Vote For Competent And Accountable Candidates – Itodo

The Director Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement, YIAGA, Mr Samson Itodo has beckoned on Nigerian youths to vote for leaders who are competent, have content, responsive and accountable. Itodo gave the admonition during a panel discussion at the 2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association seminar with the theme “The Youth and Transformational … Continue reading Vote For Competent And Accountable Candidates – Itodo

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2019 Election: Voters Should Consider Future Of Nigeria – Ambassador Stuart

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington, has urged Nigerian voters to factor in the future of Nigeria in their choice of candidates in the 2019 elections. Speaking to journalists, Symington maintained that the election is expected to be peaceful, credible and transparent. Advising Nigerians on how their choice of candidates can affect … Continue reading 2019 Election: Voters Should Consider Future Of Nigeria – Ambassador Stuart

Group Writes ICPC, Demands Removal Of Oshiomole

As the struggle within the All Progressives Congress over Adams Oshiomole as Chairman of the party continues, a group, the Coalition of New Nigeria led a protest to the Headquarters of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja, claiming that Oshiomole is a corrupt individual. The coalition is also demanding … Continue reading Group Writes ICPC, Demands Removal Of Oshiomole

Ogun State Among Top 3 Nigerian States With Ease Of Doing Business – Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary of the Ogun State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Engr J. Onajobi has disclosed that within seven years, the state has risen to become one of the top 3 Nigeria states with ease of doing business. According to the Permanent Secretary, the state has witnessed the establishment of 304 new companies within … Continue reading Ogun State Among Top 3 Nigerian States With Ease Of Doing Business – Perm Sec

2019: Church Leaders Should Encourage Congregation To Vote For “Right Candidates”

The Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins has called on all church leaders to encourage their congregation to vote for the "right candidates" in the 2019 general elections.  He also urged politicians to avoid electoral violence as the election approaches. Revd. Martins gave the advice while addressing journalists … Continue reading 2019: Church Leaders Should Encourage Congregation To Vote For “Right Candidates”

WFM 91.7 Holds 3rd Voice of Women Awards

The third edition of Voice of Women (VOW) Conference & Awards will be held on the 20th of November 2018 at Sheraton Abuja hotel Nigeria. "Women beyond Barriers" has been chosen to be the theme of the 2018 edition of the event. The First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs Aisha Buhari will be the Special … Continue reading WFM 91.7 Holds 3rd Voice of Women Awards

Otukpo Rape Case: No Hiding Place for 61 Year Old Grandpa Who Impregnates 14-Year Old Girl By Betty Abah

A 61-year-old man, Ochedikwu Solomon raped and impregnated 14-yr old househelp in Otukpo, Benue State. When apprehended by the youths of the area on Wednesday November 7, 2018, he quickly hid the girl. Arrested and taken to the police, Grandpa Solomon, a major betting merchant in the Otia area of the town, admitted he was … Continue reading Otukpo Rape Case: No Hiding Place for 61 Year Old Grandpa Who Impregnates 14-Year Old Girl By Betty Abah

Corrupt Persons In Nigeria Are Being Acquitted On Dubious Grounds – CISLAC Executive Director

The Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa, has bemoaned the low numbers of prosecution and convictions of looters despite the perceived acceleration in the rate of repatriation and confiscation of the proceeds of corruption in Nigeria. Musa said while speaking at the two-day Transparency International (TI) SDG Africa Common … Continue reading Corrupt Persons In Nigeria Are Being Acquitted On Dubious Grounds – CISLAC Executive Director

IPC, NUJ Condemn Soldier Brutalization Of Leadership Newspaper Journalist

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, has decried the attack on Anayo Onukwugha, a journalist of Leadership Newspaper who was beaten to stupor by a soldeir in Port Harcourt, River State. Anayo, a Port Harcourt correspondent of Leadership Newspaper according to reports, was assaulted at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, by a … Continue reading IPC, NUJ Condemn Soldier Brutalization Of Leadership Newspaper Journalist

US Consul General Breaks Silence On Nigeria Having Largest Number Of Out-Of-School Children

