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UN / NIGERIA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAW

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shared the "deep concern" expressed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, following the recent signing into law of the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in Nigeria. UNTV

15 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GA/ SECURITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS

The United Nations General Assembly today elected Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2014. UNTV

17 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF / GIRL CHILD OVERVIEW

This year the International Day of the Girl Child (Friday 11 October) celebrates the use of innovation to advance girls’ education, looking at ways to get girls learning that are creative, effective, sustainable and just. UNICEF   .

10 Oct 2013 | Read More »

NIGER / NIGERIAN REFUGEES

People escaping the fighting between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram rebels are welcomed in Niger. (UNHCR)

27 Aug 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA/ POLIO

WHO and UNICEF saidNigeriarecorded a 50 per cent decline in the number of polio cases in the second quarter of this year.Nigeriaalong withPakistanandAfghanistanare the only three countries in the world where polio exists. (UNICEF)

8 Aug 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA / MALNUTRITION

An estimated 36 percent of children under five in Nigeria are chronically malnourished or stunted. Although mothers have been encouraged to breastfeed their babies considered one of the best nutrional interventions. But when it is time to start introducing complementary foods; traditional practices, poverty, and lack of knowledge hinder them from making good nutritional decisions [...]

7 Aug 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA / MALNUTRITION

In the Sahel region of Nigeria malnutrition is a constant threat and parents seeking treatment for their children have to resort to hospitals which are often expensive and inconvenient. UNICEF

24 Jul 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA / BIRTH REGISTRATION

Fewer than 42 percent of Nigeria's children under the age of 5 have been registered, but a programme linking registration with health services is helping raise registration levels. UNICEF

16 Jul 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA / SANITATION

Martin Dewaun Ayoo's village Iorduu has recently become open defecation free. This means that its has gone through a process called "community led total sanitation" in which each family builds their own latrine from local materials and commits to good sanitation practices. UNICEF

5 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

Robert Piper, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, told a news conference in New York that "despite much better rains in 2012, coming into 2013, despite better harvest projections for many countries in the region, we have multiple crises once again this year" in the region.  UNTV

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

 

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