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Day People with Disabilities (PwDs) decried discrimination, exclusion

A cross-section of People with Disabilities (PWDs) at the program

Ending stigma and discrimination against PwDs as well as achieving social inclusion are crucial for the successful realization of “Leaving no one behind,” one of the key themes of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) People with Disabilities (PwDs) in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano state, northwestern Nigeria, have

“Why Shiites are law-abiding Nigerian citizens”

Haruna Magashi, a lawyer a member of IMN speaking at the peace interactive meeting

A lawyer and member of the controversial Ibrahim Zakzaky-led Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Haruna Magashi, has said contrary to general belief that members of the group (Shiites) are lawless, members of the movement are actually law abiding Nigerian citizens. “We are truly law-abiding citizens,” said Magashi who was speaking during

CSACEFA calls for enforcement of laws encouraging girls’ education

By Adam Alqali   Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA), Nigeria’s biggest coalition of education-focused NGOs, has decried the low level of commitment towards implementation and enforcement of existing laws enacted to protect and encourage girls’ education including the Child Right Act, which it says will hold government and

Boko Haram: Norway donates $11.5 million to victims of sexual violence

By Adam Alqali The Government of Norway has donated $11.5 million, (approximately 3.6 billion Naira) to improve basic education and support girls and women who have been victims of sexual violence by Boko Haram in the conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe. The funding is part of the

Child Stunting: Kano to scale up CMAM centres

By Adam Alqali In a bid to strengthen its fight against severe acute malnutrition, Kano state, which has one of the highest figures of stunted children in Nigeria, is planning to scale up the number of its Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centres. This statement was made by the state commissioner

UNICEF @70: catering for the world’s endangered children

On the 70th anniversary of its founding, UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children – and renews the urgent call to reach millions of children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crisis, poverty, inequality and discrimination   “UNICEF was founded after World War II to bring help

Life and death: children’s battle with malnutrition in northern Nigeria

  On daily basis, Nigeria losses over 2600 under-five children to a wide range of child killer diseases like diarrhea, pneumonia, measles and malnutrition, and northern Nigeria accounts for about 2.2 million out of the 2.5 million severely acute malnourished children in the country   Six months old Aisha Bilya looks frail and

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