Tag: children

Many Families Will Resort to Child Labour Over COVID-19 Pandemic- UNICEF

Henry Solomon- June 12, 2020

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says many families will resort to child labour as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally. Mr ... Read More

AfDB President Worries Over Rising Cases Malnourished Children in Africa

Henry Solomon- February 9, 2020

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed concern over the rising cases of stunted children caused by malnutrition in Africa. ... Read More

President Buhari sends good will message to Ribadu on his sons’ wedding

inno.korie- January 11, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of good wishes to the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu who married ... Read More

UNESCO Task Journalists on Reportage of GBV

Henry Solomon- December 10, 2019

The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has urged journalists to focus more attention to reportage of issues bordering on harmful practices and Gender ... Read More

Aisha Buhari Counsels Parents on Moral Upbringing

Henry Solomon- November 11, 2019

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise ... Read More

Insurgency: CSOs task govt on Policy to protect school children

Abdul Jimoh- October 1, 2019

Save the children Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called on the Federal Government to develop national policy on protection of schools and children in ... Read More

Seven-Year-old Nigerian Robotic kid Aims for World Title

Henry Solomon- September 16, 2019

Seven-year-old 2019 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) joint champion Brendon Ikem has said that he aimed to be the best Artificial Intelligent (AI) developer in the ... Read More

Mothers Should Breastfeed for 2 Years – Expert

Henry Solomon- August 27, 2019

Dr Bessie Eziechila, the Consultant Paediatrician with Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jabi, says  two years is the normal duration for breastfeeding for the advantage of ... Read More

Only 7.8% Mothers in Cross River Practice Exclusive Breastfeeding, Official Says

Henry Solomon- August 20, 2019

Mrs Regina Adie, the State Nutrition Officer, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHDA), on Tuesday said that only 7.8 per cent of mothers in ... Read More

UBEC to Adopt Open Schooling to Reduce Out-of-School Children

Henry Solomon- May 30, 2019

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) is set to adopt Open Schooling Programme as a strategy to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria. ... Read More

NGO’s calls for recognition of Orphans Day

admin- May 28, 2019

Ubba-Harris Reach Out Foundation in collaboration with Nike Adekunle Child Foundation has called for the recognition of International Orphans Day Celebration to help carter for ... Read More

Look Out for Early Signs of Autism in Children – Expert

Henry Solomon- April 2, 2019

Dr Torty Chimaeze, a Consultant Neurologist at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), has advised parents to look out for early possible signs of ... Read More

NERDC Partners PPDC, Google on Online Safety Measures in School Curriculum

Henry Solomon- March 19, 2019

The Nigerian Educational Research Development Council (NERDC) in partnership with Public Private Development Council (PPDC) and Google is set to harmonise and review the safety ... Read More

Group pledges to inculcate moral virtues in children through Qur’anic recitation

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 15, 2019

Islamic Promotion Initiative of Nigeria, Abuja, an NGO, on Friday expressed determination to inculcate moral virtues in children through Quranic recitation competition. The Chairman of ... Read More

Social media can increase children’s unhealthy food intake, research suggests

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 5, 2019

Exposure to social media marketing of unhealthy food could lead to an immediate increase in children’s intake of unhealthy food with more calories, a new ... Read More

Separated Co-Joined Twins Healthy, Discharged – UATH

Henry Solomon- November 30, 2018

The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) says the set of co-joined twins separated by the hospital are in healthy condition and have been discharged ... Read More

World Prematurity Day: Nigeria Ranks 3rd in Preterm Births – NAPN

Henry Solomon- November 17, 2018

Mrs Olubunmi Lawal, the National President, National Association of Paediatric Nurses (NAPN), on Saturday said Nigeria ranked third with about 800,000 preterm births annually. Lawal ... Read More

Cameroon Abduction: Gunmen Release 78 Child Hostages – Negotiator

Henry Solomon- November 7, 2018

Armed men on Wednesday released 78 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon but a principal and one teacher are still being held , ... Read More

NUT Task Government on Out-of-School Children

Henry Solomon- October 5, 2018

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), has called on government at all levels to address the problem of Out-of-School Children across the country. Dr Nasir ... Read More

UK Announces $16m Education Support to the Northeast

Henry Solomon- August 31, 2018

The UK is giving 16 million dollars in education support to 100,000 children affected by the Boko Haram crisis in Northeast Nigeria. Amb. Jonathan Allen, ... Read More