Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation

Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation is a vivisection of the problem with Nigeria by Dr. Anthony Ohanyere N. mni. It offers a penetrating insight into the failure of leadership in Nigeria and the performances of the Nigerian leaders, past and present which Daily Mandate has offered to serialize. In his reflection of what he captioned “Leadership Question,” the author has no kind words for Nigerian leaders. Enjoy the excerpts: It is not contestable that those who struggled and secured our national independence did great job and are deserving…

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Ikeja Electric bags Corporate Pacesetter, HSE Campaign of the Year Awards

  Leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has won two prestigious awards – Corporate Pacesetter (Power Sector) and HSE Campaign of the Year awards, in recognition of its HSE Initiatives and innovative approach in educating Nigerians through the use of its proprietary Power Play game. The awards were presented to Ikeja Electric at the 2018 Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence (9jaSAFE Award), a respected body set up to recognize the outstanding performances and initiatives of companies, organizations, Individuals, groups, Schools and institutions towards promoting and raising safety consciousness.…

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Violation of FOI Act: Ministry of Foreign Affairs at war with MRA… group calls on Buhari to intervene

Media Right Agenda has tasked President President Muhammadu Buhari, as a matter of urgency to asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, to comply with the Freedom of Information Law and stopped playing politics with the Act. Last week, Media Rights Agenda (MRA)  scored the Ministry zero in its weekly rating of agencies and parastatals of the government who are violating the FOI law, seven years after its establishment in the country. But instead of heading to the instructions raised by the MRA, for the Ministry’s poor performance in…

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AFEX Calls on African Governments to protect African Journalists, fight against impunity

The Sixth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and media development organisations who are members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), held in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8, 2018 has ended with a resolution to African heads of states to protect journalists in Africa. The conference, hosted by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), and presided, over by AFEX Steering Committee Chairperson, Mr. Edetaen Ojo, who is the Executive Director of…

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CNN names U.S. Government Exchange Alumna in Top 10 Heroes List

  Cable News Network (CNN) has named a 2017 alumna of the United States government-sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), Ms. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year. Ajayi-Akinfolarin’s organization, Pearls Africa Foundation, which she founded in 2012, assists girls from underserved communities in Nigeria gain relevant technological skills to transform their lives. The beneficiaries get training in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and Scratch and visit tech companies to reinforce their learning and broaden their horizons. Her GirlsCoding project has reached more than 400…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Unveil New Book “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines”

By ADA DIKE Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will soon release her book. Titled “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines,” it was gathered that the book will be released on April 12, 2018 by MIT press. Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this information on her Twitter, noting that it was “risky” for her to write the book. She revealed that the book gives an insight into what it means to deal with corruption from the frontlines, and will give young people the hope and courage to fight. She predicted…

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