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Lawyers with disabilities seek inauguration of disabled persons commission

The Association of Lawyers with Disability in Nigeria (ALDIN) on Thursday called for the inauguration of a National Commission for Persons with Disability (PWDs) in Nigeria.
“Although apartheid ended 25 years ago and an inclusive constitution was introduced, people with albinism continue to suffer abuses on a number of grounds including colour and disability,” Ikponwosa Ero said in a statement.

UN: South Africa must end discrimination against people with albinism

The South African government must act urgently to end the dangers faced by people with albinism who face discrimination based on colour, a prohibited ground of racial discrimination, a UN expert said on Friday.
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Lagos uncovers plot to disrupt ongoing polio vaccination

The Lagos State Government says it has uncovered plot by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) by administering harmful vaccines to children to disrupt the ongoing Polio vaccination in the state.

NDDC trains, empowers physically challenged

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has trained and empowered some persons living with disability on different vocational skills in Delta State.

How I survived two suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri – amputee

A 22-year-old amputee, Yahuza Mohammad, said he survived two separate bomb attacks coordinated by Boko Haram suicide bombers at Muna Garage area of Maiduguri.
Khadijat Rashid

Don wants more funding for education for the deaf

Dr. Khadijat Rashid, who is based in America, has appealed to the federal government of Nigeria to increase funding for education for the deaf.
Jake Epelle

Albino Foundation bemoans INEC’s failure to meet its electoral demands

The Albino Foundation (TAF) said on Saturday it was concerned that most of its demands for the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections were not met by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

EU, INEC, traders urge voters to collect PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its call on Nigerians to pick up their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) before the closing date.
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UN: 30 milliom babies are born premature yearly

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialised care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new UN-backed report.

Data shows heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death

Heart disease is still Australia’s leading cause of death but alcohol-induced deaths are on the decline, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday.

Twitter releases new policy to ban dehumanizing speech

In a post on Tuesday morning, Twitter executives Del Harvey and Vijaya Gadde described the proposed rule as part of an ongoing effort to promote healthy conversations on Twitter and limit real-world harms stemming from discourse on the platform.

NIPSS, IPAC demand more female political participation

The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) have appealed to Nigeria political parties to involve more women, youth and People Living with Disability in leadership positions within the parties in line.
Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Osinbajo: Supremacy of human dignity, responsibility for all

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the supremacy of human dignity is the responsibility of everyone and not only medical personnel in the healthcare value chain.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

HoS: Civil servants welfare goes beyond salary increment

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-ita, has inaugurated a technical committee to develop the federal civil service welfare policy beginning from entry into service, exit and beyond.

WHO says 1.1bn people are smokers globally

There are around 1.1 billion smokers in the world today, the same number as at the turn of the century, according to latest data from the World Health Organisation.

Spotify drops R Kelly from playlists amid #MuteRKelly backlash

R&B singer R Kelly's music will no longer feature on Spotify's curated playlists under the streaming service's new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

SERAP gives Obaseki 14 days ultimatum to pay 42 months pension arrears

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to pay pensioners in the state their outstanding entitlements within the next 14 days or face legal action.

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Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Bayern Munich forward wants Manchester United move

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller wants Manchester United as the German offers himself to the Red Devils.

Governor Akeredolu not hospitalised – commissioner

The absence of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, from office in the recent time has been generating reactions from various quarters as some were saying the governor had been in the hospital, treating food poisoning.
Nigeria Police

Police exhume another corpse in Benue rice farm

The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.