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Using Radio as a Catalyst for African Development on World Radio Day

By Ejiofor Agada Radio has long been recognized as a powerful medium that transcends boundaries and connects people across vast distances. In recognition of its immense influence in shaping societies and fostering development, World Radio Day was established. This annual celebration serves as a reminder of the crucial role that radio plays in promoting communication, […]

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World Food Day: FAO Urges Governments to Prioritize Water in Policy and Planning

By Emem Ekanem World Food Day, observed on October 16 each year, is celebrated with the aim of shedding light on the millions of people globally who lack the means to afford a proper and nutritious diet and the crucial necessity of consistent access to wholesome food. It encourages action for the future of food,

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World Food Day: Addressing the Issues in Nigeria’s Food System

By Cecilia Attah World Food Day, celebrated every year on October 16th, serves as a crucial reminder of the global struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. World Food Day commemorates the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The organization was created to address the pressing need to

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Tourism’s Transformative Potential: A Spotlight on Trans Atlantic Centre, Nigeria

By Ify Onyekwere World Tourism Day emerges as a beacon of celebration and reflection in a world interconnected by a thirst for exploration. This annual observance, marked on September 27th, serves as a moment to recognize the profound impact of travel on the global community. Beyond the exotic landscapes and cultural encounters, tourism is a

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Putting People First: Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking through Stigma-Free Prevention

By Ify Onyekwere The 26th of June serves as a vital reminder of the urgent need to address the global drug crisis and its devastating consequences. The theme for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2023, “People first: stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention,” underscores the importance of prioritizing individuals affected by

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World Environment Day 2023: Ecosystem Restoration Takes Center Stage for Sustainable Cities and Communities

By Ify Onyekwere In honour of World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5th every year, the global community comes together to reflect on the importance of environmental conservation and take action towards a sustainable future. This year, the theme of World Environment Day is “Ecosystem Restoration,” focusing on the crucial role of healthy ecosystems in

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Biodiversity Conservation: A Catalyst for Inclusive Development and Poverty Alleviation

Ify Onyekwere In a world striving for sustainable global development, the significance of biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation cannot be overstated. The International Day for Biological Diversity 2023 highlights the crucial interconnection between these two aspects, emphasizing their role in fostering a resilient and prosperous future for all. Biodiversity, the rich tapestry of life on

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World Water Day 2023: Valuing Water for Sustainable Development

Ify Onyekwere Safe drinking water is necessary for human survival and development. Despite significant progress in improving global access to clean water, millions of people worldwide continue to need access to safe and dependable water sources. As we mark World Water Day 2023, the theme, \”Valuing Water,\” reminds us of the importance of recognizing the

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