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MMF HOLDS A MEMORIAL LECTURE IN HONOUR OF LATE MURTALA MUHAMMED

Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) has held a memorial Lecture in honour of Nigeria’s 4th Head of State, Late General Murtala Muhammed in Abuja yesterday. The Lecture which was themed “Humanitarian Crisis and Response in a Plural Society: What Role For Leadership?” also had in attendance former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osibajo, Governor Shettima of Borno State ...

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[VIDEO] A TALE OF BURIED CASH BY FEMIDLIVE

Watch FemiDlive of JayFM in this video as he discusses the latest uncovered “tale of buried cash” belonging to former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu in Kaduna. Here is the Story A special operation conducted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 3rd February, 2017 on a building belonging ...

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The Denouement of Primary Export Dependence – Nigeria’s Economic Recession

By Chambers Umezulike According to the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s Gross Domestic Product contracted by 0.36% in the Quarter (Q) 1 of 2016, the first negative growth in many years. Successive contractions in Q2 and Q3 of the same year by 2.1% and 2.24%, respectively, officially chaperoned Nigeria into an economic recession. Even before the country’s general ...

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Organizing Youth for Constitution Review in Nigeria through the #NotTooYoungToRun Campaign

“When I grow up I want to become the President” is a phrase that many young people have said at one point in time or another during their childhood. However, in Nigeria, not many young people know that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) places a legal barrier to the aspirations of youth to run ...

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CODE Applauds Lawmakers Investigation of Environment Ministry’s N9.2 Billion ‘Clean CookStove White Elephant Project’ Calls for Open Committee’s Hearing During Investigations Process

Abuja Connected Development [CODE]’s Follow The Money, the largest anti – corruption grassroots movement has commended  the Federal House of Representatives (HOR) for  commissioning its committees on Anti-Corruption, Environment and Habitat to begin an investigation over the last administration’s “Clean CookStoves For Rural Women Project,” under the Ministry of Environment.  A N9.287 billion project initiated in 2014 to supply 750,000 ...

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NEITI UNVEILS ROADMAP ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP DISCLOSURES AND USE OF OPEN DATA

ABUJA The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has unveiled two documents designed to push the boundaries of implementation of transparency and accountability in the extractive industries in Nigeria. The first document is the Roadmap on Beneficial Ownership disclosure. It seeks to outline Nigeria’s strategy towards the implementation and fulfillment of Requirement 2.5 of the EITI standard which among other ...

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‘Nigerian Youth have got all it takes to turn the fortune of our dear country around’ – Ayodele Obe, Speaker, NYP

The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Ayodele Obe, has once again reiterated his confidence in the vital roles young people can play in engendering peace, rapid development, political stability as well as good governance in Nigeria and anywhere in the world. Ayodele made this known at the recent NYP Press Dinner and Lecture on the ‘Role of Social Media ...

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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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