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U.S. Supports Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS with Micro-Grants

U.S. Supports Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS with Micro-Grants

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria is to support the economic well being of 50 women caregivers, particularly the vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in five local communities in Apapa local government area of Lagos with a N2.9 million micro-grant. The support is under the U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program. According to a statement … Continue reading

Celebrating Ogwezzy-Ndisika, first female professor, UNILAG Mass Comm

Celebrating Ogwezzy-Ndisika, first female professor, UNILAG Mass Comm

> By Funmi Falobi < History was made as the Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), recently confirmed Mrs. Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika as the first female professor, Mass Communication department. Ogwezzy-Ndisika whose specialization straddles Communication for Development, Public Relations and Advertising was confirmed on Monday, June 5, 2017 making her the first female professor of … Continue reading

Infrastructural deficit, knowledge gap, impede open access governance in Nigeria

By Funmi Falobi The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies (NIALS), Professor Adedeji Adekunle has identified infrastructural deficit, inadequate man power and knowledge gap as hurdle to open access governance in Nigeria. This was disclosed at a stakeholder’s forum on open access, organised by the Creative Commons, in partnership with the … Continue reading

Safeguarding journalists rights, vital for sustaining democracy-Ubani

Safeguarding journalists rights, vital for sustaining democracy-Ubani

By Funmi Falobi & Tobi Oyetunde< Nigerian journalists have been commended for roles played in the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria even as the media is urged to do more in the area of enlightening the people. Speaking at a recent roundtable of the Nigerian Journalists’ Safety Initiative on the theme, “Safeguarding Press Freedom and … Continue reading

How grassroot members can engender development via budget tracking and monitoring

How grassroot members can engender development via budget tracking and monitoring

-By ‘SANMI FALOBI & TOBI OYETUNDE Community members from Lagos grassroot communities have been told that they can use budgetary provisions to engender development in their communities. This was the outcome from a 2-day budget literacy and monitoring training organized for leaders of community based groups from Boshoa, Orile Shomolu, Araromi Odo, Bashua and Bajulaiye … Continue reading

Media, CSOs partner to report abandoned corruption cases

Media, CSOs partner to report abandoned corruption cases

– By Funmi Falobi – As Nigeria intensifies the fight against corruption, a select of media professionals and civil Society Organizations (CSO) across Nigeria are partnering to bring to limelight, abandoned and hibernating high profile corruption cases under an initiative entitled,   “Reporting Until Something Happens (RUSH)”.  The  initiative which recently commenced with a 3-day CSO/Media … Continue reading