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Ecuador’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday decriminalized abortion in cases of rape, the country’s human rights ombudsman announced, a major step in Catholic-majority Latin America where termination of pregnancy is largely taboo.
Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr Kelly Nwagha, Wednesday, disclosed that the organisation has spent over N4 billion as compensation paid to employees of various organizations who had accidents in their workplaces.
Federal Government has called on the House of Representatives to expedite action on the passage of the National Social Investment Office Establishment Bill.
A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) stormed the National Assembly on Tuesday, seeking the inclusion of electronic voting in the Electoral Act.
Dr Pricillia Ibekwe, the Director of Special Duties and Technical Lead for the National Cerebrospinal Meningitis Technical Working Group of NCDC, made this known during an awareness walk to mark the 2021 World Meningitis Day.
The Federal University of Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti (FUOYE) has approved special insurance package of N3.1 million at N125, 000 each for 25 students to enable them complete their programmes.
The Kaduna State Government has captured 2.1 million individuals from 524,424 Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs) in its Social Register.
Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has appealed to the resident doctors to call off their strike in the interest of patients that needed care at this critical time.
National Coordinator of the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Mr Apera Iorwa, has said that no fewer than seven million poor and vulnerable households nationwide, or 30 million individuals, had been registered between 2018 and February, 2021.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the weekend disclosed that it would unveil Regional Action Plan on Disability to fully include persons with disabilities in all strata of the society.
The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, in his unique gesture, recently spent the day which was for the commemoration of the International Women’s Day, 2021 with persons with disability, during which he gave them moral and material supports.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs. Disaster Management and Social Development in a press statement by the Director of Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, said the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who was represented by the Director Finance and Account, Dr. Matthew Dada disclosed this during the flag off ceremony of the programme in the state.
The Federal Government in its drive towards putting smile to people at the grassroots on Thursday empowered no fewer than 5, 000 women with cash and other various foods items that can make life more meaningful to the down trodden that are selected from all different geo-political area across the State.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced a 5-day training program with People Living with Disabilities (PLWD’s) to facilitate innovative, technology-driven economic growth, through the use of ICT.
Governors of the 19 Nothern States and traditional rulers of the region are meeting in Kaduna over security challenges bedeviling the region.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission to implement the Broadcasting Code provision that mandates television stations to deploy sign language interpreters on their major news bulletin, for the benefit of persons living with a disability.
The Kano state government has empowered no fewer than 60 women and youths with different entrepreneurial skills, following the ban on street begging in the state, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, has said.
Dr Sylvia Anthony-Eweputanna, a pediatrician at Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, says Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is capable of causing cerebral palsy, intellectual disability and others as complication of perinatal asphyxia on babies.
The Ebonyi Police Command says it will investigate and arrest those suspected to be behind the fire that destroyed herders’ houses in Oshibo community in Ebonyi Local Government Area.
Yohei Sasakawa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, says overcoming leprosy involves more than early diagnosis and prompt treatment.
Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.
Global life insurers are taking steps to curb payouts stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term health consequences that are not fully understood, industry sources told Reuters.
Government troops and rebels clashed on Thursday in a region of western Chad where president Idriss Deby Itno was killed earlier this month.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said Nigeria cannot progress with the level of corruption in the country.
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) on Thursday met to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration towards promoting fiscal responsibility at the sub-national level.
The presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his condolences to the families of citizens who lost their loved ones in the recent spate of killings in Benue State.
Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed statewide curfew on Rivers based on the advice of the state security council.
Washington, DC’s police department has confirmed its servers have been breached after hackers began leaking its data online, The New York Times reports. In a statement, the department confirmed it was aware of “unauthorized access on our server” and said it was working with the FBI to investigate the incident. The hacked data appears to include details on arrests and persons of interest.
National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that there is no President that will intentionally want his citizens exposed to banditry and danger
The Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), a coalition of labour and civil society organisations, has asked the federal government to initiate needed actions for the urgent release of abducted students.
Many residents of Geidam town in Yobe State no longer have network on their phones as Boko Haram fighters have razed the masts of Airtel and MTN in the town.
National Coordinator of Tinubu 2023 (T23), an umbrella body for various pro-Tinubu groups, Dr. Oladipupo Okeyomi, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is not sponsoring any group to campaign for his presidential ambition.