Lagos to build more schools to check out-of-school children

As part of efforts to encourage more enrolment of school-age children and check out-of-school children, Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to build more schools. The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo disclosed this during a meeting with the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), Lagos State Resilience Office (LASRO), Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki and […]

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160,000 Nigerian children die of pneumonia yearly

Disease single biggest infectious killer of adults 2.5m adults, 672,000 children killed in 2019 globally Experts blame high mortality on low immunsation, malnutrition, pollution UN agencies warn COVID-19 could add 1.9m to death toll this year Pneumonia and other childhood diseases are preventable and treatable but are still killing children in large numbers. This year’s […]

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Child sexual abuse: Church of England failed to protect children for decades – Leader

The Church of England’s spiritual leader on Wednesday said it was disgraceful that the institution  for decades failed to protect children from sexual predators within its ranks and shown lack of care for victims. From the 1940s to 2018, 390 clergy and people in positions of trust with the Church were convicted of sexual offences […]

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Now that nowhere is sanctuary, let the First Lady run

By Kunle Adesida Sexual assault (an act of any form directed at person’s sexuality using coercion) though is a universal occurrence, unfortunately became one of predominant concerns across Nigerian society especially in the year 2019. Nonetheless, the year 2020 is just far from safer. In fact, child rape took an unfortunate surge on the books […]

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Nigerian children spend more time on video sites – Kaspersky

Children in Nigeria spend more time than others in over 10 countries watching videos and listening to music online, the latest report by a global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab, has shown. However, children from other African countries like South Africa, Egypt, and Algeria, were among the frontrunners in their visits to sites for music and […]

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Leah Sharibu: Kinsmen cry for release one year after

Friends and members of Dapchi community in Yobe on Tuesday gathered at the home of Leah Sharibu, who was abducted exactly a year ago by Boko Haram terrorists with other girls at Government Girls Science Technical College. They demanded for the release of Leah, the only Christian girl left in captivity for refusing to deny […]

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