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Gov. Okezie’s aide advocates passage of disability act in Abia

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Mr Samuel Ekeoma, a Senior Special Adviser on Disability to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, has urged the State House of Assembly to pass the disability bill for Persons Living with Disability (PWDs). Ekeoma told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone on Saturday that the passage of the bill would give a new

CCD Commends Ikpeazu For Appointing 2 PWDs

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The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has commended the Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu for appointing two Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) into his administration as senior special assistants.This was contained in a press statement by the executive director of the centre, David Anyaele, who described the gesture as Ikpeazu’s commitment towards reducing barriers faced

Persons with disability in Niger State lament shortchange in SPW Scheme

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Persons Living with Disability PLWD, in Niger State, have decried the poor treatment of its members in the ongoing Special Public Workers, SPW Scheme of the Federal Government in the state. The chairman of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disability in Niger State, Isah Abdullahi who led a protest to the Secretariat of

Coalition Push for Adoption of African Disability Protocols

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A coalition of non-governmental organisations has formed a think-tank group that will push the federal government to see the need to adopt the continental disability law.This was in view of the fact that about six countries have already ratified the Africa Disability Protocols (ADPs) across the continent. Speaking at a virtual second round-table meeting on

GOVERNMENT ALONE CAN’T FUND OUR SCHOOL ― VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS

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Students of the Ekiti State Special School for the Blind in Ikere-Ekiti, Ikere local government area have appealed to well meaning individuals to coalesce effort with the government in the funding of the school, saying government alone could not fund the school. The leader of the students, Odekunle Yusuf expressed optimism about their ability to

COVID19: ADVERSITY TO ADVANTAGE? BY DESTINY CHUKWUMA DICKSON

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Chalya and Rejoice are businesswomen. Like most people across the globe, the COVID19 pandemic has had devastating effect on their business. The duo have had to embrace the social media and other digital tools to promote sales. Increase in daily orders ensures that the economy continues to breathe despite the storm. This is the new

XBOX Series X Tactile Indicators Adds More Accessibility For Visually Impaired Gamers

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Game company Microsoft has revealed that it has added a certain feature on the Xbox Series X hardware that will assist players who are visually impaired and for those who want to attach cables from behind without looking at them.According to Microsoft Devices Inclusive Lead Bryce Johnson, the next-gen Xbox console system has tactile indicators.

#ENDSARS VIDEO: DISABILITY COMMUNITY SUPPORTS PROTEST

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Enough is enough. a disabled lady speaks out in a youtube video by Sahara Tv…..

COVID-19: PERSONS WITH DISABILITY IN DELTA CRY OUT FOR SUPPORT

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Physically challenged persons in Delta State have appealed to the government, corporate organisations and good spirited individuals to lend a helping hand to ensure their survival, lamenting neglect especially during this COVID-19 period.While lamenting that their individual challenges have always meant daily hardship for them, the outbreak of the novel virus has practically made their

Edo 2020: INEC to provide braille ballots for visually-challenged voters

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would provide braille ballots to guide visually challenged persons for Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, said this in Benin City during an expanded stakeholders’ meeting organised by the commission. The meeting had in attendance the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, chairpersons