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#TheAfricaweWant: Actionaid, Activista commemorate African Liberation Day!

Actionaid Nigeria in partnership with the African Rising and Activista Nigeria have joined forces to commemorate one of the most special days to be celebrated by the Africans, African Liberation Day 2019 yesterday, May 24th in Abuja. This year’s commemoration with a theme “Redefining the African Narrative” had amongst other participants, youth activists and comrades, the media, young professionals across ...

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FBIN launches #YFarm Project II Success StoryBook, Mock Parliament on Climate resilient agriculture

“My eyes, brain and mind are now opened to a series of countless and priceless ideas on agricbussiness and personal development” says Asogwa Chika Osita, one of the #YFarm Ambassadors who was amongst those who successfully completed #YFarm Bootcamp Project II in Imo State. Another #YFarm Ambassador  who participated in Bootcamp in Abuja, FCT, Aisha Galadima Shuaibu said she has ...

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Stakeholders seek ways to improve ICT education awareness for women in Nigeria

There is need for more awareness to encourage women to embrace Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for economic development of the country. This was part of the view of stakeholders at a forum on Thursday in Abuja on improving women and girl’s access to Information and Communication Technology education and the usage of existing facilities across the country. The forum ...

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Ngige tells NLC to shun Monday protest

Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has asked workers to disregard the call by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a one- day national protest on Monday. Ngige made the call in a statement issued by Mr Nwachukwu Obidewe, his Special Assistant on Media, in Abuja on Friday, saying the directive by the NLC President, Mr Ayuba Waba, that ...

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CODE Reacts to NFIU LGA Autonomy Policy

Leading Anti-Corruption Civil Society Organisation, Connected Development (CODE), has commended the new policy by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) that seeks to grant Local Government Areas (LGAs) financial autonomy and address gross misappropriation, corruption, money laundering, and security threats at the grassroots level. The NFIU recently released guidelines barring financial institutions from allowing transactions from State Joint Local Government ...

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ACCO Nigeria to host a Forum toward improving Women, Girls access to ICT Education

African Centre for Citizens Orientation (ACCO Nigeria), an NGO in special consultative status with United Nations ECOSOC will be hosting a one-day Stakeholders Forum on Improving Women and Girls’ Access to ICT Education and Usage of Existing Facilities. The event which has been set to hold at Community Park, Abuja on Thursday 9th of May, 2019 by 9:30am will have ...

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NCDC Launches ‘Turn Nigeria Orange’ Project to Mark 2019 World Hand Hygiene Day

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched the ‘Turn Nigeria Orange’ Project to strengthen the culture of hand hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) generally in healthcare institutions across the country. This is part of activities to commemorate the 2019 World Hand Hygiene Day in Nigeria. Every year on the 5th of May, the World Health Organisation ...

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WAHO Supports Nigeria with High Resolution Thermal Cameras for Airport Screening

Five years after Nigeria experienced an Ebola outbreak, the country has continued to build on lessons learned. On the 24th of April 2019, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) donated a thermal camera to be used at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The recently installed thermal camera at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, ...

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‘We double production capacity for Pre-paid meter to meet NERC’s deadline’ – Balogun

Kola Balogun, the Chairman, Momas Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company Limited, Lagos, says indigenous meter manufactures have commenced massive production of meters. This, Balogun said, was to meet the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s May 1 rollout deadline. Balogun disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos. NAN reports that on April 5 NERC issued ...

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Nigerian Startups win at the First Ever Founders Factory Africa Cohorts!

South Africa-based startup incubator, Founders Factory Africa has announced its first cohorts since it opened shop in 2018. The list includes two Nigerian startups: Accountable and EaszyHire. LipsLater (Kenya), Kduigo (Ghana) and tech media platform, Digest Africa (Uganda) make up the list of five startups. Founders Factory Africa is a subsidiary of Founders Factory, a UK tech hub. The African ...

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