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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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CAN meets Osinbajo over Islamic studies, North threat, killings, lists demands [Full text]

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday met Acting President Yemi Osinbajo behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The delegation was led on the courtesy visit by its President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle. At the meeting, CAN made five demands in a letter delivered to Osinbajo. The demands bothered on the following: “Change of obnoxious curriculum that ...

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THE GENESIS OF LAUTECH CRISES: HAVE YOU EVER ASKED WHY?

By Diekola Adeleke To the average observer, the crisis currently besetting the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso began a few years ago under the control of the progressive governors of Oyo and Osun state, but anyone who is well informed and conversant with the historical antecedents regarding LAUTECH as an institution, will agree that the LAUTECH crisis emanated in ...

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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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