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NCC settles controversy over 5G, COVID-19 and Security

In view of the recent development in which misleading materials with no proven evidence being circulated to link CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19 with 5G Technology, it has become imperative for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide the following clarifications; Firstly, there is no correlation between 5G Technology and COVID-19. 5G is an advancement on today’s 4G technology designed to transform ...

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#RemTrack mobile app: promoting transparency in the extractives in Nigeria

Efforts to promote transparency and accountability in the extractives sector of the economy have received a boost as the body of civil society in Nigeria is set to launch a mobile application to track the remediation of issues contained in the annual audit reports of the Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI The mobile app called RemTrack was designed and ...

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LAGOS: First Lady honoured as Nutrition Champion, Pledges to facilitate approval of State Multi-Sectoral Plan of Action for Nutrition

The Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) recently paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos First Lady and Wife of Executive Governor of the State, Her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu where she was recognized as “Nutrition Champion”, Lagos State. Leading the CS-SUNN’s delegate on the advocacy visit, the Executive Secretary, Mrs. Beatrice Eluaka said the recognition is ...

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FG Launches National Gender Policy in Agriculture to bridge gender gap

In an effort to promote inclusion and ensure sustainable gender mainstreaming within the agricultural sector in Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Agriculture has officially launched National Gender Policy in Agriculture in Abuja today. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Umar ably represented by Alhaji Abdulahi Zubair in his opening remarks said: The thrust of the policy document ...

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#GHWD2019: simple act of handwashing enhances overall hygiene – WSSCC says

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has urged the Nigerians to take regular handwashing with soap seriously stressing that simple act of regular handwashing enhances healthy living more than anyone can ever imagine. WSSCC in its press statement in commemoration of Global Handwashing Day 2019 stated that handwashing with soap is a simple and effective way to prevent diseases ...

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“Collective action is required to address hunger, food security for all” – CS-SUNN

Civil Society Scaling-up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has reiterated its stance on the need for collective social action in tackling the issue of hunger, malnutrition and ensure food security and nutritious diets for all in the country. Executive Secretary of the organization, Beatrice Eluaka, made this known at a Press Conference organised in Abuja in commemoration of World Food Day ...

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“Slow implementation 2019 budget may negatively impact 2020 budget” – ActionAid

ActionAid Nigeria, (AAN) an antipoverty non-governmental organisation working to combat poverty and promote social justice has raised concern on the slow implementation of 2019 budget saying the slow implementation may have negative impacts on the proposed 2020 budget. ActionAid having worked in the 36 states and the FCT in the last 20 years, believes that poverty can be eradicated if ...

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Role of Youths and the opportunities

BEING A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE MEETING OF YOUNG LEADERS RIGHTS AND PATRIOTIC INITIATIVE OF NIGERIA (YOLPIN) FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 2019, IN ABUJA. Introduction:Considering the importance of the 17 Global Goals to the world, Africa and Nigeria in particular as a call to action to end poverty, safeguard the planet and ensure that all people ...

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NHRC moves to promote equal political participation for women, disadvantaged groups

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for more inclusive political participation in Nigeria saying that denying women and the disadvantaged group the opportunity to fully participate in politics will continue to impact negatively in the nation’s democracy. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq who made this call in Abuja Monday at the 2019 UN International Day ...

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Mohamed Yahya formally assumes duty as Head of UNDP in Nigeria

UNDP’s newly appointed Resident Representative, Mohamed Yahya, formally commenced his duties in Nigeria. Mr Yahya will be UNDP’s first Resident Representative following the UN reforms that resulted in the separation of UNDP’s activities from the Resident Coordination system. In May 2018, the UN General Assembly, through Resolution A/RES/72/2, agreed to reform the United Nations development system (UNDS) by making far-reaching ...

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