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Expert wants legal protection for children with intellectual disability

A childhood expert, Dr Temitayo Ogunsanwo, has called for a law that would protect children with intellectual disability in the country.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Federal government donates 5,318 metric tons of foodstuff to Kano

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.

NBA Ikorodu donates to lawyers with disabilities

The Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says it is donating about 10 per cent of its statutory entitlement from the National NBA to the Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN).

Coalition demand inclusion of PWDs in PTF on coronavirus

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.
Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.

Protest erupts in Delta over lockdown extension

Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.
Colombia on Wednesday ordered the temporary release of more than 4,000 prisoners, in an effort to reduce overcrowding and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Colombia releases 4,000 prisoners over coronavirus

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.

Nigeria to use BVN, phone recharge history to determine palliatives

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 Assembly suspends activities indefinitely over coronavirus outbreak

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.

Ethiopian MPs ratify law criminalising hate speech

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.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Federal government wants broadcasting outfits to prioritise disability matters

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.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Nigeria to achieve 95 per cent digital literacy by 2030

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said Nigeria would achieve 95 per cent digital literacy in 10 years.
Two streetcars, an old model (L) and a newer one, pass each other in Toronto, Canada. AFP

Toronto retires iconic old streetcars for sleek ones

Toronto, Canada’s biggest city is retiring on 29 December its historic streetcars and replacing them with sleek new trams.

PWDs: We are useful assets, not liabilities

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.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi government pledges to support persons living with disabilities

The Bauchi State Government has reassured of its commitment towards supporting people living with disabilities as part of efforts to alleviate their suffering.

Federal government to establish College of Education for physically challenged in Nasarawa

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.

Aisha Buhari unveils mascot for 2020 World powerlifting championship

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.

NGO sensitises Nigerians on down syndrome

The Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria (DSFN), has embarked on an awareness campaign to sensitise Nigerians on the need to shun all sorts discrimination against persons with disabilities, particularly Down Syndrome.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande takes over as UNGA president

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 announces resumption of scheduled flight services

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.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

How businessman swindled COCIN members of N13 million – witness

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.

34-year-old man docked for allegedly obtaining N24,000 under false pretence

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.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria is worried over impact of coronavirus – minister

Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, says Nigeria is worried about the impact and effect of COVID-19 on its citizens.
The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.

Ex-SSG: Governor Akeredolu didn’t win the election in 2016

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.