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FCT-Abuja community children learn under deplorable condition

FCT-Abuja community children learn under deplorable condition

Deshi Paikon Kore Community Children of Gwagwalada Area Council in Nigeria Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are learning under a despicable condition that is not fit for kids’ education. A visit to the LEA Primary School Deshi Paikon Kore shows the deplorable condition of the classrooms with kids seen learning on a bare floor. Monitng a …

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We are losing beans farm to climate change – Jiwa Farmers

We are losing beans farm to climate change – Jiwa Farmers

Farmers at the Jiwa community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria’s capital city have continued to recount how they are losing their beans farm to a change in weather, a condition they said was brought upon them by the climate change. The farmers who spoke to MAWA-Foundation at a …

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We are losing means of livelihood to climate change – Kuje farmers

We are losing means of livelihood to climate change – Kuje farmers

Farmers at the Chibiri community in Kuje Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have continued to recount how they are losing their harvest which is the means of their livelihood to hotness in weather conditions that they say are being propelled by climate change. Driving into the community from Gwagwalada Area Council which is …

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We lost 65% Yam to climate change – FCT farmers

We lost 65% Yam to climate change – FCT farmers

Farmers at the Kwaita community in Kwali Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria’s capital city have continued to recount how they lost over 65% of their yam harvest to excessive heat caused by hot weather as a result of climate change. In the community that is predominantly farmers located a few kilometres from …

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Climate change making us poorer - FCT community farmers

Climate change making us poorer – FCT community farmers

Farmers in the Yaba community in Abaji Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria’s capital city are recounting how climate change is impacting them and pushing them into hunger and poverty. Driving from Abaji Area Council Secretariat to the Yaba community is about 47 kilometres. From the Lokoja-Abuja highway junction close to the Kwaita …

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N119.4 million Agric Min Kuje road fails months after completion

N119.4 million Agric Min Kuje road fails months after completion

The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in what appears corruption that has helped undermine Nigeria’s development has constructed a substandard road at the cost of N119.4 million. The project was constructing a 1.5-kilometre asphaltic road at Pasali 2 community Gaube farmland extension in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory-Abuja. The …

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Denied Farming on Their Ancestral Land The Anguish of Abuja Indigenous People

Denied Farming on Their Ancestral Land: The Anguish of Abuja Indigenous People

For over four decades, dozens of Abuja indigenous people have been in conflicts with the Federal Government and Abuja Development Authorities over land ownership, access, and control. In the conflicts, indigenous ancestral lands have been forcefully taken over by the government and its officials, denying indigenous farmers access to land, forcing them into poverty and …

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Rural awareness key to addressing climate change

Rural awareness key to addressing climate change

Rural awareness and capacity building of the local inhabitants is key to addressing climate change. The United Nations and other development partners working to address climate change impacts, must identify and work with local partners within the media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to undertake rural awareness and capacity building on climate change. And, in …

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What is Climate Change? Community Perception

What is Climate Change? Community Perception

In the last four decades, Nigeria had expended a huge amount of resources in addressing poverty and lifting citizens out of hunger. Apart from corruption and lack of political will that frustrate the initiatives and investments, climate change poses the most significant change to humanity with the likelihood of being the greatest factor leading to …

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The poor lost landownership and control in FCT-Abuja

The poor lost landownership and control in FCT-Abuja

The poor farmers that spoke to MAWA-Foundation at the FO1 area of Kubwa in Bwari Area Council of FCT, in different narratives, gave accounts of how their lands located around the Military Pension Board along Daughters of Charity Hospital were taking over without any form of compensation. They gave accounts of how they lost ownership …

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