United States Consul General F. John Bray has called for increased investment in the education of the girl-child and women's political participation in Nigeria. John Bray made the call while delivering the keynote address on the second day of the 17th Annual Conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), in Lagos. Bray … Continue reading US Consul General Breaks Silence On Nigeria Having Largest Number Of Out-Of-School Children

MRA Inducts Federal Ministry Of Communication Technology Into ‘FOI Hall Of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Ministry of extremely poor performance in its implementation of the Act over the last seven years. MRA’s Programme Officer, Mr. Idowu Adewale, announced the selection of the Ministry as this week’s inductee … Continue reading MRA Inducts Federal Ministry Of Communication Technology Into ‘FOI Hall Of Shame’

African Governments Must Use Strategic Measures In Tackling Violence Against Children

The African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) Nigeria has called on the African Union (AU) and its member states to step up strategic measures towards curbing the increasing rate of violence against children. AYDEC Country Representative, Lateef Oladimeji Salaam, made the call while delivering a speech to commemorate the 2018 Africa Youth Day. Salaam identified … Continue reading African Governments Must Use Strategic Measures In Tackling Violence Against Children

2019: IPC Tasks Stakeholders In Embracing Transparency And Accountability During Election

As the 2019 general elections draw closer, stakeholders have been urged to take accountability and transparency as watchword towards enhancing adequate and smooth delivery of their duties before, during and after the election.The advice was given at a 2-day workshop for Political Correspondents organized by International Press Center in partnership with EU-Support To Democratic Governance … Continue reading 2019: IPC Tasks Stakeholders In Embracing Transparency And Accountability During Election

#JusticeForOchanya: Why Hasn’t The Police Spoken To Mrs. Ogbuja? By Betty Abah

Dear Inspector- General of Police, CC: Attorney General of the Federation Cc: Benue State Governor Dear Sir, Today, Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbanje will be led to rest in her ancestral village of Ogene-Amejo in Okpokwu Local Government of Benue State. Much of Nigeria have stood still for her in the last two weeks. And she even … Continue reading #JusticeForOchanya: Why Hasn’t The Police Spoken To Mrs. Ogbuja? By Betty Abah

US Raises Concern Over Army/Shiites Clash, Calls For Investigation

The United States Embassy, Nigeria had raised concerns over the clash between the Nigeria force and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The embassy is also calling for immediate investigations into actions that led to the killings. The clash by the Shiite group and the Army and Police resulted to the Army killing about … Continue reading US Raises Concern Over Army/Shiites Clash, Calls For Investigation

2019 Elections: Journalist Should Target Issues Based Campaign

Ahead of the 2019 general election in Nigeria, journalists have been urged to advocate for issues-based campaigns as they engage politicians ahead of the 2019 general elections. The call was made by writer and consultant, Jide Ojo, during a 2-day capacity building training for political correspondents, which was organized by International Press Centre in partnership … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Journalist Should Target Issues Based Campaign

Ayodeji Megbope To Lead Speakers In Total Woman Conference 2018

Ayodeji Megbope founder of ‘No Left-Overs’ will be leading the line-up of speakers who would be speaking at the 2018 edition of the Total Woman Conference coming up in November 2018. The program, themed ‘Are You MAD?’ was put together by JOINValue Initiative and is designed to motivate and challenge women to be a change … Continue reading Ayodeji Megbope To Lead Speakers In Total Woman Conference 2018

MAJA Presidential Candidate Bemoans Attacks and Killings in Kaduna

The presidential candidate of Mass Action Joint Alliance ( MAJA), Princess Prof. Funmilayo Adesanya- Davies has condemned the current attacks and killings going on in Kaduna state. In a statement by the Special Assistant, PMA Campaign Organization, Isioma C. Nkenchor, Prof Funmilayo Adesanya decried the attack and noted it called for a very deep reflection … Continue reading MAJA Presidential Candidate Bemoans Attacks and Killings in Kaduna

US Sets To Support Foreign Investment In African Countries

The United States Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Nagy has said he would do everything he can to encourage American businesses to invest across African Countries.  Ambassador Nagy made this known during a telephonic press briefing with journalists across Africa which held across various embassies in the continent.  Nagy, however, stressed that African countries … Continue reading US Sets To Support Foreign Investment In African Countries

