Category Child Safety

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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WORRISOME! Medical Experts Raise Concerns About Coronavirus Posing A Greater Threat To Children | See Details

A mysterious disease linked to the deadly coronavirus has been discovered to affect children. Several European countries and North America have reported the disease. Up to 100 children in the UK have been affected by the disease and studies suggest

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UNICEF Warns That Coronavirus May Lill 171,000 Nigerian Children In The Next 6 Months

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that no fewer than 171,000 children (950 daily) may die in Nigeria in next six months. This, according to UNICEF is due to disruption in routine medical services and threats

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Pregnant? Here’s What To Know About The Coronavirus & Your Unborn Baby

One of the biggest concerns about COVID-19, the illness caused by the new 2019 coronavirus, is how the infection affects pregnant women and their unborn children. Although evidence is extremely limited, early research suggests the virus cannot be transmitted in

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Read Why Most Babies Shouldn’t Take Vitamin C Supplements

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient that plays a critical role in a variety of your baby’s most vital physical functions. Though essential throughout every stage of life, infants need less vitamin C than adults.

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12-Year-Old Juliet Daly Bravely Recounts Her Battle And Victory Over COVID-19

”I wanted for it all to stop”, these are not the words one would exactly hear from a girl who is barely in her teen years, but 12-year-old Juliet Daly bravely told Good Morning America about her battle and victory

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New Study Accounts For How Adopted and Biological Siblings Respond Differently To Depression Caused By Home Environment

New research finds that children’s rearing environment has a meaningful impact on their risk for major depression later in life, and notes the importance supporting of nurturing environments when children are at risk. In the study, authors analyzed the health

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COVID-19: Jigawa State Government Receives Hundreds Of Almajiris Deported From Kano

By the time the COVID-19 pandemic is over, it is certain that people and systems will not operate as they always have, just as the almajiri system that operates in the northern part of Nigeria where many vulnerable children roam

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COVID-19: Schools Across UK To Shut Down Until Further Notice

The UK government will shut all schools in England as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in other to contain the disease at the “right time”. Speaking at the government’s daily press conference on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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Celebrity Dad, DaddyFreeze Models Responsible Parenting By Getting Man Who Sexualized His Son On Instagram Arrested

Celebrity dad, Ifedayo Ayorinde aka DaddyFreeze has shown that he is deliberate about parenting and ensuring a safe place for his children as well as other peoples’ children after getting a potential pervert arrested. Freeze had shared a photo of

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Public Outrage As Nigerian Parents Of Critically Ill Baby Are Boycotting Medical Help Because Their Jehovah Witness Faith Is Against Blood Transfusion

Nigerians on social media are outraged following the release of a video showing a Nigerian father refusing medical assistance for his ailing daughter, Precious, just because his church, Jehovah’s Witness, is against blood transfusion. The video was shared by activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who

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Danish Aid Worker, Anja Ringgren Lovén Marks Four Years Since The Rescue Of Boy Her Foundation Is Named After

Four years ago, January 30, 2016, Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Lovén was photographed giving water to a severely emaciated 2-year-old boy, who she rescued after he was branded a witch by his family and left to starve to death

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‘Paedo paradise’: How African Children Are Sold To British Paedophiles On Vacation In Gambia

Gambian children are being sold to British paedophiles for as little as £2-a-time by their desperate parents, a reporter has uncovered. Sun Online UK reveals that huge numbers of predators are taking advantage of lax laws in The Gambia to

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World’s First Transgender Doll Raises Serious Concerns Over The Preservation Of Children And Their Identities

The world’s first transgender doll has gone on sale in a toy shop in Russia sparking widespread concern for the future of children, their families and the world as a whole. Photos of the doll  – which features a penis

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Suicide Note Left By 15-Year-Old Girl Is A Moral Instruction For All Parents

A 15-year-old girl has completely blindsided her parents and taken her own life but her suicide note is an eye-opener; one that reveals it was her parents that first blindsided her. The heartbreaking note left by the teenage girl showed

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Nigerian Pharmacist, Okiti Peace Answers Why Traditional Medicine (Agbo) Is Dangerous For You & Your Child

Orthodox medicine is no doubt the most conventional form of treatment for ailing health but traditional herbal remedies, popularly called ‘Agbo’ in Nigeria competes quite favourably. While there has been a lot of debate on the safety and efficacy of

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