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    Security: NGO trains stakeholders on peace building in Zamfara

    Voluntary Aid Initiative (VAI), Zamfara-based NGO,  in partnership with NEEM Foundation, has organized a three-day ‘Training of Trainers’  on peace building and Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three-day training being funded by the KARUNA Center for Peace Building U.S.A. The participants of the training included community dialogue facilitators and representatives of Miyetti…

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    Fistula foundation partners Gombe State Govt. for free VVF surgeries

    An NGO, Fistula Foundation Nigeria (FFN) and the Gombe State Ministry of Health, scheduled free Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) surgeries for women affected by the condition in the state. The Director of FFN, Dr Isa Musa, made this known in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. He stated that the surgeries would…

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    Mental Health: Foundation reiterates commitment to awareness, development

     The Living Vines Mental Health Foundation, an NGO, has reiterated commitment to providing holistic mental health and substance use prevention services aimed at promoting mental health awareness and development in Nigeria. The Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation, Ms Olakunbi Oyedele, made this known at the official luncheon of Living Vines Mental Health Foundation on Thursday in Lagos. Oyedele,…

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    NGO seeks collaboration, improved awareness to support less privileged

    NGO, TIKFamily, has called for improved awareness and collaboration to help alleviate the economic hardships of the less privileged. Mr Samuel Adelaja, a representative of the Foundation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that such gestures would help alleviate their plight in the face of the economic hardships in the country. According to him, the foundation recently…

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  • General NewsNigerian women and marriage myths

    Nigerian women and marriage myths

    Wura got married to Jide recently in the western part of Nigeria. She was very excited about her new status and new home, and she was willing to do her best to build a good home together with Jide. She was, however, disappointed and discouraged when she called her parents to tell them how excited she was and her plans…

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  • HealthNGO treats fistula to combat gender inequality in rural Tanzania

    NGO treats fistula to combat gender inequality in rural Tanzania

    The Comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation Tanzania (CCBRT), an NGO dedicated to addressing gender inequality and improving maternal health, is taking proactive measures to treat obstetric fistulas among women in rural areas. Dr. Brenda Msangi, CEO of CCBRT, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that the organization, in collaboration with donor partners, was working…

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  • economyWhy I established Nacabs, Abuluya Initiative Foundation – Founder

    Why I established Nacabs, Abuluya Initiative Foundation – Founder

    Mr. David Abuluya says he decided to establish the “Nacabs and Abuluya Initiative Foundation” to empower orphans, widows, less privileged people, and other people in the country. This, he said, was to improve their standard of living and give them a sense of belonging to the country. Abuluya, fielding questions from newsmen on Friday in Akwanga, said that the NGO…

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  • foreignNigeria's Priscilla Usiobaifo Bags U.S. Embassy 2024 “Woman Of Courage” award

    Nigeria’s Priscilla Usiobaifo Bags U.S. Embassy 2024 “Woman Of Courage” award

    The United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria has conferred its 2024 Woman of Courage award on Ms. Priscilla Usiobaifo, Executive Director, Braveheart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI), an NGO. This is contained in a statement issued by Ms. Aishah Gambari, the spokesperson of the U.S. Embassy, on Wednesday in Abuja. According to Gambari, Ms. Usiobaifo’s recognition stems from her…

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  • economyGroup advocates entrepreneurship support for women with disabilities

    Group advocates entrepreneurship support for women with disabilities

    A group, the Women with Disability Integrity Development Initiative (WDIDI), a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Bauchi State, has advocated for support to boost entrepreneurship skills for women with disabilities. Hajiya Asmau Yahaya, Executive Director of the group, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Bauchi that such support would enable the women to become entrepreneurs. She said…

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  • HealthLAAF appoints new advisory council to promote men’s mental health initiative

    LAAF appoints new advisory council to promote men’s mental health initiative

    The Life After Abuse Foundation (LAAF), an NGO, has appointed some skilled professionals to its Advisory Council for the advancement of men’s mental health in Nigeria. The President of the Foundation, Ms. Halima Layeni, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Layeni said that the new council members would bring a…

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  • HealthGroup moves to facilitate decriminalisation of suicide in Nigeria

    Group moves to facilitate decriminalisation of suicide in Nigeria

    The Nigeria Suicide Advocacy Group has called for the decriminalisation of suicide to advance suicide prevention and control in Nigeria. This was made known by Prof. Taiwo Sheikh, a consultant psychiatrist, at the maiden virtual meeting of the group in Lagos. Sheikh, also a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, said that the major barrier to suicide prevention and…

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  • AgricultureFG, stakeholders to reduce black carbon emissions by 83% in 2030

    FG, stakeholders to reduce black carbon emissions by 83% in 2030

    The Federal Government and Self Help Africa, an NGO, have initiated moves to reduce black carbon emissions by 83 percent and methane emissions by 61 percent by 2030. Carbon and methane are climate pollutants. Mr. Temitope Fashedemi, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, disclosed this at a workshop on the abatement of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in…

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  • General NewsOrganisation gifts 300 widows, 10 orphans food items, scholarships

    Organisation gifts 300 widows, 10 orphans food items, scholarships

    Channel for Widow Relief Initiative (CFWRI), a non-governmental organization (NGO), has donated food items and clothing to no fewer than 300 widows in Oyo State and neighbouring states. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that CFWRI also gave financial education support to 10 orphans. The items were given to the beneficiaries during the 13th Ramadan and food distribution programme…

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  • General NewsHardship: Agric minister warns against hoarding, speculative trading of grains

    Hardship: Agric minister warns against hoarding, speculative trading of grains

    Sen. Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, has warned commodity traders against hoarding and speculative trading as the Federal Government intensifies efforts to scale up food production in the country. The minister stated this on Sunday in Abuja at a special Ramadan lecture/iftar organised by the SA to the President on Agriculture and Food Security, Mufutau Yinusa, and…

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  • economyNGO seeks gender equality in access to business funding, investment

    NGO seeks gender equality in access to business funding, investment

    An NGO, HEIR Women Hub, has called for gender equality in access to business funding and investment to address challenges faced by female entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Anuli Aniebo, the Executive Director of HEIR Women Hub, made the call in Abuja. Aniebo said a survey conducted by the NGO and was funded by the African Women Development Fund under the Economic…

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  • HealthMental health: New York conference to focus on black communities—Official

    Mental health: New York conference to focus on black communities—Official

    The 2024 edition of the Created Unique Mental Health Conference will focus on increasing incidents of mental health problems among Nigerians and black communities across the world. Mr. Onche Odeh, Communications Lead for the event, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said mental health experts and stakeholders would converge in Westchester, New York, for the conference…

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  • HealthWOHD: Oral health care, key indicator to overall well-being, health expert says

    WOHD: Oral health care, key indicator to overall well-being, health expert says

    A health expert, Dr. Folasade Momoh, says oral healthcare is a key indicator of the overall well-being and quality of life of every human being. Momoh, who is the Executive Director of the Centre for School Health Education and Environmental Hygiene (CSHEEH), a non-governmental organization (NGO), made the remarks on Friday in Abuja. She spoke during the sensitization program at…

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