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JAP, ActionAid synergise to fight corruption, poverty in Nigeria!

Journalist Against Poverty (JAP), a group of resilient Nigerian journalists in collaboration with ActionAid Nigeria and Communication and Social Impact (CSSI) have jointly issued a communique reiterating their joint commitments toward the fight against poverty and corruption in Nigeria. The communique which was released yesterday on Wednesday, 17th October was aimed at creating more awareness amongst the Nigerians in stemming ...

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‘Sustained policies, funding to boost contribution of mining to GDP’

Stakeholders in the mining sector, primarily from the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria yesterday in Abuja, said the nation will witness significant increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) if efforts being made to address challenges in the mining sector are sustained. Speaking at the third edition of the Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja, PWC’s Country Senior Partner, Uyi Akpata, Partner and Head ...

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FG Set to Phase out 65% of Hydrocarbons in 2023

The federal government has revealed its plan to phase out 65 per cent of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons by the year 2023. Speaking at the 2018 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and launching of the publication on the implementation of Montreal protocol’s ODS phase out programme in Abuja Thursday, the Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, ...

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CDD holds Electoral Integrity Conference in Abuja!

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)  has held a two day conference in Abuja as Nigeria prepares for 2019 elections. The conference according to Shamshudeen Yusuf, Programme Officer, CDD was aimed at bringing together political actors, civil society representatives, electorates, political aspirants among others to discuss approaches to ensure the integrity of the 2019 polls. “It’s important that we create ...

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Osun Poll: Adeleke Files Petition at the Tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Candidate in the just concluded election in Osun, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the outcome of the poll. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the petition was brought against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressive Congress (APC) and it’s candidate, Chief Adegboyega ...

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Senate probes alleged $3.5bn subsidy recovery fund

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate $3.5 billion Subsidy Recovery Fund, allegedly created by “the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and solely managed by its Group Managing Director and the Executive Director, Finance.’’ The decision followed a Point of Order raised by the Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Abiodun Olujimi at plenary. Olujimi, ...

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“Availability of Handwashing stations can stop the spread of diseases in public places” – Priscilla Achakpa

National Coordinator,WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL (WSSCC) in Nigeria  Dr Priscilla Achakpa has reiterated the benefits and importance of handwashing stations to the overall well-being of the citizens particularly in the public places. Achakpa stated that building standard hand washing points in schools, public offices, bus stations amongst others for the citizens would reduce the spread of diseases by 85 percent ...

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Firm plans 1000 jobs for Bayelsans, promises $5m investment

A firm called Safewater Energy and Environmental Restoration, SWEERGLOBAL, Tuesday, disclosed plans to create 1000 jobs for people in Bayeslsa State. This was made known by the founder and Chief Executive Officer, SWEERGLOBAL, Dr Thaddaeus Thompson, while speaking on efforts to attract direct foreign investment to the Niger Delta region and Nigerian economy. Thompson said the region needs intervention by ...

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BREAKING NEWS: The Senate Passes Electoral Act No 6 Amendment bill into Law!

The Senate has finally passed the most anticipated Electoral Act No. 6 (2010 Amendment) Bill 2017 into law. Read the amended contents below: 1. There shall now be full biometric accreditation of voters with Smart Card Readers and/or other technological devices, as INEC may introduce for elections from time to time. 2. Presiding Officers must now instantly transmit accreditation data ...

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Monday afternoon. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old. Allen’s sister, Jody, said he was “a remarkable individual on every level.” “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an ...

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