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Group raises concern over PDP, APC Policy Documents

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) having followed with keen interest the political development in the country, has raised concerns over the policy documents of the major political parties with the presidential candidates. With the 2019 general elections fast approaching, and political parties and their candidates releasing their blueprints, ActionAid Nigeria deems it fit to review and comment on the manifestos, particularly as it ...

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U.S. House panel to probe Trump’s Saudi ties: Washington Post

Democrats on the U.S. House intelligence panel will investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of a “deep dive” next year into U.S.-Saudi Arabia ties, the committee’s incoming head said in a report published on Friday. The committee will investigate the U.S. intelligence assessment of Khashoggi’s death as well as the war ...

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WaterAid calls for action as report warns 620 million children’s education, health is compromised by lack of decent school toilets

Ahead of 2018 World Toilet Day on 19 November and after the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, WaterAid Nigeria is urging the Nigerian government to commence action towards prioritising sanitation for all, following a new report showing that the education and health of millions of children is threatened by a lack ...

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How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable — such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast — complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder than it has ...

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MTN Eyes Mobile Banking in Nigeria, to Apply for Payments Service License Soon

Nigeria’s leading telco, MTN, is gearing up to enter the Nigerian banking space. According to reports, the telco intend to apply for a payment banking license in the next few months. It also hopes to launch its MTN Mobile Money service in Nigeria by the second quarter of 2019. MTN set to enter Nigeria’s Mobile Money market https://t.co/5rZn2ERkd0 pic.twitter.com/Ixcb21JOok — Ugo Obi-Chukwu ...

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BBC Media Action Relaunches #Nosidonlook Reloaded, #UdeyAmong – a Nigeria’s Governance Project!

BBC Media Action Naija, the Non-Governmental Organization and Charity arm of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Nigeria has relaunched today #Nosidolook and #UdeyAmong campaign- a Nigeria’s governance project aimed at addressing different steps and actions that people across Nigeria are taking to instigate change in Nigeria particularly towards increasing citizens’ participation in achieving sustainable democratic society and good governance. According ...

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#2019election: ‘You can save Nigeria by resisting violence’, – Group to youths

Mr Prosper Okafor, President, National Youths Summit on Peace and Security (NYSPS), on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths to resist all forms of violence capable of causing breach of the country’s peace and unity. Okafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that security and peace were key to economic and political stability. He urged youths to always put ...

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Nigeria calls on farmers to grow hibiscus as it begins exportation to Mexico

06/11/2018 – The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services says the country will resume the exportation of hibiscus to Mexico – According to the coordinating director of NAQS, the exportation was initially suspended following the detection of storage pest in some shipments from Nigeria – He says Nigeria exported 1,983 containers of hibiscus to Mexico alone in 2017 and earned $35 million ...

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Whatsapp Confirms that Ads Will be Displayed on its Status Section, But how would it work?

It’s been confirmed. Ads are soon going to be placed on Whatsapp. For quite some time now, rumours have been widespread that Facebook plans to finally monitise the Whatsapp platform. Some even speculated that Facebook had several plans to monetise the platform long before it bought it for $19 billion in 2014. But in an interview with India’s Economic Times recently, ...

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Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it may take “a handful more weeks” before Washington has enough evidence to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The murder has placed strain on the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ...

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