Ijeoma UKAZU

6 out of 10 children in Nigeria experience violation - NPC

A survey by National Population Commission, NPC, has lamented the high prevalence of violence against children, showing that six out of 10 children in Nigeria experience some form of violation.

Addressing journalists at a two-day media dialogue organised by the United Nations Children's Fun [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


Telecom operators faults NCC’s 2.6GHz spectrum auction

Some telecommunication operators in the country said they stayed away from the recent auction for spectrum license, to protest what they believe was pre-arranged to allow big operators win the license.
The Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, had in June this year, announced MTN Nigeria as th [...]

Sat, 22 October 2016


Stakeholders brainstorm to implement HIV strategy for AYP

With the aim to build capacity for the implementation of HIV strategy for Adolescent and Young People, AYP, stakeholders in the health sector brainstorm on its content and programmes.

Speaking to journalists at a capacity building meeting held in Lagos the Senior Special Assistance to the gover [...]

Thu, 20 October 2016


National Health Act: CSOs calls for consolidated fund

Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, under the aegis of Health Sector Reform Coalition, HSRC, has called for the return of the one percent consolidated fund captured in the National Health Act to the 2017 health budget.

In a statement jointly signed by the country representative, Champions for Ch [...]

Wed, 19 October 2016


Expert tasks FG on alternative HIV/AIDS funding

As donor fund for HIV treatment continue to shrink in the country, a clinician at Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Lagos, Dr. Dan Onwujekwe, said that the effect of total withdrawal without alternative source of funding for HIV would not be good for Nigeria.

Speaking to our correspo [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


Adolescents living with HIV demands govt attention

Adolescents Living With HIV, ALHIV, across six states of the federation have pressed home their demands to the government for access to retroviral.
Their demands are contained in a communique at the end of a two week National mentorship training program of ALHIV, in Nigeria held at RONIK Compreh [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


7.2 million children at risk over non-release of immunization funds

There are fears that the lives of over 7.2 million children in Nigeria are at risk as the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, withholds the release of N12.8bn for immunization.
After months of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent of the 2016 budget and barely five months to the end of th [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


Nigeria ranks 80 percent in malnutrition status, globally - CISLAC

As the scourge of malnutrition bites hard, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has observed that malnutrition reduces economic advancement of a nation by at least 8 percent saying Nigeria ranks 80 percent in the global malnutrition status.
At a one day capacity building organised [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


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