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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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[Full text] Vote DJ Kool as the President of Deejay Association in Nigeria

The DJAN Election to choose the person that will occupy the coveted presidential seat of the Deejay Association in Nigeria is fast approaching, we must endeavour to choose right. So far, DJ Kool our man has been the most experienced, dedicated and qualified among the contestants vying for this seat. Please support him with your vote! Read his official statement ...

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Paradigm Initiative Cautions #Nigerian Military on Social Media Surveillance Activity!

The report that the Nigerian military has commenced monitoring social media activity of Nigerians has been in the news in the past few days.   This development might not be unconnected to the recent pronouncement by the Vice-President that hate speech will soon be considered an act of terrorism.   President Muhammadu Buhari also spoke along this line saying when ...

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UNESCO, TZE raising new generation coders through Youth Mobile App Training Programme!

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with The Zariah Elizabeth Foundation (TZE) has put together a two-week Youth Mobile App training Initiative for teenage aspiring techpreneurs in Abuja. The Youth Mobile Initiative which seems to build on the experience of many worldwide initiatives that introduce young people to computer science programming (learning-to-code) and problem solving (coding-to-learn). According to Dayo Akindolani, Executive Director, TZE, ...

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Lessons in digital rights advocacy from the #Kenyan 2017 Elections

By Babatunde Okunoye In an earlier blog post, I had drawn the attention of the world to watch out for digital rights violations during 3 critical African elections in August – in Kenya, Rwanda and Angola. Digital rights violations such as Internet disruptions, social media clampdowns and arrests have been known to coincide with election time on the continent, as ...

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#Millennials: A resurgence of Socio-Political Correctness in the 21st Century!  

By Oladotun Fadeyiye There are abounding narratives on the great impacts and positive contributions of the “Millennials” toward statecraft and other fields of endeavour across the globe. The technological revolution in the world of communication has not only made this possible but has brought about transformational reality of “Global Village” which is a reality a large numbers of conservative societies ...

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Organisation Launches National Essay Writing Competition For Secondary School Students

A non-governmental, non-partisan, non-religious people engagement organisation called Initiative for Dialogue and Development (IDD) has launched a national essay writing competition for secondary school students in Nigeria. Participation is open to male and female secondary students from all parts of Nigeria. In a release by the group, winners of the competition will be honoured as “Ambassadors of Unity” among other prizes. ...

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British Council brings UK/Nigeria 2015-16 Programme to a close!

The British Council – the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities – today organised a reception to mark the formal closure of the UK/Nigeria 2015-16. Abuja, the beautiful capital of Nigeria played host to the closing reception which saw the gathering of top government officials including the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed ably ...

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“Police are the reason most rapists, sex offenders go unpunished for their crimes in Nigeria” – Njemanze

By Oladotun Fadeyiye Abuja based Human Right Activist, Dorothy Njemanze, has blamed some “Bad Eggs” within the Nigeria Police Force as the reason most rapists, sex offenders and other gender-based violence culprits often escape the wrath of the law for the heinous crimes they have committed against minors and women in Nigeria. While recounting her several horrific experiences fighting for ...

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NCC Threatens Telcos To Scrap Pre-Registered Sims or Face Punishment

According to reports by the Nigerian Communications Week, the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has demanded that all mobile telecommunications firms block the use of pre-registered sim cards. The use of these sim cards are believed to be what criminals use to perpetuate crime across the country. Ismail Adedigba, NCC deputy director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, gave the warning at the commission’s 87th consumer outreach in ...

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