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Nigeria

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 173,620,000
  • Population under 15: 46%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 52.5 years
  • Human Development Index: 152 out of 187
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 3.2%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 19%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 49%

Sources: World Bank, UNDP, UNAIDS, DHS 2013

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List of Organisations

Shina Abubakar - Vanguard,

"The Proprietor of an Orphanage home in Ile-Ife, Mrs Elizabeth Oroyemi slumped as Osun State Government officials sealed the social facility over suspected illegal activities, including being used as baby factory," says this article from Vanguard.

Elijah Bamgboye, Tayo Odusote, Iyabode Olusanmi, Joshua Akinyemi, Yussuf Bidemi, Ayo Adebowale, Ashaolu Gbenga, Oladapo Ladipo - African Health Sciences,

The purpose of this study from the journal of African Health Sciences was to assess the level of household hunger and associated factors among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Rev Ifeanyi Mbaegbu - All Africa,

"The lockdown measures have increased the risk of children [in Nigeria] becoming victims of domestic violence, bullying and other forms of abuse," says Rev Ifeanyi Mbaegbu in this article.

BBC News,

This article from BBC News describes the movement of children and young people in Nigeria from Koranic schools back to their homes during the COVID-19 crisis, "one of the biggest ever state organised mass movements of minors in Africa's most-populous state."

GBV Sub-Sector, Nigeria,

This Guidance Note aims to provide actions to be considered for ensuring gender-based violence (GBV) service provision in the time of COVID-19 with its heightened risks.

Adebola A. Adejimi, et al - World Journal of AIDS,

This paper presents the achievements and implications of HIV Programme Development Project (HPDP) funded by World Bank on care and support services for OVC in Osun State, Nigeria.

Olayinka Modupe Onayemi1 and Adeyinka Abideen Aderinto - Cogent Social Sciences,

This study investigated the exactitude of claims on the existence of corrupt practices and systemic vulnerabilities within the child adoption domains in Nigeria.

Stephen S. Ojo and Sofela Afolasade Olayinka - IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science,

The general objective of this study is to assess the response strategies of NGOs in meeting the needs of vulnerable children in vulnerable households in selected communities of Nasarawa Eggon LGA of Nasarawa state, Nigeria.

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Adrian D. van Breda & John Pinkerton - Emerging Adulthood,

The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.