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GPE Summit: $5bn investment required to expand global education

Girl child

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has called on world leaders to show commitment in helping to raise the $5 billion projected to support educational systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live. The campaign also aims at raising the profile of girls’ education A breakdown contained in a press statement issued ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Environmental justice and right to life

Nnimmo Bassey

At the Health of Mother Earth Foundation’s (HOMEF) second School of Ecology in 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, the HOMEF Director, says in this treatise that a denial of environmental justice is a denial of the right to life Nnimmo Bassey Environmental justice demands that all peoples and communities should be fairly treated irrespective of their nationality, race, class or gender. It ...

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UK donates vessel to enhance Nigeria’s capability to fight crime

RHIB Handover

The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, working in association with the UK Border Force, Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the National Crime Agency (NCA), has donated a Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones (left); US Consul General, Claire Pierangelo; and NDLEA Chairman, General Mohammad Buba ...

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UNDP to invest N320m on youths, IDPs in Benue

Mohamed Yahya

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 said it was investing additional N320 million to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and equip youths in Benue State. Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria The Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Yahya, said this when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Samuel Ortom at the Benue People’s ...

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Africa not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030 – FAO

Abebe Haile-Gabriel

Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, told a meeting reviewing progress made by the continent towards attaining that goal so far. Abebe Haile-Gabriel Co-organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Government of the ...

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Niger Delta underdevelopment: Ex-agitator blames selfishness of leaders

Reuben Wilson

A Niger Delta ex-agitator, Mr Reuben Wilson, on Monday, March 1, 2021 blamed political leaders and public office holders from the zone at all levels for the underdevelopment of the region. Reuben Wilson Wilson, who is also National President of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI), regretted that despite the huge sums of money accruing to the region ...

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Food insecurity: No place at the dining table

Sustainable food policies

Sharing a meal is one basic need of humans but for too many the question “what’s for lunch” doesn’t have an easy answer. Food insecurity is the uncertainty of having enough food to eat daily and farmers in doubt of having sufficient food from harvest of most farming seasons. Flooding and drought add to the woes of farmers, leading 14 ...

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Guterres says pandemic drives vicious circle against human rights

Antonio Guterres

The global spread of COVID-19 has a devastating effect on human rights as it fuels poverty, divisions, repression and hatred. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, February 22, 2021. “We are seeing a vicious circle of violations,’’ he said in his opening speech as the top UN rights ...

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Arrest, dehumanisation of peaceful Lekki protesters unacceptable, anti-democratic – CAPPA

Lekki protest

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has denounced the forceful arrest and taunting of scores of peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lekki by the Nigeria Police, describing the development as unacceptable and demand their immediate and unconditional release. Security officials at the Lekki toll gate The arrests occurred on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Lekki Toll Gate where ...

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Children constitute 50% of trafficked Nigerian victims in 2020 – UNODC

Ghada Fathi Waly

Half of human trafficking victims in Nigeria in 2020 were children, Chervine Oftadeh, an official of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC) said in Benin on Tuesday, January 19, 2020. Ghada Fathi Waly, Director-General/Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Oftadeh, an Associate Expert, said his declaration was informed by a baseline assessment ...

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