News and press releases are listed in date order, starting with the most recent:
Nigeria: community-led total sanitation pays off
Katsina state, Nigeria, September 2011 - Dadin Sarki is the name of a Northern Nigerian community of 150 households or nearly 1700 people where open defecation was practiced indiscriminately until very recently.
Nigeria: communities take charge to end open defecation
Katsina state, Nigeria, September 2011 - Seven-year-old Abdul is a leader among his peers in preventing open defecation (OD) in his community, Unguwar Barmo in Bakori Local Government Area (LGA), Katsina state, Nigeria.
Nigeria: traditional and religious leaders stand up for children
KANO, Northern Nigeria, August 2011 Recently, in Kano, Northern Nigeria, no less 90 than traditional and religious leaders gathered to renew their commitment to provide essential services for children in their jurisdictions.
Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club donates 5 Million Naira to UNICEF, benefitting vulnerable children in Kaduna State
Kaduna, Nigeria, 6 June 2011: UNICEF’s private-sector partner, Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club, donated N5million to UNICEF to use in its work in support of orphans and vulnerable children, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS in Kaduna State.
On National Children’s Day, UNICEF commends Nigeria for National Health Act
Abuja, 27 May 2011 - As Nigeria celebrates its Children’s Day, UNICEF commends the National Assembly for passing the National Health Bill into law. The National Health Act is the best gift to Nigerian children as they celebrate their day.
Women and children in Nigeria to benefit from CAD21 million Canadian grant
Abuja, 7 April 2011 - CIDA, the Canadian International Development Agency, has made a grant of CAD21 million available through UNFPA, WHO and UNICEF to assist the Government of Nigeria and its partners in improving the lives of women and young children.
Kids’ Athletics Federation (IAAF) Programme comes to Nigeria
Lagos, 9 March 2011–The Nigerian child’s right to play and sport will be given a boost as International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), British Council, UNICEF and other partners begin a master trainer course for the Kids Athletics programme.
Vaccine Cold-Chain Store For 3 Million Children and Women Inaugurated in Nigeria Today
Lagos, February 7, 2011 - Vaccine cold-chain stores that can serve up to 3-million children and pregnant women was inaugurated today by the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria and UNICEF
UNICEF Receives 3 Million Euros From ECHO to Fight Child Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria
About 54,000 severely malnourished children in seven drought-affected, northern Nigerian states will benefit from emergency aid funded by a 3-million Euro grant from the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) to UNICEF Nigeria.
European Union signs a €9 Million agreement with UNICEF for rural water and sanitation in six states
Abuja, 19 October 2010 - Today, the European Union signed an agreement with UNICEF that will bring sustainable and integrated water supply and sanitation as well as hygiene promotion to 200,000 people in selected rural communities in Nigeria
Clean hands saves lives! UNICEF joins Nigeria to celebrate global handwashing day
ABUJA, 15 October 2010—UNICEF is joining Nigeria to mark Global Handwashing Day today to call attention to the life-saving importance of handwashing with soap or ash and water.
UNICEF collaborates with partners to fight cholera outbreak in Nigeria
Bauchi, 16 September 2010 - Gudum is less than 10 kms from Bauchi town, capital of Bauchi State, northeast Nigeria. Despite its nearness to the state capital and safe water sources, the main sources of water for this community are anything but safe.
UNICEF and WHO join national efforts to contain cholera outbreak in 11 States
ABUJA, 1 September 2010—UNICEF, WHO and other partners are supporting the Federal and state governments in Nigeria as they strive to contain a cholera outbreak in 11 states. Government officials say that as at 30 August, 352 deaths had been reported.
Just 10 Steps: UNICEF joins Government to urge healthcare workers to promote exclusive breastfeeding
ABUJA, 3 August 2010—As they continue to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, Nigeria and UNICEF are calling on health professionals to encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months.
UNICEF joins British Council for Nigeria launch of school sports programme inspired by Olympics
ABUJA, 26 July 2010—In a ceremony at the National Stadium today, UNICEF joined the British Council to launch the Nigeria component of International Inspiration, a UK-led school sports development programme inspired by the 2012 London Olympics.
Sokoto State Governor signs performance contracts with 23 local government chairmen to boost child and maternal survival
SOKOTO, 5 July 2010—The chairmen of all 23 local government areas in the State have now signed performance contracts that itemize measures they agree to take in 2010 to improve child and maternal survival and wellbeing.