I’ll Be Doing History Injustice If I Don’t Write About Fela – Lanre Arogundade

Lanre Arogundade, publisher of the new book ‘Fela, Yesterday’s Message As Today’s Reality’ has said he would be doing history a great injustice if he does not write a book on the great musical icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Arogundade, at his book launch over the weekend, spoke of his encounter with Fela and how he … Continue reading I’ll Be Doing History Injustice If I Don’t Write About Fela – Lanre Arogundade

Executive Order 6: Nigeria Is Delving Into Dictatorship – Akhaine

Associate Professor of Political Science at the Lagos State University, Sylvester Odion Akhaine has called on Nigerians and the International communities to save democracy and condemn the authoritarian tide which the nation seems to be delving into under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Prof Akhaine said this became necessary following President Buhari's signage of … Continue reading Executive Order 6: Nigeria Is Delving Into Dictatorship – Akhaine

Key Actors Must Play Their Part In Implementation Of ACJA In All States

The Civil Society Observatory Group has called on criminal justice actors to comply with their roles and responsibilities as stipulated in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, (ACJA) 2015. The observatory group made this known at a recent visit to the Commissioner of Police and the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice … Continue reading Key Actors Must Play Their Part In Implementation Of ACJA In All States

Female Students Advised To Speak Out Against Physical And Sexual Violence

Media practitioner and social worker, Blessing Oladunjoye has urged girls to speak up and report every form of violence against them.  Oladunjoye gave the advice while speaking with female students of the Abe Technical Secondary School in Ibadan on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child organised by the Ambassadors Youth Forum.  … Continue reading Female Students Advised To Speak Out Against Physical And Sexual Violence

EU, UK, US Delegates Raise Doubt Over Credibility Of 2019 Elections In Nigeria

  Judging from the irregularities that overwhelmed the Osun State Governorship election, delegates from the Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have expressed fears over the credibility of the next general elections in Nigeria.   The delegates who monitored the rerun election of the state commended the turnout of … Continue reading EU, UK, US Delegates Raise Doubt Over Credibility Of 2019 Elections In Nigeria

OsunDecides2018: Voters Troop Out In Mass For Osun Election, Vote Buying Recorded

A high number of voters could be seen present at various polling units exercising their civic right at the ongoing Osun State Governorship election. The election, which is coming three years after the general elections in the country, has 48 candidates contesting to replace the incumbent governor Ogbeni Rauff Aregbesola who is a member of … Continue reading OsunDecides2018: Voters Troop Out In Mass For Osun Election, Vote Buying Recorded

Buhari’s Continuous Witholding Assent To PIGB Is Hurting Nigeria’s Economy

With President Muhammadu Buhari yet to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill into law, Mr Henry Adigun, an oil and gas expert, has said the President's continuous refusal to assent to the bill is reducing revenue generated from the sector.  Speaking with social media influencers on the impact of 'Petroleum Sector Reforms on Nigeria's Economy', … Continue reading Buhari’s Continuous Witholding Assent To PIGB Is Hurting Nigeria’s Economy

Support Nurses Research To Improve Health Sector In Nigeria, Professor Advises FG

Dr. Mrs. C.O. Sowunmi, Associate Professor, Babcock University has called on the federal government to support nurses’ research through adequate funding as a way to improve the health sector. Dr Sowunmi made the call while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Nurses’ week of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Schools of … Continue reading Support Nurses Research To Improve Health Sector In Nigeria, Professor Advises FG

Buhari’s Promise Of Free And Fair Election To Theresa May Is Only A Lip Service – Martin-Obono

Mbasekei Martin-Obono, Executive Director of Tap Nitiative for Citizens’ Development has branded President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to conduct a credible election in 2019 as being ‘lip service’. President Buhari had assured the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May, that the country’s 2019 elections would be free and fair during her visit to Nigeria. Reacting, … Continue reading Buhari’s Promise Of Free And Fair Election To Theresa May Is Only A Lip Service – Martin-Obono

Stakeholders Must Promote More Women’s Participation In Nigeria Politics – WANEP

The West Africa Network for Peace Building, WANEP has made a call to all relevant stakeholders in the country to make laudable contributions towards promoting women’s political participation in the upcoming elections in Nigeria. WANEP Head of Programs, Patience Obaulo, made the appeal at a media roundtable on the Role of the Media in Combating … Continue reading Stakeholders Must Promote More Women’s Participation In Nigeria Politics – WANEP

