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Amnesty International: Fire and demolitions that left 30,000 homeless must be urgently investigated

The Lagos State authorities must take immediate steps to provide alternative accommodation for as many as 30,000 people who were made homeless, in direct contravention of a court order, when their homes were deliberately set alight in the Otodo Gbame community in Lekki, Lagos, Amnesty International said today. Although it is unclear who started the first fire on the morning ...

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#OndoDecides: YIAGA Holds Three Days Intensive Training For Election Observers

Ahead of the postponed Ondo State Gubernatorial election formerly slated for November 26th 2016, The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), with support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI) held a three-day intensive training for Election Observation Supervisors, drawn from the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo State. The training which held in Akure, Ondo State on 14-16 November 2016 ...

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GMOs: Nigeria needs dialogue, not damaging campaign – Ebegba

2016 for ardent followers of activities in the biotechnology industry will remarkably be remembered, at least for the intense attacks and counter-attacks by various interest groups concerning Nigeria’s position to adopt genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agricultural production. In this exclusive interview with Etta Michael Bisong, director general of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Sir (Dr.) Rufus Ebegba, responded ...

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[Video] WaterAid Nigeria calls for action as new report ranks it worst country in Sub-Saharan Africa for urban sanitation

Abuja, Nigeria – To mark World Toilet Day on November 19, WaterAid Nigeria is calling on its government to keep its promise to deliver universal access to sanitation, following the release of new analysis showing it ranks third in the world and worst in Sub-Saharan Africa for having the most urban-dwellers living without a safe, private toilet. WaterAid’s Overflowing Cities: ...

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A4AI & ATCON meet the Senate to discuss the dangerous impacts of the proposed CST to the consumers

On the 3rd of November the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) with representation from the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) delivered a historical presentation to the Senate Presidency on the impacts of the proposed Communications Service Tax to the customers and operators of the Telecoms industry. ATCON President, Mr Olusola Teniola since taking over has made some historical ...

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“200 Nigerian Children with Congenital Heart Defects to benefit from Hospital For Humanity’ – Dr Segun Ajayi

Hospitals for Humanity is a nonprofit organization with a mission to decrease barriers to health care for people living in the least developed countries in the world. Founded by a Nigerian Doctor, Segun Ajayi who after several stint in medical practice in Atlanta Georgia, USA decided to save more African children who have been suffering and dying in silence due ...

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WHEN SOCIETAL CONSCIENCE BECOMES DEGENERATED AND SEARED!

Too often people become embittered, act on impulse and take justice in their own hands without taking into cognizance whether the gravity of the offences truly justify the punishment meted out on the suspect particularly when jungle justice is being wrongly administered against the suspect or even criminals who had been caught red handed. In any sane society like ours ...

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Press Release: Government Should Scale-Up Primary Health Care Service Delivery Nationwide

A leading NGO Connected development [CODE] has called on government at all level to take up one of its responsibilities by ensuring proper facilities are put in place in various primary health care centers in Nigeria. Following the release of $1.5million dollars from World Bank to the 36 states respectively including the Federal Capital Territory as part of the World ...

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EDO STATE YOUTH MULTI STAKEHOLDERS JOB CREATION SUMMIT 2016

Dialogue, Strategy, Action, Networking BENIN-NIGERIA: Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators, who continue to launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During the one week of each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters ...

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American Evangelicals, Born Again Christians supported Trump – Report

Exit polls suggest that “Never Trump” was never a likely outcome for white evangelical voters, who showed up to support President-elect Donald Trump at their highest margin since 2004. Despite reservations expressed by many evangelical and Republican leaders, white born-again/evangelical Christians cast their ballots for the controversial real estate mogul-turned-politician at an 81 percent to 16 percent margin over Hillary ...

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