Mrs Ismaila decided to visit the facebook page of Fatima, her 11 year old daughter and was shocked to see various posts on her wall like 'fat and lazy Fati', and pictures including that of a bloated woman with the tag ' As fat and ugly as Fatima.' To some of the posts Fatima responded with insults like one in which she commented on a status update by one of her friends on her page and one of the bullies wrote " always the same brainless, dull, tactless fati bombo- Fatima, you see your life?'

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So far this year 14 schools have been burnt down in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northern Nigeria, forcing over 7,000 children out of formal education and pushing down enrolment rates in an already ill-educated region.

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A study released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified the most feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria’s immunization program that could offer the best hope yet for scaling up vaccine access to the nation’s most rural areas and taking aim at the country’s precipitous number of child deaths.

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Nasibah is starving, literally. Born 10 days after an illness put her mother, Manira, aged 20, to bed, the three-month old only breastfed for 37 days.

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Oxford dictionary defines disabled as people with a permanent illness or injury that makes it difficult for them to use part of their body completely or easily . Also, The Child Rights Act 2003 law defines a child as a person who has not attained the age of eighteen years. Therefore, the physically challenged children are under age that need to be nurtured and assisted to overcome physical, emotional and mental challenges to develop into responsible adults.

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United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has identified exclusion of underprivileged children in urban areas in the provision of social amenities as one of the factors fueling the increase of violent crimes across the country.

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Eleven million children in Nigeria suffer chronic malnutrition, a condition commonly referred to as wasted, says the group Save the Children.

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Half a billion children could grow up physically and mentally stunted over the next 15 years because they do not have enough to eat, the charity Save the Children says in a new report.

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Sahel states are bracing for a long, potentially deadly hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are unemployed, armed and creating fresh strife in already-vulnerable countries.

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Since the removal of fuel subsidy, children have not been left out of the debate for and against it. From the children who joined the nationwide strike and protests on the streets to those who are representatives of children in the Children Parliament, and those who just expressed their views to their peers, parents or neighbours, they were as much interested and affected as the adults.

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