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[Apply] Become a ONE Champion in Nigeria

In 2017, ONE will roll out the ONE Champions Program. This is a voluntary program where ONE will recruit, train, and support 50 young leaders who will Champion causes ONE supports at the grassroots, state and federal level in Nigeria. ONE advocates and campaigns on education, gender, health, agriculture and transparency as a means to fight poverty. In 2016, 20 ...

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CODE Applauds Lawmakers Investigation of Environment Ministry’s N9.2 Billion ‘Clean CookStove White Elephant Project’ Calls for Open Committee’s Hearing During Investigations Process

Abuja Connected Development [CODE]’s Follow The Money, the largest anti – corruption grassroots movement has commended  the Federal House of Representatives (HOR) for  commissioning its committees on Anti-Corruption, Environment and Habitat to begin an investigation over the last administration’s “Clean CookStoves For Rural Women Project,” under the Ministry of Environment.  A N9.287 billion project initiated in 2014 to supply 750,000 ...

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NEITI UNVEILS ROADMAP ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP DISCLOSURES AND USE OF OPEN DATA

ABUJA The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has unveiled two documents designed to push the boundaries of implementation of transparency and accountability in the extractive industries in Nigeria. The first document is the Roadmap on Beneficial Ownership disclosure. It seeks to outline Nigeria’s strategy towards the implementation and fulfillment of Requirement 2.5 of the EITI standard which among other ...

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{VIDEO] Commercialisation of Sex by Chikodi

Commercialisation of Sex like people in this part of the world often call it ‘”Ashewo” Olosho” is gradually becoming a social menace, although those who indulge in it do claim survival instinct led them into the business. While others who engage in this degrading activities claim it Is for the fun of it. Since according to them, sex is quite ...

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CAN THESE FLAMES TRULY BURN? A review of GOODHEART OBI EKWEME’S ‘CATCH THE FIRE’ by Benjamin Ubiri (THE PENPUSHER)

  BOOK TITLE: The Wave of Revival, CATCH THE FIRE AUTHOR: GOODHEART OBI EKWEME PUBLISHER: Horn of Revival publishing YEAR: 2014 PAGES: 140 ISBN: 978-978-942-815-1   We live at the strangest of times and are faced with the toughest of paradoxes: Hearts without love, prayers without faith, handshakes without friendship and bookshelves without readers. We kneel in anticipation of answers ...

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#WORLDCANCERDAY 2017 IN ABUJA: JOIN THE VOLUNTEERS!

February 4th is World Cancer Day. And talking about Cancer, this has become a major source of morbidity and mortality globally. It has been said to be the third deadliest disease after HIV/AIDS and Malaria. In 2008, there were 12.7 million new cases and 7.6 million cancer-related deaths. 56% of these newly reported cancer cases occurred in developing countries and ...

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‘Nigerian Youth have got all it takes to turn the fortune of our dear country around’ – Ayodele Obe, Speaker, NYP

The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Ayodele Obe, has once again reiterated his confidence in the vital roles young people can play in engendering peace, rapid development, political stability as well as good governance in Nigeria and anywhere in the world. Ayodele made this known at the recent NYP Press Dinner and Lecture on the ‘Role of Social Media ...

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IDPs Camp Bombing: An unwarranted ploy to decongest the IDP Camps?

By Oladotun Roy If I choose to be passive and indifferent and act as though nothing happened, particularly about the yesterday bombing of the IDPs camp in Borno State then I would be worse than hypocrite.  This is because anyone who has been following my blogposts can attest to the fact that I have been on the vanguard advocating for ...

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#JusticeforShola: When Love turned Sour!

I have heard plenty tales of prevalent racism and prejudice against persons of colour in few of the Shengen countries in Europe. However, I wouldn’t want to link Shola’s case with this or even assume that Shola was killed as a result of her skin colour, since she had been married to the Jakub Gaska, a Polish for well over a ...

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Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Future: Demographic Dividend or Disaster

By Chambers Umezulike   According to the United Nations Population Fund, demographic dividend is the economic growth potential that can result from transpositions in a population’s age structure. This is mainly when the share of the working-age population (15 to 64) is larger than the non-working-age population (14 and younger, as well as 65 and older). Nearly half of the ...

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