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CODE’s Follow The Money Wins $100,000 ONE Africa Award as Africa’s Best Initiative on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

Abuja, Nigeria Connected Development [CODE] has won the ONE Africa 2016 Award recognizing, rewarding, and advancing the exceptional work of organizations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s initiative, Follow The Money, the largest volunteer grassroots movement on transparency and accountability in Africa, emerged winner among three finalists, presented by ...

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[Video] Media Hub Africa, the answers to all your multimedia and IT questions!

The Media Hub Africa is Nigeria’s first online platform the harbors premium multimedia and IT specialists from across Africa so as to leverage on startup businesses, established organizations and lean entrepreneur’s, growing their ideas to success. with seasoned business designers, photographers, graphic designers for logos and profiles, animators, videographers, business consultants, lawyers, web and info tech, internet marketers, TV and ...

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#WorldHealthDay2017: Lack of Proactiveness in the Nigeria’s Healthcare System can become a thing of the past!

By Oladotun Olumuyiwa As the world mark another World Health Day today, 7th April, Nigeria as a nation with her fair share of ravaging epidemic in the time past, and even recent incidences of meningitis outbreak killing more than 300 of her citizens, cannot but see to it that the health sector is given as much priority as other sectors in ...

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“WE ARE YOUNG BUT WE ARE NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN”: NIGERIAN YOUTHS RALLY FOR POLITICAL INCLUSION

Nigeria’s political history is rapidly changing. Before our eyes, its next chapter is playing out. Young people in Nigeria are saying that their voices matter and they have a right to fully participate in the political processes of their country. They are taking action and demanding that there is nothing about them, without them. On March 30th  2017, the #NotTooYoungToRun ...

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British Council, Commonwealth Class honour the winners of Short Story Writing Competition in Abuja

The British Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat has officially awarded the winners of Commonwealth Class Short Story Writing Competition, an international short story writing competition based on theme of ‘Belonging’ which received over three thousand entries from both school children and teachers from commonwealth countries around the world. According to Harriet Thompson, the Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission while ...

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 FORCED EVICTIONS IN LAGOS STATE MUST STOP! – Amnesty International

Over 4000 residents of Otodogbame waterfront community in Lagos, Nigeria were on 26 March forcibly evicted from their homes by Lagos State officials. No notice was issued to the residents prior to the forced eviction. Several residents were injured during the incident as police used excessive force. Five women and three men, including an elderly man above 70 years who ...

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CSOs staged solidarity march to support Amnesty

A coalition of about 40 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday staged a solidarity march of support for Amnesty International. The march is sequel to a protest by a group who attacked Amnesty’s office and demanded the forceful ejection of the organisation from Nigeria. But speaking at a rally on Wednesday, Abdul Mahmoud, a human rights lawyer and one of the ...

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[Video] #NoSidonlook: Giving Young Nigerians opportunity to speak up for development and good governance

#NoSidonLook Campaign is back again!! It began last year September with the aim to create a platform for interaction among the citizens which enables young Nigerians to also speak up for development and good governance within their local communities. #NoSidonlook is a multi-media campaign spanning broadcast and social media that aims to stimulate conversations among young people about difficulties in their communities and what they can ...

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N23bn Diezani bribe: INEC suspends 202 staff, pays them half salaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended 202 personnel indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly receiving N23bn bribe disbursed on the instruction of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, ahead of the 2015 general elections. Investigations revealed that the management of the commission also placed the affected officials of the agency on half salaries ...

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Press Statement: Amnesty Nigeria Supporters Condemn the threat issued against Amnesty, Urge FGN to re-investigate the AIN report

We the supporters/Volunteers of Amnesty international Nigeria condemn, in the strongest terms, the protest orchestrated by certain individuals to compel Amnesty International Nigeria to vacate the territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We understand that this action originates from the report issued by Amnesty International Nigeria, in which it highlighted serious human rights violations and the stifling of fundamental ...

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