Lere long lasting insecticide net (LLIN) distribution
Kaduna, 26 June 2010 - Malaria remains a major public health problem in Nigeria. An estimated 300,000 children under-five die of malaria each year, and up to 11% of maternal mortality is caused by the disease.
Kebbi and UNICEF sign MOU on services to procure health supplies
BIRNIN KEBBI, 24 June 2010—The government of Kebbi State and UNICEF today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for procurement services for primary healthcare supplies, notably ready-to-use therapeutic foods for treating children with malnutrition.
UNICEF Regional Director discusses Sahelian food crisis with Minister of National Planning
ABUJA, 22 June 2010—UNICEF’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa, the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria and UNICEF Representative in Nigeria met the Minister of National Planning in Abuja to discuss issues including the food crisis in the Sahel
Providing for children is a collective responsibility says UNICEF on the Day of the African Child.
ABUJA, 16 June 2010— On this Day of the African Child, UNICEF celebrates its partnership with the Nigerian Government to ensure conditions are in place to ensure children can enjoy their right to a safe, happy childhood and develop to their full potential
Enugu taxi initiative drives home messages on child survival
Enugu, 28 April 2010 - UNICEF Nigeria’s Field Office in Enugu as partnered with the private sector to literally ‘drive home’ key messages for accelerated child survival and development by posting public interest messages on new yellow taxis in the State.
UNICEF and Nigerian Red Cross sign agreement on joint humanitarian response
ABUJA, 1 June 2010—UNICEF has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian Red Cross Society that will enable the two organizations work together quickly and seamlessly with government to protect children in the event of any kind of disaster.
UNICEF commends joint action to protect children and women
ABUJA, 27 May, 2010 - "Let all of us who are working for children,” urged UNICEF Representative, Dr Suomi Sakai, “use this Children’s Day to reflect on what’s working and what isn’t so we can fashion strategies to make a better life for them.”
Anthony Lake begins his tenure as UNICEF's Executive Director
NEW YORK, 1 May 2010 - Anthony Lake today begins his tenure as UNICEF’s sixth Executive Director, bringing more than 45 years of public and international service to the position.
UNICEF says malaria still number-one killer of children under five in Nigeria
ABUJA, 25 April 2010 — As the world commemorates the World Malaria Day, UNICEF says that malaria is still the number-one killer of children in Nigeria.
Safe water saves children's lives, says UNICEF as it celebrates World Water Day with Nigeria
22 March 2010, Abuja--UNICEF is joining Nigeria and the world to celebrate World Water Day today. With the theme “Clean Water for a Healthy World”, the day reminds us of the role clean water plays in preserving life and health, particularly of children...
Nigerians donate N15 Million to UNICEF for Haiti
12 March 2010, Abuja—On the two-month anniversary of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti, UNICEF Nigeria thanks the schools, individuals and companies here for their generous donation of more than N15 million to UNICEF's earthquake relief work in Haiti.
As the world celebrates International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), UNICEF calls for strong alliance between the media and children.
5 March, 2010, Abuja - On Sunday, 7 March broadcasting organizations throughout Nigeria will join the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.
The United Nations in Nigeria calls for equal rights and equal opportunities for women
5 March 2010—“Until women and girls are liberated from poverty and injustice, all our goals—peace, security, sustainable development—stand in jeopardy,” says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of this year’s International Women's Day.
UNICEF and Government of Nigeria join massive African campaign to immunize 85 million children against polio in 4 days.
5 March 2010, Abuja—Starting tomorrow, Nigeria, with the support of UNICEF, WHO and other partners, joins 19 countries in West and Central Africa in a synchronized campaign to immunize over 85 million children under five years old against polio in 4 days.
UNICEF sends relief supplies to Jos
23 January 2010 — In response to Plateau State’s request, UNICEF sent two truckloads of relief items for victims of the upheavals in Jos yesterday and today; it will deliver more supplies in the coming days.
UNICEF laments death of children in Bauchi, and deplores the exploitation of vulnerable children
30 December 2009 - UNICEF laments the death of the children in clashes that erupted in Bauchi on 28 December. Observers report that most of the sect members involved in the incident were children aged between 10 and 15, backed up by adult members.
