• 13 per cent infant deaths linked to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF

    13 per cent infant deaths linked to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that low exclusive breast feeding and inappropriate complementary feeding was responsible for increasing rate of stunted growth among children in Nigeria.

    Making a presentation at a workshop on child malnutrition at Ibadan, the UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Mrs Ada Ezeogu, added that 33% of children are already stunted following reports by the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHNS) survey of 2015.

    She further explained that children who are exclusively breastfed including with the right complementary […]

  • HURIWA urges UN to investigate deaths in EFCC cell

    HURIWA urges UN to investigate deaths in EFCC cell

    Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate alleged cases of torture and extra-legal executions in detention facilities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other prisons.

    Besides, the rights group cautioned government to take proactive security and intelligence steps to secure lives of those currently being tried for alleged membership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), especially Nnamdi Kanu.

    The group described them as political prisoners.

    In a […]