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Pneumonia: Why preventable killer disease is still an epidemic in Nigeria

Count to 39; a child just died from pneumonia somewhere in the world; that child is most likely a Nigerian!

 

According to recent information released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is one [...]

Sun, 08 March 2020


Investment in children, key factor to achieving SDGs - NDHS

Indicators has pointed in a new report, the National Demographic Health Survey, NDHS 2018 that interventions in the development of children have considerable long-term benefits for individuals and societies.

 

 

 

 

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Sun, 01 March 2020


How ACE project is transforming African universities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the World Bank-funded Africa Centres of Excellence, ACE, Project was launched in 2014, it has graduated over 9,000 Masters and 2,000 PhD students, and expanded African universities [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020


Why Benue govt should sign up on OGP- Rommy Mom

Barr. Rommy Mom is the president of Lawyers Alert, member, Police Service Commission and Civil Societies' Open Government Partnership, OGP, Steering Committee chairman in Benue State. In this interview with The Abuja Inquirer's SCHOLASTICA JOSEPH, Mom, who is leading the campaign for t [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020


Nutritional deficit: The challenge before the Nigerian child

A new report of a commission convened by the World Health Organisation, WHO, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and medical journal, The Lancet, notes that out of 180 countries, Nigeria is ranked 174 on child survival, health, nutrition and education.

 

Sun, 23 February 2020


Chukwuemeka Ike: The Nigerian king who served Toads for Supper

Nigerian author Chukwuemeka Ike, who died last month at the age of 88, helped define Nigerian culture, but never received the international acclaim he deserved, writes the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo in Lagos.

 

 

 

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Sun, 09 February 2020


Genital mutilation does not make a girl “clean” - Experts

Some cultural ideals of femininity and modesty especially in Africa notes that, girls are clean and beautiful after removal of body parts that are considered unclean, hence the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM.
The girl-child is considered unfeminine until mutilated as it is belief to [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


Birth registration: A case for Nigeria’s ’invisible’, uncounted children

"I have never seen a birth certificate. My accurate birth date is unknown as my mother cannot remember the exact date she gave birth to me.

 

 

 

 

 

"Just recently, when I wan [...]

Sat, 01 February 2020


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