Oyebisi gets £20,000 for winning British Council ideas challenge
A Nigerian, Job Oyebisi, who won the 2018 Idea Change Lives British Council global competition, was yesterday awarded a cash prize of £20,000 for emerging champion. Oyebisi, who runs StanLab, a 3D virtual science laboratory, is also a joint winner of the competition with ‘Malawi's mHub’. He won the championship that featured over 170 countries…
High cost of few cancer screening, treatment centres reduces patients’ survival chances
Mrs Nwabufo Chika, (fondly nicknamed ‘Ika’) has been a breast cancer survivor for six years. Unfortunately, last year November, the cancer spread to her spine.... and affected her walking.
‘A society without art is one without heart’
In a bid to aid the United Nations’ drive for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030, 17 schoolgirls drawn from 17 schools in Lagos State recently put their creative skills to use through drawing. It was organised by child-centred Vision of the Child (VoTC) initiative of the Creative Youth Community…
‘Why Nigeria may not achieve SDGs by 2030’
Former Ambassador /Head of European Union (EU) delegation to the African Union Ambassador, Tim Clarke has tasked government and the academic community...
‘How to achieve development goals, resilient cities’
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has attributed the prevalence of urban planning problems...
Sub-Sahara needs a million health workers to meet SDGs, says foundation
To meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sub-Sahara Africa countries, according to the Women and Children Health Foundation (WACHEF) require at least additional one million healthcare workers. This, according to the foundation, is why states, as a matter of urgency, need to adopt and implement the National policy document on Task Shifting and Task Sharing (TSTS).…
Jubilation as Ugwuanyi empowers 750 SDGs trainees
There was wild jubilation in Enugu yesterday as 536 trainees of the second batch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Skill Acquisition Programme instantly received alert of N100,000 each.
FG tasks African countries on partnerships for sustainable development
The Federal Government has urged all stakeholders to make concerted efforts to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) take center-stage in development, planning and execution across Africa.
Mental health central to development, say experts
For Nigeria to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), mental health should be given priority by the leaders. This was the position of many university lecturers who spoke at the 18th edition of the late Dr. Victor Awosika Memorial Symposium organized by the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association, Ibadan. At the event titled: “For the…
UN women seek private sector support for women empowerment
The United Nations (UN) Entity for Gender Equality women have commenced the process of forging strategic partnerships with the private sector in Nigeria towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SSA seeks support for implementation of SDGs
Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, said will create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive as well as guaranteeing smooth and bright future for the younger generation.