US accused of blocking UN climate talks amid protests
The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks over how to fund poorer nations as they battle against global warming, multiple sources told AFP Saturday.
ActionAid commissions N35.5m livelihood projects in Kogi
To reduce youth restiveness in Kogi State, ActionAid has handed over N35.5million livelihood projects to nine local communities in the state. The projects include rice milling machine at Okpeji community; garri processing factory and hand pump borehole at Okpapata at the cost of N3, 325,000; cassava processing and maize milling factory at Ofuloko community; block,…
ActionAid moves against gender gaps, others in Kogi
ActionAid Nigeria has trained women peer-education facilitators in 12 communities to check gender gaps, harmful traditional practices against widows as well as girl-child education in Kogi State
ActionAid wants sexism tackled in police, public institutions
ActionAid Nigeria has urged government to address persistent institutional sexism in the Nigeria Police Force, Judiciary and other public institutions.
ActionAid wants AU to sanction Libya over slave trade allegations
Piqued at the reports on the sale of some African citizens as slaves in Libya, ActionAid International has called on the African Union (AU) to suspend the country until all captive and bonded persons are released.
Group urges restructuring of education sector
Ojobo Atuluku opined that the restructuring should focus on the management and funding of public education by the different tiers of government as well as the distribution of public investment between primary, secondary and tertiary education.
Why Nigeria can’t achieve food security yet - Action Aid
Unless the Federal Government solves the insecurity challenges in the country, it may not achieve its food security target by 2025.The ActionAid Country Director, Ojobo Atuluku gave the warning yesterday, in Abuja at an event organised by the Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON).
‘Include citizens in budgeting process’
Nigerians at the grassroots level were yesterday charged to actively participate in the budget making process and increase their participation in government.
In Abuja, ActionAid canvases safe cities for women with photo exhibits
ActionAid Nigeria, last week, opened a photo exhibition to canvass friendly environments for Nigerian women in public places. With the theme, ‘Women Access to Gender Responsive Public Places,’ the exhibition was strategically mounted at the foyer of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.