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Friday, 27 March 2015

Setting agenda for Jonathan/Buhari

By Kayode Ketefe
The die is cast, the battle line is drawn, and the gauntlet is thrown! Within the next 48 hours, Nigerian electorate shall storm the polling booths across the length and breadth of Nigeria, armed with their Permanent Voter Cards, and with a mission to exercise their civic responsibility of electing a “new” president. The judgment Day is here!

The peoples of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are ready to invoke their prerogative as sovereign peoples and decide who to lead them.

Lamorde tasks women to lead the fight against corruption

Press Release
Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has called on Nigerian women to lead the fight against corruption. 

He made the call on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at a one-day sensitization workshop organised for women, civil society and community- based groups by the EFCC, in collaboration with African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Angolan journalist slapped with 15 new criminal defamation charges

New York, March 25, 2015 - The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Angolan authorities to drop all charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.

Marques de Morais told CPJ today that when he arrived in court on Tuesday for his scheduled hearing on charges of criminal defamation, he was told 15 additional charges of criminal defamation had been filed against him. His trial was postponed until April 23. He said it was unclear if the April 23 proceedings would address only some or all of the 24 charges he now faces.

FG’s local content policy receives major boost … as Aiteo signs MoU with Shell on acquisition of its equity in OML 29

Press Release
The Group managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Joseph T. Dawha (right), congratulating the Chairman of Aiteo Group, Mr. Benedict Peters (left) and the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company, Mr. Osagie Okunbor, on the successful conclusion of the deal transfering Shell's equity to Aiteo after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday. (Pic: Public Affairs Division, NNPC)
The local content policy of the Federal Government received a boost Wednesday with the formal handing over of Shell’s equity in OML 29 to a local oil and gas firm, Aiteo, thereby increasing the participation of indigenous companies in the upstream sub-sector of the oil and gas industry.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

In election year, Nigeria's press feeling the pressure

"Nobody is safe. Not the voter, not the journalist, not anybody!" The fears of Femi Adesina, president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, are echoed by stakeholders and observers of Nigeria's general election. Amid the tension in the run up to presidential and federal parliamentary elections on March 28, and governor and state parliamentary elections on April 11, journalists can be easy targets.

Stop hoarding, diversion, panic buying, NNPC urges marketers, Nigerians

Press Release
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on members of the public to shun panic buying and stock-piling of petrol as there is enough stock of the product to keep the country wet for two months.

In a statement made available to journalists, the Corporation put the current stock of premium motor spirit (petrol) in its depots across the country at 1.9 billion litres.

Exam cheating taken to new heights in India

This picture shows parents assisting their children to cheat in exams in India (Photo by DIPANKAR)

Cheating in exams is a fairly common phenomenon in many countries around the world.

For example many students seating for their final high school examinations in Kenya  have had their results cancelled because of cheating and were either forced to repeat another year in high school or find something else to do.

Fugitive, Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun extradited

Press Release
Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, the Nigerian whose extradition was sanctioned by a Federal High Court, Abuja, on March 9, 2015, is on his way to the United Kingdom.

Kekere-Ekun left Abuja, Nigeria, in the early hours of Tuesday March 24, 2015 for London, where he is to be prosecuted for murder related offences.