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Street begging: Keeping disabled people off the street in northern Nigeria

A section of disabled people at the skills acquisition centre ​in Dawakin Tofa, northern Nigeria

A community-led approach to ending the menace of street begging by disabled people at the grassroots in northern Nigeria through skills acquisition programs for the disabled is helping to keep them off the street and help them achieve self-reliance.     Street begging is synonymous with People with Disability (PWDs) all over northern

Wildlife Africa, Nigeria celebrate 2017 World Nature Conservation Day

Wildlife Africa Initiative, wildlife conservation, research, education, and rescue initiative and the Federal Government of Nigeria are set to celebrate the 2017 World Nature Conservation Day (WNCD) scheduled to be commemorated globally July 28, 2017. Celebrated on July 28 each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognises that a healthy environment is

Boosting youth political participation through democracy peer education

Youth democracy activists in a group picture shortly after the training

The Organization for Community Civic Engagement’s three-day democracy peer education training drew youth democracy activists from across Nigeria’s northwest region As part of its work on strengthening the capacity of Nigerian youth to engage with political actors and promote public accountability in northern Nigeria, the Organization for Community Civic Engagement (OCCEN)

2017 Day of the African Child: UNICEF launches Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative in Nigeria

As Africa celebrates the Day of the African Child today, UNICEF in partnership with Nigeria’s education ministry, has launched the Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative, which empowers girls with information and knowledge to help build their capacity to stand up for themselves aimed at creating equal opportunities for girls to

APPLY: ICIR Invites Entries For Investigative Journalism Training

  The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja, is calling on interested journalists to apply for its capacity building training for investigative journalists in the area of budget and procurement. This is in furtherance of the centre’s mission which is to promote good governance in Nigeria by publishing objective and well investigated reports. ICIR is partnering with

“Healthcare and humanitarian services still desperately needed in north-eastern Nigeria”

Danca Paiva, MSF’s project coordinator in Pulka -- Photo: Samuel Malik/MSF

In October 2016, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) commenced offering primary healthcare services in Pulka town, situated on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, which has become a last resort for people fleeing Boko Haram and the Nigerian military’s onslaught against the insurgents in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno. Here, Danca Paiva, MSF’s


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