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Bodex Media Awards Governor Rauf Aregbesola as Most Outstanding/Creative Governor of the Year #2018

The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbeshola has been honoured with an award of the most outstanding and creative Governor of the Year, 2018. The Award presentation was made by Bodex Media a subsidiary of Bodex Group International over the weekend at the Government house of the state of Osun. Ms Florence Hungbo, the Managing Director of ...

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Govt. Policies unbearable for housing investors – Expert

An expert in the  housing sector and the Managing Director of Symphony Garden City, Lagos State, Mr. Bola Adeboye has identified the strict policies of the government as factors responsible for low investment in housing sector by foreign investors.   Adeboye lamented that the polices of the government on housing has become unbearable for investors hence the reason why they ...

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CDD hosts Nigerian Political Parties Discussion Series in Abuja

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has held its first Nigerian Political Parties Discussion Series (NPPDS) towards 2019 General Elections in Abuja yesterday. The event which had top politicians and political parties representatives from four major leading political parties in Nigeria such as APC, PDP, KOWA and APGA in attendance was aimed at building platform and level plain ground for ...

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YIAGA Africa holds #WatchingTheVote Election Series towards 2019 polls

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and advancement (YIAGA) has held its first #WatchingtheVote election series towards 2019 General elections in Nigeria, yesterday in Abuja. According to YIAGA, Executive Director Samson Itodo “#WatchingtheVote is a movement of citizens committed to promoting and ensuring integrity in the electoral process and deploying specially designed methodology for a data and technology driven election observation.” ...

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OUR YOUTH AND ECONOMIC REALITIES….. By Ibiteye Kehinde

When we look critically at our youth demography considering their role as major stakeholders in economic development, coupled with the myriad of challenges in governance which is highly symptomatic of administrative inefficiency and weak institutional performance, one would quickly realize there exist inescapable constrains to the timely attainment of sustainable development goals where there’s equally an endless vista of opportunities ...

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NILS Holds a One-day meeting with CSOs, Social Media Influencers on Budget Reforms in Nigeria

National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) has held a one-day meeting with the leaders of Civil Society Organizations and Social Media Influencers to deliberate on the way forward on the recent developments around the appropriation/Budget Reform Process in Nigeria. The meeting which was tagged “NILS’ Hangout with Social Media Influencers and Civil society Organizations on appropriation/Budget Reform Process took place ...

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the Paradox of Inefficient Power Distribution!

This shot of weird and whacky looking generating sets was taken on my quick visit to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, (AEDC) Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe Abuja today. An oxymoron isn’t it? Very contradictory! Although I wasn’t too shocked to have found anything like Generator in an Office of the Company charged with the responsibilities of distributing power to the masses. ...

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Expert Calls on Ministry of Communications to Review National Broadband Plan

A telecom expert and former chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr Ernest Ndukwe has called on the Ministry of Communications to review and update the National Broadband Plan 2013 – 2018 for digital literacy initiatives and public access targeted at populations that are unconnected, especially women and girls in urban-poor/rural settlements. Dr Ndukwe made this call at a Workshop ...

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WHY THE NGO CONTROL BILL LACKS MERIT….

By Sonnie Ekwowusi   The NGO Control Bill still pending at the House of Representatives completely lacks merit and therefore should be rejected. It is brought mala fide. It is oppressive. It is supressive. It is repressive. It is antithetical to democratic values. Above all, it is unconstitutional. The full title of the Bill is: A Bill for an Act ...

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CSOs write AU, UNHRC on Internet Shutdown in Togo!

A coalition of some 35 civil society organisations has written to several international bodies including the African Union and the United Nations Human Rights Commission over the recent internet shutdown in Togo. Signatories to the letter include Paradigm Initiative, Reporters Without Border, World Wide Web Foundation, Access Now, DotunRoy.com, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Ghanaian Centre of PEN International. The Coalition ...

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