Archive for Category: NEWS

Jigawa doles out N4bn to people with disabilities

The Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board says it has paid N4 billion Social Security Allowance to no fewer than 4,050 Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDAs) in the state. The Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board says it has paid N4 billion Social Security Allowance to no fewer than 4,050 Persons Living With...

Read More

NGO Protests Handling Of Child Abuse Cases In Nigeria

By Grace Fadahson, Orjime Moses The Child Protect Network (CPN), a nongovernmental organisation, has expressed concern over the case management of alleged child abuse at Kuje School of the Deaf and the demolition of an orphanage home in Kubwa by the committee inaugurated by the minister of Education into...

Read More

$5.7million grant to fight polio in Nigeria

Federal Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole on Wednesday presented a symbolic cheque of $5.7 million to Dr. Tunji Funsho of Rotary International as a grant to UNICEF for polio eradication activities in Nigeria for a period of one year. In a ceremony which took place in the office...

Read More

Nigeria:NGO ought to impart Training on Reproductive Health to people living with Disability

An NGO,DisabilityJourney Initiative, DJI, has urged government, otherNGOsand stakeholders to train persons living with disabilities on their reproductivehealthneeds to enable them to live productive lives. The founder of the organisation, Mr Greg Simon, made the call in an interview with the News Agency ofNigeria(NAN) on Wednesday, in Abuja. According...

Read More

Ten things to know about Nigeria’s new disability law .

by: QueenEsther Iroanusi President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law, the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act. The bill which has lingered in the National Assembly for 18 years, seeks to criminalise discrimination against persons with disabilities. This bill was passed by the 8th Senate on March...

Read More