UNICEF calls for equal care and protection for orphans and vulnerable children as Minister of Women Affairs releases survey results
15 December 2009 - Nearly one quarter of all children in Nigeria —some 17.5 million—are orphans or vulnerable in other ways, according to the results of a survey released by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in Abuja today.
An Answer to West Africa’s Challenges – Child’s Rights
20 November 2009 - The most widely ratified international human rights treaty is 20 years old. ECOWAS and UNICEF make a strong case for the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a critical platform to achieve meaningful development in the region.
Clean hands save lives! UNICEF joins all Nigeria and the world to celebrate Global Handwashing Day October 15
15 October 2009 - UNICEF is joining all Nigeria to mark Global Handwashing Day, a day when all the countries of the world unite to call attention to the life-saving importance of hand washing with soap or ash and water.
First Lady of Nigeria flags off 2009 Sheraton walk for UNICEF
9 October 2009—Hundreds of people joined the Sheraton Abuja Hotel and UNICEF for their annual walk for children on 10 October 2009, to raise awareness of the plight of orphans and vulnerable children around the world.
UNICEF and Organising Committee for the African Cup of Nations (COCAN) sign MOU to protect children rights during the tournament
28 September 2009, Luanda—The Organising Committee of the African Cup of Nations (COCAN) and UNICEF have signed an agreement to promote respect for children’s rights during the upcoming football championship to take place in Angola in January 2010.
Japan boosts Child Survival in Nigeria with N1.2 Billion
18 August, 2009 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today received a grant of N1.2 Billion (US $ 8.5 Million) for Child Survival programmes in Nigeria. Donated by the Government of Japan, the grant is for...
UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visits northern Nigeria and announces $1.8 million to address malnutrition
3 August 2009 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, concluding a visit to the northern states of Kebbi and Sokoto in Nigeria, announced $1.85 million in additional support for UNICEF nutrition programmes.
UNICEF Executive Director launches first-ever National Child Health Week in Nigeria
31 July 2009 – UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman and the Nigerian Health Minister, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, launched the first ever National Health Week in Nigeria which will take place 1 to 8 August, 2009.
Breastfeeding key to child survival, says UNICEF Executive Director in Nigeria
31 July 2009 – As Nigeria joins the rest of the international community to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August, UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman is in Nigeria, highlighting the critical need for improvements in child health and nutrition
UNICEF Chief commemorates Breastfeeding Week by promoting better nutrition and child health in Nigeria
31 July 2009 - UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman emphasized the contribution that breastfeeding can make to improving children’s nutrition, health and development, speaking in Nigeria today at the start of World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August).
VISIT OF UNICEF’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO NIGERIA
30 July 2009 - Since her appointment in 2005 as the fifth Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Ms Ann Veneman will be making her first official visit to Nigeria.
On the Day of the African Child, UNICEF calls for a Nigeria fit for children
16 June 2009 – On this Day of the African Child, UNICEF called on governments, civil society, communities and families to make Nigeria “fit for children” by protecting children’s health and preventing practices that threaten children's survival
Kanu reappointed UNICEF Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador
11 June 2009 – After signing on for a third term as UNICEF Nigeria Ambassador, Kanu Nwankwo visited the Child Rights and Rehabilitation Network shelter in Akwa Ibom State for children rejected by their families after being accused of witchcraft.
UNICEF celebrates Children's Day in Nigeria
27 May 2009—As Nigeria marks Children’s Day today under the theme “Expose violence and sexual exploitation of children: uphold the rights of the child”, UNICEF calls for vigilance and urgent action to stem child abuse and protect children’s rights.
UNICEF laments deaths of Nigerian mothers
26 May 2009 – About every 10 minutes, a Nigerian woman dies as a result of complications of pregnancy or childbirth. UNICEF, marking Nigerian Safe Motherhood Day on 26 May, laments this loss and calls on all Nigerians to help stop maternal deaths...
UNICEF: Scale up of the Integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strategy (IMNCH) to reduce Maternal and Newborn deaths in Nigeria
16 February 2009 - Maternal and newborn deaths in Nigeria must be drastically reduced if Nigeria is to meet millennium development goals 4 and 5. This was highlighted at the launch of the 2009 State of the World's Children Report at the UN House, Abuja.
Global Measles Deaths Drop by 74 percent
4 December 2008 - Measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000. The progress was announced today by the founding partners of the Measles Initiative...
