MPDSR: Taming Maternal and Perinatal Mortality in Rural Kano

Lack of quality and accessible healthcare services for pregnant women, newborns and children as a result of poor service delivery are blamed for the high rate of maternal mortality in Northern Nigeria including Kano State. Amongst others, diseases like severe anemia, eclampsia, and bleeding are responsible for majority of maternal deaths in the state. Anti-shock…

2019: EU urges speedy passage of legal framework governing elections in Nigeria                     

The European Union has called on Nigeria’s National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the legal framework that will govern the 2019 Nigerian elections to “ensure there are no uncertainties in the process.” European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS Ketil Karlsen (second from left) and Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral…

Nuso Eziechi named Nigeria’s first-ever ‘Integrity Idol’

Nuso Eziechi, a staff of Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has been named the country’s first-ever Integrity Idol for her “honest, responsible and accountable” approach to work and ensuring “standards are upheld despite the challenges”. She beat over 150 nominees from across Nigeria to clinch the award. Nuso Eziechi, Nigeria’s first-ever Integrity Idol Integrity…

Project PINK BLUE’s World Cancer Day 2018 walk holds tomorrow in Abuja

Project PINK BLUE, a cancer-fighting nonprofit will be commemorating the 2018 World Cancer Day with a walk, race, cycling and marathon against cancer activities in Abuja, beginning from tomorrow. The activities include free cancer screenings, a symposium as well as a donation campaign to support cancer patients. Anti-cancer campaigners during a previous cancer awareness walk…

FG, PERL hosts Nigeria’s first-ever media dialogue on the proposed 2018 federal budget

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Budget Office of the Federation, in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development’s Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) programme on Wednesday held a media dialogue in Abuja on the proposed 2018 federal budget. Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation Ben Akabueze While…

Arewa Students Forum conferred its ‘2018 ICON of Community Development Award’ on Rafsanjani

The Arewa Students Forum (ASF) has bestowed on the Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) its 2018 “ICON of Community Development Award”. Presenting the Award to Rafsanjani on behalf of the Forum, Comrade Abdullahi Muhammad Saleh, ASF’s treasurer said the award was in recognition of his “immense…

Nigerian Youth SDGs Network hosts roundtable on SDG16 in Abuja

The Nigerian Youth SDGs Network Tuesday hosted a youth-focused roundtable on Goal 16 of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development otherwise known as the Sustainable Development Goals, which is about “promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” Youth…

Youth-responsive budgeting indispensable for achieving youth inclusion in Nigeria

Youth-responsive budgeting  is indispensable  if Nigeria is truly desirous of reducing inequality and harnessing the enormous potentials that exist in its vast youth population, according to Ibrahim Faruk, senior programmes officer at the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), Nigeria’s leading youth-focused nonprofit.       A section of youth participants at YIAGA-CLE’s…

MNCH2: Leveraging Community Structures to Improve Demand and Uptake for RMNCH services in Kano

Maternal and neonatal mortality remains a huge challenge in the quest for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in northern Nigeria and particularly in Kano state, which accounts for a significant percentage of the  high indices of maternal mortality in Nigeria. Community members being sensitized on the importance of accessing reproductive maternal and child healthcare (RMNCH)…