Out of school children: Nigeria’s ticking time-bomb

Through the eyes of out of school children, Adam Alqali investigates the menace of out of school children in northern Nigeria looking at the looming socio-economic and security consequences of the challenge in Africa’s most populous nation Thirteen year old Sadiq  (left) and eleven year old Nabil (right), his younger sibling Walking shoulder to shoulder…

GEMS4 hosts strength based stakeholders learning workshop in Kano

The Growth and Employment in States (GEMS4) programme, seeking to improve income and employment opportunities within Nigeria’s wholesale and retail sector, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable, has Thursday held strengths based approaches stakeholder learning workshop in Kano GEMS4 GEMS4, which being implemented by Coffey International Development is supported by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of…

Actualizing SDGS: Meet some of Nigeria’s youth actors, by ‘Seyifunmi Adebote

 ‘Seyifunmi Adebote writes about young Nigerians whose recent efforts have pushed Nigeria steps forward in the quest for the successful actualisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)   Members of the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network during a youth SDGs forum held in  March, 2017 at Lagos, Nigeria The successful actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals…

USAID, Akwa Ibom hold dissemination event for first-ever AIDS indicator survey

The findings of the first-ever Akwa Ibom AIDS Indicator Survey (AKAIS) were unveiled Monday in Uyo, Nigeria, during a dissemination meeting of HIV/AIDS stakeholders, hosted by the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). FHI 360 Nigeria Country Director Dr Robert Chiegil speaking at the…

Danish investors partner Nigeria to boost Nigeria’s food and agriculture sector

The Danish minister for environment and food, Esben Lunde Larsen on Monday led a business delegation to Abuja, Nigeria where 15 Danish companies signed bilateral agreements with Nigerian investors aimed at boosting the country’s food and agriculture sector a boost. L-R: Danish minister for environment and food, Esben Lunde Larsen, a Nigeria’s water resources minister,…

Toolbox to connect African health journalists and researchers now available online, By Aghan Daniel

A health toolbox which aims to connect African journalists to researchers, including the wider science journalism community, fast and on demand, is now available at https://healthtoolbox.wfsj.org/.   Adele Baleta, the South African science journalist facilitating a workshop for non-science journalists on infectious diseases reporting, which was organised by  the Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture…

NFNV Nigeria partners UPS on empowering West African women cross-border traders

The Nigeria chapter of the Pan African nonprofit New Faces New Voices (NFNV) is exploring partnership opportunities with the United Parcel Service (UPS), the US-headquartered global logistics company, in respect of the second and third phases of their project focused on “Raising Voices for Cross Border Traders in West Africa.” From Left: Yetunde Okafor, President,…

Ruth Oniang’o: “Winning Africa Food Prize was overwhelming, humbling”

Ruth Oniang’o, chair of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and Sasakawa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), was recently awarded the 2017 Africa Food Prize, the continent’s most prestigious prize in agricultural development in terms of numbers and scope, in recognition of her role as a leading voice on nutrition in Africa Ruth Oniang’o (left) and…