Nigerian First Lady supports maternal mortality reduction with “mama kits”
25 November 2008 - Nigerian First Lady Hajia Turai Yar’Adua has pledged commitment to maternal mortality reduction in Nigeria during a courtesy visit to her office by UNICEF Nigeria Country Representative, Dr. Suomi Sakai...
Working with traditional rulers to achieve results for children
21 November 2008 - UNICEF Chief of Kaduna Field Office, Mr. James Mugaju, has paid a working visit to the two key emirs of Katsina and Daura to promote community dialogue for the realisation of children's rights.
Kaduna State Governor commits to ensuring the welfare of women and children in the State
28 October 2008 - “This administration will do everything possible to ensure every child has the opportunity to enjoy free education, and for pregnant women and children under-5, free medical care”, said the Governor during a courtesy by UNICEF.
Nigerian Children join to encourage Handwashing with Soap on the first-ever Global Handwashing Day
14 October 2008 - From Mauritania to Chad, Niger to Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire to Congo and Nigeria to the Democratic Republic of Congo, playgrounds and classrooms, local communities and city centers will be buzzing on Global Handwashing Day...
UNICEF: Report Highlights Risk of Maternal Mortality in Developing World
19 September 2008 - A new report on maternal mortality, released by UNICEF today, highlights the risks faced during pregnancy and childbirth by women in developing countries. Nearly all maternal deaths occur in developing countries; over 80 per cent in su
Top policy makers make commitment to improve lives of children and women in Northern Nigeria
17 September 2008 - The Governor of Gombe State and other top policy makers, supported by UNICEF, have given firm commitment to enunciate policies, set up systems, and make adequate budgetary allocations to actualise children and women rights.
President Yar' Adua accepts appointment of new UNICEF Representative to Nigeria
4 September 2008 – President Umaru Yar’ Adua has accepted the appointment of Dr. Suomi Sakai as the new country representative of UNICEF in Nigeria by the UNICEF Executive Director Mrs Ann Veneman.
Beware of Fraud
August 2008 - We have received reports that imposters are using UNICEF’s name – and hard-earned credibility – to solicit members of the public via websites, e-mails and phone calls. Here are more details on how you can protect both UNICEF and yourself.
Supporting mothers to breastfeed will improve children’s chances of survival
1 August 2008 - On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), is recommending the provision of increased support for breastfeeding mothers
National Launch of 2008 International Year of Sanitation in Nigeria
24 July 2008 - The 2008 International Year of Sanitation in Nigeria was officially launched on July 24, 2008 in Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos as part of the National Council on Water Resources Meeting.
UNICEF Nigeria launches the State of Africa's Children report 2008
15 July 2008 - UNICEF Nigeria Country office in collaboration with the Federal Ministries of Health and Women’s Affairs and Social Development today launched the 2008 State of Africa’s Children Report with a call to unite for child survival in Nigeria.
Japan boosts child survival in Nigeria with N940 Million - contribution targets Polio eradication, malaria prevention and routine immunization.
20 June 2008 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today received a grant of N940 Million (US $ 8.04 Million) for Child Survival programmes in Nigeria.
Day of the African Child: highlighting the right to participate
16 June 2008 - At the commemoration of the Day of the African Child, UNICEF Acting Representative, Dr. Robert Limlim, called on all states of the federation to pass the Child Rights Act; only 18 of the country’s 36 states have enacted the law thus far.
UNICEF, Zenith bank partner for children's welfare
16 June 2008 - UNICEF's fundraising and public advocacy on behalf of children in Nigeria received a major private sector boost with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Zenith Bank to raise funds for its interventions for children’s rights.
Kaduna Polo Club teams up with UNICEF to fight HIV/AIDS - As Emir of Katsina Charity Shield Polo Tournament ends
8 June 2008 - The Polo tournament for the Emir of Katsina Charity Shield organised by Fifth Chukker raised six million naira to support UNICEF’s Children and AIDS programme. The money goes towards providing support to orphans and vulnerable children.
Children's Day 2008: Making Nigeria fit for our children
27 May 2008 - As Nigeria marked International Children’s Day on May 27 with the theme “A Nigeria fit for children: A call for renewal of commitment”, the underlying question remains, ‘How fit is Nigeria for its children?’
