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Senate Commences Labour Act Review, Mulls Stiffer Sanctions For Offenders

The Senate on Tuesday commenced moves to review the Labour Act with a view to making its provisions conform to best labour principles and provide stiffer penalties for various offences ranging from modern slavery, child Labour to discrimination against women in the work place. The amendment to the Labour law seeks to introduce stiffer penalties […]

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#GiveHerBetaHealth: GTBank Champions Access To Health Insurance For Women

As the 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD21) calls on people and organisations to #choosetochallenge for a better world for women, Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank) has launched an initiative, tagged #GiveHerBetaHealth, to draw attention to the need for universal essential healthcare coverage, especially for women in the informal sector. Through the initiative, the leading African […]

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ATAF Tasks African Leaders On Women-Supportive Tax Policies

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), an umbrella body for all tax administrators in Africa, has called on African leaders to discontinue all tax policies that impose unfair burdens on women who are financially stressed, denying them the opportunity to break out of the cycle of poverty and to contribute more constructively to wider economic […]

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N/Assembly Mulls Constitution Amendment To Address Gender Injustices

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Right Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday hinted of moves by the National Assembly to amend the 1999 constitution to ensure justice and fairness to the female gender in the country. The speaker gave this assurance at a ceremony organized by the House to commemorate the International Women’s Day. […]

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AfDB, AGF To Announce Women Beneficiaries Of AFAWA G-4-G Programme

In celebration of International Women’s Day and to mark the rollout of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Guarantee for Growth programme, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) are showcasing the first beneficiaries of the AFAWA Guarantee for Growth programme. The programme is an innovation aiming to […]

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AfDB Grants $320,000 For Gender Mainstreaming In ECOWAS’ Digital Financial Services

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has awarded a grant of $320, 535 to the West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks. A news report by the African Press Organisation (APO) Group on the funding intervention indicated that the fund would […]

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Open Treasury: BudgIT, CISLAC Laud FG On Drop In Suspicious Payments

BudgIT, a civic advocacy society and accountability organisation on budget and public finance issues and the Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) have commended the Federal Government for its commitment to curb frauds in the public finance payment system through the Open Treasury initiative. Barely seven month after the government launched the Open Treasury […]

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CISLAC’s Boss At Biden’s Swearing In, Tasks Him On Graft, Human Rights

The Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Comrade Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, is among international dignitaries attending the swearing in ceremony today of the United States of America’s President-elect, Joe Biden, at the Capitol, Washington D.C In a statement made available to the media from the United States, Comrade Rafsanjani called on […]

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BudgIT Urges FG To Prioritize Value-Adding Capital Projects

BudgIT Foundation, a civic-tech non-governmental organisation leading the advocacy for fiscal transparency and accountability in budget and public finance, has urged the Federal Government to allocate more funds to capital projects that directly affect the welfare of the citizens. More importantly, the organisation stressed that it had become expedient that more funds be allocated to […]

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Nigeria To Flag Off Key Socio-Economic Devt Surveys

Nigeria is set to conduct the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS6)/National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) with an inaugural meeting of the National Steering Committee virtually held yesterday. The task of the committee is to oversee the whole process of MICS6/NICS2020 to ensure that all activities concerning the survey are effectively carried out for a successful […]