Any Nigerian Youth Resident in Lagos Can Access Our Employment Fund (II)

[Guardian] We are also working with the American Embassy, the Consulate General has been kind enough to give quite a number of grants to Lagos entrepreneurs, and the one we are just concluding with is the Street Foundation; they just trained about over…

[Guardian] We are also working with the American Embassy, the Consulate General has been kind enough to give quite a number of grants to Lagos entrepreneurs, and the one we are just concluding with is the Street Foundation; they just trained about over 100 young ones in the area of creative arts, culture, theatre and also drama, and they sort of brought out the talents in them. We are going to pull in about 46 of them into our graduate internship scheme. We have created outlets for artists who are probably going to b

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Nigeria Corruption With a Small C

[Guardian] I often protest vehemently when Nigeria is characterised as corrupt. I still insist that there are many who are but there are much more that are not. Yet on a daily basis, I see and receive reports that shame my protestation. Simple matters …

[Guardian] I often protest vehemently when Nigeria is characterised as corrupt. I still insist that there are many who are but there are much more that are not. Yet on a daily basis, I see and receive reports that shame my protestation. Simple matters seem to cost money to the people who desire the services, obtaining a JAMB form is a major headache; despite the computerisation of the system. Indeed the computerisation merely created new bottlenecks which become centres of corruption. The small c refers to everyday c

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Biafra – 50 Years After

[This Day] With the warning issued last Friday by the Nigeria Police Force against market closure in the five South-east states being planned for today by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State…

[This Day] With the warning issued last Friday by the Nigeria Police Force against market closure in the five South-east states being planned for today by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), we hope critical stakeholders will work to avoid needless violence. But the central question which the authorities must ponder upon remains: Why does Biafra keep recurring and featuring in our national poli

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MoA Provides Agro-Inputs for Rice, Cassava Farmers

[LINA] The President of the National Agro-Inputs Dealers Association says, the government through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has provided a consignment of agro inputs to the association for onward distribution to farmers across the country.

[LINA] The President of the National Agro-Inputs Dealers Association says, the government through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has provided a consignment of agro inputs to the association for onward distribution to farmers across the country.

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Between Presidential and Parliamentary System of Government

[Guardian] “Presidential system has failed Nigerians, says Yakassai,” was the screaming headline in The Guardian of May 29, 2017. Malam Tanko Yakassai in the report “canvassed a return to the parliamentary system of government in the polity.” The inter…

[Guardian] "Presidential system has failed Nigerians, says Yakassai," was the screaming headline in The Guardian of May 29, 2017. Malam Tanko Yakassai in the report "canvassed a return to the parliamentary system of government in the polity." The interview was a masterpiece especially for those who needed to know why states were created by the Yakubu Gowon administration shortly before the civil war.

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Army Officers Seek Redress Against Alleged Wrongful Dismissal

[Guardian] The decision by the Federal government to name the newly established Nigerian Army Shooting Range at the once dreaded Sambisa forest after the late Lt.-Col. Abu Ali is a worthy morale booster. Before his death, alongside six of his men durin…

[Guardian] The decision by the Federal government to name the newly established Nigerian Army Shooting Range at the once dreaded Sambisa forest after the late Lt.-Col. Abu Ali is a worthy morale booster. Before his death, alongside six of his men during a gun battle with insurgents on November 4, 2016, the late Ali was the Commander of the 272 Special Forces Tanks Battalion.

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