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Disability Day: FG to launch sports club, CSO for PWDs

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Please shareTweetAhead of the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWDs) on Thursday, December 3, with the theme “Building Back better: Toward a Disability- Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post COVID-19 World”, the Federal government has put plans in place to launch a therapeutic sports club and civil society organisation (CSO) for people with disabilities

United Nations urged to include more women with disabilities ahead of election race

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Please shareTweetThe United Nations is being urged by campaigners round the world to ensure more women with disabilities are elected to positions of leadership. Sightsavers Nigeria is urging their UN representative to vote for diversity in the upcoming UN elections for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The call is part of

COVID19: ADVERSITY TO ADVANTAGE? BY DESTINY CHUKWUMA DICKSON

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Please shareTweetChalya 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

COVID-19 : Persons With Disabilities demand data of members tested positive

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The Persons With Disabilities(PWD’s) in the country have demanded for data of their that were tested positive for COVID-19, alleging that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the federal minisry of health have denied them of such data since the outbreak of the deadly disease.

COVID-19: CCD calls for more support for PWDs in Lagos

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The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called for more expansion of the covid -19 palliatives in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna State to include more People’s Living with Disabilities (PWDs).

COVID-19: Special Educators Make Case for Special Needs Children

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A special educator and former Head, Department of Special Education at the University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Fakolade, made the appeal while speaking at the recent webinar on Supporting Children and Persons with Special Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic, hosted by a Lagos-based frontline non-governmenal organisation on special education, the Inclusive Education and IEP Centre (IEIEPC).

COVID-19 and application of disability laws in Nigeria

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The enactment of Discrimination against Person Disabilities (Prohibition) Act (the Disability Act) marked a paradigm shift in the legally acceptable manner of conducting affairs in Nigeria. It symbolizes a departure from the era wherein the treatment of persons with disability bore no legal consequence in the scheme of things. There is now a new legal regime, and this new reality need be given expression in all affairs, particularly in the current covid-19 response.

Poor, Vulnerable, PWDs Left Behind As States Adopt Online Teaching

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Children with disabilities, CWDs are faced with a double challenge during times like this because of their accessibility and inclusivity needs. The online platforms are not accessible to children with visual impairment and teachers do not take cognizance of the various learning dispositions of learners with intellectual disabilities.

31M PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES LACK INCLUSION, WELFARE DESPITE 2018 ACT — OBIORA

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Please shareTweet1ShareIn this interview, the publisher of first Disability Advocacy Magazine in Nigeria, and member of Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities, JONAPWD, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, member National Association of Persons With Physical Disabilities, NAPWPD, and a member of Coalition of Disability Organizations (CODO), Agbo Christian Obiora, lamented poor attention given to 31

Students with special needs left out of lockdown plans

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Students with disabilities are said to be receiving inadequate learning support during the COVID-19 lockdown due to lack of inclusive learning environment.

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