‘Lagos education still underfunded despite 2020 increased allocation’
Some stakeholders in the education sector have said the sector in Lagos is still underfunded despite increased allocation in the 2020 Appropriation Act. This is aside the fact that infrastructure and resources required for Information Communication Technology.....
‘Agric insurance, challenge of women farmers’
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has identified low level of awareness on how to access agricultural insurance services in Nigeria as part of the challenges faced by small-scale women farmers in the country.
ActionAid gives relief items to Badagry communities
To cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic, ActionAid Nigeria recently distributed relief materials to more than 230 households in Wesere and Aivoji communities in Badagry West Local Council Development Area (WLCDA), located near Benin Republic.
Nigerian farmers lament increasing postharvest losses amidst lockdown
As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown and lack of access to markets, farmers are experiencing massive post-harvest losses of fruits, vegetables, fresh products, and other perishables, Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation (SWOFON), raises an alarm.
ActionAid canvasses lockdown of country for 14 days, vigorous awareness campaign
ActionAid Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to lockdown the country for the next 14 days to enhance efforts of the Presidential Task Force on Control of Covid-19 in combating spread of the virus. Speaking in Abuja on the increased cases of the dreaded virus Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Mrs. Ene Obi, said with…
Partnership with foreign donors spurs development in Kebbi, says Bagudu
Kebbi State Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu has described the state government’s partnership with international donor agencies as a way of bringing sanity to his administration’s development projects.
Nasarawa: Youths advocate inclusive governance, as ActionAid tasks governor on girl-child education
Youths Vanguard in Nasarawa State has demanded all-inclusive governance in the state, just as it urged the Governor, Abdullahi Sule to nominate a youth as a commissioner in his cabinet.
FG released only 35% of NSIP fund, ActionAid reveals
Of the N1.3 trillion budgeted for the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) between 2016 and 2018, only N463.3 billion (about 35.6 per cent) was released, ActionAid Nigeria has said. The non-governmental organisation disclosed that a document it obtained from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning revealed that in 2016, of the N500 billion appropriated,…
ActionAid faults Buhari’s anti-graft war, urges strategic approach
The anti-corruption crusade of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration yesterday came under the scrutiny of ActionAid Nigeria, which described it as “sweeping in the rain.” In a state of the nation report during its 38th meeting in Abuja, the body stated that many Nigerians still have corrupt mentality. It maintained that graft has eaten too…