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Press Release: THREATS  or  ULTIMATUM:  We Say NO To ‘SUPER HIGHWAY Project’ in Cross River State.

Green Concern for Development (GREENCODE) and Peace Point Actions (PPA) –  an environmental NGOs based in Calabar – have called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to ignore the empty threat by a group of political sycophants, who are looking for ways of winning Ben Ayade’s heart for their personal and political reasons. GREENCODE and PPA commend the bold steps ...

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NIGERIANS DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION ON TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

February 21, 2017 His Excellency President of the Senate, National Assembly Complex, Three Arms Zone, Abuja NIGERIANS DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION ON TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION The National Assembly is an important arm in the triangular governance structure of Nigeria. As the arm of government responsible for making laws for the country, and following up ...

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Recession: Telcos may block Skype, WhatsApp calls, target N20tn revenue

By OZIOMA UBABUKOH With the economic crisis in the country hitting businesses hard, telecommunication firms are opting for drastic measures to boost revenue. Telecoms companies in the country are hoping to address concerns over revenue loss from international calls and hit a revenue target of N20tn by blocking subscribers from accessing Skype and other Over-the-Top services, The PUNCH learnt on ...

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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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Autism: Making parenting a tough assignment

Autism is one, out of several developmental challenges in children that would always require consistent examination and early medical help of either a pediatrician or an expert in Autistic Disorder. In most African countries and other developing countries, autism is often perceive as some kind of evil or curse brought upon the affected child caused by the sin of the ...

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COMMUNIQUE OF GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIP-NIGERIA (GWP/N) GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PARTNERS HELD AT VINES HOTEL, DURUMI, ABUJA ON 2ND FEBRUARY, 2017

The 6th General Assembly of Partners of the Global Water Partnership-Nigeria which was held at Vines Hotel in Abuja on 2nd February, 2017 was attended by fifty five (55) participants, thirty six (36) of them are of the Country Water Partnership organisation’s of the GWP-N. Attached to this communiqué is the list of participants at the GAP, 2017. In the ...

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Nigeria Becomes First Country to Endorse A4AI’s “1 for 2” Affordability Target

In 2016, A4AI called on countries to adopt a new, more ambitious target for what counts as ‘affordable’ internet access — a 1GB bundle costing no more than 2% of monthly incomes, or “1 for 2”.  Nigeria recently became the first nation to formally endorse this target. We’d like to congratulate Nigeria for the nation’s vision in taking this step, and we ...

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UNFPA, YouthHub Africa Premiere “Sandra’s Cross” A film on Zero Tolerance to FGM in Africa

YouthHub Africa in collaboration with Young Men Network Against Gender Based Violence with support from UNFPA has officially premiered “Sandra’s Cross” the most anticipated film on Female Genital Mutilation and Gender based violence in Abuja yesterday. While speaking at the opening of the movie premiere, Miss Sabrina, UNPFA representative alluded that 6th February is an international day for Zero Tolerance ...

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