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“Threats from the military won’t deter us from defending human rights” — Amnesty International

The Nigerian military is increasingly resorting to threats, intimidation and smears to discredit Amnesty International’s work documenting the human rights violations it has committed, Amnesty International said today. On 24 May 2018 the organization released a report, “They Betrayed Us”, which documented the prevalence of sexual violence against starving women and girls detained in satellite camps under the control of Nigerian ...

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Ambode Hails Buhari’s Declaration of June 12 as New Democracy Day!

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday hailed the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari declaring June 12 as the New Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential Election, Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola. The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, lauded the President, saying ...

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Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves launches a Music Video on Clean Cooking

The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, in partnership with the International Centre for Energy Environment and Development and Heinrich Boell Foundation, launched the “No Smoke” Music Video on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Nordic Hotels, Abuja to commemorate World Environment Day. The event had in attendance over 100 stakeholders from government, private sector, NGOs/CSOs, the international community as well as ...

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Countering Violent Extremism in Nigeria: Situation Report in Borno State

Following the improved counter terrorism activities of the Nigeria Army against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency group in North East, Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) in its usual practice visited Borno State, the foundation place for Boko Haram. FPP team in North East, headed by the North East Director, Mr. Alkasim Aliyu embarked on a 5 days situation visit to ...

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World Environment Day: Launch of a new music video “No smoke” to raise awareness about the benefits of clean cookstoves

ABUJA – June 5, 2018 On World Environment Day, 5th of June, 2018, the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) and Heinrich Boell Foundation will be launching a music video with the title “No Smoke” at Nordic Hotel, Mabushi, Abuja at 6.pm. The song in the music video is rendered by the duo, ...

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“Suspension of Mohammed Wanigi a Flagrant Abuse of Power”- Paradigm Initiative, EiE

Paradigm Initiative and Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria have condemned in strong terms the suspension of Baba Mohammed Wanigi, a school teacher with the Agaie Local Government in Niger State, in reaction to Wanigi’s alleged criticism of government officials including President Muhammad Buhari. The two civil society organisations made this known in a jointly signed press statement released today. According ...

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TOSSE Celebrates 10 Years of Driving Innovation in Education

All is now set as the Total School Support Seminar/Exhibition (TOSSE) celebrates its 10th anniversary this week Thursday and Friday 7th and 8th June 2018. The event is billed to host 100+ exhibitors, 20+ seminars and over 6,000 participants. According to the Convener, Mrs. Yinka Ogunde, The theme for this year is “Building Strategic Partnerships for Growth” was carefully chosen ...

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The full details of Electric Power Sector Reform Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila

Nigeria’s Electric Power Sector has witnessed several manipulative stages of privatisation in the last two decades. This has culminated into unsavoury and unsatisfactory power generation, transmission and distribution by different bodies set up to ensure efficient service delivery to the citizenry. However, the story still remains thesame particularly at the tail end of the Electric Power Value Chain which is ...

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Nigeria needs a different Model of Governance — Ideh, as she declares intentions for Presidency

The evangelist, Mrs Elishamma Ideh has joined the race of those contesting the presidential position in Nigeria officially. Ideh at her official declaration in Abuja on Thursday, according to Ripples Nigeria stated that Nigeria deserves more than it presently has as leaders, and that the people are better than what presently obtains. According to her, “We live in trying and ...

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Remarks by President Buhari at the signing of the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, 31st May, 2018

Today, President Buhari inspired the Nigerian youth present at the State House to support the #Nottooyoungtorun Bill for presidential assent. Nigeria’s Number one citizen gave profound remarks during the meeting which I believed every Nigerian Youth must learn from so as to prepare them ahead of better future for our great nation, Nigeria. Read the Remarks Below: 1. First, I ...

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