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Abuja Insecurity Heightened as Mugged Blogger, Narrowly escapes death: Residents Cry Out

Abuja May 20, 2017 The spate of insecurity in the FCT has become worrisome given the poor and dilapidating infrastructure and lack of lit street lamps that has made night driving a horrendous experience in most parts. The daily menace of snatching of properties, stabbing, rape and armed robbery has become unbearable and residents live in fear of who the ...

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MEDIK247 Flags Off Free Cervical Cancer Screening

Abuja Thursday, May 18, 2017 Medik247, an international network of medical professionals, just flagged off free cervical cancer screening for 100 women in Abuja. This is following the awareness campaign launched on Saturday the 13th of May for increase in the level of public awareness about the dangers of cervical cancer in women and preventive measures against the disease in ...

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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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[Video] How you and I can improve the environment in Nigeria

by Oladotun Fadeyiye There is absolutely no doubt that the environment you and I live in, often has direct impact on our lives either negatively or positively. And since this is true, improving our environment must be a collective effort. As we all know, reports on incessant environmental hazards such as flooding, acid rain, drought, desert encroachment, excessively heat and ...

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Meet Tony Chidi Ejinkeonye, the current President of Abuja Chamber Of Commerce and Industry!

Tony Chidi Ejinkeonye was appointed the president of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in 2014. Born on October 13, 1964, he hails from Eziachi in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. He is the fifth of seven children and third son of Luke Ebere Ejinkeonye, a transport mogul and his wife, Monica Ijeoma Ejinkeonye. He moved with ...

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YIAGA DEPLOYS OBSERVERS FOR THE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION (CVR) IN 260 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS  

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commences the CVR exercise on April 27, 2017 in its Local Government Areas offices in all 774 LGAs of Nigeria. The exercise is designed to update the voter register with the registration of citizens who turned 18 after the last voter registration exercise; or those who couldn’t register in previous CVR exercises. Uncollected ...

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Communication Minister urges CSOs, Telcos, not to relent in search for innovative ideas for improved broadband penetration 

Honourable Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu has urged Civil Society Organisations, techies, Telecommunication experts as well as ICT experts not to relent in search for better innovative ideas that could compete in the global standards for improved broadband penetration and service delivery within the communication sector.   The Minister made this known at the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4Al) Coalition meeting and ...

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PARADIGM INITIATIVE UNVEILS A NEW IDENTITY AS IT KICKS OFF ITS PAN-AFRICAN INTERNET FREEDOM FORUM FOR 2017

Paradigm Initiative, formally known as Paradigm Initiative Nigeria unveiled a new identity in line with its new aspirations and focus, just as it kicked off the Internet Freedom Forum 2017. According to Paradigm Initiative’s Executive Director, ‘Gbenga Sesan; “We are an indigenous social enterprise, registered corporately in Nigeria, and our programs have been completed across several states in all geopolitical ...

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GROUP WANTS CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE ON GMOs

A  network of journalists’ and science communicators’ has called on stakeholders to come together and ensure more public education on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria. Making the call under the auspices of Journalists for Social Development Initiative (JSDI), a non-governmental organisation focused on the promotion of awareness around sustainable development, the group stated that the negative ...

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Amnesty Nigeria Press Release: Gallows preparation in Lagos prison suggests spate of executions imminent

The Nigerian authorities must immediately scrap plans to execute death row inmates in Kirikiri prison in Lagos, Amnesty International said today amid macabre reports from inmates that the prison’s gallows were being prepared and one inmate had been isolated possibly in preparation for execution. This follows a statement by the Attorney General of Lagos State during a press briefing on ...

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