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YouthWASH: 2017 Global Handwashing Day “Our Hands, Our Future”!

Our Hands, Our Future is the theme for the 2017 Global Handwashing Day (GHD) which is celebrated on October 15 every year since 2008 when it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It is a day set aside to promote a global culture of handwashing with soap and raise awareness on the benefits of the practice. The theme ...

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[Video] WaterAid Nigeria calls for action to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in schools and healthcare facilities this Global Handwashing Day  

WaterAid Nigeria has today renewed its call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools as well as healthcare facilities in the country. One in three schools around the world do not have regular access to water, basic private toilets, or a way to wash hands with soap and an estimated 443 million school days are lost every year ...

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Justice at last! ECOWAS Court rules in favour of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Others Vs. Federal Republic of Nigeria!

In the case of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Others v. Nigeria at the ECOWAS Court suit ECW/CJ/APP/17/14, judgment was delivered in favour of the plaintiffs today 12 October 2017. Apart from 1 of the Plaintiffs whose claim was statute-barred. All the other reliefs applied for were granted. And 6 million naira (each to the plaintiffs as compensation. I have attached ...

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‘More than 20,000 girls married illegally every day’ – Save the Children International

Globally, more than 20,000 girls are married every day below the minimum age permitted by national law, according to new research from Save the Children and the World Bank marking the International Day of the Girl. In all, about 7.5 million girls are married illegally every year. In addition, close to 100 million girls are not protected against child marriage ...

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How Cameroonians created Internet refugee camps in Cameroon to survive internet shutdown!

By Sodiq Alabi The 2017 Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa held in Johannesburg between September 27 and 29. According to the organisers, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communication (APC), FIFAfrica is an annual assembly of discussions towards promoting a Free and Open Internet in Africa. I attended ...

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Job Alert! APIN wants to hire you

APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others. APIN Public Health Initiatives has been awarded a 5 year Grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement “Improving Comprehensive AIDS Response Enhanced for Sustainability” ...

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Digital Rights Advocacy Organisation Condemns Internet Shutdown in Cameroon!

A digital rights advocacy organisation, Paradigm Initiative has condemned the ongoing internet shutdown in Cameroon, which began on September 30, 2017. There are confirmed reports of a total blackout in the Anglophone regions of the country, while the Francophone regions are experiencing social media blockage. The new internet shutdown is directly connected to the agitation in the Anglophone regions for ...

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Apply! Oxfam wants to hire you..

Program Officer, Catfish Pilot Programme Position: Program Officer, Catfish Pilot Programme Department: Humanitarian Job Family: Programme / D2 Reports To:  VSL and Market Systems Coordinator Location: Ibadan Duration: One Year Fixed term   Job Purpose: Oxfam in Nigeria is participating in a new rural development initiative, setting up a pilot project for catfish farming with trainings on good practices and help of a “feed calculator” for ...

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NIGERIA’S 57TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE FROM OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT, NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

Today signifies another memorable and eventful period in the history of our existence as a people, nation and an independent entity. Nigeria has come a long way; 57 years of national trials, economic upturn, security challenges, and above all progress, progress and progress. On behalf of the over 75 million Youths and young people in our dear country, I heartily ...

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CSOs Head to Court Over NGO Bill!

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations is now in court to challenge the NGO Bill currently before the National Assembly. The coalition consists of Paradigm Initiative, Enough is Enough, Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria, Media Rights Agenda and Laws and Rights Awareness Initiative. The coalition, in a motion filed on Wednesday before the Federal High Court holden in Abuja, is ...

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