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10 January 2010
Nigeria's Millennium Villages Volunteer for our Planet by Galina Chus, UNV Programme Officer, Abuja
Abuja and Ikaram, Nigeria: Nigerians planted trees and learned about reusable bags in two of several activities part of the UNv 'Volunteering for our Planet' campaign.  Read article
More about: Environment
11 February 2009
Volunteers promote careers in computers by Chioma Enemchukwu
The ICT training takes place at the Senior State Secondary school for the hearing and hearing impaired in Surulere, Lagos. (UNV)
Lagos, Nigeria: International Volunteer Day was marked by a one-day seminar with the Senior State Secondary school for the hearing and hearing impaired in Surulere, Lagos. About 200 students attended.  Read article
More about: ICT
29 November 2007
Nigeria will hold first 'Volunteer Summit' to mark IVD  
Abuja, Nigeria: Leading volunteer-involving organizations in Nigeria have organized the country's first volunteer summit with the theme "Volunteerism: the Foundation for National Development," to be held on 4-5 December to mark International Volunteer Day.  Read article
More about: Advocacy
24 April 2007
Volunteers use texts to monitor Nigerian elections 
Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright, left, visits a polling station as head of an election observer delegation from the U.S.-based National Democratic Institute, during presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria Saturday, April 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Felix Onigbinde)
Lagos, Nigeria: Anyone trying to rig or tamper presidential elections in Nigeria could be caught out by a team of volunteers armed with mobile phones. Election volunteers use SMS to feedback their observations to a central computer hub, which was then passed on to other monitoring groups including the EU.  Read article
From: BBC News, UK
More about: ICT
28 March 2007
Volunteerism key to development in Nigeria by Senator Iroegbu
Abuja, Nigeria: The Nigerian National Volunteer Service (NNVS) recently gave out certificate awards in appreciation to the participants at the International Volunteers Day and examined the contributions and impact of volunteerism to national development.  Read article


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How voluntary is social responsibility? 
Chinyere Okoye comments on corporate social responsibility (CSR) experts' claim that private sector should strengthen their CSR programme, beyond public relations, in Nigeria.    Visit site
Reaching out: Rural voices of youth 
Rural Voices of Youth is a project Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi, a Voices of Youth member, started in Nigeria to reach out to young people in rural areas who do not have internet access. Every month, Seyi travels with volunteers to rural areas in Nigeria to have discussions with young people and record their thoughts and feelings on a given topic. Read the messages they brought back with them and join in the discussion.  Visit site