Theresa May Says Nigeria Houses Poorest People In The World Ahead Of Visit To The Country

Less than 24 hours to her scheduled visit to Nigeria, Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has branded Nigeria as being home to the poorest people in the world. The prime minister made the statement while speaking in South Africa, Cape Town on UK and Africa opportunity. May, who will be coming to … Continue reading Theresa May Says Nigeria Houses Poorest People In The World Ahead Of Visit To The Country

Lecturers Demand For More Concentration On Education In Nigeria

Tertiary institution lecturers have called on the federal government of Nigeria to put more effort in developing the standard of education in the country across all levels. This was said at the book launching of Yanor Nyigbem Kukwa titled, “Barrack Boy”, which held at the Julius Berger Hall, University of Lagos. The author, who is … Continue reading Lecturers Demand For More Concentration On Education In Nigeria

US Ambassador, Brownback, Urges Nigerian Politicians To Build Ethno-Religious Peace

Samuel Brownback, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, advocating for peace in Nigerian, has encouraged political office holders to focus on peacebuilding and avoid amplifying ethno-religious tension in the country. Brownback made this call while speaking at the National Youth Dialogue on ethno-religious tolerance organized by the U.S Consulate General Lagos, in partnership with the … Continue reading US Ambassador, Brownback, Urges Nigerian Politicians To Build Ethno-Religious Peace

Court Reviews Jones Abiri’s Bail Condition

Presiding magistrate, Chukwuemeka Nweke, has varied the bail condition of journalist, Jones Abiri, who has been in the detention of Department of State Security for over two years without trial. After cry by local and international organizations, the DSS charged Abiri to court, accusing him of bombing oil pipelines, sending a threat to international oil … Continue reading Court Reviews Jones Abiri’s Bail Condition

Human Rights Lawyer Applauds Osinbajo’s Courage In Firing DSS Boss, Daura

A lawyer and human rights activist, Emmanuel Ogebe has commended the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo for his swift and decisive action to have fired the DSS boss, Daura Lawal over the invasion of the National Assembly. Ogebe posited that the prompt intervention of Osinbajo will stabilize the polity and halt the rapid slide into … Continue reading Human Rights Lawyer Applauds Osinbajo’s Courage In Firing DSS Boss, Daura

Over 6,000,000 Nigerians To Be Affected By Trafficking In 2023, Group Predicts

With over 1.3 million people currently affected by human trafficking in Nigeria, Joseph Osuigwe, Executive Director of Devatop Centre for Africa Development, has predicted that not less than six million of Nigerians would be directly affected by trafficking in 2023. Speaking in commemoration of the 2018 World Day Against Trafficking In Persons, Osuigwe labelled human … Continue reading Over 6,000,000 Nigerians To Be Affected By Trafficking In 2023, Group Predicts

Kolapo Olusola Drags Fayemi To Tribunal Over Outcome Of Ekiti Election

Ekiti state Deputy Governor and flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded Ekiti state gubernatorial election, Kolapo Olusola, has approached the Election Petition Tribunal to contest the outcome of the July 14, election. Olusola submitted a petition to the tribunal while also seeking that he is announced the winner of the … Continue reading Kolapo Olusola Drags Fayemi To Tribunal Over Outcome Of Ekiti Election

Arogundade Demands Release Of Jones Abiri Over Inability Of DSS To Provide Witness In Court

Veteran journalist, Lanre Arogundade, has asked for the immediate release of Jones Abiri after the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to produce a witness against him in court. Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source,was brought before a magistrate court for the first time by the DSS since being forcefully arrested in 2016. He was … Continue reading Arogundade Demands Release Of Jones Abiri Over Inability Of DSS To Provide Witness In Court

IPC Director Decries Attack On Journalists; Says They Are Not To Be Treated As Animals

Lanre Arogundade, Director of the International Press Centre, Lagos, has condemned the recent attack on the Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun state council and some other journalists by some unknown thugs. The attack, which Mr Arogundade described as ‘unacceptable’, happened on Monday 16th of July, 2018. It was reported that suspected … Continue reading IPC Director Decries Attack On Journalists; Says They Are Not To Be Treated As Animals

