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Visa launches VEI to Celebrate, Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Global payments company, Visa has launched its first global program to empower women entrepreneurs in celebration of the 2019 International Women’s Day. Called the “Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI): Women’s Global Edition,” the competition is aimed at showcasing female entrepreneurs with visionary solutions for commerce and payment challenges. The competition calls on women entrepreneurs from around the world to tackle challenges in the ...

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#IWD2019: WaterAid, UNICEF Introduce new WASH Guide!

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day 2019, WaterAid Nigeria and UNICEF have collaboratively introduced a new Water Sanitation and Hygiene -WASH Guide for the urban poor. In a joint statement released yesterday 8th March, by the two organisations, it was stated that the requirements of women and girls are too often ignored in the planning and design of public ...

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WHY WE MUST VOTE FOR WASH- WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE AT THE GRASSROOT

As we are gathering momentum towards another election day on March 9th, it’s imperative we begin to itemise those critical issues that make life worth living and prioritise them. Sadly, these critical issues are often perceived as inconsequential yet they are inevitably crucial to our overall well-being. One of them is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. – WASH. Many of us ...

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BLOGGERS GUILD OPENS SITUATION ROOM FOR 2019 GENERAL ELECTION

As Nigerians go to the poll today ,the umbrella body of Blogggers in Nigeria ,the Guild Of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria (GPBN) has opened an ELECTION SITUATION ROOM where up to speed information about the election could be filed in by its members across the country. Speaking on the novel initiative ,the President of GPBN Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN) said ...

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Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Broadcast To Nigerians On Saturday’s Polls

Nigeria’s First citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured his compatriots once again that 2019 General Elections shall be free, fair and credible as he has consistently retriated since the beginning of his campaign programmes. Mr President made this known in his speech delivered today 22nd February, which ought to be the eve of the General Elections proper. Read the full ...

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Evils of Migration and ailing public policies in African States

By Oladotun F. Roy Migration never seemed to be a big issue in Africa until recent videos of grisly and dicey scenes of young Africans risking it all on the Mediterranean sea went viral on social media in early 2018. They were parked together in a tiny boat, in a bid to illegally cross into Italy and Spain – two ...

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CSOs say the Postponed Elections may be due to Ethnic Stereotyping

Civil Society Groups have expressed their concerns over the recent and sudden postponement of General Election that was formerly slated for last Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd February 2019. The group uncovered that the postponement may be due to ethnic stereotyping in the helms of affairs within Independence National Electoral Commission Headquarters which may threaten the chance of APC from ...

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#ThinkElectionThinkPeace: Media Practitioners, CSOs synergise to ensure violence-free 2019 elections in Nigeria!

Media practitioners in Nigeria have once again expressed their renewed commitments and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations toward ensuring peace and stability at the forthcoming 2019 General Election. This commitment was clearly spelt out at the 2-day National Consultative Meeting in Abuja with selected media organization on violence-free 2019 general elections in Nigeria organised by Search for Common Ground, ...

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Ipas urges media practitioners to prioritise Women Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights advocacy in Nigeria

Ipas, an international Non-governmental organisation that has been working assiduously to protect, defend and promote the Women Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (WSRHR) and other related issues in Nigeria as well as other Third World countries such as Asian and Latin American countries has urged the media practitioners to efficiently deliver on their role as the watch of dog of the ...

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“All recovered assets must be judiciously utilised” – ANEEJ Boss

Executive Director, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Reverend David Ugolor has retriated the commitment of ANEEJ as a civil society organisation under his watch to track and monitor the ongoing recovery of Abacha looted assets in tune of USD 322.5million to ensure that they are judiciously utilised in solving several developmental setbacks in the country. Ugolor made ...

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