UNICEF Calls for More Investments on Children
27 May 2008 - As Nigeria marks the Children’s today, UNICEF supports the theme of “A Nigeria Fit for Children; A Call for renewal of Commitment”. However, Nigeria needs to do more to make the country fit for her children...
Together we can fight the scourge of malaria
25 April 2008 - The World Malaria Day in Nigeria this year took a new and different dimension with the introduction of a novel feature in the form of the 'Malaria torch.'
Nigerian First Lady commits to promote girls' education
28 March 2008 - “To the extent that illiteracy impedes progress and development, the measure of success of our restoration efforts would be greatly dependent on the level to which we succeed in living up to the pledge of equal opportunity in education..."
Bauchi State Government, FME, UNICEF and Civil Society Organisations launch Nigeria Girls’ Education Initiative (NGEI) State Chapters to promote girls’ education in Nigeria
28 March 2008 - In a concerted effort to address gender disparity in girls’ education in Northern Nigeria, the Bauchi State Government, the Federal Ministry of Education, UNICEF and Civil Society Organizations, today in Bauchi kicked off the launch ...
6 in 10 Africans Remain Without Access to Proper Toilet: Poor Sanitation Threatens Public Health
20 March 2008 - World Water Day 2008, built around the theme “Sanitation Matters," seeks to draw attention to the plight of some 2.6 billion people worldwide who live without access to even a toilet at home..thus are vulnerable to a range of health risks.
Nigeria’s First Lady mobilises wives of politicians for final push against polio
21 February 2008 - Nigeria's First Lady, visiting WHO Director General, Sultan of Sokoto, former Health Minister, and UNICEF Nigeria Country Representative, attended a high profile flag off for the second round of polio immunisation campaign in Abuja.
Nwankwo Kanu, others, join CAF and UNICEF to promote education for all children during 2008 African Cup of Nations
17 January 2008 - Nwankwo Kanu, captain of the Super Eagles, and some of Africa’s other top football players have come together to help UNICEF raise money for children across Africa to receive a quality education during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations...
Children interview President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua at the occasion of the International Day of Broadcasting
10 December 2007 - President Yar'Adua of Nigeria was interviewed by children on National Radio and TV during a 25-minute media chat at the occasion of the International Day of Broadcasting in Nigeria.
Private sector companies and West Africa Idol, Omawumi, unite in support of Children and AIDS campaign
1 December 2007 - To mark World AIDS Day, eleven companies are taking part in a special UNICEF Football Cup competition in support of the ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS’ campaign...
Borno State Government, Japan Embassy and UNICEF commission vaccine cold store as Immunization Plus Days take place in 12 Northern States
26 November 2007 - As Borno State conducts the 6th and last round of Immunization Plus Days in the year- with 11 other high risk States- a new vaccine cold room was commissioned in Maiduguri at the epidemiological Unit of Maidokori ward by the Governor...
UN launches International Year of Sanitation to address global crisis
21 November 2007 - The United Nations today officially launched the International Year of Sanitation to accelerate progress for 2.6 billion people world wide who are without proper sanitation facilities.
Launch of national school health policy and the national education sector HIV/AIDS strategic plan
13 November 2007 - The Federal Government today launched two policy documents related to the integration of health into the education system: the National School Health Policy and the National Education Sector HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan.
Unilever and UNICEF support hygiene promotion in primary schools: hand washing campaign launched in Federal Capital Territory
25 October 2007 - UNICEF and Unilever Nigeria in conjunction with the Federal Capital Territory launched a Hand Washing in Schools campaign aimed at promoting hygiene among pupils and their families and currently being launched in all States...
UNICEF congratulates Nigeria on the launch of a national Integrated Early Childhood Development policy
8 October 2007 - UNICEF congratulates Nigeria for launching a national policy for the Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD). The policy seeks a holistic development of the Nigerian child, ensuring a good start in life for all children under-5....
Kano State Ministry of Health, Japan Embassy and UNICEF commission vaccine cold store
4 October 2007 - Children’s immunization in Kano State is to benefit from the new vaccine cold room commissioned today in Kano at Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital by the Acting Governor of Kano State...
Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, NAPTIP and UNICEF launch a N35 million public awareness campaign on child trafficking
27 September 2007 - UNICEF, FRCN, NAPTIP launch a N35 million, three month intensive campaign on child trafficking linked with birth regisgtration...
