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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...

Africa: Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP Africa Investment Insights Report identifies private-sector opportunities. Africa’s energy transition offers huge...

FGN releases 102,000 metric tons of food amid worsening economic crisis

As part of efforts to ameliorate the worsening food crisis in the country, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has ordered the immediate release of over 102,000 metric tons of various grains from the Strategic Reserve and the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria. The announcement came after mounting protests in Minna, Kano, and Ondo, where aggrieved citizens vented their frustration over the spiraling cost of living. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the culmination of three high-level meetings of the Special Presidential Committee on Emergency Food Intervention, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, unveiled the government’s urgent response to the crisis. Idris stated, "The...

NYAN partners Brazil Embassy, tasks Nigerian youths on SDG realization

The National Youth Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN) and the Embassy of Brazil in Nigeria have challenged the youths to play a critical role in the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. The national speaker of NYAN, Hon Usman Bashir, said youths play significant roles in terms of access to education, politics and economic development of any country. Hon. Bashir mentioned this at the unveiling of NYAN project in support of the Implementation of the SDGs with the theme: "Youths Support for the Implementation of SDGs” organized by the group in collaboration with the Brazil Embassy in Abuja. Hon. Bashir said: "We will be...

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IITA, FAO to strengthen partnerships for sustainable food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IITA–CGIAR have taken a step forward in their partnership journey. FAO Nigeria Country Representative Koffy Dominque Kouacou recently visited the IITA...

IFAD/LIFE-ND Project to reach 12,000 youths in six Nigerian states

The Livelihood Improvement Family for the Niger Delta (IFAD LIFE-ND) project of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is expected to benefit a total...

NNPC Ltd/Total Energies JV achieves zero gas flare

The NNPC Ltd/TotalEnergies Joint Venture has announced that it has achieved zero routine gas flare in all its assets in the country. This is part...

Rotary Club Renovates Jahi PHC

The Rotary Club of Wuse Central has renovated a community Primary Healthcare Centre as part of efforts to provide affordable healthcare services to residents of Jahi community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The...

Petition: Citizens’ Gavel urges CBN to probe unlicensed digital money lenders

Through a petition, a Civil Society Organization (CSO), Citizens’ Gavel has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to investigate and sanction operators of thirty unlicensed digital money lenders for allegedly violating the rights of Nigerians. The group, which described...

Whitefield Foundation at 20!

Whitefield Foundation was incorporated in 2003; and from initially providing educational sponsorship and scholarship to a few indigent and un-affording students from her base in Lagos State, Nigeria, has evolved into a nationwide empowerment organization building sustainable communities. From the...

Seplat Energy gets ISO 26000 endorsement on CSR efforts

Seplat Energy Plc. has achieved the ISO 26000 endorsement, which is a major milestone that reinforces the leading Nigerian independent energy company's commitment to corporate social responsibility.  The...

Women Empowerment: BATN Foundation distributes 6,000 birds, other essentials in Bauchi

As part of efforts to improve the livelihood of rural smallholder farmers and their families in Bauchi State, the British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)...

Fidelity Bank calls for entries into Read2Lead initiative to promote young writers nationwide

Fidelity Bank Plc, has launched a creative writing competition for secondary school students named Read2Lead as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives...

The need for character education in this digital age

By Dayo Oladele-Ilori "See your ugly backside dangling out of your cheap dirty-looking swimsuit.""Something you should have kept away under a long robe.""All of those dark patches on one person’s ...?” And several other comments and emojis laced the post she...

Whitefield Foundation at 20!

Whitefield Foundation was incorporated in 2003; and from initially providing educational sponsorship and scholarship to a few indigent and un-affording students from her base in Lagos State, Nigeria, has evolved into a nationwide empowerment organization building sustainable communities. From the...

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IITA, FAO to strengthen partnerships for sustainable food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IITA–CGIAR have taken a step forward in their partnership journey. FAO Nigeria Country Representative Koffy Dominque Kouacou recently visited the IITA...

APPLY NOW! 100 Women-led SMES to get support at the 3rd Cohort of Growth4Her

Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, open to women in West and Central Africa. G4Her seeks to bridge the gender financing gap...

President Tinubu approves upgrade of key health facilities in across Nigeria

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, has approved the immediate upgrade of key health infrastructure and equipment across all the...

IFAD/LIFE-ND Project to reach 12,000 youths in six Nigerian states

The Livelihood Improvement Family for the Niger Delta (IFAD LIFE-ND) project of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is expected to benefit a total...

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APPLY NOW! 100 Women-led SMES to get support at the 3rd Cohort of Growth4Her

Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, open to women in West and Central Africa. G4Her seeks to bridge the gender financing gap...

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IITA, FAO to strengthen partnerships for sustainable food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IITA–CGIAR have taken a step forward in their partnership journey. FAO Nigeria Country Representative Koffy Dominque Kouacou recently visited the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, marking a significant milestone in their collaborative efforts. IITA Deputy Director General...

APPLY NOW! 100 Women-led SMES to get support at the 3rd Cohort of Growth4Her

Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, open to women in West and Central Africa. G4Her seeks to bridge the gender financing gap in Africa by providing women entrepreneurs with the capacity and tools which enables them to...

President Tinubu approves upgrade of key health facilities in across Nigeria

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, has approved the immediate upgrade of key health infrastructure and equipment across all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief...

IFAD/LIFE-ND Project to reach 12,000 youths in six Nigerian states

The Livelihood Improvement Family for the Niger Delta (IFAD LIFE-ND) project of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is expected to benefit a total of 12,000 youths in six states across Nigeria: Cross River, Abia, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, and...

Seplat Energy gets ISO 26000 endorsement on CSR efforts

Seplat Energy Plc. has achieved the ISO 26000 endorsement, which is a major milestone that reinforces the leading Nigerian independent energy company's commitment to corporate social responsibility.  The company’s ISO 26000 journey commenced in September 2021 and was concluded in 2023. The two-year...

NNPC Ltd/Total Energies JV achieves zero gas flare

The NNPC Ltd/TotalEnergies Joint Venture has announced that it has achieved zero routine gas flare in all its assets in the country. This is part of efforts to meet the targets of 20% (unconditional) and 47% (conditional) greenhouse gas emission reduction as contained in the Nationally Determined...

FGN partners IFAD to train 2,000 Ondo youths in agriculture

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development in partnership with the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises-Niger Delta have begun training for 2,000 youths in agriculture, in Ondo State. It was gathered that the training, which was under the...

Women Empowerment: BATN Foundation distributes 6,000 birds, other essentials in Bauchi

As part of efforts to improve the livelihood of rural smallholder farmers and their families in Bauchi State, the British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) Foundation executed a poultry project to support 300 rural and vulnerable women in Bauchi State....

FGN releases 102,000 metric tons of food amid worsening economic crisis

As part of efforts to ameliorate the worsening food crisis in the country, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has ordered the immediate release of over 102,000 metric tons of various grains from the Strategic Reserve...

NNPC Ltd, US Govt., Deloitte Collaborate on Greenhouse Gas emission reduction from OML 34

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) is working in collaboration with the United States Department of State and international management consultancy firm, Deloitte, to meet its net-zero carbon goals. This is expected to be carried out by embarking...
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