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Coalition advocates holistic monitoring approach in the implementation of the Social Investment Programme of the FGN

The Civil Society Network on Social Protection has urged Federal Government of Nigeria to employ better holistic monitoring approach in the implementation of the social investment towards achieving rapid socio-economic transformation in the country as similar efforts by government in the past had suffered huge setbacks due to distortions, lack of holistic approach to design and implementation, political interference, poor ...

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[Listen & Download] Popular Gospel Group ‘XPLICITS’ Drops New Single “Nobody be like God”

The Popular Abuja Gospel group XPLICITS has finally released the much talked about and long awaited single titled ‘Nobody Be Like God’’ Produced by Andrew B,  Mixed by Goldlynx and Written by Jakins Jnr of SUM Entertainment. XPLICITS is a group of young and powerful gospel artistes with that angelic vocal ministration. ‘Nobody be Like God is performed by Mercy ...

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Press Release: The ONE Campaign and Connected Development Initial Response to the 2017 Health Budget!

Yesterday, the Government of Nigeria has presented the federal budget for 2017. While there has been some progress on health with increased investment, to combat the current health crisis facing the nation, ONE  and CODE urge the Government to invest more in this key area for the good of the country and  its citizens. Edwin Ikhuoria The ONE Campaign Country Representative ...

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CODE’s Follow The Money Celebrated as One of The World’s 100 Most Inspiring Examples of Tech for Good!  

 Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has named Connected Development [CODE]’s Follow The Money initiative in the 2016 NT100 – a global celebration of this year’s 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change around the world. NT100 plays a valuable role each year in inspiring those with the influence and resources to ...

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Universal Health Coverage Day 2016: Caring for patients without clean water and sanitation in Nigeria – WaterAid Nigeria

Imagine a doctor’s surgery with gallons of water lined up in jerry cans, purchased because the taps are dry. Lab technicians washing out excrement samples in hand basins without running water.  As many as 40 patients a day with only one fetid, backed-up toilet in which to relieve themselves. Nigeria boasts the fastest-growing economy on the African continent. Yet one-third ...

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[Register] Lighthouse Africa Launches Christmas Initiative that seeks to save 1000 Families from Hunger this Christmas!

  What would you do if suddenly there is a knock on your door and next thing you see upon opening is your “used-to-be self-sufficient” neighbour standing before you, asking you to bail his/her family out of impending starvation? Would you complain that you are ‘rich’ like most Nigerians do? Or quickly dash into your pantry or store to bring ...

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Jenny Chisom and Her Love For Men: A Must Read!

I totally love what Jenny Chisom is up to with her blog www.jennychisom.com – a Men initiative! Wow Having just read what she published on her blog hours ago, I could not help but share, for you to read. Quite commendable I must say. Jenny Chisom is one of Nigeria foremost blogger-coaches and the convener of the Bloggers Party amongst ...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene essential for life with dignity, says WaterAid

Across the six states where we currently work – from Jigawa to Benue, Plateau to Ekiti and Bauchi to Enugu – we are making progress ensuring more people with disability are living lives of dignity with inclusive water infrastructure, accessible toilets and improved hygiene services. Today, 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. One billion people – ...

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Nigeria’s Senate President accepts ONE Campaign Petitions calling for Improved investment in Health sector

BY OLADOTUN FADEYIYE ONE Campaign in its quest to completely eradicate poverty and diseases in Africa and world at large has officially handed over the signed petitions of 187,240 Nigerian citizens calling for improved investment in the health sector in Nigeria to the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Bukola Saraki. The acceptance of these 187,240 signed ...

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Organisation Launches Nigeria’s First Breast Cancer Patient Navigation and Toll-Free Telephone Centre

TO help with cancer care and provide needed patient information on cancer, Project PINK BLUE – Health & Psychological Trust Centre, a community-based cancer non-governmental organization is launching a Breast Cancer Patient Navigation and toll-free Telephone Centre at 08000CANCER (08000226237). In a press release, the organisation stated that, ‘in Nigeria, over 70% of cancer patients present late stages (III & IV) with ...

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