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Follow The Money for Akon’s green passion

Greg Odogwu Last week’s visit of the Senegalese-American music icon, Akon, to the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, in New York City in the USA, strikes a remarkable resonance with the visit of America’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, to Nigeria. The two events took place around the same time. It was reported that the Senegalese singer ...

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Wateraid Nigeria Marks its 20th Anniversary in a Policy Dialogue on WASH

WaterAid Nigeria has marked her 20th anniversary of achievements in Nigeria. In celebrating this milestone, policy dialogue was put together in Abuja today with the theme “Achieving SDG Goal 6 – intergrating  WASH in wider development”. According to Micheal Ojo, Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria while giving his keynote address he said it is imperative at the juncture to engage the ...

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HOW FUNDS IS BEING SPENT TO PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR LEAD POISONED CHILDREN IN SHIKIRA, NIGER STATE

Follow The Money to provide hundreds of children access to health in Shikira #SaveShikira The Story of #SaveShikira In March 2015 public health officials learned that many children had become sick in Rafi LGA. The children presented with fever, pallor, abdominal pain, vomiting, convulsion and altered level of consciousness. The cause was unknown, some attributed it to spiritual cause thus ...

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NEITI CLARIFIES STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO NNPC GED ON THE TRANSFER OF OIL BLOCKS TO NPDC

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) wishes to clarify its earlier statement that the Group Executive Director, Finance of NNPC, Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, had claimed at a recent meeting with NEITI that the assignment of eight oil blocks by NNPC to one of its subsidiaries, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), was not transparent and would be investigated. NEITI wishes ...

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Stage Drama “HearWord” Comes To #Abuja

For the first time in ABUJA…. The critically acclaimed stage production #HearWord featuring Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, Ufuoma McDermortt, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Elvina Ibru, Omonor and many other Amazing actresses will be performed LIVE! VENUE: Transcorp Hilton, Abuja DATE: May 8, 2016 Tickets available HERE

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We’ll change Nigeria for the better, VP Osinbajo assures Nigerians

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday reassured Nigerians that the question of Change in the country was irrevocable and the present administration was completely committed to it. He spoke at a town hall meeting organised in Lagos by a group, United Action for Change, urging Nigerians never to lose hope. The VP re-emphasised that the Buhari-led administration was committed to ...

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CSACEFA: INVITATION TO NATIONAL FILM SCREENING OF “HE NAMED ME MALALA”

The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) is a coalition of NGOs, CSOs, FBOs, and CBOs working in the area of education with over 600 registered members all over the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT. CSACEFA was established in 2000 with the vision of a Nigerian guaranteed of quality education and dignity for all. We have the ...

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OSIWA: CALL FOR PROPOSALS, 16 DAYS TO GO

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it ...

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ICEED: Let’s make the poor part of the climate solution!

The Climate Change agreement will be opened for signature on 22 April 2016, coinciding with Earth Day. At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global Climate Agreement. The agreement sets out an action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to ...

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NEITI CALLS ON CITIZENS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DATA CONTAINED IN ITS AUDIT REPORTS

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called on Nigerians to take advantage of available information and data contained in its audit reports to push for the actualization of reforms in the extractive sector. Executive Secretary of NEITI Waziri Adio expressed concern that the availability of information and data in the public domain is not enough except citizens use ...

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