Category Child Safety

6 Days After Losing Her Brother, Grieving Nigerian Woman, Sally Suleiman Begs Divorced & Widowed Dads To Think Twice Before Committing To Another Woman

A young Nigerian woman named Sally Suleiman, who is mourning the death of her brother took to Twitter today to beg widowed and divorced men with children not to marry ‘useless women’. On September 2, Sally received news that her

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BREAKING: Nigeria Takes Over From India As World Capital For Under-5 Deaths

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two years earlier than the World Bank projected. The global bank

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WHO: Why Kids Below Five Are Not Recommended To Wear Face Masks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is not recommended for kids below five years to wear a face mask. In a video posted on WHO Africa Region’s Twitter handle @WHOAFRO, the Technical Lead for WHO African Region, Dr.

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COVID-19: Experts Task Parents On These 10 Things To Do Before Allowing Children Resume School

Whether your kids are heading back to school, full-time or part-time, it is important to keep them as safe as possible, especially as the coronavirus pandemic lingers with no vaccine yet. Although research indicated that children generally tended to experience

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Story Of Toddler Who Was Drifted By Water Currents To The Middle of The Sea Has Lessons In It For Parents With Little Children

The rescue story of a little girl who was found floating on an inflatable unicorn in the middle of a sea has made headlines worldwide. The child, said to be around four years old, was propelled out into the ocean

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Paediatrician Aisha Gobir Points Out One Major Health Problem Of Exposing Children To Common Household Air Pollution

A Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Aisha Gobir, has warned against exposing children to smoking and other household air pollution. According to the specialist, children exposed to such pollution are more

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Surgeon, Dr. Kunle Hassan On Why It Is Important For Kids & Adults To See An Ophthalmologist Once A Year

A physician has revealed why it is important for children to see an Ophthalmologist yearly. According to the Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr. Kunle Hassan, kids are exposed to mobile devices and computers, and this exposure can cause myopia (short-sightedness). The expert says

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UNICEF Recommends Face Masks For Children Above This Age

Since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face mask has been the most common public measure to protect against the virus, but their appropriateness for children is sometimes misunderstood. United Nations Children’s Fund says children above 11 years

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Veteran Actress, Kate Henshaw Gives Sterling Advice To Parents About Putting Their Kids ‘Out There’

Since social media became incorporated into the everyday lifestyle of millions of people worldwide, photos, and videos of personal activities of many individuals, including young children have become the order of the day. In the entertainment world, we’ve come to

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Largest Study Of Its Kind: Risk Of Having A Child With Autism Doubles If Mother Smokes Marijuana During Pregnancy

Women who smoke cannabis or marijuana during pregnancy almost double the risk of their child having autism, a major study of half a million births has found. The study, published in Nature Medicine on Monday, reviewed data from more than

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Researchers Explain The Different Types Of Bullying & Bullies Every Parents Should Watch For

Researchers who study bullying have discovered that there is much more to bullying than meets the eye. For instance, many people once believed that bullying only consisted of physical bullying and name-calling. However, there are actually six types of bullying, including everything

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Child Rights Advocate, Lolo Cynthia, Lists 7 Ways Parents Can Teach Children About Consent Without Mentioning Sex

The growing incidents of child molestation and sexual abuse can definitely make any parent /guardian paranoid about their child’s safety. As intimidating as the menace appears, there are proactive, simple steps you can take to build your child’s confidence to

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Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tickling Their Children

Tickling your toddler often leads to shrieks of laughter, but there are some interesting theories against it. Is there any truth to the idea that tickling your toddler is harmful? Although many parents have tickled a child at one point

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How To Detect If Kids Have COVID-19 When They Can’t Explain Their Symptoms

As a parent, it is often hard to know how sick or hurt your kid really is. Like when you think they have a mild stomach ache and it turns out to be appendicitis. Or you’re awoken by a hair-raising

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How To Identify And Prevent Childhood Cancers

Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically means a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease. There are many types, which can be found in different places throughout the

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Experts Describe Ways To Help Children Cope During COVID-19 Crisis

You will recall that in March, the Federal Government announced the shutdown of schools, religious houses and other public places like cinemas, nightclubs and parks to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, popularly known as COVID-19. While some

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CDC: Why Kids Under 2 Don’t Need Face Masks

Since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face mask has been the most common public measure to protect against the virus, but their appropriateness for children is sometimes misunderstood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face

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FG Postpones Plan To Reopen Schools Nationwide | Gives Reasons

The federal government has revealed that it will not be reopening schools nationwide as earlier stated, DailyPost reports. This was stated by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, while speaking at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force

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UPDATE: FG Issues New Guidelines On Reopening Of Schools

The Federal Ministry of Education has presented new guidelines for the reopening of schools nationwide. Recall that schools in the country were shut down in March by the Federal Government to curb the spread of Coronavirus. According to the ministry,

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Lagos State Government On Why Schools Will Continue To Remain Closed

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has given reasons for the continued closure of schools and tertiary institutions in the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the reasons two weeks after announcing that guidelines for reopening schools would be made public in the

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Allice’s Sad Story Calls The Attention Of Expecting Mothers To Have A Trusted Birthing Partner In The Delivery Room

The heartbreaking story of a Kenyan mom further proves the importance of having a trusted birthing partner in the delivery room for expectant mothers. A mother identified as Alice Ochuka and her family members have called for a thorough investigation,

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10 Water Safety Tips From A Mom Who Investigates Drownings

Natalie Livingston, vice president of Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting (OoASC) in California, posted her expert knowledge on Facebook, where it has been shared 37,000 times. People commented by the thousands, thanking Livingston for her clever advice. Livingston told “Good Morning

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Health Practitioners Raise Concerns Over Plans By FG To Reopen Schools Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Health practitioners have kicked against the federal government’s plan to reopen schools amidst COVID-19. The experts say the decision was ill-timed and capable of slowing down the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. Speaking to THISDAY on Thursday, the President, Pharmaceutical

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COVID-19: FG Considers Re-opening Schools For Morning And Afternoon Classes | Details

The Federal Government has disclosed that it is thinking of sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of school reopening amid the pandemic, The Nation has reported. This disclosure was made by the Minister of

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‘We will jail parents who enroll children into Almajiri system’ – Governor Naisr El-Rufai Warns

The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has warned that parents who enroll their children in the Almajiri education system stand the risk of prosecution and two years imprisonment. The governor stated this when he visited 200 Almajiri children repatriated from

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