Ekiti2018: Voters’ Inducement On The High

High rate of voters inducement has been rampant in the ongoing governorship in Ekiti state. Vote buying is said to be going on by agents of most parties especially the two major contenders, APC and PDP. Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Chairperson of Transition Monitoring Group who is currently observing the election in the state lamented the … Continue reading Ekiti2018: Voters’ Inducement On The High

University Students Organize TAS Summit

Students of the University of Lagos under the auspices of Communicators for Christ Fellowship of the Mass Communication department, today, held a summit to guide students across the country on using their originality in creating products and selling them to the world. The summit tagged Create.Glocalize is the 9th edition with popular names in the … Continue reading University Students Organize TAS Summit

Macron Tells Buhari France Can’t Fix Your Problem As He Promotes Youth Involvement In Politics

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, during his two-days visit to Nigeria, told Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, that France can't fix the country's problem. Macron stated that Africans plan not foreign plan is the best solution to Africa's problems. He also urged youth to partake in politics stating that is the only way the … Continue reading Macron Tells Buhari France Can’t Fix Your Problem As He Promotes Youth Involvement In Politics

I Returned To Nigeria To Reform The Economy – Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwessili today revealed that she came to Nigeria from Harvard University to reform and revive the nation's economy. Speaking at the official launch of the Lagos Chapter of Red Card Movement Nigeria, Ezekwesili also urged Nigerians to utilize their office of the citizens to demand for good governance. Ezekwesili, who … Continue reading I Returned To Nigeria To Reform The Economy – Ezekwesili

I Will Assist Other States To Ensure Successful Prosecution Of Sexual Offenders – Idiat Adebule

Basking in the success recorded in prosecuting sexual and domestic violence cases, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Idiat Adebule, has vowed to help other states across the federation follow the same pattern. Adebule, speaking on 'societal security: women, children and vulnerable groups' in Lagos also mentioned that women and children's right groups have to … Continue reading I Will Assist Other States To Ensure Successful Prosecution Of Sexual Offenders – Idiat Adebule

Group Launches Media Campaign Against Corruption In Nigeria

A non-governmental organization, Center for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI), had on Monday, June 25, 2018, launched a media campaign against corruption in Nigeria. The anti-corruption campaign tagged; "Upright for Nigeria, Stand against Corruption" is part of the NGO's project on Strengthening Citizens' Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C). Speaking on the essence of the … Continue reading Group Launches Media Campaign Against Corruption In Nigeria

Buhari’s Administration Has Not Performed Well In Recovering Looted Funds – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of 'scratching the surface' in its war against corruption. Falana made this allegation while speaking at the media campaign launch of the anti-corruption project by SCRAP-C (Strengthening Citizen's Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption). Falana maintained that Buhari's administration has performed better in loot … Continue reading Buhari’s Administration Has Not Performed Well In Recovering Looted Funds – Falana

Nigerian Government Has No Regard For Media, Says CNN Reporter

  Nima Elbagir (Photo Credit: concisenews.global) Nima Elbagir, a Senior Correspondent of the international media organization, CNN, has slammed the Nigerian government for not having regards for the media. Speaking with Nigerian journalists at the second edition of the African Women in Media Conference that took place in Ibadan, Elbagir, who is well known for … Continue reading Nigerian Government Has No Regard For Media, Says CNN Reporter

#AWIM18: Gender Activists Demand Positive Portrayal Of Women In Stories

Fictional stories have played a huge role of demeaning women in the society and the narrative has to change because the negative roles in which women are portrayed have instilled deleterious perception about women in readers, especially children. These were the words of speakers on “Fictional Content and Perceptions of Women in Leadership” in the … Continue reading #AWIM18: Gender Activists Demand Positive Portrayal Of Women In Stories

Women In Media Urged To Give More Attention To Women Related Issue

Women in Media have been advised to portray their female counterparts in a positive light while reporting women related issues as a way of creating visibility for women in the media space. The advice was given by a cross-section of speakers at the second edition of the African Women in Media Conference ongoing at the … Continue reading Women In Media Urged To Give More Attention To Women Related Issue