16-day activism: Foundation charges stakeholders on SGBV elimination

November 25, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

Ipas Nigeria Health Foundation, an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), has reiterated its call to institutions and relevant stakeholders to collaborate and work to end all forms of gender-based violence (GBV). According to the Foundation, putting an end to gender-based violence and discrimination is a global priority that requires collective action. It made the call in a statement Friday in commemoration Read More

NGO tasks Nigerians on child inclusiveness, equality

November 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Founder Prime Age Development Initiative, Angela Ekwutosi Odunukwe, has called for the inclusion and equality of children in the society. Odunukwe in press statement to commemorate the universal children’s day, Sunday, harped on the theme for this year’s event, which is, “equality and inclusion for every child,” noting that it called to mind that human rights are not exclusive to Read More

NGO thumbs up Niger govt over girl-child rights

September 30, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Esteemhub International Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working for the enhancement of girl-child status in Nigeria has commended the Niger state government for its political will in the implementation of the Child Rights Act in the state. The foundation’s executive director, Princess Doo Agbadu, gave the commendation Friday during a State of the Nigeria Girls’ Summit held in Minna. Read More

NGO celebrates world cerebral palsy day in Abuja October 8

September 26, 2022 Chamba Simeh Abuja 0

As the world celebrates the Cerebral Palsy day on October 8, a non-governmental organisation, JKS Home for Special Needs/JKS Centre for Special Needs, is organising a 5-kilometre walk for the victims. The founder of the NGO, Nifemi Seun Ajileye, said there would be the need to walk the talk about addressing the needs of the people with this disability. The Read More

International grants: Foreign interest and domestic enablers

September 12, 2022 Ibrahim Tanko Salisu 0

India the world’s largest democracy in 2014 accused some NGOs of ‘serving as tools for foreign policy interests of western governments’, this led to the deregistration of over 14,800 foreign funded NGOs. There are growing scrutiny on NGOs by various governments, requiring them to register and in some cases, ratifying laws governing them. The NGOs, on the other hand, have Read More

ANHEJ, ELSDGG partners on free medical outreach for FCT journalists

September 7, 2022 Helen Oji Abuja 0

The Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ), in partnership with a Non Governmental Organisagtion (NGO), Excellent Leadership For Sustainable Development and Good Governance (ELSDGG) has concluded plans to hold a medical outreach for journalists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The collaboration also include Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) and Federal Radio corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) chapel in response to Read More

NGO trains 400 youths on ICT skills in Ibadan

September 6, 2022 Akande Tunde’s Movement 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Akande Tunde’s Movement (ATM) has trained about 400 youths in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Speaking during the presentation of certificates to beneficiaries recently, the founder of the Akande Tunde’s Movement, Dr Kazeem Akande, explained that the two months of computer training was organised as a part of his contribution to the Read More

Farming: NGO distributes solar water pumps to farmers in Kano

August 23, 2022 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

The Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (CARES) programme, a Word Bank assisted-project, has purchased solar powered water pumping machines worth N33 million for distribution to farmers in Kano state. The project’s Technical Officer, Malam Nasidi Datti, made the disclosure in Chidari town in Makoda local government area of the state while test-running some of the machines before its eventual Read More

NGO tasks Kano govt on child protection bill

August 16, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Executive Director Bridge Connect Africa Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, Malam Sani Muhammad, has called on the Kano state government to hasten the passage of the much pronounced Child Protection Bill that guarantees protection of vulnerable children. Speaking to newsmen in Kano, Muhammmad said the northern part of the country has the highest rate of child marriage in the world Read More

NGO advocates locally sourced materials for building construction

July 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Non-governmental Organization (NGO), the Community Planning and Design Initiative (CPDI) Africa, has called for the standardisation of locally sourced materials for building and architectural designs. The Founder and Executive Director of CPDI, Ms Nmadili Okwumabua, expressed this recently in Abuja, at a two-day African centred architecture workshop and excursion, organised by the NGO. She said the event was designed Read More

NGO trains leaders on children’s HIV/AIDS services

July 6, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

A faith-based NGO, Caritas International, has trained 50 faith-based community leaders and faith-based community-based organisations to accelerate HIV/AIDS service inclusiveness for children in Nigeria. Deputy Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Babangida Audu, stated this during a two-day workshop in Enugu Tuesday for faith-based individuals and organisations inclined to HIV/AIDS services provision. Audu noted that Caritas was out to Read More

Foundation cautions students on hard drug consumption

July 1, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Audu Tanko Hope Foundation, based in Nasarawa state has cautioned students and other youths against indulging in drug abuse and consumption of hard drugs. The NGO’s chief executive officer, Amb. Philip Audu-Tanko, gave the advice on Friday during its awareness campaign against drug abuse to Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga. He said drug abuse had ruined the lives Read More

