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Nigeria still lagging behind in provision of water and sanitation for all ahead of United Nations review of SDG 6 – WaterAid

Nigeria is at the precipice of a water, sanitation and hygiene catastrophe. Thirty-three per cent (about 60 million) of people in Nigeria are currently living without adequate access to water; 67% (over 120 million people) do not have a decent toilet and 26% (about 47 million people) practice open defecation. Accessibility, availability and quality vary widely in Nigeria, with national ...

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Glisten International Academy Holds 7th Annual Inter-House Sport Fiesta in Abuja!

Achieving wholesomeness for both the mind and body in schools through sporting activities such as track and field events plays crucial role towards improved academic performance as well as social interaction particularly amongst the teens. These amongst other contributing factors to better learning process prompted the 7th Annual Inter-House Sport of Glisten International  Academy, Abuja yesterday, 3rd March, 2018. The Inter-House ...

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Stakeholders Hold Roundtable on Digital Rights and Engagement in Lagos!

Effective digital engagement by government agencies remains a big priority for the Federal Government because of its immense potential, this was the position of Tolu Ogunlesi, the Head of Presidency Office of Digital Engagement (PODE). Ogunlesi was speaking at a stakeholder roundtable on digital rights and digital engagement organised by Paradigm Initiative, Facebook and PODE. The roundtable, which held on ...

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IIM Africa: New Governing Council Members elected!

The Institute of Information Management, Africa, has elected a new governing council The new governing council emerged after a keenly contested election which was concluded on Monday evening and which result was released on Wednesday by the Institute’s Electoral Officer, Christian Chibuzo Maduka. In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP, Maduka gave the names of the successful candidates who emerged ...

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SAP, NAPPS and CODERINA Host Annual FLL Tournament for the Nigerian Students!

National Association of Proprietors and Private School Owners (NAPPS) in collaboration with CODERINA and SAP had hosted yet another annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotic Competition for both the private and public secondary school students in Abuja yesterday. The 2018 FLL tournament with the theme “Hydro-Dynamics” had student participants from 10 public schools and 10 private schools selected across the ...

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Amnesty International: Nigeria’s Human rights crisis is unrelenting!

Amnesty International publishes State of the World’s Human Rights report for 2017 to 2018 Boko Haram killed 411 civilians in 2017 At least 340 people died in military detention Inter-communal violence claimed 549 lives across 12 states Human rights defenders continued to face intimidation Across Nigeria, human rights violations and abuses take different forms and have led to violence and ...

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CDD hosts Nigerian Political Parties Discussion Series in Abuja

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has held its first Nigerian Political Parties Discussion Series (NPPDS) towards 2019 General Elections in Abuja yesterday. The event which had top politicians and political parties representatives from four major leading political parties in Nigeria such as APC, PDP, KOWA and APGA in attendance was aimed at building platform and level plain ground for ...

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YIAGA Africa holds #WatchingTheVote Election Series towards 2019 polls

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and advancement (YIAGA) has held its first #WatchingtheVote election series towards 2019 General elections in Nigeria, yesterday in Abuja. According to YIAGA, Executive Director Samson Itodo “#WatchingtheVote is a movement of citizens committed to promoting and ensuring integrity in the electoral process and deploying specially designed methodology for a data and technology driven election observation.” ...

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BBC Media Action Holds a two-day Workshop for its media partners!

BBC Media Action, the charity arm of British Broadcasting Corporation in Nigeria has held a 2-day media workshop in Abuja for all its distinguished media partners across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. The workshop which aimed at strengthening multi-platform mobilization for improved governance commenced on 14th and ended yesterday 15th February. It had top media practitioners, On-air personalities, and Veteran ...

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Mike Omotosho urges New Media Practitioners to use their contents for nation building!

The impactful roles of young people in nation building which often culminate to rapid socio-economic growth and national  development cannot be overemphasized. These among other germane developmental contributions of the Nigerian youth was why the Mike Omotosho Foundation had brought together the major players within the New Media sector which comprises social media influencers, bloggers, digital content managers as well ...

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