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People Need to Follow the Money- UN Envoy, Amina Mohammed On Post 2015 Development Agenda

.  Amina J Mohammed, UN Secretary General Envoy on Post 2015 Development Agenda has urged the Nigerian Youths to hold the culture of transparency and accountability as their hallmark, which according to her, is one of the key ingredients for good governance anywhere in the world. “The future of this great nation Nigeria lies in your hands, and remember you ...

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Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari at his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015

 I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of ...

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Follow the Money: Full Updates On #WomenCookstoves Saga!!!

Dear Friends,  I hope this mail meets you well? I thought it would be great to furnish you with some useful information around the controversial Federal Government Intervention on 9.2 Billion Naira Clean Cookstoves fund.   In November 2014, The Federal Executive Council Approved the sum of 9.2 billion for the procurement of 750,000 Clean Cookstoves and 18,000 Wonderbags to ...

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WaterAid AfricaSan Press Release: #WaterAid calls on African nations to make clear targets to deliver sanitation for all by 2030

Dear All, 25 May 2015, Dakar, Senegal – As the 4th AfricaSan conference begins in Dakar, Senegal, today, WaterAid has called on African nations to make clear and ambitious targets to deliver sanitation for all by 2030. African leaders must prioritise sanitation from the highest decision making levels and support the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goal to ensure water and ...

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#BringBackOurGirls: The Chibok Girls and Nigerian Democracy by Prof Funke Mojubaola

This is from Murtala Mohammed Foundation (MMF) on the last Saturday, May 23 Bring back Our Girls campaign held in Lagos. The inspiring speech of Prof Mojubaola Funke Okome,  Professor of Political Science, African and Women Studies Brooklyn College CUNY (Prof. #BringBackOurGirlsNYC). The sit-out programme at the Waterfront Marina, Lagos, right under rain, reminiscent of when we began the campaign and reminding ...

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Melodramatic Launching of Clean Cookstoves in the Aso Villa!!!

Dotun Roy When it has got to the point that someone whom is expected to conduct his or herself with some respect, loses his or her temper in the public place right in the presence of top dignitaries then one should know that, a whole lot is truly wrong with our polity as a nation.    When a Minister Federal ...

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Extreme Heatwave Kills more than 500 people in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heatwave, which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was Allahabad, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which saw mercury rise to 47.7 C on Sunday, while the capital, ...

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[Download Video] New Single “Strong Girl” for ONE Campaign in #Africa

. The video of the latest collaborated single “Strong Girl” put together by Waje, Yemi Alade and other Top African Female Acts across sub Saharan Africa in the fight against inequality and poverty particularly as it relates to women in Africa. The campaign which has been tagged “Poverty is sexist” was launched by ONE in Africa Campaign in April 2015. ...

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10 Things #Happy People Do Not Do

Two of the most amazing emotions one can feel are positivity and happiness. Happiness and positivity could really turn things around 180 degrees and could cause you to feel like you’re on top of the world. They are contagious and transfer easily to other people. Happiness causes relaxation and comfort whenever it’s found and creates a positive aura you can feel. Can you think ...

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HOW GRAFT STALLED DISTRIBUTION OF N9.3BN CLEAN #COOKSTOVES

Alex Abutu The controversy trailing the N9.3 billion contract awarded by the Federal Executive Council for the purchase of clean cook stoves and wonder bags is far from being over as efforts to procure and distribute the stoves are being frustrated by officials of the Ministry of Environment. The contract was awarded to Messrs Integrated Renewable Energy Services Limited late ...

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