Category Archives — Development

CCDA-IV: Africa Can Feed Africa Now

The fourth edition of the Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA-IV) will convene in Marrakesh, Morocco from 8-10 October, 2014 on the theme: “Africa Can Feed Africa Now: Translating Climate Knowledge into Action”. “The selection of the theme is in recognition of 2014 as the year of agriculture and as such, the conference will focus on climate knowledge opportunities that can transform agricultural production systems to feed Africa sustainably,” says Ms. Fatima Denton, Director, Special Initiatives Division of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Continue reading

Nigeria is the 103rd Country that Does the Most Good for the World

According to the Good Country Index made by Simon Anholt, Nigeria ranks as the 103rd country that does the most good for the world. The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, we’ve given each country a balance-sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between. Continue reading

5 Million USD for Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council through the Global Sanitation Fund has provided the sum of five million Us Dollars ($5,000,000) to implement rural sanitation and hygiene promotion in Nigeria. The Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Reng Ochekpe disclosed this on Monday 16th June, 2014 while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and two benefiting States – Cross River and Benue State Governments. Continue reading

June 16: International Day of the African Child

The International Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who participated in the Soweto uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children. On June 16th 1976, between ten and twenty thousand South African school children walked from their schools to Orlando Stadium in Soweto, peacefully protesting for better standards in education and the right to be taught in their own language. For hundreds, this act of defiance against the Apartheid regime was their last: police opened fire on the students and released dogs into the crowd causing pandemonium and loss of life with over a thousand people injured. Continue reading

VISA Financial Soccer: Develop Your Financial Knowledge while you Play Soccer!

One of the things I do daily is to update my financial knowledge. One of the tools I use is the VISA Financial Soccer. I came across a game several months ago. It’s a game made by VISA (an American multinational financial services corporation). Visa Financial Soccer is a fast-paced, sports-themed game, but it’s also a learning tool. The game is divided into three (3) categories. Continue reading

10 Important things to Know about Personal Finance

Money is what we all use. We all have our personal finances to take care of. One thing you need to know is that money is a tool. You are meant to use it for things. You are meant to control it. You are to make money, manage money and multiply money. To do this effectively, you need to be well informed about personal finance. Here are the 10 most important thing you need to know about personal finance. Continue reading

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