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RWANDA THE EGALITARIAN GENERAL AND NIGERIA’S DIMINISHING RETURN by Adaora Onyechere

Over the years, mainstreaming women across all sectors in Africa has seen its fair share of the highs and the low. The diplomacy in approaching cultures that are moribund, the burecracy in taking a stand against policies and systems that do not aid the narrative to strive even the emerging clusters of ideals. Although gender mainstreaming is now well established ...

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Ngige tells NLC to shun Monday protest

Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has asked workers to disregard the call by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a one- day national protest on Monday. Ngige made the call in a statement issued by Mr Nwachukwu Obidewe, his Special Assistant on Media, in Abuja on Friday, saying the directive by the NLC President, Mr Ayuba Waba, that ...

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NIGERIAN STATEMEN PAY TRIBUTE TO LATE PRESIDENT YAR’ADUA

Nigerian statesmen such as Former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Former President Goodluck Jonathan and the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki, have paid tribute to late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died 9 years ago. On Twitter, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar hailed the former President as a patriot and a compassionate leader. This day, 9 years ago, ...

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President Buhari moves to dissolve Cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari will dissolve the current Federal Executive Council on May 22, less than a week to May 29. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at the end of Thursday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. He stated that until May 22, the cabinet remained intact. “We will be having a valedictory session on ...

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Uganda Offers Asylum to Sudanese President!

Uganda has considered granting asylum to Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, who is currently wanted by the International Criminal Court, a state minister said. “If Uganda is approached to grant asylum to Bashir it is an issue that can be considered at the highest level of our leadership,” state minister for foreign affairs Henry Okello Oryem told AFP. He said that ...

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Jimi Agbaje exits PDP, Speaks On The Next Plan

The People Democratic Party Governorship Candidate of Lagos state Jimi Agbaje has dumped the People Democratic Party over an unresolved disagreement between him and the leadership of the party in the state. This contains in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. Agbaje revealed that it is necessary for him to leave this party after a series of allegations ...

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Dele Momodu writes open letter to Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Veteran Journalist and media mogul, Dele Momodu has released an open letter targeted at the Nigeria’s number 2 citizen, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. In this revealing epistle Momodu shares his views on wide range of issues and development within the Nigeria’s political space towards achieving sustainable political and democratic reforms. Read the letter below: “A lost nation is not one ...

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#GuberPolls: Heavy security, restriction of movement effective in Lagos

Heavy security and restriction of movement were noticed in parts of Lagos State on Saturday as residents of the state prepare for the conduct of the Governorship and the State Assembly elections. Stern-looking army officers were seen taking their positions along several roads as early as 6 a.m to effect the restriction order. This is unlike the February 23 Presidential ...

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#ElectionResult: UN, Int’l Agencies call for peace

The United Nations, African Union (AU) and ECOWAS have urged political parties to exercise “patience, calm and restraint” as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announces the presidential results. The party was specifically addressing “one of the participating political parties” that had rejected the presidential results which is still being collated by the electoral body. Recall that the Peoples Democratic ...

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#NigeriaDecides: Int’l Observers urge INEC not to delay results

United States Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa has issued the statement on the General elections in Nigeria held on 23rd February 2019. According to him “Yesterday, Nigeria voted. Today, votes are being counted. I am very concerned by credible reports that the vote is being tampered with. He added that to avoid any ...

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