Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

Reaching Every Child with Vaccines in Communities at Risk of Polio Disease

The Government of Nigeria, with the support of World Health Organization (WHO), and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) as well as partners, have finalized the second round of the polio vaccination campaign in Sokoto state

As the traditional head of Gagi community, Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria, Alhaji Sani Umar Jabbi (Sarkin Yakin Gagi), insists that every child in his district must be vaccinated with the life-saving polio vaccine. Leveraging his position, he has taken it upon himself to sensitize residents of the community about the…

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FedEx Establishes Direct Presence in Nigeria to Support Customers with International Trade

With a direct presence in the country, businesses and customers in Nigeria now have greater access to a wider portfolio of FedEx Express shipping solutions

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (www.FedEx.com) (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced that it has established a direct commercial presence in Nigeria, to meet the country’s growing international shipping demands. With a direct presence in the country, businesses and customers in Nigeria…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Spain Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Worth €1.4 Million on Support for Gender, Agriculture and Sustainable Energy in the Region

The Spanish Cooperation will make a voluntary contribution in 2022 directly of 1.498,000 euros to the ECOWAS Specialised Agencies through the ECOWAS Commission

H.E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth One Million four hundred and ninety six thousand euros (€1,496,000) with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain on support to ECOWAS Specialised Agencies, namely:  the ECOWAS Centre for Gender…

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Members of the West African Elders Forum on a Pre-Election Assessment Mission in Nigeria Visited the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission President

H.E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission, highlighted the importance of credible, fair and peaceful elections in the Region

H.E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission received Members of the West African Elders Forum who are on a Pre-Election Assessment Mission to Nigeria ahead of the February 2023 General Elections in the Country, today, December 6, 2022. While congratulating the President of the Commission and his…

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Over Half of Businesses in Nigeria Planning to Expand Locally Despite Supply Chain, Cyber-Security, and Recruitment Challenges

100 business leaders in Nigeria were interviewed about the opportunities and challenges their organizations are facing – and their plans for the future

Nigerian survey data also shows that 34% of IT decision makers in Nigeria are planning to move to a new region and 33% into a new country; 58% of IT decision makers in Nigeria view a shortage of personnel with IT skills as one of the main threats to their…

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International Year of Millets: Unleashing the potential of millets for the well-being of people and the environment

UN dedicates 2023 to greater efforts in producing millets given their nutritional properties and resilience in adapting to climate change

As the global agrifood systems face challenges to feed an ever-growing global population, resilient cereals like millets provide an affordable and nutritious option, and efforts need to be scaled-up to promote their cultivation. This was the message at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM) at…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) promotes safe transport of diagnostic specimens in the region

FAO trains laboratory staff from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone on Transport of Infectious Substance by Air

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports the development of the capacity of veterinary professionals to transport infectious substances in accordance with the Dangerous Goods Regulations of International Air Transport Association (IATA). The five-day training organized by FAO's Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases for West…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

National Council on Health Opens, Experts Call for Resilient Health System towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

The government need to devise a mechanism to monitor the activities of the health workers to reward those doing well, or reprimand does defaulting

As the 63rd  Regular National Council on Health (NCH) begins in Abuja, health experts are convinced that the government still have ample time to build a resilient and sustainable system for improved health outcomes in the country. Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony on 05 December 2022, the…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Leaders Lay Foundation for a New Headquarters Building in Abuja

The new headquarters Project which is being financed by the Chinese Government through China Aid is expected to be completed in 26 months

The Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) laid the Foundation of a new ECOWAS Headquarters building on December 4, 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria. The new headquarters Project which is being financed by the Chinese Government through China Aid is expected to be…

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government to hold Sixty-Second Ordinary Session in Abuja

The Session of the Heads of State will be preceded by a Foundation Laying Ceremony of the New ECOWAS Headquarters building

The Sixty-Second Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to hold December 4, 2022, in Abuja, Nigeria. The Session of the Heads of State will be preceded by a Foundation Laying Ceremony of the New ECOWAS Headquarters…