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Why People Living with Disability shun Lagos hospitals

The Joint Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (JONAPID) in Lagos has said that as long as disabled people continue to shun reproductive health services available at hospitals, the country can’t have significant improvements in its current health indicators. This submission was made at a recent media training in Lagos organised by Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) and the Nigeria Association for the Blind. “Persons with disabilities (PWD) seldom use public healthcare facilities,” says Ms. Olayide Akanni, executive director of JAAIDS. “From a focussed group discussion we conducted amongst this group, we find stigmatisation, lack of privacy and confidentiality, disability insensitivity ...

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Civil Society Groups Call for Fairness in Poll Case

Civil society groups have called on the Supreme Court to ensure its verdict in the petition against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta is fair. The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), the Africa Centre for Open Governance (Africog) and the Katiba Institute said some of the preliminary rulings delivered in the 2013 petition by the Supreme Court, then under the leadership of Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, may have compromised the final decision. BULLYING According to KHRC executive director George Kegoro, the Jubilee lawyers were left to run the show, and not the court. “Everything the Jubilee lawyers wanted or rejected ...

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Real estate investment and your income

Abiodun Doherty –   One of the most surprising discoveries that I have made about real estate investment and investors is that the size of your income does not necessarily determine your long term success in real estate investment. There is a fairly large number of those who have done very well when you analyse their real estate portfolio who started with very little money. There are also several individuals who started with great advantages who ended up with very little to show for it in terms of real estate assets. The fact that history does repeat itself if we ...

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UNDP Trains Civil Society Groups to Implement Civic Voters Education

In advance of the 10 October 2017 general elections in Liberia the National Elections Commission and UNDP on Thursday, August 17, 2017 completed training civil society organizations that will act as key civic and voter education partners over the coming months. The campaign will increase awareness across the country of voters’ rights and responsibilities. Working together with the National Elections Commission these organizations will work nationwide to coordinate their activities engaging communities in a wide variety of activities to increase participation in, and awareness of, the forthcoming elections. There is a strong emphasis on women in the campaign with a ...

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Aid workers at risk on World Humanitarian Day

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, take a look at some highlights of our recent coverage related to this year’s #NotATarget theme, which aims to bring attention to the thousands of aid workers and millions of civilians caught in the crossfire of conflict. Red Cross killings in Afghanistan reveal the limits of aid access In February 2017, six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were killed in Jawzjan, Afghanistan. The attack echoed an earlier incident in 1996 that led aid agencies and NGOs to get more serious about security risks and staff protection. Dangers remain ...

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OVL Foundation calls for Empowerment, Mentoring & Guidance of Women and Youths in Africa

The OVL Foundation has called upon stakeholders in Civil Society Organisations, corporate organisations as well as world leaders to provide empowerment, mentoring and guidance opportunities to women and youths in Nigeria and Africa. This, will enable them lead economically productive lives and break free from the shackles of poverty, stagnation and retrogression. This call was made  by the Director of the Foundation, Mr. Victor Laniyan during a vision sharing session with stakeholders which included CSOs, CBOs, international NGOs, donor organizations, representatives of corporate organisations and media organisations in Lagos. He explained that women and youths in Nigeria and Africa are ...

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How Our Lives will Change Dramatically in 20 years by CEO of Mercedes

In a recent interview the MD of Daimler Benz (Mercedes Benz) said their competitors are no longer other car companies but Tesla (obvious), Google, Apple, Amazon . Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world,  10 years earlier ...

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Renewed Investor Confidence as Stock Market Hits N13 Trillion

The stock market rally that lifted the equities capitalisation to N13 trillion signals gains for investors and may have restored   the requisite investor confidence, writes Goddy Egene of ThisDay At the beginning of this year, many stock market operators expressed optimism that the market would witness positive performance. Their optimism is not misplaced, as events have shown. Firstly, the market had recorded three consecutive years of decline, falling in 2014, 2015 and 2016. It was, therefore, a bit certain that the bulls would return in 2017. Secondly, operators were upbeat because of efforts being made by the federal government to ...

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Here are some of the projects in Ekiti State.

Here are some of the projects in Ekiti State. #GetInvolved #Tracka #2017ConstituencyProject

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Lagos Lauds Sterling Bank on Environmental Sustainability

In a show of endorsement of Sterling Bank’s sustainability campaign known as Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM), senior officials of the Lagos state government have paid glowing tributes to the initiative, saying it is in line with the state government’s vision of encouraging residents to show respect for the environment. Speaking at the inauguration of the mega cleaning exercise, which took place at the Computer Village in Ikeja, recently, a statement quoted Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. BabatundeAdejare, to have commended Sterling Bank for its show of commitment to the campaign for a livable environment. Adejare said: “We need to ...

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