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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.

UN chief commends Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, as commended Nigeria’s anti-corruption agenda, saying the country plays a leading role in the fight against corruption in Africa.

Federal government to monitor SDG projects in schools

The Federal Government, on Monday, warned schools against executing or approving substandard projects under the platform of the Sustainable Development Goal number four (SDG4).

NCC remits N49.7 billion to federal government

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it remitted N49.7 billion to the federal government in the first quarter of 2018.

UNICEF: Nigeria needs $80bn annually for improved water, sanitation, hygiene

Nigeria needs to invest $80 billion annually on water, sanitation and hygiene to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal.

Dapchi abduction: NGOs call on federal govt to ensure safe release of girls

Civil Coalition Action on Education for All and other NGOs have called on the Federal Government to ensure the safe release of Dapchi School girls abducted on Feb. 19.

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.

Another set of NHIS workers rally in support of reinstated executive secretary

Some workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, on Monday pledged to support their reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to reposition the scheme.

Aisha Buhari seeks improved healthcare for women, children

The First lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has enjoined wives of southwest governors to address issues of maternal and child mortality in their states.

UN chief calls for end to female genital mutilation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation, which he said is “a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls.”

200m women, girls genitally-mutilated – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that no fewer than 200 million women and girls have been genitally-mutilated in 30 countries.

Our policy has made APC popular in Kogi – Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has said his policies has positioned the All Progressives Congress as the most popular party in Kogi State, saying his administration is gradually winning the war against poverty.

If Nigeria fails SDG, Africa will not make it – UNICEF

Country Representative of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Mr. Mohammed Mallick Fall, has hinged the success of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the Sub-Saharan Africa on the positive contributions of Nigeria.

AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina’s prize will stimulate interest in agriculture – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize (WFP) award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people’s interest in agriculture.

Stakeholders urge adult education council to focus on skills acquisition

The stakeholders in mass literacy sector have urged the Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (NNCAE) to equip Nigerians with skills acquisition for effective participation in nation’s building.

World Bank projects $22bn diaspora remittance to Nigeria in 2017

The World Bank has projected that up to $22 billion will flow into Nigeria in 2017 through Diaspora remittances, noting that global remittance flow is set to recover this year after two consecutive years of decline.

Scaling up sanitation requires collective efforts – Olaomi

Coordinator, Alliance for Hygiene Promotion, Mr. Victor Olaomi, has said scaling up sanitation and hygiene in the country requires the collective effort of stakeholders in the sector.

TETFund charges institutions on inclusive education

Universities, polytechnics and colleges of education have been urged to implement the decision of the 62nd National Council on Education (NCE) on inclusive and equitable quality education.

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