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Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state.

Oando Foundation commissions classroom blocks and sanitation facilities in Plateau

OF supports the Nigerian Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Basic Education) through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI), aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools. The condition, location and nature of school infrastructure has direct impact on access, quality of education, and also influences learning outcomes.
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WHO: Nigeria, four others lose N1.2 trillion to diseases yearly

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Africa annually loses over $2.4 trillion to diseases afflicting its 47 countries on the continent.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 2.1 billion people live without safe water globally

It has been observed that 2.1 billion people live without safe water globally while one in four Primary Schools have no drinking water sources using unprotected sources of water.
NIGERIA’S OLUWASEUN AYODEJI OSOWOBI (MIDDLE) EMERGES ‘COMMONWEALTH YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR 2019’. SHE IS FLANKED BY COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL PATRICIA SCOTLAND (2ND LEFT) AND OTHER REGIONAL WINNERS AT A CEREMONY AT THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT IN LONDON

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Osowobi wins Commonwealth Youth Person of the Year 2019

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has scooped the overall prize of the 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, in recognition of her efforts to end sexual violence.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Federal government partners IAEA on management of unground water resources

The Federal Government is collaborating with the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, to effectively manage manage it underground water resources.
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UNESCO: Nigeria, others will not achieve gender equality, poverty eradication without quality education

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said Nigeria and other countries would fail to achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty that leaves millions of children, young people and adults behind, without inclusive and equitable quality education.

Ifeanyi Okowa’s aide faults Emmanuel Uduaghan’s free healthcare scheme

The free healthcare programme for children under five years and pregnant women during the administration of immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has been faulted by the present administration of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
L-R: AMB. GERALDINE NASON OF IRELAND; NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TIJJANI BANDE AND SINGAPORE’S AMBASSADOR BURHAN GARFOOR, AT A SIDE EVENT, ORGANISED BY PERMANENT MISSIONS OF NIGERIA TO THE UN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF SINGAPORE, IRELAND, AND QATAR, TO PROMOTE JANUARY 24 AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDU

UN adopts Nigeria’s resolution on education

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted, by consensus, Nigeria’s resolution to proclaim January 24 every year as the ‘International Day of Education’.
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Okechukwu Enelamah: Federal government taking measures to accelerate Nigeria’s industrialisation process

Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister, Industry, Trade and Investment says the Federal Government is taking adequate measures to accelerate the country’s industrialisation process through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

World Prematurity Day: Nigeria ranks 3rd with 800,000 preterm births annually – NAPN

Mrs Olubunmi Lawal, the National President, National Association of Paediatric Nurses (NAPN), on Saturday said Nigeria ranked third with about 800,000 preterm births annually.

UN agencies launch major report on global food security, malnutrition

Five United Nations agencies are set to launch the new edition of “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

Ex-VC tasks African leaders on research to end underdevelopment

A former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, has called on African leaders to invest in research to end hunger, unemployment and underdevelopment in the continent rather than depending on foreign aids.

Federal government to eradicate child labour, human trafficking by 2025

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that the was doing everything possible to effectively eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

Federal government expresses commitment to accelerate fight against child labour

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to accelerate action in achieving alliance 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal that seeks immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

Lagos cooperatives investment hits N152 billion

Ahead of the 2018 United Nations International Day of Cooperatives, the Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, has disclosed that Cooperatives investment has risen to N152billion.

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).

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