‘SDGs addressing challenges posed by climate change’
Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, yesterday urged new thinking and policy reengineering in Nigeria’s quest to address climate change.
UNIDO moves to accelerate SDGs’ realisation
The 18th session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference has resolved to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) for the realization of the 2030 Agenda by strengthening partnerships with the private sector and harnessing the potential of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.
SDGs: Governors’ request for foreign assistance
A call the other day for foreign assistance by governors who attended the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York gives the impression that Nigerians are helpless and could do nothing without assistance from world powers. That is not in our character.
How teaching, research institutes can fast-track attainment of SDGs, by VC
To address issues of sustainable development, fast-track the attainment of the SDGs, and unleash development in different communities, a Global Affairs and Sustainable development Institute (GASDI was recently established by Osun State University.
United Nations to partner Ekiti on SDGs
The United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its resolve to support the Ekiti State Government in its drive to achieve the vision of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Women suffer violence in their families too – UN Report
“Families can be places of love, care, and fulfillment but, too often, they are also spaces where women’s and girls’ rights are violated, their voices are stifled, and where gender inequality prevails.” A flagship report by the UN Women “Progress of the world’s women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world” evaluates the reality of families…
Nigeria as world’s sixth most miserable?
A recent report on ranking of nations using the Misery Index on the state of living standards appears quite worrisome, particularly to the ordinary Nigerian. According to the latest Misery Index Report released by one Steve Hanke, an economist from the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America, Nigeria was ranked as the sixth…
Access Bank, stakeholders seek improved approach to SDGs
Leaders and stakeholders in the financial industry at Access Bank sustainability summit called for an improved approach to the attainment of the 18 Sustainable Development Goals. The summit held at Access Bank headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos was themed 'Financing Sustainable Development'. Head, sustainability at Access Bank Plc, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan said as the achievement of…
Why do political leaders avoid SDGs?
It should be curious and inscrutable why political leaders who are still undergoing political recruitment process called periodic elections cannot...
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…