Lagos State Ministry of Health, Japan Embassy and UNICEF commission vaccine cold store
19 September 2007 - The Immunization programme in Lagos State is to benefit from the new vaccine cold room commissioned today in Lagos State Old Secretariat, Ikeja, by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr 'Jide Idris...
Nwankwo Kanu re-appointed UNICEF Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador
12 June 2007 - Nigerian soccer star Nwankwo Kanu today accepted to continue to advocate for Nigerian children as UNICEF renewed his appointment as UNICEF Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony in Lagos...
Japan doubles donation to UNICEF for the reduction of child mortality in Nigeria
8 June 2007 - Child survival programmes in Nigeria are to benefit from the generous grant of US$ 9.25 million given by the Government of Japan to UNICEF for polio eradication, routine immunization and the prevention of malaria in Nigeria...
Nigeria launches a national action plan for orphans and vulnerable children
17 May 2007 - A 5-year national plan of action for orphans and vulnerable children was launched today by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The OVC national plan provides a clear framework for mitigating the impact of orphanhood and ...
UNICEF congratulates the Government of Nigeria for achieving Universal Salt Iodization
11 May 2007 - UNICEF today congratulated the Government of Nigeria for achieving Universal Salt Iodization, a recognition given by the Global Network for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency at the international forum on Micronutrient Deficiency...
New Standard for Drinking Water Quality in Nigeria to ensure the safety of drinking water and protect public health
9 May 2007 - The establishment of the new certified Nigerian Standard for Drinking Water Quality will ensure the safety of drinking water supplies and the protection of public health. Poor quality of water is responsible for the spread of deadly ...
National Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF embark on survey to monitor MDGs, maternal and child well being
20 March 2007 - The National Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF started the collection of data for the third Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 3). The MICS Survey is a national household survey developed by UNICEF to assist countries in...
Private sector and Kanu Nwankwo play football in support of Children and AIDS campaign
3 December 2006 - As the World just marked World AIDS Day, twelve companies and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Kanu Nwankwo engage in a special UNICEF Football Cup match in support of the ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign...
Japan donates N544 million to UNICEF for polio eradication and malaria prevention in Nigeria
23 August 2006 - As Nigeria is still reporting the largest number of poliovirus cases in the world, the Government of Japan today donated N544 million (JPY 495 Million) to UNICEF in order to support the immunization drive...
Millions of Nigerian children devastated by HIV/AIDS
27 May 2006 - As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day, UNICEF is concerned by the slow progress made in reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on children...
The missing face of AIDS: UNICEF and UNAIDS launch 'Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS' in Nigeria
8 November 2005 - UNICEF, the UN Theme group on HIV-AIDS and the Federal Government of Nigeria today launched in Abuja the Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign...
2.1 million Nigerians to access safe drinking water as the EC, Nigeria and UNICEF sign N5.5 billion (€33.3 million) agreement
14 July 2005 - The European Commission (EC), the Nigerian Government and UNICEF have signed a four-year grant agreement for a Rural Water and Sanitation Project worth €33.3 million that will provide safe drinking water to over 2 million Nigerians...
UNICEF congratulates Republic of Benin and Federal Republic of Nigeria for signing cooperation agreement to fight child trafficking
9 June 2005 - UNICEF congratulates the Governments of the Republic of Benin and the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the signing today, in Cotonou, of a Cooperation agreement to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons with emphasis on...
Nigeria making progress towards polio eradication goal: May National Immunization Days (NIDs) critical to polio fight
May 2005 - As Nigeria launches the third round of National Immunisation Campaigns in 2005, a recent expert review of Nigeria’s polio eradication programme reaffirmed that the country is making strong progress towards the end 2005 goal of stopping polio...
Arrival of Mr. Ayalew Abai, newly appointed UNICEF Representative in Nigeria
18 May 2005 - Mr. Ayalew Abai, who was appointed as UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, recently arrived in the country to take up office...
Nigeria to lead the way in girls' education; UK government invests $50 million
8 December 2004 - One of the world’s largest girls’ education projects will be launched tomorrow in Nigeria, supported by a $50 million grant from the UK Government...
Federal Government of Nigeria and UNICEF assess progress after three years of Country Programme
26 October 2004 - During the last two days, the Federal Government of Nigeria and UNICEF held the Mid-Term Review of the Country Programme of Cooperation for Nigerian Children and Women which covers the six-year period from 2002 to 2007...