Category Archives: News

26 Apr
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Where are the leaders of tomorrow? By Melvin Umunna

While growing up, we used to sing a song on the assembly ground in my basic school, which, I am sure, readers would know. It goes thus: “Parents listen to your children, we are leaders of tomorrow, try to pay ...

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24 Apr
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Youths are asset, not problem ― UN envoy

The United Nations, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, has stated that young people are an asset rather than being a problem. She stated this while presenting the report on the findings of the independent progress study on ...

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20 Apr
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YIAGA Africa Set to Partner EFCC on Anti-Corruption Fight

In a bid to intensify the fight against corruption across the federation, YIAGA Africa’s Accountability and Social Justice Team met with officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday 18th April 2018 about its Bounce Corruption Project, ...

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20 Apr
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BUHARI ADMINISTRATION WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOUNG NIGERIANS – VP OSINBAJO

*Says preparation and competence, not age to run for public office, should matter more *Many young people working in Presidency *Young Nigerians should be allowed to run for elective positions in the country, especially as they have demonstrated capacity and ...

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18 Apr
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Senate transmits ‘Not Too Young To Run Bill’, 11 others to Buhari for assent

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to transmit the Age Reduction Bill (Not Too Young to Run Bill) and 11 others, to President Muhammadu Buhari,for assent. The resolution was sequel to a motion titled, “Passage of Constitution (fourth) alteration bills, 2018”, ...

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15 Apr
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Technology and the challenge of election integrity – Samson Itodo

Despite declines in political and civil liberties on the continent, regular elections – an indispensable foundation of democracy – signal that democracy is gradually taking root in Africa. The frequency of elections on the continent presents an undeniable opportunity for ...

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15 Apr
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Youth can be agents of positive change — Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN youth envoy

Jayathma Wickramanayake, 27, from Sri Lanka, is the new UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. Her role is to expand the UN’s youth engagement and advocacy efforts. She also serves as an adviser to the Secretary-General. Shortly after her extensive tour ...

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12 Apr
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2019 Elections: Nigerian Youths and the Doubting Thomases – Sanusi Olaniyan

Professor Itse Sagay; Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) granted an interview on why a youth cannot be President in Nigeria. Professor Sagay stated reasons why the average Nigerian youth is unfit to hold the highest political ...

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06 Apr
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Mr President, sign the Federal Audit Bill

Recently both chambers of the National Assembly passed into law the Federal Audit Service Commission Bill. The proposal, which emanated from the House of Representatives, seeks to grant autonomy to the Auditor-General for the federation and establish the Federal Audit ...

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06 Apr
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Ekiti Guber Polls: INEC issues Notice for Election

Even though, subtle campaigns and declaration of intention to run for public office in has started long before now, the Independent National Electoral Commission has officially declared open, campaign and political activities leading to the elections. As reported by The ...

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