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The Federal Government says it disbursed N48.72 million to no fewer than 3,826 beneficiaries in Ondo State under its conditional cash transfer programme in 2019.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to uplift the socio economic and political status of Nigerian women.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that smallholder farmers have seen their livelihoods constrained by a host of challenges such as low productivity, lack of reliable markets, and poor rural access roads.
The Defence Headquarters says troops have eliminated no fewer than 108 bandits in the North-west and scores of terrorists in the North-east in the last one week.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households for the 2020-2021 dry season farming in troubled Borno State.
The Lagos State Government will on December 1, 2020 kick-off a research project with 1,140 indigent pregnant women under its Mother Infant and Child (MICH) programme.
Many cases of sexual assault are under-reported, and most times the cases are poorly prosecuted due to lack of evidence to prove rape, the minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has said.
The Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem, has said “Enough to All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls” in a message to the launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) across the globe.
The Federal Government says it will repackage its social intervention programmes to ensure it reached more people at the grassroots.
Female lawmakers shared their opinions at a workshop on gender legislation and other legal instruments in Abuja.
The Senate on Wednesday considered a critical bill seeking to tackle the illicit importation and trade of small arms and light weapons in Nigeria.
Some nursing mothers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday decried alleged inhuman treatment melted on them by the hospital management, claiming they were evicted from the hospital lodge without prior notice.
In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020, the ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), has urged the Federal Government to enact and enforce laws and regulations aimed at eliminating and preventing all forms of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, including informal work.
The spokesperson of the taskforce, Alkassim Abdukadir, told journalists in Abuja that the taskforce had successfully carried out the first and second phases of the Covid-19 intervention in April and June 2020, and had commenced the third phase of distribution of food and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as the most vulnerable in communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and seven other states in the North-west and North-central.
The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda, has alleged that battle against rape in the state is being impeded by some influential individuals.
In fostering the participation of women in politics in Nigerian, two non-governmental organisations, Diatom Impact and ElectHer, have revealed plans to support 1000 women for the 2023 general elections.
The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), says corruption corrodes trust in government and weakens the impact of policies and public spending.
The Nigeria stock market on Tuesday sustained bullish sentiment to open the month of December with N55 billion growth due to buying interests in Tier 1 banks.
“One of nine central committee leaders of the TPLF, Keria Ibrahim, has surrendered to federal forces,” said a tweet from the government’s Tigray taskforce, using the acronym of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a political party spearheading the fight against the government in Addis Ababa.
France will put restrictions on people traveling abroad to find ski resorts not subject to COVID-19 shutdowns this Christmas, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, on Tuesday, the budget presentation will afford the governor the opportunity to highlight some major achievements of his administration so far and how it intends to chart a new course for the state in the coming year.
UK and France have signed a new agreement to tackle illegal migration via the English Channel, Anadolu Agency reports.
No fewer than three suspected persons connected with the gruesome murder of the Nasarawa State Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, were killed on Friday by military operatives in the Loko of the state while nine other suspects were also arrested during the operation.
The National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with what it described as the massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of Nigeria as a country.
The security forces in Buenos Aires will not be finished after the wake and funeral of Diego Armando Maradona. One of the missions that the police now have is to guard the grave of '10'.
Face-to-face negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union over a trade deal have restarted in a last-ditch attempt to find agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.