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A childhood expert, Dr Temitayo Ogunsanwo, has called for a law that would protect children with intellectual disability in the country.
The Federal Government said it has delivered a total of 139 truck-loads of foodstuff which is equivalent to 5,318 metric tons to Kano State, for distribution to the less-privileged, and people living with disabilities as palliatives against the effect of COVID-19.
The demand was made in a statement signed by the Interim Convener, CODO, Dr Chike Okogwu; Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD, David Anyaele; Kemi Ogunjinrin; Isaac Nosa Ehigiator; Muhammad Bulkachawa; Christian Agbo; Dr. Irene Patrick Ojiugo; Lynda Katai Dung; Ayuba Burki Gufwan; Vivian Odimegwu; Patience Ogolo-Dickson; Biodun Olugbade; Mohammed Bello Suleiman; and Comrade Oyedeji Olusegun Abayomi.
The “humanitarian” releases are aimed at ensuring “that the people most vulnerable to the virus can get out of prison confinement and go to house arrest and improve their health protection,” President Ivan Duque said on Colombian radio.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq, has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.
Ekiti House of Assembly, on Thursday, suspended its legislative activities indefinitely as parts of the measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus, coded COVID-19.
The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representative (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday ratified a new law that criminalised hate speech and disinformation.
The Federal Government will soon mandate public broadcasting outfits to pay special attention to issues that concern people living with disabilities, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has said.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said Nigeria would achieve 95 per cent digital literacy in 10 years.
Toronto, Canada’s biggest city is retiring on 29 December its historic streetcars and replacing them with sleek new trams.
Speaking at the 11th Anniversary of Soul Winning Evangelism of disability, the Founder/President, Holy Spirit Buffet Outreach for People with Disabilities, Evangelist Kemi Idowu-Sarumi, also an actress, while encouraging all said that people with disabilities are human beings who have rights and privileges to enjoy like others.
The Bauchi State Government has reassured of its commitment towards supporting people living with disabilities as part of efforts to alleviate their suffering.
The Federal Government has said that it is working out modalities for the establishment of a College of Education for the physically challenged persons at Gudi Station in Nasarawa State.
The First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Friday unveiled the International Mascot, sports online application and clothing line for the Abuja 2020 world para-power lifting Championship in Nigeria.
Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.
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Overland Airways on Monday announced the resumption of its flight services with effect from July 15, 2020, following the lifting of the Federal Government’s suspension of flight operations in the country imposed as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
A Prosecution Witness, Mr Nandor Nandan, on Monday told a High Court that a Jos-based businessman, Daniel Fom, swindled 88 church members of N13 million over supply of laptops.
A 34-year-old man, Uchi Enyi, was on Monday, brought before an Ogbeson Magistrates’ Court in Benin, for allegedly obtaining N24,000 under false pretence.
Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, says Nigeria is worried about the impact and effect of COVID-19 on its citizens.
The former Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Mr. Sunday Abegunde, on Monday said the Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, didn’t win the election in 2016 but that some of them made it possible for him to become governor.
Bayern Munich have announced the signing of defender Tanguy Kouassi from Paris-Saint Germain.
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) recorded a profit of about N36.15 billion from its investments in the 2019 financial year but fears worse returns this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its markets.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is eyeing long-term dominance with Liverpool and says the current side ‘want to go down as one of the best’ in the club’s history.
A Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere, Lagos, on Tuesday sentenced a customer service representative of Airtel Nigeria Ltd, Jeremiah Mustapha, to five years in correctional centre, for facilitating a N2.2 million fraud.
Just like the Department of State Services, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday denied that its Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was arrested.