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Ramadan 2024: Islamic philanthropy surges to record high as UN delivers warning

Islamic philanthropy raised a record $46 million for 2 million displaced people in...

Battling green skill shortage in the quest for a sustainable economy

Growth in demand for green skills is outpacing the increase in supply -...

Nigeria to get WHO-recommended new malaria vaccine by Mid-2024

The World Health Organisation has recommended a new vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, for the prevention...

Google announces N75m equity-free fund for Nigerian SMBs

Google has announced the opening of applications for the Hustle Academy SMB Fund...

FGN’s new integrated lab facility to combat infectious diseases

The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled a new integrated laboratory diagnosis facility to combat the incidence of infectious diseases in the country. As a matter of public health concerns, the project is a collaborative initiative between Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) and the Taiwanese government (TECRO) through strategic partners like the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC), CDC Nigeria, CDC Foundation, and APIN Public Health Initiatives. According to the Director General, NCDC, Dr Jide Idris, NCDC had identified the need to develop capacity for advanced diagnostic services and laboratory-based surveillance capacity for malaria, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), mycotic diseases, and similar diseases of...

Ojodu LCDA Chair urges Nigerian youths on enterprise skills development

The Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Hon. David Odunmbaku Segun (DOS) has urged youths across Nigeria to embrace the acquisition of information and knowledge that can support their entrepreneurship journey through adequate skill development. Hon. Odunmbaku made this call while speaking to the youths from across Nigeria who attended the Enterprise-Skills Development Training (EDET) organized by the Office of the APC National Youth Leader. Hon. Odunmbaku delivered a heartwarming speech while urging the participants to ensure that they are adding value to their formal education and certifications through additional skills acquisition. In his address, Hon. Odunmbaku commended the efforts of President Bola Ahmed...

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UN launches first-ever system-wide strategy for water, sanitation

The Strategy’s goal is to enhance UN system-wide coordination and delivery of water and sanitation priorities, to support countries in their efforts to accelerate...

Alimosho Community announces activities for 2024 Alimosho Day

The Alimosho Day Organizing Committee has announced the lineup of activities planned for Alimosho Day 2024 holding from August 12th to August 24th, 2024....

Nigeria, others to get EU’s €201 million humanitarian aid allocation

The European Commission has announced that the provision of €201 million in EU humanitarian funding will address the needs of the most vulnerable people...

JCI, FRSC, LASTMA, other partners train 50 youths on emergency response

A Local Organization (LO) of the world’s foremost enterprising youths leadership organization, Junior Chamber International (JCI); JCI Lagos City, with its Banjo/Agaptus Safety Seminar (BASS) initiative, collaborated with key stakeholders to train 50 youths on emergency response in Lagos. The...

Xcene Research, partners take actions to commemorate International Clinical Trials Day

In commemoration of the International Clinical Trials Day 2024, Xcene Research, a leading clinical research organization (CRO) in Nigeria, was joined by key partners to raise awareness about the importance of clinical trials and their potential to improve healthcare...

Addressing the interplay between bullying and Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)

By Favour Henshaw Bullying is a prevalent issue in society with profound psychological effects on individuals of all backgrounds and communities, both victims and perpetrators. This occurs in various settings, such as schools, workplaces, and online platforms. Recent research has...

BetKing’s CSR initiative delivers critical healthcare services, nutrition aid across Nigeria

BetKing, a leading sports betting and entertainment platform, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its employee-led campaign, "BetKingCares," tagged "Month of Good."...

ALX Africa’s impact reaches over 1,200 people through CSR initiatives

ALX, Africa’s leading tech accelerator, has initiated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) actions to enrich the lives of over 1200 people in low-income communities...

Golden Penny promises fun-filled 2024 Children’s Day celebration

The leading food brand from Flour Mills of Nigeria, Golden Penny, has promised to give kids a memorable and fun-filled 2024 Children's Day Celebration...

We need The Good Samaritan Law to improve emergency response in Nigeria – Dr. Alabi

States in Nigeria, especially Lagos, seem to be currently experiencing an improving awareness and encouraging statistics around emergency response. Beaming with a very vast experience in Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and Acute Medical And Trauma Emergencies, the Managing...

