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INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) on Friday night announced a shift in the general elections dates to February 23 and March 9 respectively. The new schedule was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other political […]

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been declared illegal in some African countries, it still persists. Patrick Egwu in Nigeria, Annie Njanja in Kenya and Mamadou Lamine Ba in Senegal explored what was being done in their countries to stop this age-old discriminatory practice. In African societies, female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread and deeply […]

The Race for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2019

The Race for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2019

Nigerians will on Feb. 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa’s largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The pair have run for president nine times between them. There are more than 60 other candidates, though their chances of winning are slim as the wealth and patronage networks of the […]

China Donates Teaching Aid To Nyanya Model School, Nigeria

China Donates Teaching Aid To Nyanya Model School, Nigeria

Nigeria’s education sector has received a tremendous boost, thanks to the generosity of China. This is even as the embassy in Nigeria has donated computers, projectors and other key components in skilling and fast tracking educational development to the Model Primary School Nyanya, Abuja. The donation, according to the Cultural Counsellor of the embassy, Mr […]

FCMB Offers Zero-Interest Plan Women Entrepreneurs

FCMB Offers Zero-Interest Plan Women Entrepreneurs

This is because Women in Business at First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) is set to launch a proposition that offers zero-interest rate on loans to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). With the development, women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, who desire affordable and convenient funding to boost their respective businesses, can now do so. The […]

The Onnoghen Case and Other Stories

I find it incredulous that a ruling government that seeks a second term in office and about which doubts have been expressed with regard to its performance, the competence of its officials and the quality of its service delivery would embark on a series of self-immolating adventures that can only further alienate it from the […]

The Story Corner : What’s Happening Here?

The Story Corner : What’s Happening Here?

Information reaching me from my reliable sources is that some people are withdrawing from Nigeria’s Presidential race. Well, well, well! less than 40 days to the election? Who does that?. Anyway, welcome to the rant corner and I still remain your reliable gist partner. That’s how I was on my own and then I got […]

Buhari Signs Law Banning Discrimination Against Persons With Disability

Buhari Signs Law Banning Discrimination Against Persons With Disability

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law a legislation that will henceforth criminalise common discriminations against persons with disabilities. The Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act would see corporate entities and individuals face excruciating sanctions if found guilty of discriminating against persons with impairments, according to Ita Enang, the president’s National Assembly liaison […]

NAPTIP Moves To Rescue 20,000 Nigerian Girls Trafficked To Mali

NAPTIP Moves To Rescue 20,000 Nigerian Girls Trafficked To Mali

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali. Julie Okah-Donli, the Director- General of NAPTIP, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, said the […]

Nigerian NGOs Get Nominated For Global Champions Awards

Nigerian NGOs Get Nominated For Global Champions Awards

Two Nigerian non-governmental organizations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) were on Tuesday named among 15 “Global champions of free expression” shortlisted for the 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. In a statement in London, the United Kingdom-based campaigning organization, Index on Censorship, announced the 15 shortlisted […]

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