Ibrahim Gambari resumes as Aso Villa CoS, attends first FEC meeting FG, Revises 2020 Budget Fundamentals
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UN: Sahel conflict having devastating impact on children, hundreds killed
UNICEF has published a report saying the region has seen a "significant increase of violence against children." The findings showed some 5 million kids now need humanitarian aid as conflict shows no signs of abating.
Sanjana Bhardwaj on how to curb malnutrition, maternal mortality in Nigeria
UNICEF’s Chief of Health, Sanjana Bhardwaj says solutions designed for maternal health must have women and children at the centre. While speaking to CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole about the latest UNICEF report on global child nutrition and maternal health, the UNICEF Chief maintained data gathering and evidence must be efficiently in unpacking health sector issues.
One in three children don't receive proper nutrition
A new global report by UNICEF shows that 200 million children under the age of five are malnourished. Experts say it's putting the future of humanity at risk.
One million Northerners to acquire Basic Education by 2020
On this segment, our analyst dissects the move by the UNICEF and other relevant agencies to partner state governments in the northern parts of the country to integrate more than one million children into the modern education system by the year 2020.
Child deaths surge in Mali as violence worsens, warns UNICEF
There has been a sharp increase in grave violations committed against children in 2019 in Mali, particularly in maiming and killing children, UNICEF and child protection partners warned this week.
UNICEF: Nigeria loses 1.3% of GDP annually to poor sanitation
UNICEF says Nigeria loses about 1.3 per cent of GDP annually due to poor sanitation. Zaid Jurji, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the wider impact of Nigeria's lapses in sanitation.
Attacks on Afghan schools nearly triple, warns UNICEF
A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of schools remain shuttered.
The use of child fighters in the war on terror
Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria