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Court Grants Paradigm Initiative Leave in Suit against Ministry of Science and Technology

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, granted Paradigm Initiative, the leave to apply for judicial relief and compel the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to show cause on its refusal to provide information on the Initiative’s freedom of information request. Paradigm Initiative is a frontline Pan-African digital right advocacy organisation with headquarters in ...

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As an important election season rolls in across key African states, let’s uphold digital rights!

By Babatunde Okunoye & Tomiwa Ilori Digital rights concerns for Africa seem to be on the rise and so does the need to mount guard for its protection and respect across the region. Chief among these concerns is the wanton disregard for respect for human rights online by the state authorities. This has spurred many civil society actors to demand ...

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We’re all used to an 8-hour work day. But is it effective?

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach. The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced ...

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Enter for the 4th Alexander Moses International – LAVCA Summit & Investor Summit in New York to Finance your Startup!

Dear Start-ups, here is an opportunity to get global attention and investment into that ideas of yours. Remember opportunities, time & money are key to every entrepreneur! Heureka Ent. Ltd, a Consulting Firm and Nigeria Representative & Country Director for AMI LAVCA Summit & Investor Roundtable is giving you an opportunity to be part of the “Alexander Moses International (AMI)- LAVCA ...

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Countering the Narrative of Political Corruption as the Main Damaging Obstacle to Nigeria’s Economic Development

By Chambers Umezulike Political corruption amongst other factors was used to justify the Nigeria’s first military coup in 1966 by its plotters. Consequently, under General Yakubu Gowon, there were accusations of corruption against his cabinet ministers and Military Governors. This also provided justification for Gown’s dispose through the country’s third military coup. Amidst the early 80s fall in oil prices ...

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CSO Seeks Judicial Review of FG’s Refusal to Attend to FOI Request

Paradigm Initiative has filed for judicial review of the refusal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to attend to a Freedom of Information request made to the Ministry several weeks ago. The action arose as a result of a Freedom of Information request made by the organization on May 3, 2017, to the ministry on the capabilities of ...

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Vacancies: YIAGA wants to hire you!

JOB VACANCIES IN YIAGA The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of democratic governance and development in Africa. YIAGA is recruiting qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions; Senior Program Officer Administration & Human Resource Manager Senior Finance Officer Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Position: SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER ...

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Amnesty International: Army clears officers of war crimes

The Nigerian Army yesterday exonerated some retired senior army officers indicted by Amnesty International (AI) in its report on war crimes during internal security operations in the Northeast. The AI in its report had alleged cases of arbitrary arrests, unlawful detention, torture, forced disappearance and extrajudicial executions against some senior military officers. AI had demanded an extensive investigation by the ...

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SCIENCE FAIR EVENT: OVER 1000 GIRLS CHALLENGED TO TAKE UP SCIENCE

Over 1000 Primary and Secondary school students have been challenged and motivated to change the world with the use of Science and Technology at the 2017 Science Fair event for female students which held on Thursday. The event, organised by the Science Ambassadors Foundation (SAF) in collaboration with the Faculty of Science, University of Lagos, sought to increase the desire ...

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CAN meets Osinbajo over Islamic studies, North threat, killings, lists demands [Full text]

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday met Acting President Yemi Osinbajo behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The delegation was led on the courtesy visit by its President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle. At the meeting, CAN made five demands in a letter delivered to Osinbajo. The demands bothered on the following: “Change of obnoxious curriculum that ...

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