DFID-PERL parleys Kano civil society, media and social media influencers

The UK Department for International Development-funded Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (DFID-PERL) programme Saturday hosted an interactive session with members of the civil society, media and social media influencers in Kano, aimed at networking, experience sharing as well as partnership on positive use of the social media. PERL, a 5-year governance program brings together…

OP-ED: Climate change is wiping out the baobab, Africa’s ‘tree of life’, By Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

The trees are a scientific wonder, once capable of living for thousands of years, but now becoming endangered species Former president of the Republic of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Morondava in Madagascar, the skyline in Senegal and Kruger national park all have something in common. These places are home to some of the largest trees in the…

“PTAs/SBMCs critically-important in meeting girls’ learning outcomes”

The programme manager for the second phase of the UK-Department for International Development-funded Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprise (ENGINE II) programme in Kano state, Mustapha Chiroma, has described Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs) and School-Based Management Committees (SBMCs), as critically-important stakeholders in achieving required learning outcomes for in-school girls. Mercy Corps: CRA should be implemented…

The day dRPC collaborated with the Ministries of Health and Education to train teachers, government officials, and health prefects on First Aid in government secondary schools

Despite its importance for saving lives, first aid skill has become virtually dead across schools in Nigeria. In responding to this skill gap the development Research Centre (dRPC), an independent nonprofit organization, is working to revive First Aid skills in select girls’ government secondary schools in Kano and Jigawa States. Dr Kamal Ibrahim demonstrating to…

Young people, entrepreneurship will drive Africa’s renaissance, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said Africa’s young people will through the vehicle of entrepreneurship drive the continent’s renaissance and sustainable development adding that Africa’s future was in Africa’s hands.   President Emmanuel Macron addressing the assemblage of young African entrepreneurs, in Lagos, Nigeria     Photo: RFI “It is part of the same message and…

Gambari leads discussion on conflict reporting at 10th Soyinka lecture series

Amidst mounting concerns on the unchecked spate of violence in parts of Nigeria, and the media’s coverage of same, Ibrahim Gambari, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Nigeria’s former Minister of External Affairs, will lead discussions on the issues at the Tenth Wole Soyinka Media Lecture Series. The event which is billed to…

As African leaders unveil the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

African leaders in attendance at the 31st African Union Summit held at Nouakchott, Mauritania launched the new Pan-African Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, co-led by the AU Commission and RBM Partnership to End Malaria and supported by African leaders African leaders at the 29th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The new, continent-wide Pan-African…

Nigeria launches reproductive health tools for improving FP uptake

Nigeria’s Minister of Health Isaac Adewole Tuesday launched 3 sets of reproductive health tools that he said will add to the country’s body of knowledge on reproductive health and subsequently improve decision-making in family planning which will ultimately contribute to reducing maternal mortality in the country. “These documents will add to our body of knowledge…

INVESTIGATION: How industrial effluents threaten lives, livelihood and environment across Nigerian communities

Decades-long discharge of harmful industrial effluents by leather industries in Kano, the industrial hub of northern Nigeria, has denied multitudes of artisanal fishermen their only source of livelihood as well as posing great dangers to public health and the environment A fisherman fishing on Lake Chad                   …