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“Armed groups in North-East consistently recruit under age kids since 2013 — UNICEF

More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Chibok abduction. The UN children’s agency said that these numbers are only those that have ...

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#Google launches Artificial intelligence Center in Accra, Ghana

Google has officially launched its artificial intelligence research centre in Ghana. The AI centre was unveiled on Wednesday, April 10, in Ghana’s capital city of Accra. Accra was chosen last year as the preferred choice for the centre. Google belives Accra’s strong proximity to the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the country’s strong educational ecosystem makes it the best location ...

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#EarthHour2019 to inspire global awareness, action on the importance of nature

Today, Saturday 30 March 8:30 p.m. local time, skylines around the world will go dark as millions of people celebrate Earth Hour to show their commitment to protect the planet. As nature declines like never before, coupled with the ever-present challenge of climate change, Earth Hour 2019 will focus on raising awareness on why nature matters and inspiring global action ...

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#WWD2019: WaterAid, PIND call for increased investment in sustainable WASH services 

As the world commemorates this year’s World Water Day under the umbrella theme set by UN-Water, ‘leaving no one behind’, WaterAid Nigeria and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) are calling for stronger protections against overuse and misuse of water supply and an acceleration in the provision of sustainable WASH services for all so as to ...

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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 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 of ...

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