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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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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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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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The East African Community Youth Council Bill, Three others sailed through first reading

Four crucial Bills has sailed through the First Reading at the floor of the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania on 31 May 2017. The EAC Youth Council Bill, 2017, the EAC Mining Bill 2017, the EAC Appropriation Bill 2017 and the EAC Cross Border Trade in Professional Services Bill, 2017, were read for the first time yesterday and committed ...

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THE GENESIS OF LAUTECH CRISES: HAVE YOU EVER ASKED WHY?

By Diekola Adeleke To the average observer, the crisis currently besetting the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso began a few years ago under the control of the progressive governors of Oyo and Osun state, but anyone who is well informed and conversant with the historical antecedents regarding LAUTECH as an institution, will agree that the LAUTECH crisis emanated in ...

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A must Read! Emir Sanusi Bares his mind on Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba…The Problem of Nigeria!

The former Central Bank Governor, and Emir of Kano His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi the second , surprised guests present at the Muson Centre for the launching of the book of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi. Below is his unedited speech. “Let me start by saying that I am Fulani (laughter). My grandfather was an Emir also fulani my uncle and guardian ...

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Ministry of Justice and Paradigm Initiative Hosted Law Enforcement Agencies at a Digital Rights and Cybercrimes Workshop

Participants at a workshop on Digital Rights and Cybercrimes have called for increased capacity building for law enforcement agencies on handling issues related to cybercrimes in Nigeria. The workshop which was organized by Paradigm Initiative in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 focused primarily on section 24 and 38 of the Nigeria’s Cybercrimes (Prohibition, ...

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The Quit Notice on the Igbos and Its Acceptance: Sectional, Unconstitutional and Parochial

The attention of the Nigerian Youth Parliament has been drawn to the recent publication of the youths from the Northern extraction under the aegis of the Northern Nigerian Youth Coalition on its purported issuance of the quit notice on indigenes of the South Eastern States of our dear Nation. More worrisome is the rash acceptance of this balkanizing position by ...

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Press statement by the University of Ibadan Students Union on the recent closure of the School

Esteemed Gentlemen of the Press, Ever Intelligent & Patriotic Uites, Greatest Nigerian Students, Concerned Nigerians Home and Abroad, Members of the Global Academia, Sympathisers from different civilizations, Conscientious Observers across physical and social borders, Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Ojo Aderemi, and I am the President of the University of Ibadan Students’ Union.Today,On this most historic date, I succinctly ...

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CORRUPTION AND PUBLIC FINANCE MISMANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA’S TERTIARY EDUCATION SECTOR – THE EXIGENCY FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT

By Julius Adinoyi Over the last few years, several studies have shown that there has been mismanagement of funds in the tertiary education sector through high financial misappropriations, fund-misuse, unaccountability of existing funding-source and breach of project implementation policies which have led to an increasing economic loss and underdevelopment of the tertiary education sector. It’s been observed that lack of ...

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