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SHIKIRA COMMUNITY, WHEN WILL REMEDIATION BEGIN?

Over 300 children living with high lead level in their blood and needs urgent medical treatments We are highly shocked over the Federal Government inability to announce a specific date when remediation of Shikira will commence one year after the LEAD contamination that ravened the small rural mining community located in Rafi LGA in Niger State.  And this is even ...

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‘Emerging Issues in Education require proper implementation plans and mechanisms’ – CSACEFA

Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) has called on relevant and concerned authorities to ensure that proper implementation mechanisms are being put in place in tackling emerging issues in education sector in Nigeria. This call was made today at the Press Briefing organised by the Coalition in Abuja headed by Mr Kabiru Aliyu, National Moderator, CSACEFA. Aliyu, ...

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‘It is our collective responsibility to accelerate the implementation of SDGs’  – Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who has been one of the major influencers of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched late last year in New Yok has reiterated her stance on SDGs once again at the inaugural town hall meeting tagged ‘Buharimeter’in Abuja yesterday. Amina posited that the role environment plays in actualising each of these Global Goals (SDGs) cannot be ...

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WORLD BANK DONATES $12M TO JIGAWA FOR CHILD EDUCATION

In its effort to support child education, the World Bank has announced the donation of $12 million to Jigawa State for improvement of girl-child education in the state for the period of four years. The representative of World Bank, Dr Tunde Adepola, announced the donation during the formal launch of the bank’s supported global partnership for education (GPE) held yesterday ...

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#SayNoToAlmajiri: Touching Story of Yusuf, an Almajiri boy who aspires to become a Governor someday!

He’s just like every other beggarly Almajiris that you would find anywhere in Nigeria. I mean anyone would have overlooked him in his filthy and torn shirt walking barefooted with plate in his hands searching for whom ever cares to either drop coins or masa (corncake). But beyond all these deprivation, small Yusuf still hopes to become the Governor of ...

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LOOTING: FG RELEASES INTERIM REPORT ON FINANCIAL, ASSETS RECOVERIES

The Federal Government made cash recoveries totaling N78,325,354,631.82 (Seventy eight billion, three hundred and twenty-five million, three hundred and fifty-four thousand, six hundred and thirty one Naira and eighty two kobo); $185,119,584.61 (One hundred and eight five million, one hundred and nineteen thousand, five hundred and eighty four US dollars, sixty one cents); 3,508,355.46 Pounds Sterling (Three million, five hundred ...

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Senate urges FG to approve funds for #SaveShikira

  The Senate on Thursday, June 2, urged the federal government to urgently approve and release the needed intervention funds from the ecological funds office for urgent remediation to help save Shikira and affected communities. In a three prayer motion sponsored by David Umaru representing Niger East senatorial district, the Senate called on the federal government (ministr of health, solid ...

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#NotTooYoungToRun bill to reduce the age limit for running for elective office

The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a Bill seeking to lower the constitutional age requirement for contesting for elections in Nigeria. The Bill with Gazette number HB. 544 was read and passed for the first time at the House plenary session on Wednesday, May 26th, 2016. Hon. Tony Nwulu representing Oshodi/Isolo II Federal Constituency of Lagos state ...

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Watch PMB live Speech on Democracy Day here!

Morning Readers, Watch President Mohammadu Buhari live speech on democracy day streaming on YouTube.  

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Press Release: Ten Nigerians to Attend 2016 Sustainaware African Regional Conference in Zambia

Ten Nigerians have been confirmed to participate in the 2016 Sustainaware, a regional partnership conference taking place between 30th and 31st May, 2016 in Lusaka, capital of Zambia. The participants constituting journalists, environmental rights campaigners as well as sustainable development advocates are expected to join other partners to share knowledge, solve complex challenges bedevilling environmental safeguards and proffer possible solutions ...

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