NGO tasks policy makers on protection of children with disabilities

February 16, 2022 Admin III 0

Save the Children International (SCI) Nigeria has urged stakeholders at all levels to create a conducive and inclusive environment for children with disabilities. The call was made ahead of the pivotal global disability summit taking place in February 2022. The Country Director, Save the Children International Nigeria, Mercy Gichuhi, said: “Children, girls and women with disabilities are the most affected Read More

Kuje: NGO decries attacks on APC agents

February 16, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Free Community Worldwide Foundation, “a Non-Governmental Organisation” (NGO) has decried attacks on the All Progressives Congress (APC) agents by the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) supporters during the just concluded chairmanship elections in Kuje Area Council. The group’s publicity secretary, Engr. Monday Oloja, made this assertion in a press statement issued in Abuja Tuesday to express his displeasure and dissatisfaction over Read More

NYSC Trust Fund Bill: NGO hails Buhari, NASS synergy on youth devt

January 28, 2022 Samson Benjamin 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Empowerment for Unemployed Youths Initiative, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts at ensuring youth development in the country. The NGO’s executive director, Mr. Richard Audu, who gave the commendation Friday at a news conference in Abuja, also thumbed up the National Assembly for considering the NYSC Trust Fund Bill for second reading. He said Read More

We use our NGO to preach humanism – Apostle Mbaigbo

January 19, 2022 Admin III 0

Apostle Nnamdi Mbaigbo is the founder and chief executive officer of a non governmental organisation (Tropical Gate Foundation for Sustainable Development) that touches lives in some agrarian communities of Anambra state. In this interview with OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU, he speaks on why the NGO chose to invest in human capital development and other areas. Give us a peep into what your Read More

NGOs take intervention to Badagry community

January 5, 2022 Admin III 0

The Access To Learning And School (ATLAS) Initiative and April Academy has partnered to impact the residents of Iyafin Community, Badagry, through the ‘Christmas with a Smile’ outreach programme. The intervention saw the charities impact over 2000 beneficiaries across the community that is populated with about 5000 residents. Christmas with a Smile’ successfully impacted over 700 beneficiaries directly by administering Read More

Yuletide: NGO distributes relief items to 500 Kogi vulnerable women

December 29, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Doyin and Susan Foundation on Wednesday, distributed food items and clothing materials worth millions of naira to over 500 vulnerable women in some rural communities in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State. Speaking at the distribution centre in Oke-Oba Primary School in Isanlu, the founder of the organisation, Mrs Doyin Ibikunle Eshanum, Read More

Community leader lauds NGO’s care for orphans

December 22, 2021 Admin III 0

The community leader of Ungwar Makama, Usman Alikali, has applauded OAKS Initiative for Transformation; a nongovernmental organisation for the show of love to the orphans and the less priviledged in the community. Alikali, who is the Sarki of the community, stated that the beneficiaries and the community at large cannot pay back the NGO for the gesture. “Today, the beneficiaries Read More

Pictures: NGO empowers 30 IDP women with funds for business

December 15, 2021 Ene Oshaba, Abuja 0

Brainy Age initiative, a women and children based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has provided financial support to 30 indigent women to enable them do businesses and take care of themselves and children. Team lead of the organisation, Henrietta Agboje, made this known while distributing the funds to the women at the new Kuchingoro Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camp located beside Read More

Bauchi NGO moves to advance women participation in politics

November 19, 2021 Mohammed Lawal 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Bauchi, Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative, under its new project, Women Voice for Leadership, Friday hosted political parties’ leaders and other relevant stakeholders to a one-day state level engagement/dialogue on promotion of women participation in politics. Speaking at the occasion, Florence Daniel, in charge of Women Voice for Leadership in the NGO, said Read More

NGO trains Bayelsa teachers, students on character devt

November 16, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A nongovernmental organisation that provides youth with solution to build up their character for sustainable lifestyle has concluded a two- day training for teachers and students in Bayelsa state. The organisers said the workshop was imperative because young people are at risk at this time because of peer pressure, the society, the media and sometimes by parents or guidance with Read More

Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Road users to protest over potholes on Abuja-Keffi road

November 3, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Commuters under the Road Users Development Network of Nigeria (RUDNN) have threatened to stage a protest over neglect of the dilapidated portions of Abuja-Keffi expressway, resulting in daily nightmarish sufferings of citizens living in the area. They call on the contractor handling the ongoing expansion of Abuja-Keffi road to immediately rise up and maintain the existing carriage way there within Read More

NGO seeks quality training in health institutions

October 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A nongovernmental organisation known as Health Workforce Management Activity Wednesday advocated for quality training in health institutions in Ebonyi state. The State Human Resources for Health Coordinator of the organization, Pharmacist Uche Ebenezer, made the appeal while distributing teaching aids to some health institutions in the state. The organisation gifted Placenta model, vulva, chart, Eye model, Antishock garment, breast model, Read More

Jigawa NGO donates N50m equipment, instruments to health centers

October 25, 2021 Bayo Muhammad 0

The chief of Party Inspiring Project, Dr. Adamu Isah, said Monday that 33 primary and secondary healthcare facilities in Kiyawa local government area of Jigawa state received donation of medical equipment and instruments worth N50 Million from Save the Children International and GSK. He stated that the support was aimed at bridging the existing gap of basic health equipments identified Read More

Rotary spends $2.2bn to end polio, immunises 400m children annually

October 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As the world mark World Polio Day on Sunday, Rotary International said it has spent $2.2 billion globally to end polio across the world, while immunising with its partners over 400 million children annually. The 2021 PolioPlus key message made available to Blueprint in Kaduna, said Rotary has been fighting to eradicate polio for over three decades and remains fully Read More

Breaking: APC suspends State Congress in Oyo over irregularities 

October 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo state due to forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities. Governor of Yobe state and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, gave the ordered. In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary Sen. Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

IDGC: Foundation donates computers, literacy centre in Damaturu

October 12, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Executive Director (ED) Brand life vision foundation Yobe state, Hajiya Fatima Paga, has called on the state government, international organisations as well as philanthropists to key into the provision of digital education and provide digital literacy to the girl child. This was contained in a press statement issued Monday to mark the International Day of the girl child with Read More

LG polls: Lalong commends electorate for large turn out

October 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, has praised the electorate for their peaceful conduct and large turn out to elect their Chairmen and Councillors in the ongoing local lovernment elections holding throughout the 17 Local Government Areas on Saturday October 9, 2021.  The governor who voted alongside his wife, Regina Lalong and other close family members at about 10:30am, said he Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

Sterling Bank partners NGO on climate change

October 8, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc has said it is partnering with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) on a campaign tagged #NaijaClimateNow, to implement solutions towards climate change adaptation in Nigeria as part of its commitment and significant contributions to a better and safer ecosystem. Naija Climate Now presents an opportunity for all stakeholders within the environmental space, including the government, the Read More

NGOs conduct free medical care for the elderly

October 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A group of non-governmental organisations at the weekend organised a day free medical care for the older people and less privileged in the society. The exercise, which held at the primary health care centre, Jikwoyi, a suburb in Abuja, the nation’s capital, was to mark this year’s International Day of Older Persons. According to the organisers, Mr. Believe Odafe Ogbejeje Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

DRAC laments inaccurate data inclusion for persons with disabilities

September 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has expressed concern that there were no plans and inclusion for Persons With Disability (PWDs) due to lack of aggregated data on disability from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country . The Executive Director, DRAC, Dr Irene Patrick-Ogbogu made this known at the ongoing organization’s Annual Media Retreat on Disabilty Inclusion in Abuja. Read More

Infrastructure deficit: Stakeholders canvass private sector intervention

September 27, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Stakeholders in the nation’s finance industry have urged the private sector to support the federal government’s drive to finance the infrastructural deficit in the country. The panelists that spoke during the 30th anniversary of the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) with the theme: ‘Financing Infrastructure & SMEs for inclusive growth in the post-COVID-19 economy’, said that government alone cannot Read More