What happens when trafficking survivors get home

by Agnes Odhiambo For years, international media have been full of horrifying stories of Nigerian women and girls trafficked to Libya and Europe for sexual and labor exploitation. The world now also knows very well that many refugees and migrants seeking to reach Europe instead find themselves trapped in Libya in slavery-like conditions, and that for women and girls those conditions often involve sexual violence or exploitation. But what happens to women and girls who manage eventually to escape traffickers and return to Nigeria? The story of their struggles after…

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Bogoro, Institutional Reforms and Paradigm Shift at TETFUND

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) is an interventionist agency of the Federal Government charged with the responsibility and mandate of supporting public tertiary educational institutions with essential physical infrastructure for teaching and learning, instructional materials and equipment, grants for research and publication and academic staff, training and development. Established as Education Tax Fund (ETF) by Act No. 7 of 1993, the TETFUND administers, disburses and monitors the judicious utilization of the 2% education tax paid by all registered companies operating in Nigeria. TETFUND, under the visionary and dynamic team…

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Seyi Makinde’s N48b assets and mumu skeptics…

By Muka Popoola E bi like say di craze wey dey di head of those 15 million mumu don reach the next level o. Or what’s all the hoopla against Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s asset declaration about that you’re saying his N48 billion worth is either a ruse, false or anticipatory figure to loot the state treasury? What is actually intriguing and laughable about the skeptics to Makinde’s declaration is that rather than heckle him for maybe concealing some of his assets and under-declaring his worth, which is what…

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Makinde’s Private Sector Experience Will Help Oyo-Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar

…Security is Priority Says Makinde  Former Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar said on Thursday that the private sector experience of the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde will help him in the governance of the state. General Abdusalami Abubakar, who was on a brief visit to the Governor’s office said that he was in Ibadan to attend an inaugural lecture of the University of Ibadan. He congratulated Governor Makinde for his victory at the March 29 polls, adding that he was in the vanguard of encouraging the younger…

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PROF J.G ADEWALE: ODYSSEY OF A RENOWNED SCHOLAR & ADMINISTRATOR PAR EXCELLENCE

by Rahaman Onike The decision to write on Professor Jacob Gbemiga Adewale didn’t come as an happenstance,but it is in the spirit of saying farewell to a departing Rector of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology,Igboora, whose tenure is ending this week.This great scholar has introduced a lot of strategic innovations into the administration of the institution and as he bow out as the Chief Executive of the institution on the 9th July 2019 after eight years of meritorius service to the Oyo State Government and the College…

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OPINION: Senator Elisha Ishaka Abbo and His Public Mess

-By Rahaman Onike As the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is trying to settle down for serious legislative business after their inauguration, Nigerians still hold divergent views on whether or not the 9th Assembly would be able to make a difference with the treading CCTV footage showing the brutal encounter between Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo and young nursing mother at Adult Toy Store in Abuja recently. One begins to have a rethink on the reputation and integrity of some of the characters that constitute the 9th assembly. Despite…

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OPINION: Senator Elisha Ishaka Abbo and His Public Mess

As the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is trying to settle down for serious legislative business after their inauguration, Nigerians still hold divergent views on whether or not the 9th Assembly would be able to make a difference with the treading CCTV footage showing the brutal encounter between Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo and young nursing mother at Adult Toy Store in Abuja recently. One begins to have a rethink on the reputation and integrity of some of the characters that constitute the 9th assembly. Despite the efforts so…

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Understanding RUGA

By @Hejeoma As usual we have drawn daggers regarding the ranching initiative by the state & federal government. Let me try to use this #Thread to lay out few things. Research has shown that the lake chad’s surface area has shrunk by about 90% in the past 50 years. An initial surface area of 25,000 km2 has reduced to less than 2,500 km2 due to desertification caused by climate change.   https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43500314 … This freshwater lake is located in the Sahelian zone of west-central Africa at the conjunction of Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, & Niger with…

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Aishat Buhari now ‘Conscience of the Nation’

An executive activist on many fronts, Aisha was born several years ago in Adamawa State, North-eastern Nigeria to the respected family of Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu, a granddaughter of the nation’s first Minister of Defence married to President Muhammadu Buhari in 1989. With a boy and four girls, Aisha has, since 1989, been bestriding the landscape like a colossus and has stood with her husband through thick and thin to the present position of the husband being re-elected in 2019 general elections as President for a second term. In 1995, she…

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CONDEMNATION OF MALICIOUS AND MISCHIEVOUS TEXT MESSAGES IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA AGAINST NSCDC MANAGEMENT

The attention of the Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG) has been drawn to the malicious and spurious text messages circulated in the social media by fifth columnists and agent provocateurs against the proactive leadership of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). As champions and propagators of transparency, good governance and accountability in Nigeria over the years, these malicious, spurious messages and smear campaigns are intended to cast aspersions on the hard earned reputation of the NSCDC. It is on record…

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