We may be few hours late with this news, but we are excited to tell you that the #NotTooYoungToRun bill got a Presidential Assent today in Abuja. In photo is President Buhari flanked by young civil society group members who have been at the fore front of this campaign. Below is the most inspiring speech, from the signing of that bill by Buhari. 1. First, I would like to welcome you all to the State House. Today is a significant day for all of us in Nigeria, and most especially our young people – and the role they play in our democracy, politics and national life.
Mrs Elishamma Ideh has declared her intentions to contest for the presidential position in Nigeria, Thursday in Abuja. Highlighting what Nigerians should look for in electing a president, come 2019, Ideh stated that Nigeria deserves more than it presently has as leaders, and that the people are better than what presently obtains.
Nigeria’s no.1 online shopping platform, Jumia has concluded plans to launch a series of exciting activities around the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a bid to drive support for the Super Eagles and reward millions of Nigerian football fans for participating during the period of the tournament. The World Cup fixture is slated for June 14th through July 15th, 2018. Olamide Amosu, Head of Engagement Marketing Jumia Nigeria, who made the disclosure in a press statement in Lagos, said: “this year’s World Cup is indeed very remarkable for the entire nation because Nigeria will be participating in the tournament and we are rooting for the Super Eagles to make all of us proud by bringing the Cup home.”
Nollywood actress and humanitarian, Tonto Dikeh, on Monday takes awareness onmenstrual hygiene management and distributes sanitary pads to students of Girls Secondary School,Dutse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The thespian told newsmen that the gesture was to mark the 2018Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) for the young girls by the Tonto DikehFoundation.
Students of Premiere Academy, Abuja, on Thursday, exhibited various skills in coding programmes, sequel to days of training led by team of Mbele Coding, the organisation behind ‘mbele app’. The students demonstrated their skills at the 2018 Coding Day programme organised by the academy. Tunmise Oyelade, a Senior Secondary One (SS1) commercial student of the academy developed an online scientific calculator and a website for the school.
A business mogul and frontline politician, Mr Gbenga Olawepo Hashim has called for decentralization of more power to state to fast track Nigeria's development. The Chairman of Bresson AS limited said there was need for Nigeria to decentralise power to the states if it must survive as a productive country.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) today, 27 May 2018, releases the report of its Buharimeter Opinion Poll. The opinion poll was commissioned to assess the Nigerians' rating of the Buhari' administration after three years in office. Overall, the 2018 Buharimeter poll revealed that 40 percent of Nigerians approve of the President’s performance while 44 percent disapprove with the remaining 16 percent neither approve nor disapprove of his performance. This implies that the President is rated below average by Nigerians. The President’s approval rating of 40 percent marks a decline of 17 percent from 57 percent rating recorded in the 2017 Buharimeter National Survey.
Hope is the theme song for Omo, the
Daily Trust Newspaper Most Anticipated Book of 2018. The song is in sync with
the theme of the action thriller novel by Flight Lieutenant Alexander Emmanuel,
who has said he was dedicating the song and the book to Leah Sharibu, who is
still in captivity since her abduction from
Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi on 19 February 2018,and every African
child who is snared by discrimination and abuse.
The Connect Nigeria Top 100 Emerging SMEs has reached its final stages as voting by members of the public commences today the 25th of May. The exercise, the first-ever of its kind, was flagged off on February 12th 2018 with the opening of the www.connectnigeria.com/top100 for nominations of deserving businesses by members of the public. Nominations were sent in on the basis of set out criteria on the website.
Nigeria is one of the greatest countries in the world, whose greatness is being held back by numerous self inflicted vices. While the country is blessed abundantly in all fronts, its greatest undoing is the lack of visionary leadership, which some analysts have described as Nigeria’s natural disaster.
Successive governments in Nigeria have blamed the complexity of the country for their failure in office and some even argued that Nigeria is a difficult country to govern.