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NASS new accreditation guidelines and Press freedom in Nigeria

Media stakeholders, last week, resisted an attempt by management of the National Assembly to introduce some contentious guidelines for the accreditation of journalists covering proceeding in both chambers.

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 27 May 2019


Tasks for the next FCT minister

On November 11, 2015, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello assumed duties as the 16th minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari and subsequent clearance by the Senate.

He succeeded Senator Bala Mohammed whose tenure lasted from Apri [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019


Questioning Atiku’s citizenship

The citizenship of former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku as being contested by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is not a new low in politics but a dangerous one.

The APC in reaction to a petition by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, pra [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019


JAMB’s far-reaching reforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On March 18, 2019, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, announced at a critical stakeholders meeting in Abuja that it has put certain innovations in place f [...]

Sat, 06 April 2019


Chad fires chief of staff after Boko Haram attack kills 23 soldiers

Chad President Idriss Deby has fired his armed forces chief of staff following the latest bout of unrest which culminated in a Boko Haram attack that left 23 dead.

Deby fired Brahim Seid Mahamat and his two deputies by presidential decree after six years in the post on Friday night just hours a [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Inconclusive elections in Nigeria

Last week, all but three states were yet to conclude the electoral process in determining who the elected governors after the supplementary elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

 

 

 

The elections [...]

Fri, 22 March 2019


Voter apathy mar FCT elections

Scanty polling units with unenthusiastic electorates casually strolling in to cast their ballots were regular sight in most polling units at the just concluded governorship and state house of assembly elections in Abuja.

 

 

 

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Sun, 10 March 2019


US citizens will need a visa to visit Europe starting in 2021

US citizens traveling to Europe without a visa will be a thing of the past come 2021.

The European Union announced on Friday that American travelers will need a new type of visa -- a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS -- to visit the European Schengen Area.

The [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


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