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The National Programme Manager (RoLAC) Danladi Plang has applauded the harmonious working relationship between the three arms of government in Adamawa, noting that with the support of RoLAC, six laws were passed in the lifespan of the programme in the state, saying one of these laws is yet to be passed in the last ten years in one of the states. He disclosed this during the close-out event of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption...

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The Elon Musk-owned company announced this in a tweet on Monday, stating that Nigeria was the first African country to enjoy its services. Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service! → https://t.co/slZbTmZmAt — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 30, 2023 According to an update on its website, SpaceX said the cost of Starlink’s hardware and subscription plan would be N274,098 and N19,260 monthly, respectively. The company said the service comes...

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates without personal emails will not be able to register for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from 31 January. This is contained in a statement signed by the board’s head of public affairs and protocol, Fabian Benjamin, yesterday. Benjamin said the directive, which is to ensure that the candidates’ up-to-date data are duly captured during registration, followed a review of the board’s advisory on the...

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When it comes to civil liberties in Africa, Western governments and institutions must put their monies where their mouths are. A marked disjuncture between the consolidation of democratic forms and the affirmation of civil liberties is one of the many paradoxes of Africa’s democratic evolution. On the whole, the sphere of individual liberty has shrunk in tandem with undeniable progress in formal institutionalization. The more regular elections have become, for instance, the less free the...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a request by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend the deadline for the use of the old N200, N500, and N1000 notes by ten days. Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor announced the approval in a statement on Sunday after a meeting with the president in his country home in Daura, Katsina State. “Based on the foregoing, we have sought and obtained Mr President’s approval for the following: A...

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Nigerians have been urged to get their permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) ready ahead of the general election. This important piece of advice was given by a group of masquerades who were captured in a video shared on Twitter on Saturday. The masquerades, from the Obeledu community in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, also drummed their support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi. One of the masquerades, who spoke on...

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In its strive aimed to reposition the state’s education sector, to keep pace with the 21st-century challenges and realities, Gombe state government has issued appointment letters to 1,000 graduates as teachers. Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State Friday while issuing the newly recruited teachers with their appointment letters, said they would teach in secondary schools across the state. Yahaya added that over 1,327 classrooms were built or renovated, furnished and equipped, with five secondary...

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Whether he wins the presidency or not, Peter Obi has already changed the course of Nigerian politics for good. This time last year, Peter Obi was just one of several politicians gunning for the presidential ticket of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Personally, he was only hoping to go one step further than he had four years ago when he secured the same party’s nomination as running mate to Atiku Abubakar. All that changed...

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As the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group expands its Africa footprint, questions remain about what “neutrality” really looks like for African governments.    By Alexandra Dent, Guest Contributor On New Year’s Day, video emerged of a young Ivorian serving with the Wagner Group on the frontlines of Ukraine. While being interviewed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally to Vladimir Putin and head of the Wagner Group, the fighter reveals that he lived in Moscow, and was released from prison...

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