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Federal government bars employers from sacking women for marital, maternity reasons

Nigeria, yesterday, in Geneva, Switzerland, told delegates at the ongoing International Labour Conference, ILC, that employers of labour in public and private sectors had been barred from sacking women from work due to their marital or maternity status.

Federal government proposes N30 billion fund to fight open defecation

Mr Emmanuel Awe, the Director of Water Quality Supply and Sanitation in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, says the ministry has proposed a N30 billion fund to tackle open defecation in the country.
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Video: How I was sexually assaulted at 17 – Chimamanda Adichie

Awarding winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, joined the #MeToo movement as she shared the story of her sexual assault at age 17.

Runcie Chidebe: Social media tool for achieving SDGs

Mr Runcie Chidebe, Founder, Project Pinkblue Foundation, has called for effective deployment of social media to facilitate achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nigerian selected as finalist in Commonwealth Youth Awards

A young Nigerian, Miss Omowumi Ogunrotimi, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of her contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality, in Nigeria.

Corruption, greatest evil of our time – President Buhari tells AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia described corruption as one of the greatest evils of our time.

How I was inspired to champion campaign against corruption – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Addis Ababa described corruption as one of the greatest evils of our time.

Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.

SDGs: Women empowerment key to attainment goals – Bolanle Ambode

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, says women empowerment and their access to quality maternal and healthcare services are key to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Unity of member states panacea for ECOWAS development – Ousseini Tinni

Ousseini Tinni, Speaker Nigerien National Assembly says the future and development of ECOWAS region depends on the ability of member states to unite.

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