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World Bank Earmarks $50 million to fast track implementation of FADAMA III

World Bank Earmarks $50 million to fast track implementation of FADAMA III
The World Bank has earmarked 50 million dollars to fast track the implementation of Fadama III, Lead Economist Tunji Oredipe has disclosed.   Oredipe made this known during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the bank, Fadama III and Borno Government on Thursday in...

World hunger again on the rise, driven by Conflict and Climate change, new UN report says

815 million people now hungry – Millions of children at risk from malnutrition After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition...

Ex-DG & others Jailed for 40 Years Over Unpaid Salaries

Justice Ayo Emmanuel of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State has sentenced the former Director-General of the Institute of Agricultural, Research and Training (IAR&T), Professor Benjamen Ogunmodede to 40 years in prison without an option of fine for mismanaging...

N/Assembly to add environment to concurrent legislative list

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled plans to move environment related matters from residual to concurrent list to enable the federal parliament legislate on such issues. Dogara who stated this at the national stakeholders summit on legislative framework for environmental law and...

Report Sexual Violence cases LASG asks residents

The Lagos State Government says it expects that no fewer than 15 million of the state residents will henceforth report cases of sexual and gender-based violence. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said this during a ‘Commendation Night/Launch of Domestic and Sexual Violence Trust Fund and Resource Book,’...

INTERVIEW: Meet the new UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake

Hailing from Sri Lanka, the second-ever United Nations Youth Envoy is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves to get things done. Before taking on her role as UN Youth Envoy, 26-year-old Jayathma Wickramanayake worked diligently in her mother country to transform the youth development sector....

Addressing climate change in Nigeria not simple task

Addressing climate change within the overall development challenges of a developing nation like Nigeria is no simple task, the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has said. Jibril who stated this at the ongoing 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York,...

Transforming a CSO Board into a Golden Pot

Most boards of civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa fail to live up to their resource mobilisation responsibilities. This is because too many CSOs approach board fundraising assuming they have boards full of movers and shakers who know how to raise funds, even when...

MamaYe Nigeria celebrates a SDG Champion

To mark this years’ United Nation General Assembly MamaYe-Evidence4Action Nigeria are celebrating Adepeju as our SDG 3 champion of 2017. Her good work and initiative in reducing maternal and newborn mortality in Nigeria, through the distribution of ‘Mother’s delivery kit’containing sterilised equipment birth attendants use during child...

NWTF launches young women politicians’ forum

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) has emphasized the importance of grooming younger women into politics, saying this will enable a smooth succession of capable women leaders in the country. Chief Executive Offi cer (CEO) of the NWTF Olufunke Baruwa, stated this in Abuja...