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Fidelity Bank Wins DBN-Focused Locations Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A leading commercial bank in Nigeria, Fidelity Bank Plc has emerged winner of the 2020 Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) service award for the highest disbursement to DBN-focused locations. Fidelity Bank currently has about 6 million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and various other digital banking channels. The […]

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Invest More To Improve hand washing For All, WaterAid Urges Governments

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As G20 leaders prepare to convene in Rome to improve pandemic preparedness, a frontline international not-for-profit organisation, WaterAid has harped on the need for  governments, particularly in the poor countries to invest more to enable every citizens wash their hands with soap and water. Currently working in 28 countries to change the […]

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WaterAid Expresses Concern Over Cholera Outbreak In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline international not-for-profit organization, WaterAid has expressed its concern over the recent cholera outbreak that has affected communities in several states in Nigeria. The Cholera outbreak which has claimed over 3000 lives so far, particularly affecting young 5 and 14 years old, has been widely described as the most devastating in […]

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Create Policing Body For Anti-Open Grazing Law, Group Urges States Govt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the States that have enacted the legislation against open grazing of livestock to set up  a policing body to monitor infractions and enforcement of the law. The association said states with such legislation should establish armed vigilantes […]

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Group Reaffirms Commitment To Promotion Of Democracy In West Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has reaffirmed its commitment to contribute, alongside the regional institution and other actors, to the preservation and promotion of democracy in the West African sub-region. With more than 1000 Member Organizations, WACSOF is the umbrella network of the Civil Society in West Africa, covering 18 thematic […]

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Fidelity Bank Renews Commitment To Empower SMEs In Nigeria On Non-oil Exports

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fidelity Bank Plc, a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria, has reaffirmed its resolve to help build sustainable export capabilities of small businesses in the West Africa nation. With about 6 million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and various other digital banking channels, Fidelity Bank has in recent […]

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Osinbajo Applauds CAN On Promotion Of Religious Tolerance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has commended the efforts of current and past leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in promoting religious tolerance in the country. The Vice President made the commendation at the Dinner and Awards night organized in Abuja  to mark the 45th anniversary of CAN, the […]

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Foundation Seeks Prosecution Of Persons Indicted By NDDC Audit Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy and Development (FENRAD), a pro-democracy, human and environmental rights civil society group has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to ensure that any person found guilty in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Audit Report should be brought to justice. The group stated this in a letter addressed […]

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Group Partner Lagos Govt, Access Bank On Campaign Against Poverty

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global Citizen, a frontline international advocacy organisation has announced its partnership with the Lagos State Government and Access Bank Plc, to host its annual global campaign which is focused on the Recovery Plan for the World amidst COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed, “Global Citizen Live”, the event which has been slated for September 25, […]

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FIFA Sec-Gen Fatima Samoura Lauds Aisha Buhari Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Secretary-General of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Fatima Samoura has applauded the display of skills and the level of competition at the ongoing 2021 Aisha Buhari Cup in Lagos. The FIFA scribe gave commendation on Monday in Lagos after the match that saw the Black Queens of Ghana defeat the Indomitable […]

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Insecurity: We Are Tired Of Losing Our Loved Ones, Nigerian Women Group Cries Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian Women Mediators Network (NWMN) has decried the spate of insecurity and wanton loss of lives in Nigeria, which has subjected the citizens to perpetual fear and desolation on a daily basis. The group lamented that the fear and feeling of insecurity of lives and properties as well as wanton loss of […]

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British Govt To Scale Up Production Of Electric Vehicles In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has promised that its Manufacturing Africa Initiative will scale up support for Metro Africa Xpress (MAX), a tech-enabled company, to assemble electric vehicles in Nigeria. Manufacturing Africa is supporting MAX’s ambitions by helping it raise the funds for the assembly of electric vehicles. British High Commissioner […]

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U.S. Supports UN’s Fight Against Human Trafficking In Nigeria With $6.8m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Government said it has donated the sum of $6.8 million to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for projects in Nigeria that are aimed at combating trafficking in persons. The donation which was announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement […]

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African Climate Reality Project Trains 40 Young Nigerians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) in conjunction with Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), has trained 40 young Nigerians on advocacy-based campaign relating to climate change and transition to renewable energy sources. The training which drew participants from climate impacted states and communities impacted by fossil fuels across Nigeria, […]

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Forum Urges Middle Belt People To Defend Themselves Against Fulani Terrorists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has resolved that the people of the Middle Belt Region should rise up and defend themselves against ethnic cleansing being waged by Fulani terrorists in their communities, if the Federal Government fails in its Constitutional responsibility to defend them or seeming complicity. The Forum said an attack on […]

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Herbert Wigwe Wins Leadership Awards’ Banker Of The Year

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe has emerged winner of the 2020 Leadership Awards’ ‘Banker of the Year’. This award was bestowed on him at the Leadership Conference and Awards ceremony which was held in Abuja on Thursday, in recognition of his stellar leadership […]

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Foundation Holds Dialogue On Innovation In National Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT), a grant making non-profit organization, has announced the hosting of the 5th edition of its annual Breakfast Dialogue on the role of innovation in national development. Established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non-profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent, […]

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Bauchi, Borno, Kano Top NECO List Of Exam Malpractice States

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bauchi, Borno, Kano and Kebbi states are top of the list of schools involved in examination malpractices in Nigeria. This was announced by the Registrar of the National Examinations Council, Dantani Wushishi. According to Wushishi, examination malpractices are rampant in northern states and high in Bauchi, Borno, Kano and Kebbi States in […]

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Group Advocates Inclusion Of CSOs In Nigeria’s Health Sector Reform Committee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s frontline civil society organization, Connected Development (CODE) has called for the inclusion of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the recently instituted Health Sector Reform Committee approved by the Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari. President Buhari’s approval of the Committee and appointment of Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo as Chairman offers an avenue for intersectional […]

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Forum Seeks Enactment Of Anti-Grazing Law In Edo State

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Akoko Edo Forum (AEF), an umbrella group of Akoko Edo sons and daughters in Nigeria and the diaspora, has called on the Edo State Government to urgently enact the Anti-open grazing law in the state as agreed by the Southern Governors. The group gave the charge in a communiqué issued at end […]

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