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Emergency employment for IDPs lays foundation for early recovery in North-East Nigeria

This pilot project did not only help improve household income, it also facilitated the restarting of productive activities by the beneficiaries. For example, Hauwa Zannah Ali, 40, a beneficiary from…  


Waste Management Emergency Response improves livelihood opportunities for IDPs

Following the insurgency, daily waste generation in Maiduguri rose from an estimated 390 to 570 tons per day, a 45% increase from pre-conflict levels. The resulting environmental degradation is…  


Sustainable energy sources enhances health in rural Nigeria

The low and erratic power supply used to affect the community hospital forcing hospital management to rely on kerosene lantern as source of lighting and petrol generator as their primary source of…  




Nigeria's women journalists join together for change

n a country where female participation in professional life has traditionally been limited, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), established 25 years ago, stands as a key pillar in…  


One woman's quest to become a Nigerian Senator

For Senatorial candidate Princess Kemi Oluwatumi, standing in the shadows and hoping for change was never an option. Whilst living abroad, she came to the realization that for the plight of women in…  


A tale of two chiefs

Peace has finally returned to Agila. Fifteen years ago, things were very different. A leadership crisis in the small farming community in the state of Benue tore the community apart when two chiefs…  


Enhancing Gender Rights in Ondo State

As a former secondary school teacher, and as the current Special Assistant on Appointment Management to the Governor of Ondo State in Nigeria, Taiye Gabriel knows the value of a clear plan in…  


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