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Highpoints of Youth SDGs Summit stakeholders’ forum

The Nigerian Youth SDGs Summit high-level stakeholders’ forum/pre-summit event with the theme: Inspiring Youth Engagement, Promoting Youth Participation’ discussed young people’s role in the implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria. ADAM ALQALI reports The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which came ...

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Al-Makura vows to support vocational skills

Nasarawa state Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, has vowed to support and deploy more funds to vocational skills training for youth to acquire various skills in the state. He made the commitment at the weekend at the 6th graduation ceremony of a ...

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Shiites as law-abiding Nigerian citizens

The intra-faith interactive peace meeting organized by the Interfaith Partners for Peace and Development (IPPD), a faith-based organization with the support of Nexus Fund meeting, brought together followers of various religious sects in Kano to discuss peaceful coexistence between members ...

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CSACEFA: championing girl-child education in Nigeria

Stakeholders at the national meeting of the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA), Nigeria’s biggest coalition of education-focused NGOs, sued for implementation and enforcement of existing laws enacted to protect and encourage girls’ education. ADAM ALQALI, reports ...

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Day GEMS3 launched Business Licencing Registration

GEMS3’s Business Licencing Registration (BLR) intervention is supporting the advancement of Kaduna state’s business and investment environment. ADAM ALQALI writes on how it seeks to achieve this The Growth and Employment in States (GEMS3) programme, which is supporting efforts for ...

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M4D trains Kano CBOs on capacity development

In a bid to sharpen members of its partner Community-Based Organisations’ (CBOs) capacity development skills, the UK Department for International Development’s Mobilising for Development (M4D) programme organized a train-the-trainer workshop for several CBOs from across 3 Local Government Areas (LGAs) ...

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IACD: Fostering community-driven development

Recently, the Nigeria chapter of the International Association for Community Development (IACD), the only global network for professional community development practitioners with UN accreditation, held its national conference/ meeting in Malete, Kwara State.  ADAM AQALI reports Between 11th and 14th ...

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When young girls acquired life skills

M4D’s work with adolescent girls in Northern Nigeria is seeking to empower young women and girls, in line with goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ADAM ALQALI writes Mariya Idris, 16, is beaming with smiles; she has ...

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Health budgets and realisation of the SDGs in Africa

Stakeholders believe attaining the 15% benchmark budgetary allocation for healthcare by governments in Africa, is crucial to achieving adequate and sustainable healthcare delivery and the realisation of the third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on the continent, Adam Alqali reports The ...

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A push for gender inclusion in leadership roles

The one-day women leadership summit themed: “Bridging the Gap for Women Leadership and Accountability in Kano State” was aimed at mainstreaming and strengthening women’s participation in politics, governance and leadership processes in Kano state, towards achieving gender inclusion By Adam ...

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Youth, poor education and insecurity in Nigeria

Delegates at a recent youth conference in Abuja,  blamed the various social vices youth engage in, including restive agitations and terrorism, on poor and wrong education. ADAM ALQALI reports Informed by the prevalent restive agitations, violent insurgency and terrorism sweeping ...

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Women and decision making in northern Nigeria

Discussions at the Conversation Café hosted by a community-based organisation, Inclusive Community Education and Development Association (ICEADA), re-echoed the feeling of marginalisation by women in northern Nigeria, when it comes to decision making.  ADAM ALQALI reports The contribution of women ...

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