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Senate President commits to Clean Cooking Energy for All

The President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has assured Nigerians of the Senate’s commitment to universal access to clean cooking energy in Nigeria. He made the declaration while hosting the members of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves who paid him a courtesy call. In his remarks, the National Coordinator of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Mr ...

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Is the West hypocritical or is Adeosun hypercritical?

Greg Odogwu If there was any person who felt let down by the words of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, in Washington last week, I was the one. It was during a discussion on the importance of addressing infrastructure gaps in developing countries at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund General Meetings, that Adeosun put it to the West ...

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THE TRIGGER FOR NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC BOOM: THE EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE LAGOS

Every year since 2011, thousands of young Nigerians who are making a difference in their different life and career endeavours converge to chart a new course for Nigeria’s development. They take the lead and contribute towards finding answers to burning questions that young Nigerians need to get ahead. The Emerging Leaders Conference hosted by the Guardians of the Nation International ...

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#MakeNaijaStronger: ONE advocates 1% of Nigeria’s 2017 Budget for Healthcare to reduce poverty

ONE, an international campaigning and advocacy organisation of more than 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease has been advocating for one percent of Nigeria’s 2017 Budget for improved healthcare service delivery so as to reduce poverty. According to Edwin Ikuhoria, Regional Coordinator, ONE Campaign, ‘the state of our healthcare which ought to be an ...

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How prepared are we for fire disasters?

Greg Odogwu A couple of months ago, there was a video that went viral, about the escapade of a Nollywood actor, Ani Iyoho, who was nearly killed on set in a movie stunt gone awry. The clip of the accident was a ridiculous but true mirror image representing the cinematographic charade going on side by side with real filmmaking in ...

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YIAGA TO HOLD ITS FOURTH SEASON OF ‘ORGANIZING FOR POLICY ADVOCACY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (OPACE)/YOUTH ORGANIZING SCHOOL (YOS)’

Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) will hold its fourth season of Organizing for Policy Advocacy and Civic Engagement (OPACE) Season 4 under the Youth Organizing School of Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) supported by the National Endowment for Democracy, USA. There has been a fundamental shift in the level of participation of African youths ...

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ANA Abuja holds Guest Author Sessions/Excellent Leadership Series to celebrate Authors’ Achievements

The Association of Nigerian Authors, (ANA) Abuja held its Guest Author Session/Excellent Leadership Series yesterday, 3rd October in Abuja. It was a convergence of great Nigerian authors, writers, poets, screenwriters, bloggers among others who have contributed immensely to literary world/industry in Nigeria. One of such great authors who graced the event was most revered Rev. Fr. George Ehusani of The Lux ...

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First Aid & CPR training for Children to mark Independence Day celebration!

Away from the Book Haram Insurgence in the north-Eastern Nigeria, to a peaceful environment in Lagos, the Children affected during the insurgence and children living in Araromi Community Slum in Ajegunle learnt first Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as Nigeria celebrates her 56th Independence. First Aid Services Nigeria and Dreams from the Slum Initiative commemorated Nigeria’s 56th Independence Day ...

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Happy Independence Day to Nigeria!!!

Happy Independence Day to my dear country Nigeria. You clock 56 today A nation blessed with great men and women of courage A nation strategically positioned and wired to be a source of blessings to other nations both neighbouring countries and the World The giant of Africa! The heartbeat of Africa! I have heard numerous wise people saying ‘without Nigeria ...

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1,000 children sponsored back to school by NGOs

All children have the right to education but in Nigeria, Report shows that 10.5m children are out of school and this is the highest number of out of school children in the world with majority being vulnerable living in remote and desolate community slum of which poverty is the major cause why they do not go to school. This gave ...

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