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#NotTooYoungToRun: Young People in Nigeria taking their destinies in their hands!

Quest for good governance at the three tiers of government in Nigeria is compelling young people to be proactive in their agitations for equity and fairness in the polity, which are some of the major ingredients for sustainable democratic system anywhere in the world. #NotTooYoungToRun, a recently launched campaign, an initiative of Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) ...

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Managing Mid-Life Crisis towards a pleasant retirement!

This write-up became important to me to share with my readers/others who are currently being confronted with mid-life crisis which oftentimes compel people to wonder whether these myriad of hurdles one has to scale do have expiring date. And whether they would not continue even after we have decided to end the hustle and be willing to finally retire on a good ...

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Is anything wrong with Nigeria?

By Iorter Peter Asking the right ques­tion is critically im­portant. Think of how important it is for a police detective to ask the right question; what about a physician? For a research­er, every finding that follows a path to solving a problem be­gins with a question. For my colleagues, they understand how asking the right question will be a sure way ...

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War against #Corruption: More corrupt officials/suspects to face trial – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Bu­hari on Wednesday said that more suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution by his administration over corrup­tion cases. He spoke at a meeting with members of staff of the Presiden­tial Villa and warned Nigerians to be mindful of his intolerance of corruption as those caught in any underhand deal will be appro­priately dealt with. The meeting, ...

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SHIKIRA COMMUNITY, WHEN WILL REMEDIATION BEGIN?

Over 300 children living with high lead level in their blood and needs urgent medical treatments We are highly shocked over the Federal Government inability to announce a specific date when remediation of Shikira will commence one year after the LEAD contamination that ravened the small rural mining community located in Rafi LGA in Niger State.  And this is even ...

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‘Emerging Issues in Education require proper implementation plans and mechanisms’ – CSACEFA

Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) has called on relevant and concerned authorities to ensure that proper implementation mechanisms are being put in place in tackling emerging issues in education sector in Nigeria. This call was made today at the Press Briefing organised by the Coalition in Abuja headed by Mr Kabiru Aliyu, National Moderator, CSACEFA. Aliyu, ...

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‘It is our collective responsibility to accelerate the implementation of SDGs’  – Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who has been one of the major influencers of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched late last year in New Yok has reiterated her stance on SDGs once again at the inaugural town hall meeting tagged ‘Buharimeter’in Abuja yesterday. Amina posited that the role environment plays in actualising each of these Global Goals (SDGs) cannot be ...

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WORLD BANK DONATES $12M TO JIGAWA FOR CHILD EDUCATION

In its effort to support child education, the World Bank has announced the donation of $12 million to Jigawa State for improvement of girl-child education in the state for the period of four years. The representative of World Bank, Dr Tunde Adepola, announced the donation during the formal launch of the bank’s supported global partnership for education (GPE) held yesterday ...

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#SayNoToAlmajiri: Touching Story of Yusuf, an Almajiri boy who aspires to become a Governor someday!

He’s just like every other beggarly Almajiris that you would find anywhere in Nigeria. I mean anyone would have overlooked him in his filthy and torn shirt walking barefooted with plate in his hands searching for whom ever cares to either drop coins or masa (corncake). But beyond all these deprivation, small Yusuf still hopes to become the Governor of ...

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LOOTING: FG RELEASES INTERIM REPORT ON FINANCIAL, ASSETS RECOVERIES

The Federal Government made cash recoveries totaling N78,325,354,631.82 (Seventy eight billion, three hundred and twenty-five million, three hundred and fifty-four thousand, six hundred and thirty one Naira and eighty two kobo); $185,119,584.61 (One hundred and eight five million, one hundred and nineteen thousand, five hundred and eighty four US dollars, sixty one cents); 3,508,355.46 Pounds Sterling (Three million, five hundred ...

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