‘High data cost hurts internet access’

FiamWiFi, Akin Marinho, yesterday said the high cost of data

The founder and Chief Executive Officer, FiamWiFi,  Akin Marinho, yesterday said the high cost of data is inimical to the development of the information communication technology (ICT) sector. Speaking on the firm’s partnership with Ikoyi Obalende Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on community WiFi provision, he said millions of Nigerians have been shut out of cyberspace by high data prices in the country. He said: “With millions of Nigerians priced out of the data market by incumbent operators, we are pleased to partner the Ikoyi Obalende LCDA to provide a…

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FG Tasks States On SDGs Activities, Social Protection Leadership

FG adminishes states ob SDGs activities

…as multilateral agencies commit to seeing more SDGs activities in Nigeria Federal Government has called on states and the FCT to provide the necessary leadership and resources for the implementation of social protection and activities of sustainable development goals (SDGs activities). Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mrs Olusola Idowu, made this call Wednesday in her remarks at the Joint Zonal Consultation on Review of the Social Protection Policy and institutionalizing Social Protection for Accelerated SDGs Implementation in Nigeria, holding in Enugu. In a statement issued by Director…

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Nigeria, UN dialogue on inclusive, sustainable food systems

Youths education is paramount to un

In preparation for a United Nations Food Systems Summit to be convened by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in September 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with the United Nations systems in Nigeria has announced plans to organize series of dialogues across the country towards ensuring resilient, inclusive and sustainable food systems in Nigeria by 2030. As announced on Monday by the National Convenor of Nigeria Food Systems Summit Dialogue (FSSD), and Permanent Secretary, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Olusola Idowu, the first food systems dialogues will hold…

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UNDP launches Investor Map to achieve SDGs in Nigeria

UNDP Nigeria launches Investor Map, data tool for investment

UNDP launches Investor Map to achieve SDGs in Nigeria United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria Country Office announced on Friday the launch of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Map, a digital tool designed to identify investable solutions, making it easier to channel private investment and capital to achieve the SDGs. The platform is part of SDG Impact, a UNDP Initiative that provides investors and businesses with country-level market intelligence and actionable investment opportunities. The SDG Investor Map for Nigeria will provide investors with localised insight into key sectors and Investment…

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Nigeria: Association of Sustainability Professionals Inaugurated

Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria logo

The Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) has been inaugurated. Speaking during the virtual inauguration with the theme: ‘Professionalising Sustainability for Inclusive Development’ recently, the President, ASPN, Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi, said the ceremony was a milestone moment while commending the tremendous work of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and directorate members. He stated that the event and the association have been a collective effort by committed and resilient sustainability professionals in Nigeria. Amaeshi, further explained that the thinking behind the association has been over a decade and it was…

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Open defecation: Kwara flags off SDGs decade of action

Kwara SDGs campaign enters as Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara, on Monday, flagged off a decade of action against open defecation in the state to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The governor, who spoke at the inauguration of the Committee on Kwara Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KW-WASH) in Ilorin, said that the flag-off of the campaign, tagged “Clean Kwara”, coincided with the fifth anniversary of the SDGs. He said that the project was a key part of the goal six of the SDGs bordering on general access to safe and…

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IAWPA names Uzodimma 2020 SDG most-friendly governor

Governor Hope Uzodimma receives IAWPA SDG AWARD

The International Association of World Peace Advocates, IAWPA has named Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma the 2020 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Most Friendly Governor in Nigeria, The Nations reports. Also, the association urged the development organisation to visit and invest in Imo State. Accordingly, it names the United Nations, African Union, Economic Commission for the West African States, and others for the visit. The association decorated the governor as an Eminent Peace Ambassador, based on his pursuit of peace in his leadership style. The award ceremony, which took place at…

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Funmi Adewara, wins World Bank’s SDGs award

Funmi Adewara receives world banks award

Funmi Adewara, chief executive officer of Mobihealth International, has been honoured by the World Bank for her role in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) three. Mobihealth International is said to be Africa’s first fully integrated telehealth start-up leveraging technology in harnessing diaspora, local doctors and medical service providers through a secure electronic medical record and video software. Adewara, a graduate of the University of Ibadan, is one of the seven women entrepreneurs rewarded with the 2020 SDGs and Her Awards. Other winners include Annisa Hasanah Ashyad of Ecofun Indonesia;…

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Nigeria ranks bottom seven on SDGs progress report

SDGs in Nigeria: SDGs progress Report

A Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs progress report has ranked Nigeria 160 out of 166 on possible best outcomes in achieving all the 17 Goals. This was obtained from the Sustainable Development Report 2020’s SDG Index published on Tuesday. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDSN and the Bertelsmann Stiftung prepared the report. The Network promotes integrated approaches to implement the SDGs and other global development agenda. According to the report, the current assessment of Nigeria shows that the country is facing major challenges in achieving 12 SDGs. These are SDG 1-11…

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