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IDPs Camp Bombing: An unwarranted ploy to decongest the IDP Camps?

By Oladotun Roy If I choose to be passive and indifferent and act as though nothing happened, particularly about the yesterday bombing of the IDPs camp in Borno State then I would be worse than hypocrite.  This is because anyone who has been following my blogposts can attest to the fact that I have been on the vanguard advocating for ...

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Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Future: Demographic Dividend or Disaster

By Chambers Umezulike   According to the United Nations Population Fund, demographic dividend is the economic growth potential that can result from transpositions in a population’s age structure. This is mainly when the share of the working-age population (15 to 64) is larger than the non-working-age population (14 and younger, as well as 65 and older). Nearly half of the ...

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The Many Lessons From The 2016 Ghana Elections – Itodo Samson

One month after the wind of change blew across West Africa’s poster child of democracy, Ghana, her newly elected President, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo of National Patriotic Party (NPP) has been sworn into office in an atmosphere of jubilation and elegance. It is not surprising that the wind of change that blew across Nigeria and Gambia was also experienced in ...

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Coalition advocates holistic monitoring approach in the implementation of the Social Investment Programme of the FGN

The Civil Society Network on Social Protection has urged Federal Government of Nigeria to employ better holistic monitoring approach in the implementation of the social investment towards achieving rapid socio-economic transformation in the country as similar efforts by government in the past had suffered huge setbacks due to distortions, lack of holistic approach to design and implementation, political interference, poor ...

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New dawn for Clean cooking industry: Stakeholders deliberate to reposition the clean cooking industry and address access to clean cooking energy for all

  ABUJA, The Federal Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves organized the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2016. The event was held on Monday 28 November 2016 at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The Forum reviewed existing policies and programmes on cooking energy, took stock of lessons learned, proffered gaps to be filled and opportunities to ...

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Communication Minister Adebayo Shiitu Says FG knows Nothing about Data Hike Price!

Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu has denied knowledge of an increase in data tariff by the Nigerian Communications Commission. The NCC raised the data floor price for telcos on Tuesday effective December 1, forcing mobile telecommunications operators to drive up the price of data. The move has been received with disappointment from a populace already groaning under the weight of a severe ...

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#NoToDataPriceHike: Senate condemned the proposed increase of data tariffs by Telcos

Today, the Senate condemned the proposed increase of data tariffs by Service Providers, in line with the directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). “We strongly believe that we must protect the Nigerian people that sent us to Abuja to represent their interests from the height of the irresponsible plan that has been put forward by the NCC”. At a ...

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Amnesty International: Fire and demolitions that left 30,000 homeless must be urgently investigated

The Lagos State authorities must take immediate steps to provide alternative accommodation for as many as 30,000 people who were made homeless, in direct contravention of a court order, when their homes were deliberately set alight in the Otodo Gbame community in Lekki, Lagos, Amnesty International said today. Although it is unclear who started the first fire on the morning ...

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#OndoDecides: YIAGA Holds Three Days Intensive Training For Election Observers

Ahead of the postponed Ondo State Gubernatorial election formerly slated for November 26th 2016, The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), with support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI) held a three-day intensive training for Election Observation Supervisors, drawn from the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo State. The training which held in Akure, Ondo State on 14-16 November 2016 ...

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American Evangelicals, Born Again Christians supported Trump – Report

Exit polls suggest that “Never Trump” was never a likely outcome for white evangelical voters, who showed up to support President-elect Donald Trump at their highest margin since 2004. Despite reservations expressed by many evangelical and Republican leaders, white born-again/evangelical Christians cast their ballots for the controversial real estate mogul-turned-politician at an 81 percent to 16 percent margin over Hillary ...

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