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“They Called Us Senseless Beggars”

Northern Nigeria has been plagued by persistent conflicts in recent years, which have claimed over 20,000 lives. Apart from the general impact of the...

Implementation of the National Disability Act: Not Yet Uhulu for Persons with Disabilities

By Bizibrains Okpeh As Gro Harlem Brundtland succinctly puts it; “To many people, staying out of harm’s way is a matter of locking doors and...

The Dignified Inclusion Of People With Disabilities Is The Main Focus Of A New European Strategy

By Petar Mandjoukov  "It is our duty to invest in a better future for all children with disabilities," says Petar Mandjoukov, Ambassador of Goodwill and...

Disability and domestic abuse: ‘No-one knows what is happening behind those walls’

As cases of domestic abuse rise during lockdown, people are forced to spend more time with their abusers. As Sara Cincurova explores, disabled victims...

Empowering youths for sustainable development

Youth, they say, is the gift of nature. The foundation of every nation is the education of the youth. This is because youths are...

What Nigeria must do to close its disability employment gap

BY OLUSOLA OWONIKOKO Before the pandemic, studies revealed a disability employment rate gap of 28.1%. That is, while the employment rate for disabled people of...

The sad story of Mary Daniel

By Bola Babarinde SIR: It is not an uncommon sight to see Nigerians with disability both male and female trying to eke a living from...

Will Adults with disabilities in Nigeria be meaningfully engaged with decent jobs? The reality of disability inclusion in the Nigeria labour market

May 1st is usually celebrated as the International Workers’ Day across the globe including in Nigeria, but since 1981 that its celebration began in...

Solving Financial Exclusion Of People With Disabilities

by Oludayo Tade Solutions from other jurisdictions provide useful templates to drive the financial inclusion of the underserved and financially excluded people with disabilities (PWD)...

Efforts of Irede foundation in addressing Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities

Ayodeji Ake writes on efforts by a non-governmental organisation, Irede Foundation, to reduce to the barest minimum, stigmatisation and discrimination against persons with disabilities The...

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