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Lawal to speak at AU High-Level Dialogue on Democracy

Hamzat Lawal

Earlier this year, the African Union during its 30th Assembly of Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, declared 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year. This recognised the need to stifle corruption in its forms of manifestation if the continent must move forward in economic fronts, social development and deliver shared prosperity. To achieve this, African Union ...

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INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

Realnews Maureen Chigbo

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced. “At the risk of stating the obvious, let me say ...

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Odinkalu, at GOCOP lecture, lists threats to 2019 election

GOCOP

Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, has identified electoral violence, hate speech and political innumeracy as some of the major threats capable of undermining the 2019 general elections. Odinkalu, a Senior Manager, Africa Programme, Open Society Justice Initiative as well as Chair, Advisory Board, Global Rights, said this as Guest Speaker at the Second Annual ...

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Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage receives high rate of endorsement

Lanre Arogundade

Enthusiasm is running high that the Nigerian media is committed to the professional and ethical coverage of the 2019 elections.   This is as a result of the growing number of media outfits endorsing the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised edition 2018), which underlines a common chord in the industry for self-regulation and checking of excesses. The Code ...

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Nigeria, EU, UNODC renew commitments against terrorism, unfold new project

Fedotov

The ongoing fight against terrorism in Nigeria received a boost as the European Union unfolded a three-year funding plans commencing in April 2018. This was the highpoint of a final Project Steering Committee meeting involving Nigerian, European Union (EU), and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) officials to reflect on the achievements made under the second phase of ...

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Not Too Young To Run campaign: How Buhari can make history

Hamzat Lawal

If there is one thing on which political thinkers all over the world agree on, it is the idea that a leader has no glowing legacy or historic impact unless he or she has a robust successor plan. The baton of personalised political principles must be transmitted to a prepared protégé. However, present day democratic realities have made the world ...

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NEITI seeks National Assembly partnership on transparency

Waziri-Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has renewed its appeal to the National Assembly to use the findings of its audit reports to push for wider reforms in the oil and gas industry. The NEITI Executive Secretary, Waziri Adio, made the appeal in Abuja while receiving the members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Petroleum Upstream who were ...

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Why Gani Adams was chosen out of 25 shortlisted as Aare Ona Kakanfo, by Alaafin

Gani-Adams

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has disclosed that the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was bestowed on Dr. Gani Adams because of his passionate commitment to the protection of the culture and territorial integrity of Yorubaland. Oba Adeyemi made the disclosure during a thanksgiving service on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Oyo ...

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Buhari to Gani Adams: Use your position as Aare Ona Kakanfo for national unity

Gani-Adams

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, Otunba Gani Adams, to use the office into which he is about to step for national unity. Adams will be installed on Saturday, January 13, 2018 as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, at Durbar Stadium, Oyo town, Oyo State. The ...

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Who is The People’s Candidate?

Hamzat_Osasu

As Nigerians, we are no strangers to hard times, heartbreaks and raw deals. We make the best out of bad situations. We are happy even in conditions when it is actually hard to smile. We endure all, because even when we complain, we quickly forget the hurt we felt in the past. We easily move on, and leave everything to ...

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