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Lekki Flooding: Lagosians and their lack of sense of solidarity!

By Oladotun Fadeyiye It’s so disheartening how we make mockery out of pertinent issues that matter to our development as a people. Is it that Nigerians have suddenly developed phobia for development? or we just derive pleasure in trivialising sensitive issues such as flooding, particularly its frequent occurrence in Lagos Island, which has left quite a number of Lekki residents ...

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Paradigm Initiative to Hold Internet Policy Training in the Gambia!

Paradigm Initiative with support from the Gambian Press Union will be hosting an Internet Policy Training (IPT) in Gambia. The training which will hold in Banjul, Gambia from 11th-13th July 2017 will be taught by a team of experts and will focus on various Internet policy topics. According to ‘Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, “The subject of ...

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Donald Duke advises Young Nigerians to avoid blunders his generation made!

Mr. Donald Duke, former Cross River State governor, has called on  Nigerian youths not to make the mistake his generation made  by not taking advantage of the many opportunities available in the country to  fast track its development alongside other countries and turn it to a developed nation. Mr Duke stated this, yesterday, in Calabar while addressing youths from Junior ...

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{Video] Meet the Nigerian behind the first indigenous “Automobile Home”, Fuel-free motorcycle, several other jaw-dropping innovations!

His unassuming and warm personality could make anyone pass him for just every other Start-up Engineer who believes in making exploits in ICT but Ambassador Michael Friday, the Managing Director, VIVID, an ingenious IT Engineer had been into IT and Electrical Electronic innovations as far as he could remember.  He currently owns several IT and Electrical electronics technological innovations to ...

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Group advocates support for adoption of GMOs 

By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   A non-governmental advocacy group under the auspices of Real-Life Society has called on the public to support the adoption of modern biotechnology practice and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria.   Coordinator of the group, Comrade Akin Akinsola, who made the call during a familiarity visit to the corporate head office ...

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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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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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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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