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“Women, girls with Disabilities are being denied of their Sexual Reproductive Health Rights due to discrimination” – DRAC Boss

The Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC), Irene Patrick-Ogbogu has called on Federal Government of Nigeria to speed up the implementation of the National Policy on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) especially for women and girls as the delay could cause more PWDs to suffer untold discriminations in the hands of Healthcare service providers ...

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AfriYAN Nigeria commemorates International Condom Day to raise awareness on the use of female Condom

African Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN) Nigeria, Abuja chapter with support from UNFPA, Pathfinder International, AIDS healthcare foundation, Marie stopes International Nigeria (MSION) with Education as a Vaccine (EVA) has commemorated International Condom Day (ICD) female condom awareness campaign in Abuja. The event which took place within the University of Abuja main campus on the 13th ...

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#PIB: NNRC harps on better, improved legislations

Nigerian Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) has reiterated the need for better and improved policies for efficient and effective management of petroleum wealth and resources in Nigeria. The organization made this disclosure at the launch and public presentation of 2019 Benchmarking Exercise Report (BER) in Abuja on Thursday. In her opening remarks, Tengi George Ikoli, Programme Coordinator, NNRC, said: “The BER ...

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WHO, NCDC others Synergise to train public health experts in Africa on IPC for COVID-19

Nigeria, through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with the Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) and with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Infection Control Network Africa (ICAN) has convened a training meeting on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) to strengthen preparedness for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Africa. Panelists at ...

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“Avoid the use of unapproved mobile Phones” – NCC warns Nigerians

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) in its conscious efforts to rid the country of hazardous mobile phones as well as protect the rights of the mobile phones users in Nigeria has warned mobile phone users to desist from purchasing unapproved mobile phones as they often pose health hazards to the users. The organization, then urges the Nigerians to visit NCC ...

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FGN introduces WASH Research programmes in Nigerian Universities

As a part of the efforts to salvage the Water Sanitation and Hygiene sector in Nigeria, Federal Government has announced the introduction of National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Research Programmes in selected Universities in Nigeria with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Honorable Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu made this announcement at a National workshop for major ...

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“Investing in Social Protection creates pathway to solving social issues”- Save the Children

Save the Children (STC), an international Non-Governmental Organization with presence in more forty countries of the world, working and advocating to improve the standard of living of those living below poverty line, most especially women and children has reaffirmed sustainable social protection programme as one of the pathways to addressing numerous social issues such as child/maternal mortality, nutrition issues, Healthcare, ...

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President Buhari visits Borno State, vows to beef up security against Insurgency in the State

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari paid a visit to Borno State amidst insecurity challenges confronting the state in order to sympathize with the government and people of the State over the recent Boko Haram attack. Mr President however, had disclosed through a tweet on his twitter page, same day, that he would continue to beef up security against the Boko Haram ...

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NTA granted Right to Bring Premier League Matches to Nigerians!

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has secured sub-licensed media rights to broadcast a live English Premier League match per week on free to air television for the 2019/2022 rights cycle. Leading sports marketing company, Integral Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing Limited is said to have acquired the sub-license deal from Infront, a Sports Group company and current rights holder for Free-To-Air distribution in Sub-Saharan ...

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“IPOB, security agencies must exercise restraint in Afara Ukwu” – Amnesty Int’l

Amnesty International has called on IPOB and Security Agencies purportedly deployed to Afara-Ukwu, the Country Home of Nnamdi Kanu to thread with caution, and avoid any unforseen violent clashes. Amnesty has issued this warning, having documented several incidents involving the unlawful killing of pro Biafra supporters in the recent past. Based on a report that there is heavy military presence ...

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