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Towards 2019: Stakeholders tasked on greater inclusion of PWDs

Towards 2019: Stakeholders tasked on greater inclusion of PWDs

= By Funmi Falobi =  There is no gainsaying that People With Disabilities (PWDs) suffer discrimination and are often marginalized in the society. Numbering about 25 million, PWDs represents a significant portion of the electorates that cannot be wished away. As the build up to the 2019 elections in Nigeria garner steam, it becomes imperative … Continue reading

Go, achieve success, FSD/NAGODE urge prospective entrepreneurs

Go, achieve success, FSD/NAGODE urge prospective entrepreneurs

BY ‘SANMI FALOBI < Being an entrepreneur is not just about learning a vocational skill, but the application of knowledge gained to meet the needs of others. This was the charge to set of 20 potential entrepreneurs who recently completed a six-week vocational skills acquisition training from the Field of Skills and Dreams vocational training … Continue reading

African economy should be home grown-Aliko Dangote

African economy should be home grown-Aliko Dangote

Africa’s most successful business leader, Aliko Dangote has noted that the way to go in achieving a sustainable African economy is to learn to use home grown resources, rather than depending on foreign export. He made this during an interview session at the Financial Times’ 4th annual Africa Summit (http://APO.af/qv2dZF) at Claridges in London. In … Continue reading

Our dream country: Teens, children speak on Nigeria at 57

Our dream country: Teens, children speak on Nigeria at 57

By Funmi Falobi Children across the country are looking forward to a nation where their dreams can be realized. This was the feedback from cross-section of Nigerian children who bared their minds on the nation’s 57th independence celebration. Speaking with sdnonline.net, Agholor Success said she wants to see a Nigeria where the children and the … Continue reading

Curbing poverty through skills acquisition: The FSD/ NAGODE partnership example

Curbing poverty through skills acquisition: The FSD/ NAGODE partnership example

> By ‘SANMI FALOBI < As part of efforts in creating sustainable livelihood, which is a key pillar of goals to be achieved under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically goal No.1 which aims to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”, one of Nigeria’s foremost independent vocational, technical and entrepreneurship training institute, the … Continue reading

Strengthening fight against corruption with ‘Report Yourself’

Strengthening fight against corruption with ‘Report Yourself’

By Funmi Falobi.     In order to strengthen the fight against corruption in Nigeria, the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria in collaboration with BudgIT, a non-governmental organization has launched ‘Report Yourself’, a web-based platform that leverages citizen engagement to fight corruption in the country.   The project which is on http://www.reportyourself.org/ is the … Continue reading