Nigeria

Coal Mining and Gas Flaring

Uniting Against Coal Mining and Gas Flaring: Nigeria’s Path to Renewable Energy

By Ify Onyekwere The Lekeh Development Foundation (LEDEF), in collaboration with the Nigeria Coal Network and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), hosted their 3rd Annual Conference from the 8th of July to the 10th of July 2024, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The conference, themed “Unite to Resist Coal Mining and Gas Flaring in Nigeria,” […]

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Cholera outbreak

Cholera Outbreak in Nigeria: Expert Calls for Improved Waste Management

By Ify Onyekwere On the 6th of January 2024, “The Development Report” on People’s 105.5FM delved into the escalating cholera outbreak in Nigeria and the critical role of waste management in curbing the outbreak. The program featured Dr. Chimere May Ohajinwa, an Environmental Toxicologist and Public Health Expert, who provided an in-depth analysis of the

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Environmental Defenders

Environmental Defenders in Nigeria Call for Urgent Protection

  By Ify Onyekwere Environmental workers face alarming levels of violence and intimidation, particularly in Nigeria, where their crucial work protecting natural resources and the planet often puts them in grave danger. Most attacks on these defenders remain hidden from the public eye as many fear reporting such incidents due to threats against their lives,

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Transforming Standard of Living through Street Business School

By David Arome Amidst the economic downturn in Nigeria which is telling on the standard of living amongst citizens, microbusinesses on the streets bear the brunt of the crisis. The impact is glaring with a vast majority struggling to survive in times like this. In response to this economic challenge, the Strategy and Innovation for

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Empowering Women in Nigerian Agriculture: Bridging Policy and Reality

By Cecilia Attah In a resounding call to action, Omolara Svensson, the national coordinator of Nigeria Women for Agricultural Progress (NWAP), has urged the government to collaborate directly with women to enforce and implement agricultural policies. This plea was emphasized during the Nigeria Women in Agriculture and Agric Business Convention held in Abuja, shedding light

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Sisialagbo: Reviving Ancient Wisdom for Global Empowerment

In a world captivated by modern science and technology, Eniola Fagbemi Boluwatife, known as Sisialagbo, has risen as a force of nature, resurrecting age-old herbal remedies to transform lives worldwide. Her extraordinary journey, deeply rooted in determination and ancestral wisdom, is making waves in the realm of global empowerment. Sisialagbo’s path to empowerment began with

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Stakeholders Capacity Building Workshop Explores Policy Responses to Global Shocks Impacting Nigeria’s Development

  By Ify Onyekwere To address the far-reaching impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war and other global crises on Nigeria’s economy and development, a pivotal Stakeholders Capacity Building Workshop was convened on the 29th of August, 2023, in Abuja, Nigeria. The workshop, titled “Experiences and Policy Responses in Nigeria to Price Shock Stemming from the Russia-Ukraine

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ANEEJ-SCALE Project: National Dialogue to Tackle Corruption

Ify Onyekwere A significant step towards combating corruption and fostering social inclusive policy reforms in Nigeria was taken during the One-Day National Dialogue on Anti-Corruption held in Abuja on the 25th of July, 2023. The event was organized under the ANEEJ-SCALE project, which aims to enhance anti-corruption initiatives in the country. Hosted by the Africa

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Dangote Refineries and Petrochemical Company: Nigeria\’s Giant Leap Towards Energy Development and Global Empowerment

Ify Onyekwere In a significant development for Nigeria\’s energy landscape, the highly anticipated Dangote Refineries and Petrochemical Company is poised to bring about groundbreaking changes. Situated in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, this ambitious project is set to reshape Nigeria\’s economy and establish the nation as a global energy player through its unprecedented scale, advanced technology, and commitment

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Stakeholders Strategize for the Revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company to Boost Nigeria\’s Economic Development

In reviewing the policy documents for the operation of the Ajaokuta steel company plant, stakeholders advised the Nigerian government to revisit the initial working document prepared by some members of SOYUZNIK. The document is believed to have the approval of the Russian government and AFREMIX Bank International, the funding partners…

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