Open Society Foundations Announce Summer 2018 New Executives Fund Recipients

[OSIWA] NEW YORK–Eight newly appointed leaders of nonprofit organizations, in countries ranging from the United States to Senegal, have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their vision of change, the Open Society Foundations announced today. The recipients represent a wide array of organizations focused on open society concerns, including but not limited to youth empowerment, women’s rights, antidiscrimination, and drug policy reform.   

[OSIWA] NEW YORK--Eight newly appointed leaders of nonprofit organizations, in countries ranging from the United States to Senegal, have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their vision of change, the Open Society Foundations announced today. The recipients represent a wide array of organizations focused on open society concerns, including but not limited to youth empowerment, women's rights, antidiscrimination, and drug policy reform.   

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Zambia Scrape Through to Cosafa Semis

The Zambia national team needed post-match penalties to beat Namibia and qualify to the semi-finals of the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup. Both teams settled for a barren draw in regulation time making it their second consecutive draw consecutively after the … Continued

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Lazarous Kambole of Zambia challenged by Nasr Eldin Omer Ahmed of Sudan during the 2018 CHAN quarter finals football game between Zambia and Sudan at the Grand stade Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco on 27 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix The Zambia national team needed post-match penalties to beat Namibia and qualify to the semi-finals of the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup. Both teams settled for a barren draw in regulation time making it their second consecutive draw consecutively after the 1-1 result at the CHAN. The two teams are due for another encounter in September in the race for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Beston Chambeshi was thrown in the deep end of the pool after Wedson Nyirenda resigned after having lost the public’s confidence. Zambia converted their spot kicks through Collins Sikombe, Jack Chirwa, Toaster Nsabata and Clatous Chama while Lazarous Kambole had his kick coming off the post. Zambia will now play the winner between South Africa and Madagascar in the semi finals.     The post Zambia Scrape Through to Cosafa Semis appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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25 Universities’ Contingents in Plateau As Theatre Arts Festival Begins

[Premium Times] Contingents from 25 universities have arrived in Plateau State University, (PLASU), Bokkos to participate in the Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF), according to Emmanuel Dandaura, Chairman, NUTAF Board of Trustees.

[Premium Times] Contingents from 25 universities have arrived in Plateau State University, (PLASU), Bokkos to participate in the Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF), according to Emmanuel Dandaura, Chairman, NUTAF Board of Trustees.

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England Vs Nigeria – Five Players to Watch

[Guardian] The Super Eagles continue their World Cup preparation with a friendly against England at the iconic Wembley Stadium. Both teams possess a young squad, and a disciplined manager wiling to guide the squad into respectable finishes at the World…

[Guardian] The Super Eagles continue their World Cup preparation with a friendly against England at the iconic Wembley Stadium. Both teams possess a young squad, and a disciplined manager wiling to guide the squad into respectable finishes at the World Cup. With some players still in a fight for squad places for the Nigerian team and first team places for the Three Lions, here are five players to watch in what should be an exciting friendly.

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Vaids – the Changing Dynamics of a Tax Amnesty

[This Day] The introduction of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) appears to be a potent attempt to raise Nigeria’s tax revenue-to-GDP ratio, with the additional five million taxpayers in the tax net. Ndubuisi Francis reports.

[This Day] The introduction of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) appears to be a potent attempt to raise Nigeria's tax revenue-to-GDP ratio, with the additional five million taxpayers in the tax net. Ndubuisi Francis reports.

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Ekweremadu – Why We Retained Senate Age in Not Too Young to Run Bill

[This Day] Abuja -Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has explained why the 35 years age qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Senator was retained in the Not Too Young To Run Bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday

[This Day] Abuja -Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has explained why the 35 years age qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Senator was retained in the Not Too Young To Run Bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday

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How We Missed the Boat Since 2015

[This Day] Fellow Nigerians, as we count down to the next general elections in 2019, we should begin to take stock of what has gone wrong with the current government in the past three years. We must do this in the hope that a few issues can still be ad…

[This Day] Fellow Nigerians, as we count down to the next general elections in 2019, we should begin to take stock of what has gone wrong with the current government in the past three years. We must do this in the hope that a few issues can still be addressed, and that the lessons learnt can be put to good use after 2019, regardless of who wins the next Presidential election. It is certainly my prayer that a repeat of this monumental mess in which we have found ourselves would be avoided come the next government, whe

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