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Something is About to Happen in Nigeria. Are You Ready for It?

Is another revolution imminent in Nigeria? 2019 General Election

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”- Abraham Lincoln When citizens fail to participate in elections, then they must be ready to live with the consequences. It’s that simple! #OfficeOfTheCitizen is the most powerful in ...

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Are Food Prices Really Dropping in Nigeria? NBS Latest Report Says Yes

Are food prices really going down in Nigeria? Data says Yes

Food prices recorded a major decline in December, the latest Consumer Price Index report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday has shown. According to the bureau, food inflation dropped 0.89 points to stand at 19.42 percent as against 20.31 percent recorded in November. This is the first major decline in food inflation since it started increasing ...

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Here’s Everything You Should Know About Nigeria’s Next Election [INFOGRAPH]

Nigerians go to the polls in February and March 2019

Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has released a schedule of activities for the much awaited 2019 general elections. In a press conference addressed by the commission’s chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday, he said the publication of Notice of Election for National and State Elections would be on August 17, 2018 while that of the FCT ...

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The Big 4: African Elections You Should Care About in 2018

Zimbabweans prepare for another election (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)

2017 is over but it remains a significant year in the political life of Africa; too many unbelievable political events happened in a number of countries across the continent. At the centre of these events is the fall of strong men. Although Africa is world’s youngest president — 60% of the population is under age 25– there are still many ...

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Nigeria’s FG Has Disbursed Paris Club Refund to States. Here’s What Each of Them Got

The federal government has released a state-by-state breakdown of another tranche of Paris Club refund. The money was released alongside the allocations from the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Idris Ahmed, accountant general of the federation, who announced this in a statement, said it was done so that Nigerians could have a better Christmas. A statement from the ministry of ...

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How to Save Nigeria: Build an App, Start an NGO or Go into Politics?

Young Nigerians should not only be kingmakers, they must become kings too (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

In 2019, young Nigerians who were born at the turn of the millenium (2000, 2001) will actually be able to vote. Those of us born within the 80s and 90s may be able to run for offices. It may yet be our time to stop being kingmakers and rise up to become kings, ourselves. For the better part of my ...

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ANALYSIS: Will Buhari’s 2018 Budget of Consolidation Break a 44-Year-Old Record?

Will Buhari's 2018 Budget of Consolidation break the record?

Nigeria’s dependence on oil revenue to fund its budget may finally be coming to an end as the federal government expects to earn nearly 63% of its income from non-oil sources in 2018, The Cable reports. However, with the prices of crude oil on the rise — now above $60 a barrel — strict discipline in managing the excess revenue ...

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Nigeria: Here’s a Full List of the 25 Roads N100bn Sukuk Proceeds Will Be Spent On

On Thursday, the ministry of power, works and housing received N100 billion proceeds from the Sukuk bonds subscription. Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, while presenting the cheque to Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, said the proceeds would be used to support the federal government’s capital spending for 2017. She also said the proceeds “is about financial inclusion” ...

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Apply for Obama Foundation Fellowship and Get the Opportunity to Change the World

Obama Foundation Fellowship, an initiative of the immediate past president of the Unites States, seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.  The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and ...

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What Does It Really Mean to Support a Political Party in Nigeria?

What does it mean to belong to a political party in Nigeria?

There are many political parties in Nigeria, they spring up like green onions in a vegetable garden. Some evolved from older parties, while some are formed afresh. However, no matter how numerous they are per election cycle, there are never more than two or three main stalks. Their history is a splintered one and can be told from several perspectives. ...

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