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19 Apr
This year, the Oscars will feature a best picture contender about a drummer with hearing loss, a nominated documentary exploring a hippie camp for disabled youths, and a nod for the first film ever to star a deafblind actor. It's a step forward for disability representation in Hollywood, nominated filmmakers told AFP -- but one…
13 Apr
United States Consulate, Lagos, and Project Enable Africa have called for disability inclusion in media reporting; saying disabilities rights are human rights and should be given attention in journalism.
8 Dec 2020
With only 10 years left before 2030, ActionAid has made a call to the government to take concrete actions to recommit itself to honouring the United Nations commitment to deliver on Social Development Goal 4, by ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education opportunities for all in 2021 Appropriation Bill.      The group noted that…
21 Oct 2020
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq’s recent announcement of the take-off of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) should be heartwarming. The minister’s announcement followed President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of the composition of the NCPWD Governing Council and appointment of Dr. Hussaini Kangiwa, the Executive Secretary of the…
18 Oct 2020
Stroke is one of the many debilitating diseases in today’s society and a leading cause of death and disability worldwide with a prevalence of 1.14 per 1000. A stroke happens when a major blood vessel (artery), which supplies nourishment and oxygen to the brain ruptures or is suddenly blocked. Disrupting this vital supply line to…
2 Sep 2020
A group, ActionAid Nigeria, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for reconstituting the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), calling on states...
25 Jul 2020
No, my childhood did not in anyway prepare me for who I am and what I do now because, as a child, I never thought of being physically challenged or even being an inspiration to people.
Moses Mandangura with his family
22 Jun 2020
Moses Mandangura doesn't need to know how his children look for him to be the best father he can be to them. At 49, he is the father to 11 children, seven sons and four daughters. Mandangura who is a blind teacher always has a smile on his face that belies the hurdles of fatherhood…
13 Jul 2019
The Managing Director of Background Check International (BCI), Kola Olugbodi, has advised Nigerians with disabilities to develop their innate potentials to fulfill purpose in life. He cautioned them not to see disability as an impediment but as a tool to forge ahead and accomplish laudable goals in life. Olugbodi, who is the author of Through…
4 Jul 2019
An appeal has been made to parents and society; to give the girl-child and women a voice, opportunities and empowerment towards building capacities to collaborate favorably, thrive and bridge the gender inequality gap in leadership. Convener and founder, JFAID Mrs. Favour Benson who made the call at the annual national women and girl stakeholders’ conference…
11 Oct 2018
Abia State chapter of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) took their protest against non-assent to the Disability Bill...
23 May 2016
It was a celebration of the creative possibilities of the human mind at the weekend when secondary school pupils gathered for the annual national handicapped youth rally ...

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