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Disability by fate, denied rights to mobility: Nigerians with disabilities tell tales of anguish accessing public transportation

By Tessy Igomu,  TESSY IGOMU, who toured the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit terminals and routes, reports how discriminatory attitudes and lack of assistive facilities deprive...

Suicide On The Rise As Nigeria Records 51 Cases In 12 Months

It showed an increase of 17 when compared with the 34 suicide cases recorded in Nigeria in 2020.... As Nigeria joins other countries to mark...

Disability Act As A Pride Of President Buhari’s Administration

By Ayuba Ahmad. “What would it take to assent to a Bill? Does it take as much efforts and time as in flying to Sokoto...

Dare Dairo: Championing the Cause for Persons with Disabilities

Dare Dairo is a broadcast journalist and current General Manager of the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA). Until his appointment as GM LASODA,...

Governor Obiano, Friend Of The Disability Community – Chuks Ezewuzie

by Chuks Ezewuzie, Without prejudice, it is gratifying to note that in the past seven years and five months, members of the disability community have...

PASSAGE OF DISABILITY BILL IN NIGERIA, IT’S SCOPE AND EFFECTS

By Mazi Jonas O. Udensi, By virtue of section 42(2) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), no citizen...

Our battles with piracy, discrimination, COVID-19 lockdown, others —musicians with disabilities

They took to music to ease the pains inflicted on them by circumstances they had no control over. They were able to earn a...

Addressing learning challenges of children with disabilities

Experts, parents and stakeholders have decried the lack of early intervention centres and assistive technology for intellectually-challenged children–those with autism, cerebral palsy and other...

‘Our frustrations with banks, transporters, others’ PWDs lament

By Gbenga Aderanti In spite of the signing into law of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act by President Muhammadu Buhari on January...

We face untold frustration accessing public facilities, coping in classes despite disability rights law –PWDs

Janet Ogundepo captures the challenges of persons with disabilities despite the disability rights law On a cold evening after a morning downpour, a lady identified...

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