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Nepotism is an act of corruption, US Embassy says!

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has pointed out that corruption is not limited to diversion of funds but includes a wide range of other infractions, among which is nepotism. In a Facebook post it made on Friday, the US Embassy noted that instances where public funds were diverted to personal accounts and where a public officer unfairly gives jobs ...

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Non-oil sector grows Nigeria’s GDP to 1.8%, says NBS

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew to 1.81 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the third quarter of 2018, driven mainly by the non-oil sector, which contributed 90.62 per cent. When compared to the third quarter of 2017, which grew by 1.17 per cent, the NBS in a ...

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“We must not relent in our efforts to deal with Corruption – Country Director, AAN

Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi has urged Nigerians not to relent in their collective efforts in dealing ruthlessly with corruption at all levels in Nigeria, most importantly as 2019 elections draw near.  She stated this at a High Level Seminar organised by ActionAid Nigeria in collaboration with TUGAR (Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms) of the Presidency, UKAid, ...

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Why Buhari declined assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill – Presidency

FOR the third time, President Muhammadu Buhari has declined his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, alleging irregularities and draft issues. The rejection of the Electoral Amendment Bill according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang was communicated to the National Assembly on August 30. This is as the President ...

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NCDC, WHO SIMULATION EXERCISE PUTS GLOBAL PANDEMIC READINESS TO THE TEST

A simulation for a global pandemic response involving more than 40 countries takes place 4-6 December, 2018, coordinated by the World Health Organization’s Global Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and by the ‘EOC Network’, a global network of health emergency operations centres. This is the first global pandemic response training exercise, and the third in a series of simulations this year, ...

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Insecurity: Youth group wants military, civilian collaboration

Mr Prosper Okafor, President, National Youth Summit on Peace and Security (NYSPS), says that only synergy between the military and civilians, especially youths could guarantee lasting victory over insurgency and insecurity in the country. Engr. Prosper Okafor, President and Convener of National Youth Summit on Peace and Security  Okafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja ...

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Customs rakes in N1.12bn IGR, seizes 67 vehicles in Ogun

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Area Command yesterday disclosed that it generated N1, 129, 119, 923 as monthly revenue for November out of N727, 775, 499 target. The Area Controller, Michael Agbara who disclosed this at the press briefing at the State Command Headquarters, Idi-Iroko, said the command recorded N401, 344, 423 excess. Agbara said the command equally confiscated ...

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#Smuggling: Customs places red flag on Ogun

The Nigeria Customs Service says it has placed a red flag on the activities of smugglers in Ogun State, especially during the yuletide. The Area Controller, Ogun Area Command, Michael Ojobo Agbara, disclosed this to newsmen at the Idiroko Border Command on Tuesday. The Controller expressed worry about the increasing use of motorcycles in conveying smuggled items, with little regards ...

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African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” the 2018 AEC, jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank ...

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#16DaysofActivism: CSOs seek ways to eliminate violence against women in Elections!

As 2019 elections draw near in Nigeria, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) , local and international development partners are collaboratively working toward ensuring that effective and efficient security apparatus are put in place to properly shield women – electorates and aspirants from electoral violence across the country. Speaking at a CSOs’ Dialogue organized by Women International League for Peace and Freedom ...

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