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“I still want to be President” – Donald Duke

The former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, has made it known that he would still take a shot at the presidency, if the opportunity presents itself. Duke spoke at a programme, “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders ‘’, held in Lagos. He said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of ...

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The Quit Notice on the Igbos and Its Acceptance: Sectional, Unconstitutional and Parochial

The attention of the Nigerian Youth Parliament has been drawn to the recent publication of the youths from the Northern extraction under the aegis of the Northern Nigerian Youth Coalition on its purported issuance of the quit notice on indigenes of the South Eastern States of our dear Nation. More worrisome is the rash acceptance of this balkanizing position by ...

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Inaugural Address of Minister of Communication at the Inauguration of the Implementation Committee of the Proposed ICT University of Nigeria

As part of the Federal Government’s effort through the Ministry of Communication to move ICT in Nigeria to global competitive market Honourable Minister has delivered an explosive inaugural address on the implementation plan and its committee for the proposed ICT University of Nigeria yesterday in Abuja. READ THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS BELOW 1.   I am delighted to welcome distinguished members of ...

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CORRUPTION AND PUBLIC FINANCE MISMANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA’S TERTIARY EDUCATION SECTOR – THE EXIGENCY FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT

By Julius Adinoyi Over the last few years, several studies have shown that there has been mismanagement of funds in the tertiary education sector through high financial misappropriations, fund-misuse, unaccountability of existing funding-source and breach of project implementation policies which have led to an increasing economic loss and underdevelopment of the tertiary education sector. It’s been observed that lack of ...

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#NotTooYoungToRun Bill Campaign Hits Ilorin!

On Tuesday, 16th May, 2017, history was made in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, as a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), Brain Builders International led citizens and other Civil Society Organisations in the State on a peaceful road walk to the Kwara State House of Assembly complex. The movement was to ethically lobby the legislators to support the Not Too Young To Run ...

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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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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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The Hausa Fulani, the Yoruba and the slaughter in Ile-Ife (1) by Fani Kayode

I have been reluctant to write anything about the clash between the Yoruba and the Hausa Fulani in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and in which far many more people were killed than anyone cares to publicly admit. I was reluctant because Ile-Ife happens to be the home of my ancestors and indeed my hometown and for four generations my ...

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Buhari presides over the FEC meeting after his medical vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council after his 49-day medical vacation. The meeting started at 10.01am when Buhari arrived the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue of the meeting. The President who was decked in a white agbada and cap on arrival asked that the national anthem be recited. ...

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POLICY PROCESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

By Chambers Umezulike A policy is a guideline that governments employ to address specific public or national issues. Several issues concerning economic growth and development are addressed through governmental employment of policies. Issues such as inequality, inflation, budget-deficit, monetary and fiscal instabilities, economic diversification, unemployment, poverty, human capital deficit, boosting manufacturing, rural development, attracting foreign direct investment and many more. ...

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