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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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#SAYNOCAMPAIGN, OGONI SOLIDARITY FORUM CALL FOR THE REVIEW OF THE TRIAL THAT LED TO KEN SARO WIWA’S DEATH

SAY NO CAMPAIGN, Ogoni Solidarity Forum under the leadership of Mr Celestine Akpobari and other Human Right Activists have called for the review of the trial that actually led to the execution of the great environmentalist, Ken Saro Wiwa under the Military Dictator, General Sani Abacha on 10th November 1995. They made this call today at the CSO Media Roundtable ...

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RAN set to hold Political Orientation Workshop for young Nigerians in #Abuja

Re-Orientation Advocates of Nigeria (RAN) is set to hold yet another life-changing  citizen re-orientation programme for the Nigerian youth  tagged ‘School of Politics: Grooming New Generation Leaders for Positive Influence”. The workshop which has been slated to hold on the 10th November, 2016 in Abuja is aimed at positively shaping the mindset of the young Nigerians between the ages 25-45 ...

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[DOWNLOAD] YIAGA PRE-ELECTION REPORT ON THE 2016 ONDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS  

  Introduction The 2016 Ondo State Governorship election is scheduled to hold on November 26, 2016[1]. The election is conducted as an out of cycle election due to the Court of Appeal ruling of 2009, which upturned the April 2007 elections owing to irregularities and ordered the swearing-in of the incumbent Governor[2]. The court ruling resulted to the change in ...

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The Spiritual side of Aso Villa By Reuben Abati

People tend to be alarmed when the Nigerian Presidency takes certain decisions. They don’t think the decision makes sense. Sometimes, they wonder if something has not gone wrong with the thinking process at that highest level of the country. I have heard people insist that there is some form of witchcraft at work in the country’s seat of government. I ...

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Happy Independence Day to Nigeria!!!

Happy Independence Day to my dear country Nigeria. You clock 56 today A nation blessed with great men and women of courage A nation strategically positioned and wired to be a source of blessings to other nations both neighbouring countries and the World The giant of Africa! The heartbeat of Africa! I have heard numerous wise people saying ‘without Nigeria ...

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#WatchingtheVote: A Story on How YIAGA Is Using Technology to Promote Electoral Democracy

By Ukachi Chukwu Why are elections such a big deal? Why do they matter so much? Why do governments, political actors, civil society organizations, media, citizens and other critical stakeholders invest so much in the conduct of elections? Elections are important for a variety of reasons. Far from being “just another civic exercise” conducted periodically, they provide a unique opportunity ...

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Federal Ministry of Information and Culture partners with Abuja Charity Carnival for the IDPs

Federal Ministry of Information and Culture has expressed its support for the 2016 most anticipated event in Abuja, the Abuja Charity Carnival. According to the Director, Entertainment and Creative Services Department, Ministry  of Information and Culture, Mrs Grace Isu Gekpe who was delighted to host ACC Group at her Federal Secretariat office said the Ministry will do everything within its mandate ...

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CHALLENGES FACING THE INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN NIGERIA, AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND INDIVIDUALS IN ALLEVIATING THEM – BY CHIDERA ISAAC

As we all know, internally displaced persons (IDPs) is not a name people wake up one day and choose to be addressed as. It is a name brought to unfortunate fellows who are forced to flee or leave their homes or places of habitual residence as a result of war, violence, armed conflict, natural or human made disaster etc. This ...

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