INTERVIEW: “How we’re empowering marginalized youths in Abuja’s rural communities through sexuality education”

Linda Raji, program officer at the nonprofit Strong Enough Girls Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI), speaks about their project focused on promoting Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) among marginalized Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in rural communities around Abuja, the Nigerian capital   Linda Raji, program officer at Strong Enough Girls Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI), counselling an adolescent girl…

2019 Nigerian elections: EU launches Election Observation Mission to Nigeria

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nigeria was officially launched Tuesday by the EU’s chief observer, Maria Arena, a Member of the European Parliament from Belgium, who said the mission was in Nigeria at the invitation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a “neutral and independent” observation of the…

African Newspage reporter, 19 other African journalists for WFSJ’s science reporting workshop in London

A reporter for African Newspage, Nuhu Abdullahi Tsanni, and 19 other African science journalists from across 22 African countries have been selected to attend the World Federation of Science Journalists’ science reporting workshop in London, United Kingdom, scheduled for between 10 and 15 March 2019 in Harwell (UK). File photo of non-science journalists from across…

UNICEF inaugurates Dambatta enrollment drive campaign committee

As part of its state-wide enrollment drive campaign (EDC) in Kano state, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the auspices of phase 3 of its Girls Education Project (GEP3) Wednesday, inaugurated members of its LGA-level EDC committee at Dambatta Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano state, with support from UK’s Department for International Development…

INTERVIEW: “Science, technology key to achieving food security in Africa”

Abdulrazak Ibrahim is the capacity development officer of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), African Union’s apex organization responsible for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research for development (AR4D)   Abdulrazak Ibrahim,  capacity development officer at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)   What is the Forum for Agricultural Research in…

SFSA 2018 and Africa’s search for STI-driven development

The South Africa Science Forum 2018 (SFSA 2018) themed: “Igniting conversations about science” focused on the role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa’s growth and development A cross section of guests and delegates at the opening ceremony of South Africa Science Forum 2018 (SFSA 2018)  held at Rembrandt Sport Centre, University of Pretoria’s…

“How we are providing world-class healthcare services in Kano”

Dr Shuaibu Dambatta, CEO of Northfield Health Services, managers and operators of the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital and the Khalifa Sheik Isyaka Rabi’u Paediatric Specialist Hospital, in Kano has said the two facilities were already providing world-class healthcare services, months after they began operations. Neonatal transport incubator at the Khalifa Sheik Isyaka Rabiu Pediatric Hospital,…

Foundation sensitizes disabled persons on new Kano disability law

The Kanawa Educational Foundation for the Disabled Thursday sensitized leaders and members of the different clusters of People Living With Disability (PWDs) in Kano state on the content of the new Kano State Persons Living With Disability Law which was recently signed by the Kano state governor. The roundtable discussion which was aimed at educating…

INTERVIEW: “Investment in young people will help Africa benefit from its demographic dividend”

Kijala Shako, who was at the recently held African Youth SDGs Summit in Accra, is the active citizenship and engagement advisor  for the Pan Africa Programme (PAP); Oxfam’s advocacy, campaigns and influencing agency engaging citizens and institutions in the realization of an Africa that is self-reliant, democratic, peaceful

Accountability in health sector: dRPC organizes retreat for Kano OGP team

As part of efforts to ensure accountability in governance, the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) in partnership with the Women in Media (WIM) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health At Scale, [email protected], Thursday in Abuja commenced a two-day retreat for the Open Government Partnership Team in Kano state, towards enhanced…