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Kaduna to establish social protection agency for vulnerable residents

    Kaduna to establish social protection agency for vulnerable residents

Kaduna state government has announced plans to establish a social protection agency that will ensure the sustainability of programmes targeting vulnerable residents. Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, spoke on Tuesday

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Sanusi seeks strict family planning laws, says Nigeria struggling to cope with population

    Sanusi seeks strict family planning laws, says Nigeria struggling to cope with population

Muhammadu Sanusi, the former emir of Kano, says there is a need to enforce strict family planning laws. Speaking on Wednesday at the ongoing Ehingbeti Economic Summit, Sanusi said the

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FG targets 20m vulnerable people for COVID-19 relief

    FG targets 20m vulnerable people for COVID-19 relief

The federal government says it is working to provide relief for 20 million poor and vulnerable people, who have been affected by the effects of COVID-19 on the country’s economy.

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Dangote Foundation: We’ve disbursed N3.9bn to vulnerable women, youth

    Dangote Foundation: We’ve disbursed N3.9bn to vulnerable women, youth

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) says it has disbursed N3.924 billion to 392,490 women and youth in 11 states as part of its micro-grant programme. In a statement on Sunday,

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UN, Ecobank Foundation partner to fight malnutrition in Africa

    UN, Ecobank Foundation partner to fight malnutrition in Africa

UNITLIFE, a United Nations development initiative, has partnered with the Ecobank Group’s Foundation to fight chronic malnutrition in Africa. The

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Adesina: Vaccines, debt relief key to Africa’s recovery from COVID-19

    Adesina: Vaccines, debt relief key to Africa’s recovery from COVID-19

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says COVID-19 vaccines and debt relief will help African economies recover

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Global action is the only way to get ahead of COVID-19

    Global action is the only way to get ahead of COVID-19

This week, we learned that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca appears to provide no measurable effect

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Post-COVID economic recovery: Looking the private sector way

    Post-COVID economic recovery: Looking the private sector way

BY: OLUSOLA OWONIKOKO The popular narrative during the 2020 lockdown was that the economic aftermath can be managed quickly and

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IFAD to support small-scale farmers in northern Nigeria with $900,000

    IFAD to support small-scale farmers in northern Nigeria with $900,000

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has provided a grant of $900,000 to support small-scale farmers in northern Nigeria.

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Orelope-Adefulire commends Buhari over ‘30% drop in out-of-school children’

    Orelope-Adefulire commends Buhari over ‘30% drop in out-of-school children’

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, senior special assistant to the president on sustainable development goals (SDGs), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the

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