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POLITICS

I was a stark illiterate When I married him, a governor's wife revealed

Nothing is impossible if only you will believe and commit yourself to it. Alot of parents especially in northern Nigeria still tenaciously hold on to the belief that educating a girl child is an absolute waste of resources. What a belief! In today's world the girl child has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that she's capable and able to reach any height in life if given the opportunity. A typical example is Ngozi okonjo iweala the former minister of finance in the goodluck Jonathan's administration who has

  2 years ago ago
I was a stark illiterate When I married him, a governor's wife revealed

POLITICS

I married as an illiterate – Bauchi first lady

Bauchi First Lady, Mrs Aishatu Mohammed Mrs Aishatu Mohammed, wife of Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed, said on Saturday that she had no formal education when she married her husband. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mohammed stated this in Bauchi at the occasion of the “Naija Youth Talk”, Organised by the Bauchi Field Office of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). “I was 16 years old and a stark illiterate when I married my husband. “We were 100 girls in our family; none went to s

  2 years ago ago
I married as an illiterate – Bauchi first lady

CRIME

Two students hospitalised in Ebonyi due to FGM complications

A hospital buildimg at NOFIC Two students of Ebonyi State University(EBSU) who underwent Female Genital Mutilation have been hospitalised at the National Obstetric Fistula Centre(NOFIC), Abakaliki. They were hospitalised following complications that arose from the FGM they underwent. The state Director of the Agency, Dr. Emma Abah stated this while addressing students of Urban Model Comprehensive Girls Secondary School, Ugwuachara, Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state. The event is part of activitie

  2 years ago ago
Two students hospitalised in Ebonyi due to FGM complications

HEALTH

FGM: UNICEF reveals two Southeast states with highest prevalence rates

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has moved to tackle high rate of female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in the Southeast describing it as worrisome.   According to the Organization, two states in the Southeast, Ebonyi and Imo states have a high prevalence rate of 61.7 percent and 53.2 percent respectively which is well above the national average of 20 percent.   Unicef Chief of Field office, Enugu, Dr Ibrhim Conteh stated this at a one day dialogue with Journalists/Media practitioners in

  2 years ago ago
FGM: UNICEF reveals two Southeast states with highest prevalence rates

EDUCATION

Effects of out of school students in the society

ERADICATING OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN  Out of school children are the pupils or students within the age of 3 to 14years old that have no access to education or are dropped out of school. It is the total number of primary school age children that are not enrolled in primary or secondary school.                               IS THERE ANY OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AT ALL. According to Mr. Maulid Warfa, the chief of the United Nations Children Fund UNICEF Kano field office, says the number

  1 year ago ago
Effects of out of school students in the society

HEALTH

Why Bauchi State May Experience Snail Development

Report from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), has indicated that Bauchi state records high prevalence of acute malnutrition, consequently, having more stunted children, which may ameliorate to slow development processes in the future. As observed by the Chief of Field Office, UNICEF, Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Bhanu Pathak, who was represented by the Nutrition Officer, Dr. Jackson Martins at the Maternal and New-born Child Health Week, recently, noted that malnutrition in the state hits 28 per cent a

  2 years ago ago
Why Bauchi State May Experience Snail Development

POLITICS

Nigeria - The Crawling Giant.

With the Federal Government’s claims of numerous established special intervention programmes to improve on the wellbeing of the people, Nigeria still ranks very low amongst other countries in terms of global developmental indices. Let’s take a look at some.   Access to health care In 2017, WHO ranked Nigeria 187th among 190 countries with best health system. The organization used indicators, such as overall level of health, distribution of health in populations, responsiveness and distribution of finan

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Nigeria - The Crawling Giant.

POLITICS

Another WHO Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Bauchi State

Another WHO Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Bauchi State Another staff of the World Health Organization (WHO) has tested positive for Coronavirus in Bauchi state bringing the total number of Coronavirus cases in the state to 8.  You would recall that a similar case happened on Monday, April 20, 2020, where the Bauchi State Government sealed the office complex shared by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO), after one of their workers tested positive to coron

  2 years ago ago
Another WHO Staff Tests Positive  for Coronavirus in Bauchi State

SPORTS

Footballer Neymar makes $950,000 to help fight covid-19.

Neymar Makes $950,000 To Help Fight Covid-19. Although he prefered to be an anonymous giver, the news about Neymar’s donations towards the fight to combat covid-19 has gone public. The Paris Saint-Germain footballer shared his donation between the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and a local funding organisation in Brazil. During and SBT programme Fofocolizando it was announced that Neymar wouldn’t want to be called out because of his donations but it is good to recognise good deeds. The donations

  2 years ago ago
Footballer Neymar makes $950,000 to help fight covid-19.