Police rescue remaining 4 abducted pupils in Nasarawa State

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the rescue of the remaining four abducted pupils of Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) Primary School Alwaza, Doma Local Government Area. DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state made the confirmation to newsmen on Friday in Lafia. Six pupils of LGEA Primary School […]

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We’re being married off to pay debt, Yobe children cry out

Members of the Children’s Parliament have raised the alarm over the betrothal of under-aged girls to old men for economic reasons. The parliament raised the alarm, yesterday, in Abuja at a media roundtable organised by Save the Children International (SCI) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of International Day of the Girl Child. A girl champion […]

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Parenting strategy, digital era cause of indiscipline in children

A-teacher-guiding-a-child-on-how-to-use-a-laptop;-Photo-Alamy With the increasing rate of moral decadence and indiscipline among children, an author, Dola Nancy Bankole, has equipped parents with strategies to raise wholesome children. Contained in her new book, entitled, ‘The S.E.E.D Strategy; Revolutionise your Child’s Future with These Proven Tips and Parental Pointers’, she said parenting strategy and the prevalent digital era […]

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Otto Ilogbo: Lagos slum where parents lament children’s mysterious disappearances

In the following touching story, Olamide Famuwagun captures the anguish of parents in a Lagos slum over the unknown whereabouts of their children: Hot tears rolled down the distraught face of 57-year-old tyre repairer, Oriyomi Onikoyi, while recounting the agony of his four-year-old daughter, Alimot’s disappearance in the Otto Ilogbo community in Ebute Metta, Lagos. […]

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‘Out-of-school children, challenge to Lagos State Government’

The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Wahab Olawale Alawiye-King, has said that the issue of out-of-school children in the state is a major challenge and requires the support of all and sundry. He, therefore, sought organisations and individuals’ support to check the trend. Alawiye-King, spoke, yesterday, during the distribution of […]

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Rivers dispatches fact-finding team as measles kills 50 children

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike Rivers State Government has dispatched a fact-finding team to the communities affected by the recent outbreak of measles in the state. As reported by The Punch, about 50 children have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of measles in Kugbo Clan of Abua/Odual Local Government Area. The Federal Ministry of […]

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Measles outbreak in Rivers, kills many children

About 50 children are feared dead following a measles outbreak in Kugbo Clan of Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was learnt that the disease first reported in Amurouttoru-Kugbo Community has now spread to Emago-Kugbo and Akani-Kugbo communities leading to the death of several children in the three communities. The Community Development Committee […]

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85% of Nigerian children suffer violent discipline in schools- UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says 85 per cent of Nigerian children between the ages of 1 and 14 experience violent discipline in schools, with nearly 1 in 3 children experiencing severe physical punishment. Its Chief of Education, Saadhna Panday-Soobrayan, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, at a two-day National Awareness Creation Meeting on […]

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Northerners vulnerable to endemic poverty, SCI warns

Northern Nigeria residents are becoming poorer, food insecure and more vulnerable to the vicissitude of fortune as a result of worsening insecurity ravaging the region, according to a study conducted by Save the Children International (SCI). In the report entitled “Addressing Food Insecurity and Livelihood, the SCI said that from its work in the North […]

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Scores of kidnapped children rescued in underground of Ondo church

Scores of children were allegedly found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo City, Ondo State, on Friday evening. It was gathered that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church. A source said victims were over 50 while the police had rescued […]

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