Wednesday, 28 February 2018

My Voter’s Card Registration – The Drama That Ensued, The Five Things I Observed.

Mountains are surmountable and limits can be broken were lines I prepped myself with on this third trial trip to get my voter’s card registration done. I have had two failed trials due to mammoth crowd at the registration center. The earliest I could arrive at the center was 6:15am, by this time usually the needed number of people to be attended to by INEC officials for the day would have been complete as they will usually have carry over names from previous day(s). 

So on Monday the 5th of February, 2018 I got up early as possible and arrived the registration center by 6:15am only to meet a crowd of about 20 people in a heated argument. They were been told by the School’s security men which was the registration venue to go back to their homes or offices because they were no longer writing names as the list of names required by INEC officials for that day was complete. They were only about 20 people on ground and it was alleged that 50 people had written down their names. Definitely there were ghost names, people that had probably bribed the security guys to write their names in their absence, which was done at the expense of people who were on ground. The Nigeria factor will always play out in any and every process, I meditated to myself. 

SCEEP Workshop - Expert Outlines Five Threat To 2019 Elections.

Action Aid in collaboration with BBC Media Action and supported by UK Department for International Development (DFID) held a two day workshop with partners and stake holders on Strengthening Citizens' Engagement in the Electoral Process(SCEEP). Objectives of the workshop are as follows:

1.Share knowledge on effective multi-platform initiatives 
2.Identify strategies for inclusive programming for women, youth and People with disabilities in governance 
3.Identify entry points for collaboration between traditional media, online engagements and community outreach. 
4.Provide linkages for sustainable networking of state-level partners

Monday, 26 February 2018

NPPDS2018 - Representatives From Three Major Political Parties speak on Internal Party Democracy

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in collaboration with OSIWA on Thursday, 22nd of February, 2019 held its first Nigerian Political Parties Discussion Series (NPPDS2018). The discussion was aimed at equipping the populace with information on internal party democracy and instigate citizen engagement as the 2019 General Election draws near.

The event was held at prestigious Sheraton Hotel and Towers and it had top politicians, Media personalities and key stakeholders in attendance. Members of the panel of discussant were political party representatives from mainstream political parties in Nigeria; APC, PDP, KOWA, APGA and Deputy Director, Independent National Electoral Commission, Shehu Wahab.

According to Head of Programmes, CDD, Shamsudeen Yusuf, “The discussion series has become crucial at this point of transitioning in Nigeria. It will stimulate progressive conversations for improved political economy and address major issues such as party campaigns funding, inclusion, registration, primary elections among others.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Photos: Chief Audu Ogbe Pays Former Minister of Interior Abba Moro condolence visit at his residence.

The Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbe yesterday 21st February 2018 paid a condolence visit to Former Minister of Interior Abba Moro at his residence in Abuja to commiserate with him over the loss of his wife, Late Mrs. Veronica Moro.

Speaking during the visit, the Hon. Minister of Agriculture prayed for peace and comfort for the deceased family and for the soul of the departed to rest in peace. He further promised his presence at the burial ceremony to pay his last respect as the body of deceased is laid to rest.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Dr. Mike Omotosho meets with key Social Media Practitioners in Abuja, discusses “The Role of New Media in Nation Building.” 

To further the cause of Nation building, Mike Omotosho Foundation on the 10th of February 2018 put together a New Media Forum to brainstorm on “The Role of New Media in Nation Building.” The forum comprised of Abuja based bloggers, social media influencers and digital marketers of repute. 

Mike Omotosho Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization which engages in various programme that are geared towards Poverty alleviation, Youth empowerment, Community development and Nation building.

Monday, 5 February 2018

#MotivationalMonday- Take a look at the 'MIRROR', It's worth the effort!

There are days when you feel 'so not like it' and the temptation will be to throw on anything on your body in haste to catch up with work or any other business of the day. But hey don't leave home without checking yourself in a mirror. As a matter of fact, check the mirror every few hours - you could just use your make-up mirror. (Don't try this in the public though).

The Mirror won't lie, it will reflect your effort and reveal how much you have invested in creating a fabulous you. God created us to recreate ourselves, does anyone believe that? Believe it or not, it is about the truest statement so far. Just by the simple fact that creation have not remained the same since creation, can throw more light on that.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Herdsmen attacks: FG to dump cattle colonies, urges states to proffer solutions

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The federal government is set to back out from its proposed cattle colonies - This was said to be the resolution of the 10-man working committee constituted few days ago by the National Economic Council - The council has decided that states should proffer their own unique solutions to end attacks by herdsmen. 

A report by Daily Trust indicates that the 10-man working committee constituted few days ago by the National Economic Council to end attacks by herdsmen has decided that every state should design its own solutions. According to the report, the committee proposed that the states should come up with the solutions after a rigorous consultative process with all stakeholders. 

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