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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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#SaveOtumura: A mystifying Slum in the Heart of Mega City! (Part 1)

Whether we shy away from its reality or remain indifferent to its devastating effects amongst us on daily basis, corruption remains a major bane to economic, social, environmental and political development anywhere you find it. This is the case of the residents of Ilaje-Otumara, a mystifying community of Ebute-Metta West on the Lagos Mainland where its habitants have resigned to ...

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A4AI Nigeria seeks robust collaboration with relevant stakeholders for vision 2020, ERGP

Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Nigeria – a coalition advocating for affordable and improved broadband penetration in Nigeria in last five years has reiterated its commitment to seeking robust collaborations with relevant stakeholders in building a responsive Broadband Plan for Nigeria, towards achieving Vision 2020, Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) and beyond. Dr Ernest Ndukwe speaking during the ...

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2019 Ministerial List: ActionAid Nigeria express concern on exclusion of Women, Youths and Persons with Disabilities

ActionAid Nigeria, a human rights and social justice non-governmental organization working to combat poverty and all forms of injustice in Nigeria has expressed disappointment on the number of women in the Ministerial list submitted by President Muhammed Buhari to the National Assembly, the antipoverty organization has described the list as loop-sided and short of meeting the 35% Affirmative Action. Speaking ...

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FIVE LGA’S TO BENEFIT FROM LARGE SCALE WATER PROJECT CO SPONSORED BY WATER AID, COCA-COLA FOUNDATION

In what has been described as a timely intervention to beneficiary communities in Enugu State, The Coca Cola Foundation, TCCF, through its flagship programme, the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) has launched a 300 million Naira water project in partnership with WaterAid. The project, which will provide access to sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene services to over 10,000 residents in ...

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Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni set to host YLA in Abuja!

The Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN) has unveiled its plan to host 2019 Young Leaders Assembly (YLA) in Abuja, in September with the theme “The Future of Work”. This was disclosed at a Press Conference in Abuja yesterday by the Association which is a flagship programme of the Young African Leaders Initiative, an initiative of the US ...

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“Restoration of public confidence in governance is one of my priorities” – Gov. Ihedioha

The Executive Governor of Imo State, Rt Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has reiterated his mission to restore to the public confidence in governance while in the office. He stated this yesterday while addressing the pressmen in a media parley on his plans and programmes for the people of Imo state. According to him, “people of Imo state have lost confidence in ...

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AfDB introduces Fintech Fund to Expand Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is continuing in its drive to provide funds for the development of the continent. The multilateral development bank has announced the launch of the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) to improve and expand digital financial transactions across Africa. The new fund was launched at the bank’s annual meetings and has the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Agence ...

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CS-SUNN STRENGTHENS NUTRITION CHAMPIONS TO IMPROVE NUTRITION FUNDING, VISIBILITY IN NIGERIA

The Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) recently conducted a training of Nutrition Champions to work towards improved nutrition funding and visibility across some states in Nigeria. The 3-day workshop was held in Ilorin, Kwara state with participants drawn from five Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems (PINNS) project states- Kano, Lagos, Niger, Nasarawa and Kaduna. It was aimed ...

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UoB, UNIZIK hold collaborative workshop on potable water Treatment

University of Birmingham (UoB) in collaboration with Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) has organised an intensive research workshop themed “potable water and waste water treatment in rural sub-saharan Africa. The 2-day workshop which was a multi-disciplinary event took place in NAU Campus in Awka and had in attendance researchers, academia, public officials, Civil engineers as well as other experts working ...

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