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NLC Proceeds to Nation wide strike, despite court order…

A Nigerian labour union representing millions of workers said on Tuesday that it would stage an indefinite general strike to protest government plans to increase petrol prices by up to 67 percent, despite a court ruling against the action, Reuters reports.   The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and another union announced last week that they would strike from Wednesday unless ...

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HOUR WITH A BOOK, CODE SEEK TO PROMOTE READING CULTURE IN NIGERIA

HOUR WITH A BOOK with support from CONNECTED DEVELOPMENT (CODE), EDU-ROOM, AND ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN AUTHORS (ANA), AND NIGERIA YOUTH COALITION ON EDUCATION took the lead in Nigeria by joining the rest of the international community to create the awareness by educating the general public the need to read and encourage writers. The initiator of Hour with a Book, Babatunde ...

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PRESS RELEASE: MICROSOFT, TZE LAUNCHES CODE2CREATE INITIATIVE

Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with the Future Project and The Zariah Elizabeth Foundation (TZE Foundation) is set to empower 6000 public school students in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria with basic skills in Kodu, Minecraft, HTML and CSS. The initiative which is part of a larger campaign to get #1MillionFingersCoding has been dubbed Code2Create and intends to train 600 students ...

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FG wants safe use of pesticides to tackle environmental concerns   

  By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   The Federal Government has called on stakeholders to ensure the use of quality and safe pesticides to tackle the concerns in agricultural production, as well as environmental protection to foster sustainable economic development in Nigeria.   Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who made the call in Abuja during a workshop organised by ...

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[Press Release] Time is Running Out For Sick Children in Shikira as Stakeholders Set July Deadline

[Abuja, May 9, 2016] Over one year after lead disaster that killed little children, nothing has been done to save other living as Connected Development [CODE] warns that time is running out to solve the Niger crisis in Nigeria. “Shikira which harbours two villages (Ungwar Magiro and Ungwar Kawo) is reaching crisis point” said Hamzat Lawal, Chief Executive, CODE. “More ...

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Phil Roberts Holds #NOWConcert in #Abuja this May!

NOW is the time we’ve been waiting for. Anything can happen NOW! If you are ready to experience something different, join the countdown to NOW!!! #Abuja #NOW #MemorableExperience. NOW is here. #May22 #ArtsandCulture #Liverecording ‎ As Nigeria adjusts on its strides and edging towards greatness,  Phil. Roberts, Nigeria’s Rock Ambassador. ‎ With such a passion to see people live productive ...

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Press Freedom: An Oxygen of Democracy!

Oladotun Fadeyiye Globally, the role of a journalist in any democratic society is as important as the form of government that governs the society. To many, the duty and assignment of journalists often appear simple and easy as they are considered whistle-blowers. However professionalism, technicalities in discharging this duty and unforeseen harassment, danger of being incarcerated without just cause and ...

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War Against Journalism: El-rufai Arrest, Arraign Kaduna journalist!

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-rufai has allegedly ordered the arrest and subsequently sent a Kaduna-based journalist, Mr. Jacob Onjewu Dickson to Prison Custody, on the allegation of writing a story the state Government described as inciting. Jacob Onjewu was invited by the State Police command over a story an online news medium www.autthenticnewsdaily broke that the governor was pelted ...

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Follow The Money for Akon’s green passion

Greg Odogwu Last week’s visit of the Senegalese-American music icon, Akon, to the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, in New York City in the USA, strikes a remarkable resonance with the visit of America’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, to Nigeria. The two events took place around the same time. It was reported that the Senegalese singer ...

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Wateraid Nigeria Marks its 20th Anniversary in a Policy Dialogue on WASH

WaterAid Nigeria has marked her 20th anniversary of achievements in Nigeria. In celebrating this milestone, policy dialogue was put together in Abuja today with the theme “Achieving SDG Goal 6 – intergrating  WASH in wider development”. According to Micheal Ojo, Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria while giving his keynote address he said it is imperative at the juncture to engage the ...

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