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The weather was very moderate, 27 Celsius as if in agreement with our vision. It was the Safe Cities street walk in my university. I was part of the over 40 students who were on the streets of our...
Mary Jay, Nigeria
Mrs. Rose Onuoha is a 48 years old widow, a mother of three children and sells Okpa (a local bean cake) at Life Camp junction, Kado Biko, a suburb in Abuja.   Rose says life has been...
“Congratulations Nigeria: Nigerian troops rescue 43 kidnapped people, recover 500 cows from Boko Haram”—News flash, Premium times. On a certain Monday morning, I woke up to this news which left me...
We had been driving for a long while on the smooth tar expressway from Abuja when all of a sudden we were off on a narrow – as in narrow - road to Gwagada community. My colleagues and I had come to...
I switched on the TV in my hotel room yesterday after a long but interesting day at the Reflection and Action training being organised by ActionAid Nigeria’s Impact and Shared Learning (IASL) unit...
“Yara! Yara! – yeye           (Children! Children – Response)Mai ku ke so? – aji!           (What do you want...
The sound of their laughter resounded through the entire ground floor building of the Society for Family Health (SFH) causing staff to run out of their offices to join in. It was participants at the...
ActionAid Nigeria's ENR Project event on International Women's Day
Sarah Joseph, a 12 year old pupil from Jiwa community writes about how ActionAid Nigeria's education campaign made the governement build new classrooms, provided teachers and ensured improved girl...
Sarah Joseph in her new classroom in Jiwa Community
As we celebrate this year's International Women's Day ActionAid Nigeria's Women's Rights Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba reflects on why it is so important to be an inpiration to girls.On March 8...
Young girls from one of ActionAid Nigeria's communities
How would you feel if you gave your land for constructing a community school and when the school is opened your family (brothers) refuse that you speak at the event because you're not educated and...
Mama Morenike Ademiluyi from Bolorunduro