Tag: citizenship

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EditorFebruary 28, 2018

Nigeria 2019 Elections: Kingsley Moghalu announces candidacy for president

Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Founder, Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation, Professor Kingsley Moghalu ...

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EditorFebruary 28, 2018

Enough Is Enough is coming to #SMWLagos2018

For the 6th year, EiE Nigeria will provide a space for citizens to learn and share how technology helps facilitate ...

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Victor TerhembaFebruary 18, 2018

Opinion: Your PVC is not enough; get involved

Nigerians’ political consciousness has been on a steady growth since 2010, following the constitutional crises that embroiled the presidency. President ...

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Mercy AbangFebruary 7, 2018

Mercy Abang: In Oguta, women risk death to give birth

Down the muddy drive to Mgbele from Oguta Local Government Area sits a dilapidated building with fallen rusty brown roof, ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 27, 2017

Mercy Abang: How sexual predators target Nigerian kids

by Mercy Abang In Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, 4-year-old Banke Olu (real name withheld) was raped by her auntie’s husband. ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 6, 2017

Mercy Abang: A superstitious link between dark riches and cerebral palsy is hurting Nigeria’s children

by Mercy Abang Cerebral Palsy, the medical condition that occurs in approximately 2-2.5 of 1000 live births globally according to ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 13, 2017

Mercy Abang: Nigeria is unmasking citizens online at record levels but there are no rights – yet

by Mercy Abang   A recently released report by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2017

Aba Oyo: Where promises and words mean nothing anymore

Oghenekevwe Christopher “Our journey there is about halfway done,” someone says from the rear of the single file. Forty-two minutes ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2017

Water in a Basket V: Tam knows best

Salaries haven’t been paid to civil servants in the last 9 months. Sometime during the penniless lull, *Tam decided her ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2017

Water in a Basket IV: Relief is here, more to come

  I am glad I experienced one of the few times reliefs were brought to the community, that faithful day ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2017

Water in a Basket III: Sewese’s fish business is sinking

Sewese, 37, is a civil servant at the Ministry of Information with a fish farming business on the side. Having ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2017

Water in a Basket II: Susan is too distressed to be stressed

Since the floods, Susan, 31, and her mother-in-law, 55, have lived in the IDP camp at the Ultramodern International market. ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2017

Water in a Basket I: No one is even talking about rebuilding our homes yet

  “Thank God no life was lost!”   There are six structures in Moses’ compound – about 5km into Welfare ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2017

Editor’s note: YNaija presents conversations with survivors of the Benue flooding to inspire you

We would have loved to say that it is with excitement that we bring you another one of YNaija’s citizenship stories ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 29, 2017

Gbenga Odunsi: The pains and torment of being a tenant in Abuja

by Gbenga Odunsi In advanced countries, housing is a form of social product, it is governmental provision for the citizenry, ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 27, 2017

Mercy Abang: Jail Time or Death— Pregnant women in Nigeria face unlikely sentence in hospitals

by Mercy Abang Mrs Audu, 33, had just given birth to her first child at the Asokoro General Hospital. She ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 25, 2017

Muyiwa Babarinde: How Ventures Platform is helping to build Nigeria’s technology future

                  ***As Thrive Agric, Gerocare and other start-ups pitch solutions to everyday problem***   On the 15th of September, I ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 20, 2017

Yusuf Goje: What are Senator Hunkuyi and Honorable Mohammed Rabiu doing about these constituency projects?

by Yusuf Ishaku Goje In line with the letters and spirit of Section 4 (1-9) of the Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 20, 2017

Anambra 2017: Dr Tony Nwoye’s manifesto

  by Tony Nwoye One of the best ways to tackle youth unemployment and support economic and social growth is ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 16, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: Nigeria should have a one-day identity holiday

by Pius Adesanmi But for the giveaway that is in our names, I would have called for a daunting challenge: ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 13, 2017

Gbenga Odunsi: FCT civil servants reject NBS report on recession

By Gbenga Odunsi   For days, Gbenga Odunsi, a journalist, toured five of the federal ministries in Abuja, spending time ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 6, 2017

Mercy Abang: In Maiduguri, poverty breeds Nigeria’s next ‘Boko Haram mothers’

By Mercy Abang   Over 134 suicide bombings have occurred since 2009 when Boko Haram unleashed a campaign of terror ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 22, 2017

Michael Ace: Diary of a Nigerian hustler (Pt 3)

by Micheal Ace   If your money or phone goes missing on the street of Ibadan, it’s either you are ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 19, 2017

Michael Ace: Diary of a Nigerian hustler 2

by Micheal Ace They say in Nigeria, if you want to walk fast, take a bike; if you want to ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 18, 2017

Michael Ace: Diary of a Nigerian hustler

You woke up and realised you had slept off leaving the Bob Marley’s mixtape beating from your phone. It’s 2 ...

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EzinneJune 8, 2017

The Thread: What is Nigeria worth?

Nnamdi Kanu and a section of the South East want Biafra. Northern Youths do not want Igbos in the North ...

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EditorMarch 27, 2017

Office Of The Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: How do we recover – urgently – our dignity as Nigerians?

by Chude Jideonwo Let me tell you about my driver of seven years. The first sign of trouble when he ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 28, 2017

The Thread: Here’s a perfect example of how the Nigerian police make people suffer everyday

Hardly goes by in Nigeria without one person or another complaining about their experience with the Nigerian police. How can ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 31, 2017

Opinion: What if President Buhari is dead?

by Marvel Umoh For over a week now, there’s been this disturbing rumour which speculates that the President of Nigeria – ...

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AzeezJanuary 12, 2017

FG grants citizenship to 335 foreigners after 4-year break

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved citizenship of 335 foreigners and disqualified 165 others. This was revealed by the ...

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