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Odinkalu, at GOCOP lecture, lists threats to 2019 election


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


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


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


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


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?


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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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation

Otunba Gani Adams

The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Since he was designated as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, Adams had been engaged in several processes that will lead to his ...

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AUPCTRE, ERA, others kick against national assets sale

ERA national assets

After the New Year break, the Federal Government may have some axe to grind with Nigerians if it goes on with its proposed sale of national assets to finance budgets. It will have to contend with different labour unions, associations and civil society organisations (CSOs) who have mapped out plan of action to stop the proposed sale of national assets. ...

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