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WHY THE NGO CONTROL BILL LACKS MERIT….

By Sonnie Ekwowusi   The NGO Control Bill still pending at the House of Representatives completely lacks merit and therefore should be rejected. It is brought mala fide. It is oppressive. It is supressive. It is repressive. It is antithetical to democratic values. Above all, it is unconstitutional. The full title of the Bill is: A Bill for an Act ...

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Rotary International: District 9125 Hosts #Abuja 2017 RYLA!

Rotary District 9125 has hosted 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) in Abuja, the Nigeria’s Capital city between 18th and 21st September with the theme “An Empowering Tool for Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders”. The annual leadership programme which is mainly coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe is aimed at demonstrating Rotary’s respect and concern for the youth and provide an effective ...

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CSOs write AU, UNHRC on Internet Shutdown in Togo!

A coalition of some 35 civil society organisations has written to several international bodies including the African Union and the United Nations Human Rights Commission over the recent internet shutdown in Togo. Signatories to the letter include Paradigm Initiative, Reporters Without Border, World Wide Web Foundation, Access Now, DotunRoy.com, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Ghanaian Centre of PEN International. The Coalition ...

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NITDA Cautions MDAs Against Executing IT Projects without the Agency’s Clearance!

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is drawing the attention of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as other government establishments on the need to seek clearance from the Agency before embarking on any Information Technology (IT) project. This is in line with Section 6 of the NITDA Act, 2007 as well as Service-wide Circular from the Office ...

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Online courses as a means of developing #digital expertise in #Africa!

“The World is flat” is the title of the bestselling book by Thomas Friedman, the influential American author and Journalist, where he argued that several developments in the 21st century such as outsourcing, the personal computer, the Internet, the standardization of commercial technology globally and international trade have led to a shift in economic competitiveness across the world. This shift ...

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NGO Boss Commends Yoruba Summit on Restructuring!

The founder of Ibadan-based Guildance Community Development Foundation, Mr Kabiru Adisa FCA has commended Yoruba leaders for convening the Yoruba Summit that deliberated on restructuring and other associated issue. This was contained in a press release issued on Sunday by the chartered accountant and development expert. “I find it gladdening that Yoruba leaders are now following up their restructuring demand ...

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Senate to Prioritize Passage of Occupational Safety Bill!

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the 8th Senate will give accelerated consideration to the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (SB. 200), once the National Assembly resumes from its annual recess later this month. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President emphasized that with the ...

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“At SOBCA, we sell serenity, which is the inner peace you crave for’ – Samuel Obafemi

Sam Obafemi, founder of Samuel Obafemi Behavioural Change Academy (SOBCA) has reiterated the purpose to which his academy was created, which is not only to sell and share knowledge but also serenity, the inner peace that everyone human on the face of earth crave for.   He stated at yesterday at the official launch of his online learning platform “sobcaonline.com” which ...

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SOBCA SET TO UNVEIL IT’S E-LEARNING PLATFORM IN #ABUJA!

The Sam Obafemi Behavioural Change Academy (SOBCA) is set to unveil its E-learning online platform at the SOBCAONLINE unveiling event to hold on Monday, 4th September, 2017 at The Barcelona Hotel, wuse2 Abuja. SOBCA is the first regular institution in Africa to have built the capacity to provide recourses and solutions for people dealing with difficult personal problem in almost ...

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Much Ado About JAMB 120: Another Directionless Noise in the Nigerian Education Sphere

By Ibrahim Ajala Hell is now on the loose. Another Nigerian agency JAMB has decided to follow the steps of others in sinking the Nigerian dream of Vision 20:2020 by reducing the entry cut off mark to 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education. Nigerians has been transformed into a “public affairs analyst”. Reprobatory remarks from ...

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