Civil Society Organizations to collaborate with Presidency on National Data Project on SDGs

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President [OSSAP] on SDGs has declared its willingness to work with the Nigeria Civil Society Organizations Strategy Group on the SDGs (CSOSG-SDGs-Nigeria) for the development and implementation of a National Data…

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela

Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a hard-hitting speech on Saturday. Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN…

Leaders Address Key Global Crises at UN Virtual Summit

UN Climate Change News, 16 June 2020 – At the 20th UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, which took place on the 15th and 16th of June, thousands of leaders from government, civil society and the United Nations discussed how business…

New dates announced for UN climate change summit

The United Nations has announced new dates for the annual global climate change summit, confirming the event to be held next year as the coronavirus pandemic poses a health risk to delegates and travel restrictions could affect their participation. The…

Group conducts perception study on COVID-19 in Lagos

The Lagos Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 says it has embarked on a perception study to ascertain the success, impacts and unintended consequences of responses deployed by the Lagos State Government toward containment of COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Razaq Olokoba, who is the Executive Director of…

Burning Man 2015: fire Tetris and a hacked Boeing 747

A five-storey mesh dancer, a giant game of fire Tetris and — if rumours are to be believed — a hacked Boeing 747 are just a few of the oversized artworks on show at Burning Man (August 30 to September…

Microsoft’s new activity tracker is the $249

A new Surface and new Lumia smartphones might be what everyone was waiting to hear about at today’s Microsoft event, but the company made it clear it’s still chugging along in another area: wearables. Microsoft’s newest wearable is called Microsoft…

Next generation gadgets for kids: foam furniture, city turds

This simple, lightweight chair is made by slotting together flat sections of plywood. These are then pulled together by fastening elements for a more ergonomic, curved shape. Constructed from recycled cardboard that’s been processed into a pulp, then coloured with natural dyes,…

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