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#NotTooYoungToRun bill to reduce the age limit for running for elective office

The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a Bill seeking to lower the constitutional age requirement for contesting for elections in Nigeria. The Bill with Gazette number HB. 544 was read and passed for the first time at the House plenary session on Wednesday, May 26th, 2016. Hon. Tony Nwulu representing Oshodi/Isolo II Federal Constituency of Lagos state ...

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Watch PMB live Speech on Democracy Day here!

Morning Readers, Watch President Mohammadu Buhari live speech on democracy day streaming on YouTube.  

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Press Release: Ten Nigerians to Attend 2016 Sustainaware African Regional Conference in Zambia

Ten Nigerians have been confirmed to participate in the 2016 Sustainaware, a regional partnership conference taking place between 30th and 31st May, 2016 in Lusaka, capital of Zambia. The participants constituting journalists, environmental rights campaigners as well as sustainable development advocates are expected to join other partners to share knowledge, solve complex challenges bedevilling environmental safeguards and proffer possible solutions ...

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[Video] Press Release: Let’s start the conversation on why menstruation matters, says WaterAid Nigeria.

Girls’ needs around menstruation have been neglected by health and education systems around the world, leading to inequity in education and missed opportunities for girls, says WaterAid Nigeria on the world’s third commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day. Menstruation is an important issue yet it is shrouded in silence because of deeply rooted taboos and negative social norms. On any given ...

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SERVING MAGISTRATE RAPES, DEFLOWERS, IMPREGNATES AND SUES 19YR OLD IN KWARA STATE

  A report was made by W O Abolaji, from Offa Kwara State; to a Civil Society Organization based in Lagos. According to Abolaji, one Mr. Sam Judge, a serving magistrate allegedly deflowered, raped, impregnated and sued one Miss. Hafeezat (pseudonym) under the pretext of helping her gain admission into a tertiary institution in the state. Read the full complaint below:  I ...

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CODE: CALL FOR STATE PROJECT ASSISTANT FOR FOLLOW THE MONEY

Follow The Money, an initiative of Connected Development [CODE] is growing to become the largest movement for transparency and accountability in rural communities in Africa. It started in 1 community in 2012, in 2013 it was 2, and 2015 it was 9, and in 2016 we hope to reach more rural communities in Africa including yours. Follow The Money wants ...

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A4AI PRESS RELEASE: Proposed Communication Service Tax Would Price Millions Out of Internet Access

A new ICT tax being considered by the National Assembly would prevent over 50 million Nigerians from being able to afford a basic broadband connection. Analysis by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)-Nigeria Coalition shows that the proposed 9% tax to be levied on consumers of communications services would result in an additional 10% of the population — equivalent to ...

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7 Habits That Make Leaders Truly Great

There are many ways to be a great leader, but some work better than others. There are a lot of different ways to be a great leader–someone that people want to follow. And just like anything else, some approaches are better than others. Here are 7 of the most important habits of truly great leaders. 1. Confident The best leaders ...

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‘One of our missing Chibok girls confirmed to be found’ – #BringBackOurGirls Spokesperson

One of our abducted Chibok girls, Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki from Mbalala has been found in Kulakaisa area at the fringes of Sambisa Forest by vigilantes from Chibok on patrol yesterday night. Her name is #127 on our list of 219 missing Chibok girls attached. Information has it that she is already breastfeeding a child said to be over a ...

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NLC Proceeds to Nation wide strike, despite court order…

A Nigerian labour union representing millions of workers said on Tuesday that it would stage an indefinite general strike to protest government plans to increase petrol prices by up to 67 percent, despite a court ruling against the action, Reuters reports.   The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and another union announced last week that they would strike from Wednesday unless ...

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