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‘I Can’t Find Names Of Alleged Corrupt Contractors From Our Record’- Fashola Replies SERAP

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has responded to the Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), saying that “the Ministry has searched for the requested information on details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to executive any projects, but we could not find ...

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NHRC condemns El Rufai’s statement, asks him to retract it

The National Human Rights Commission( NHRC ) has condemned in strong terms the statement credited to the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai warning that foreigners who interfere with the forthcoming elections ‘will go back in body bags.’ In a statement by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq in Abuja Friday, the Commission called on politicians to ...

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#ThinkElectionThinkPeace: Media Practitioners, CSOs synergise to ensure violence-free 2019 elections in Nigeria!

Media practitioners in Nigeria have once again expressed their renewed commitments and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations toward ensuring peace and stability at the forthcoming 2019 General Election. This commitment was clearly spelt out at the 2-day National Consultative Meeting in Abuja with selected media organization on violence-free 2019 general elections in Nigeria organised by Search for Common Ground, ...

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FG Launches Internal Security Alert System

TThe Federal Government has launched a national internal security and public safety alert system for Nigerians. Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday. He explained that the system involves a mobile app that puts information and panic buttons in one place for all the agencies under the Ministry of ...

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Investors Lose Millions of Dollars as Cryptocurrency Founder Dies With Sole Password!

There are fears that Cryptocurrency holders may be unable to recover a combined sum of $145 million following the death of Gerald Cotten, the Chief Executive Officer of Digital-asset exchange Quadriga CX. The more troubling news is that the Vancouver-based startup indicated that it is incapable of paying the C$70 million it will owe. We have thousands of wallet addresses known to ...

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CSOs, Nigerians Urge President Buhari to Sign Digital Rights Bill

The National Assembly, on February 5, transmitted the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent. The Bill, which had been in Parliament since 2016, was passed by both chambers of the Parliament in 2018. Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise that has led the advocacy campaign in support of the bill, commended the National Assembly and ...

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‘Do-Not-Disturb’ SMS Feature has been suspended ahead of General Elections’ – NCC

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that the hugely popular do-not-disturb feature will be temporary suspended few days to the general elections. Nigeria's telecoms regulator @NgComCommission temporarily suspends the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) service on mobile phones to enable Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) disseminate voter education information for the upcoming general elections. pic.twitter.com/fZJM50z11W— Techloy (@techloy) February 7, 2019 According to the Nigerian ...

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Ipas urges media practitioners to prioritise Women Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights advocacy in Nigeria

Ipas, an international Non-governmental organisation that has been working assiduously to protect, defend and promote the Women Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (WSRHR) and other related issues in Nigeria as well as other Third World countries such as Asian and Latin American countries has urged the media practitioners to efficiently deliver on their role as the watch of dog of the ...

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Atiku Pioneers World First interactive tech, earns reputation as “The Digital President”

Former Vice President and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has launched an interactive technology by pioneering a World First innovative #AskAtikuYourself AI interactive video for the youth of the nation, earning the reputation as the “Nigeria’s Digital President.” This was contained in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon by his Special Assistant On Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu. ...

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#Health: What Alkaline Water does to your body

Everyone knows that drinking water is good for you, but could there be a way to make it even better?Alkaline water has been praised by celebrities such as Beyoncé and Miranda Kerr. It’s claimed to have a multitude of health benefits, including weight loss, clear skin and even fighting cancer.Purportedly, “if things are alkaline, then that helps to [neutralize] the ...

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