Sustainable Development Goals
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…
FG to review sanitation policy, signs MOU on species protection
After 13 years, the Federal Government has moved to review its national environmental sanitation policy, and other documents to promote sound practices in the country. Director of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, Charles Ikea stated at National Workshop in Abuja, explained that sanitation is one of the agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a…
Experts urge government to address gap in sustainable development
Experts have expressed worry over Nigeria’s level of social development, insisting that unless the country doubled current efforts, meeting global projections will remain elusive. A Worlddatalab report shows that 40 out of 50 countries worldwide, which are currently off-track in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in sub-Sahara Africa. As a…
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).…
Data is key to achieving SDGs, say experts
The Head, Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Prof. Ademola Omojola, has said data is vital for progress and transparency towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.
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…
Nigeria remains steadfast in fight against corruption - Onyeama
Onyeama stated this at an event on “Building Interactive Coalition against Corruption to Achieve the SDGs” co-hosted by Britain, Denmark and Nigeria on the margin of the UN General Assembly.
Experts urge youths to embrace SDGs in career choice
Experts have advised the Nigerian youths to embrace Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while choosing their career part as part of efforts to end poverty, unemployment and ensure peace and prosperity.