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    USAID intervention: Adamawa aligning with global best practices in governance- Official

    The Adamawa State Planning Commission says the intervention of USAID Nigeria State Accountability, Transparency, and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity has helped the state in aligning with global best practices in governance. Dr Mary Paninga, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, stated this on Tuesday in Gombe while speaking with journalists on the sideline of a three-day workshop tagged “Adamawa State Year…

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    USAID awards $841,217 to CSOs for WASH interventions

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (LUWASH) Activity have awarded $841,217 grant to support seven organisations to improve hygiene services in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the grant approved by USAID will be implemented through the Capacity Building, Research, and Advocacy Fund. It is to…

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    GBV Response: USAID train 1,105 persons in Ebonyi

    The United States Agency for International Development Momentum Country and Global Leadership (USAID-MCGL) said it  trained 1,105 persons on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response in Ebonyi. The Team Lead of the project, Mrs Nneka Chijioke-Dikeocha, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abakaliki, during stakeholders meeting to mark the end of the project in the state the theme “Consolidation, Sustainability and Ownership.” Chijioke-Dikeocha…

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    Adamawa, USAID review audit manual for effective  service delivery

    The Adamawa  Government with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s State to State project has trained auditors and reviewed financial audit manual and checklist for effective service delivery. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the participants were drown from the office of the Auditor General from both state and Local Government, ministries, departments and…

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    USAID Momentum repairs 57 complex Fistula cases in Sokoto 

     USAID Momentum Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics (MSSFPO), an international group, has successfully repaired 57 Vesico Virgina Fistula (VVF) cases initially deemed irreparable, in Sokoto State. MSSFPO Country Representative, Dr Kabiru Atta, disclosed the figure during the stakeholders’ meeting on the project sustainability and scaling up event on Thursday in Sokoto. Atta, who was represented by Dr Umar…

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    Nigeria plastic solutions initiative will create 10,000 jobs — USAID

    Melissa Jones, Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Nigeria says the newly launched Nigeria Plastic Solutions Initiative will create 10,000 jobs and generate $4.8 million in income. Jones made this known in her remarks at the launch of the Nigeria Plastic Solutions Activity, an initiative equally funded by USAID and the Coca-Cola Foundation, on Monday, in Lagos. The…

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  • HealthSokoto contributory healthcare programme set to commence formal sector deductions – Gov. Aliyu

    Sokoto contributory healthcare programme set to commence formal sector deductions – Gov. Aliyu

    Gov. Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State has announced the imminent commencement of formal sector deductions for the state’s Contributory Healthcare Program.   Aliyu made this announcement at the closing ceremony of the USAID Integrated Health Programme (IHP) in Sokoto on Friday.   Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bello Sifawa, the governor stated that this system would…

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  • General NewsWorld Water Day: Lagos unveils new WASH policy

    World Water Day: Lagos unveils new WASH policy

    The Lagos State Government has unveiled its new Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) policy for 2023, aimed at improving access to clean water and sanitation. The state government said that the policy was also in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Six. The policy was presented on Thursday during an event organised in commemoration of 2024 World…

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  • AgricultureKaduna State Govt to develop climate-smart agriculture profile – CommissionerKaduna State Govt to develop climate-smart agriculture profile – Commissioner

    Kaduna State Govt to develop climate-smart agriculture profile – Commissioner

    The Kaduna government is set to develop a climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profile and soil digital mapping to boost agriculture in the state. NAN reports that a CSA profile is an approach that integrates climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to enhance agricultural productivity, build resilience, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Murtala Dabo, made this known during the…

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  • AgricultureNew ReelFruit Factory highlights U.S. Government support for Nigeria’s agricultural value chain

    U.S. Government and ReelFruit Celebrate Opening of Dried Fruit Processing Facility in Nigeria

    Abeokuta, Ogun State, February 17, 2024 – Nature’s Bounty Health Products, trading as ReelFruit, in collaboration with the U.S. government, marked a significant milestone on Thursday with the inauguration of an 800-metric-tonne dried fruit processing facility in Ogun State, Nigeria. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiated its partnership with ReelFruit in 2021 under the West Africa Trade…

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  • Agriculture

    LIFE-ND, USAID train farmers, health workers in Delta, other states

    No fewer than  50 farmers, health workers, agricultural extension personnel from Delta, Ondo and Bayelsa States have been trained on good nutrition practices  in Warri, Delta. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-day training  programme, started on Wednesday,       was organised by the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises Project for the Niger Delta, (LIFE-ND) in collaboration with…

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    USAID donates ICT equipment to support Kaduna emergency response

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under Nigeria Early Recovery initiative (NERI ), has donated Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).. Mr. Adamu Garba, Programme Officer, USAID NERI, Kaduna, who delivered the equipment in Kaduna on Wednesday, said the gesture is aimed at supporting the emergency preparedness and response of SEMA…

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  • Nigeria

    UK High Commissioner welcomes new Country Director for UK-Nigeria Tech Hub

    Ms. Catriona Laing, UK High Commissioner to Nigeria,  says new Country Director of  its  UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Ms. Adaeze Sokan will  bring her experiences to bear on the job. The British high commissioner made this known in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday. The new country director was  introduced to guests on Monday. Laing said: “The Deputy High Commission welcomes…

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  • Agriculture

    USAID launches $8 million ‘Water for Agriculture’ project

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched an $8-million ‘Water for Agriculture Activity’ for the benefit of crop and livestock farmers in crisis-ridden northeast Nigeria. Specifically, the project is aimed at providing adequate and sustainable water for the farmers. The Mission Director, USAID, Mr Stephen Haykin said at the official launch of the project in Abuja on Wednesday…

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