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#YLAPNG: Building a new Social Contract, Forging effective relationship between legislators and constituents

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has launched its first project for 2016 titled  ‘Young Legislators Accountability Project #YLAPNG’ to deepen democratic accountability and bridge the gap between the constituents and the legislature in the 8th National Assembly. The emphasis of this new project is on the ...

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Committee brainstorms on awareness strategy, advocate safe adoption of Biotechnology

By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   Stakeholders constituting scientists, journalists, public and private sector representatives have called on the Federal Government to consider adoption of safe Biotechnology as alternative to safeguard Nigeria’s economy from impacts of the dwindling global oil price.    To demonstrate support and help increase public acceptance of this technology, the group has embarked on the ...

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Africa’s Economic Development Crisis: Towards a Truly RISING Africa!

By Chambers Umezulike Nairobi, Kenya Despite over five decades of self-rule, Africas desires and hopes remain largely unattained. On poverty, the new figures confirm that sub-Saharan Africa has been the least successful region of the world in reducing poverty ($1.25 per day). According to the United Nations’ Human Development Report of 2015, the bottom 17 ranked nations (151st to 175th) ...

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PRESS RELEASE: YIAGA LAUNCHES THE YOUNG LEGISLATORS ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (#YLAPNG)

The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians invites the general public to the official media launch of the Young Legislators Accountability Project (#YLAPNG). #YLAPNG is a project designed to enhance legislative accountability through effective citizens’ participation whilst building a cohesive young ...

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AFDB, FG TO SPEND $300M ON #YOUTH AGRIC SCHEME

  The African Development Bank (AfDB) has disclosed plans to spend about $300 million on the Enable Youth Empowerment Agribusiness Programme. The project is to be implemented in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development within 18 months. AfDB Director of Agricultural and Agro- Allied Industries, Dr.ChudiOjukwu, said the three-year project would enable training and funding of ...

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Nigeria needs fiscal discipline – Christine Lagarde, IMF Boss

Contray to general speculation trailing the sudden visit of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Boss, Christine Lagarde, that there could be sinister intention behind her august visit which could also spell doom for Nigeria at a time when the country is grappling with myriad of teething trouble bequeated from the last administration. The IMF boss, has made it clear that her ...

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Benue state Governor to employ 16,000 teachers and renovate 444 schools

The Benue State Government has unveiled an implementation strategy to employ 16,000 primary and secondary school teachers to boost development of education in the agrarian state. Governor Samuel Ortom stated this in Makurdi at the weekend during the presentation of the 2016 Budget christened “Budget of trust, confidence and credibility.” He added that out of the 16,000 teachers to be ...

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2016 TONY ELUMELU ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME FINALLY OPENS FOR APPLICATION

It is no longer news that the much awaited portal of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) http://tonyelumelufoundation.org/teep/  has opened and is accepting applications for the 2016 TEEP exercise. The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme is an initiative of the Tony Elumelu Foundation geared towards building about 10,000 African entrepreneurs over a period of 10 years starting from 2014. In 2014, TEEP ...

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#DasukiGate: Reveals Names of Governors, top politicians who collected money

Embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has made some “mind-boggling” revelations on the $2billion phoney arms contracts scandal, a credible source said in Abuja. The EFCC and a Federal Government committee are probing how sums of money meant for procurement of arms went down the drain during the Goodluck Jonathan administration just like that. Latest findings indicate that about ...

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7 Negative Attitudes To Avoid!

  Success is all about attitude, there’s no denying it. The attitude you have toward opportunities, toward struggles, towards life… It’s involved during the process of making your life filled with happiness and success. So it’s not surprising that there are multiple negative attitudes people have acquired towards success over the years, mostly because they haven’t yet succeeded. Is your ...

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