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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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#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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