Drug abuse: NGO tasks govt on huge investment

July 1, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA) has urged the government at all levels to invest massively in the prevention and treatment programmes to stem the tide of drug abuse in the country. VGADA’s national coordinator, Dr. Hope Omeiza, who made the call at a two-day training and sensitisation workshop on Drug Abuse Prevention held in Lokoja, said the theme of the Read More

Widows Day: NGO charges govt to abolish discriminatory culture against widows

June 23, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

As the world celebrate the 2022 International Widows Day, a non governmental organization based in Nigeria, Enemona Humanitarian Foundation, has called on government at all levels to abolish all discriminatory cultural practices against widows in the country. The charge was contained in a statement issued by executive director, Enemona Humanitarian Foundation, Williams Illah to commemorate the 2022 International Widows Day. Read More

Pictures: NGO launches free online entrepreneurship, agro-empowerment training

June 21, 2022 Editor 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Reap Africa Initiative, has launched an online free two weeks intensive training on agro-business and entrepreneurship. The scheme tagged, “Youth Revolution in Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Production” (Y-REAP) is aimed at giving free online training on 10 basic entrepreneurship courses and one elective course on any agricultural product to participants. The training according to Reap Africa Intiative Read More

Meta launches Digital Training for NGOs across Anglophone W/Africa

June 20, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Meta, formerly known as Facebook has officially launched the Meta Non-profit training programme, a digital capacity building programme for 1,500 non-profit personnel across Anglophone West Africa. At the event which took place in Lagos recently, Meta also announced its support for Geda Digital training, a six month Social Innovators Bootcamp Program for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). These trainings are aimed at Read More

NGOs host marathon to boost children’s access to education

June 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Flexisaf Foundation and Ilmi Children’s Fund (ICF) are into a collaboration to host education marathon to advocate for access to quality education for children. The Executive Director of Flexisaf Foundation, Amina Abubakar said that the event like many before it was done by the foundation was a sep in the right direction in its mission . Read More

WED: NGO flags off climate justice campaign in Akwa Ibom

June 7, 2022 Uko Etim 0

As part of activities to mark the 2022 World Environment Day, a non-governmental organisation, Climate Live Nigeria, has flagged off a campaign for climate justice in Akwa Ibom state. The Nigeria coordinator of the group, Mr. Kingsley Odogwu, made this known during an awareness concert organised at the Tiger Bar in Uyo, Sunday night. Odogwu said the accelerating impact of Read More

SGBV: NGO, stakeholders demand more awareness on laws at grassroots

May 20, 2022 Paul Okah 0

A non-governmental organisation, the AISH Initiative, has canvassed for proper awareness and sensitisation of the people on laws regulating sexual and gender- based violence (SGBV) in the country. The organisation’s deputy director, Mr. Amuche Okoro, made the call Friday in Abuja, during a one-day sensitisation programme held in Karu. Okoro said the lack of awareness on the provisions of laws Read More

NGO, NCDC harp on public health laws to boost emergency response

May 12, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

Resolve to Save Lives, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have stressed the need to strengthen public health at national and sub-national levels to boost emergency response. The Legal Adviser, Resolve to Save Lives, Mr Cedric Aperce, at the sub-national International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 Legal Assessment Training of Legal Officers in Nigeria held in Read More

NGO unveils training opportunities for members in Anambra

April 26, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

RISE Global Health Initiative, a nongovernmental organisation, Tuesday, said it has improved training for their staff with a commitment to providing free medical services to over 2,000 Nigerians. The medical director, RISE Clinic, Onitsha, Anambra state, Dr Onyejiaka Dubem, who stated this Tuesday, said the NGO exists to filling the gap in the Nigerian community health care with a view Read More

WOHD: NGO, dental doctors take campaign to FCT suburbs

March 24, 2022 Paul Okah 0

In commemoration of the 2022 World Oral Health Day, the Centre for School Health Education and Environmental Hygiene (CSHEEH), in collaboration with the Nigerian Dental Association (NDA)- FCT chapter and Unilever, have sensitised pupils of LEA Primary School, Gbagalape, FCT, on maintaining good oral hygiene. Speaking to participants at the event held Wednesday, the executive director of CSHEEH, Dr Momoh Read More

NGO launches mental health book, preaches more advocacies

March 4, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Non-governmental Organisation, Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI), Thursday, restated its resolve to concertedly alongside other stakeholders build a mentally healthy society for the adolescents in the country. The President and Founder of MHEI, Mr Zion Ameh Abba, gave the assurance in Abuja during a book launch titled; ‘Adolescent Mental Health Handbook’. The book launch which coincided with March 3rd Read More

NGOs partner to facilitate effective advocacy ahead 2023 polls

March 3, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

Two Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Nigeria Network of NGOs and the Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks on Wednesday collaborated to focus on facilitating effective advocacy on issues of civic space, national development and election credibility. The development was reached by both NGOs while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise a partnership between the two networks at a Read More

NGO tasks policy makers on protection of children with disabilities

February 16, 2022 Blueprint 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