their lives or being carried away by flooding that had ravaged the states across the federation. UNICEF’s Representative in Nigeria, Cristian Munduate, who made the declaration, said Many states; Kogi, Bayelsa, Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Delta, Benue, Taraba, Imo, Read More

Jigawa and child birth registration: A case study

October 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Jigawa state along with stakeholders are working towards a digitalised birth registration. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA reports. Jigawa is said to be the poorest state with the lowest child birth registration in Nigeria. This was announced recently at a two-day media capacity building workshop organised by the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) in Kano. The workshop which was organised in Read More

Making Adamawa state health budget beneficial to citizens

September 16, 2022 Victor Okeke 0

Although Nigeria is an economic giant in sub-Saharan Africa, it lags behind many other African countries in terms of health outcome indicators. For example, UNICEF cross-sector indicators data show the mortality rate in Nigeria in 2020 of children under five years of age was 114 per 1000 live births, which is one of the highest in the world. While demand-side Read More

Still on open defaecation and UNICEF’s alarm

July 29, 2022 Admin III 0

This is not the first time that global bodies and concerned stakeholders would task the federal government on taking drastic action against open defaecation. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at another call, just as the target year of 2025 to eradicate the menace is around the corner. The menace of open defaecation is a major concern in almost every city Read More

Food: 8m children U-5 from 15 crisis-hit countries at risk – UNICEF

June 24, 2022 John Oba 0

UNICEF’s executive director Catherine Russell has warned that almost eight million children under-five in 15 crisis-hit countries were at risk of death from severe wasting unless they received “immediate therapeutic food and care.” According to him, these numbers keep rising by the minute as world leaders prepare to meet at the G7 Summit. She said since the start of the Read More

UNICEF, Ebonyi govt inaugurate oxygen desk committee

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Wednesday, inaugurated oxygen desk committee members in Ebonyi state. The committee was inaugurated to provide support for the development of a state oxygen plan that outlines the Ebonyi state plans for the sustainable scale-up of oxygen in the state. The inauguration of the committee was done in collaboration with the Ebonyi state Ministry of Read More

UNICEF provides 102,859 children access to education

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has provided 102,859 children access to inclusive, equitable and quality education in safe and protective learning environments during insurgency, Education Manager, UNICEF, Maiduguri Field Office, Ms Paola Ripamonti has said. She also said that UNICEF supported a total of 29,985 out-of-school youth and adolescents, mostly females with vocational skills, including poultry farming, shoe Read More

Vocational education: UNICEF trains, graduates 1, 200 Adamawa indigenes

May 17, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has trained and graduated 1,250 Adamawa indigenes in various vocational and technical education. Speaking at the graduation ceremony Monday in Hong local government, UNICEF education specialist, Bauchi office, Mrs. Mairama Dikwa, represented by senior education facilitator, Mrs. Paulina Kigbu, said the training will enable them to be useful to themselves, their families and Read More

KADSEMA partners UNICEF on natural disasters

March 21, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), weekend said it will partner with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on strategies to mitigate natural disasters. Executive Secretary of the agency, Muhammed Mukaddas, stated this known during a courtesy visit to UNICEF office in Kaduna. Mukaddas said the aim of the visit is to collaborate with UNICEF, which it described as Read More

Need to implement the Act prohibiting child hawkers in Nigeria

March 13, 2022 Admin III 0

Based on the available figure on the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) website, over 10.5 million children are out of school in Nigeria, which is the highest globally. Nonetheless, 47.7 percent are said to be girls ages 5-14 years and have never set foot in school rather are engaged in hawking. Though the country is experiencing a deficit in the Read More

UNICEF commends Zulum for signing child protection law

January 12, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday congratulated children in Borno state as the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, signed the Borno State Child Protection Bill into law on Monday. In a release signed by UNICEF’s representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, and made available to Blueprint Tuesday, UNICEF said, the development was a victory for Borno state children, 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

703 LGs still indulge in open defecation in Nigeria – UNICEF

November 22, 2021 Admin III 0

United Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that the tall objective of achieving open defecation free globally by the year 2025 still remains a mirage in Nigeria as only 71 local governments out of the 774 local governments have been designated open defecation free. The organisation lamented that to see Nigeria out of the quagmire, over one million toilets or latrines Read More

World Toilet Day: 46m Nigerians still defecate in the open – UNICEF

November 19, 2021 Admin III 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that the rate of open defecation in Nigeria had remained steady at 23 per cent, with an estimated 46 million Nigerians still defecating in the open. UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Peter Hawkins, made the disclosure in a statement, issued on Friday, in Lagos, to commemorate World Toilet Day, marked annually on Read More