Building a foundation of Safety: Nigeria due for an anti-bullying policy

By Favour Henshaw Bullying and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) represent significant challenges for children and adolescents, often leaving lasting scars on their psychological well-being. While each phenomenon has been extensively discussed in my previous article, understanding their interconnectedness with...

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BetKing’s CSR initiative delivers critical healthcare services, nutrition aid across Nigeria

BetKing, a leading sports betting and entertainment platform, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its employee-led campaign, "BetKingCares," tagged "Month of Good."...

OYSHIA health insurance plan to cover 10,000 pupils

The Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) is planning to provide health insurance coverage for 10,000 pupils in the state. According to the Executive Secretary...

UN launches first-ever system-wide strategy for water, sanitation

The Strategy’s goal is to enhance UN system-wide coordination and delivery of water and sanitation priorities, to support countries in their efforts to accelerate...

Platforms Africa’s Editor mentors young journalists at OOU

What lecturers, including Prof. Dele Odunlami, Associate Prof. Semiu Bello, Dr. Lanre Akinola, others said at the media lecture that also featured Nigeria's...

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OYSHIA health insurance plan to cover 10,000 pupils

The Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) is planning to provide health insurance coverage for 10,000 pupils in the state. According to the Executive Secretary...

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BetKing’s CSR initiative delivers critical healthcare services, nutrition aid across Nigeria

BetKing, a leading sports betting and entertainment platform, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its employee-led campaign, "BetKingCares," tagged "Month of Good." Held from June 1st to June 30th, 2024. The campaign impacted over 5,000 households across...

OYSHIA health insurance plan to cover 10,000 pupils

The Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) is planning to provide health insurance coverage for 10,000 pupils in the state. According to the Executive Secretary of the OYSHIA, Dr. Sola Akande, it is in furtherance of Governor Seyi Makinde’s integrated...

UN launches first-ever system-wide strategy for water, sanitation

The Strategy’s goal is to enhance UN system-wide coordination and delivery of water and sanitation priorities, to support countries in their efforts to accelerate progress on national plans, internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, the realization of human rights,...

Platforms Africa’s Editor mentors young journalists at OOU

What lecturers, including Prof. Dele Odunlami, Associate Prof. Semiu Bello, Dr. Lanre Akinola, others said at the media lecture that also featured Nigeria's former ambassador to the UK, HE Sarafa Tunji-Isola; ex-information minister, Lai Mohammed; TV host, Morayo...

FGN’s new integrated lab facility to combat infectious diseases

The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled a new integrated laboratory diagnosis facility to combat the incidence of infectious diseases in the country. As a matter of public health concerns, the project is a collaborative initiative between Nigeria Centre for...

Seplat’s education support reaches 57,675 students in Edo, Delta

Spends over 20 million Naira on prizes for PEARL's quiz competition in Edo The management of Seplat Energy has revealed that over 57,675 students have been impacted via its educational programme in 13 years. This was revealed by the Managing...

ALX Africa’s impact reaches over 1,200 people through CSR initiatives

ALX, Africa’s leading tech accelerator, has initiated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) actions to enrich the lives of over 1200 people in low-income communities across nine states in Nigeria. According to the tech accelerator, this impactful exercise saw ALX Learners...

Why Tinubu renamed National Theatre after Wole Soyinka

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu revealed the reason for renaming the National Arts Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos, after Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka in a tribute made available to the media on...

Ojodu LCDA Chair urges Nigerian youths on enterprise skills development

The Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Hon. David Odunmbaku Segun (DOS) has urged youths across Nigeria to embrace the acquisition of information and knowledge that can support their entrepreneurship journey through adequate skill...

Skills Acquisition Programme: NASENI trains Osun youths on modern shoemaking, tailoring

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), has launched a skill acquisition training programme on modern shoemaking and tailoring for youths in Ife, Osun State. The three-day intensive training which began Monday, July 8, 2024 and would end...
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