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UN Chiefs To Visit Chad, Nigeria To Assess Humanitarian, Development Efforts

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Mr Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr Mark Lowcock will visit Nigeria and Chad on a mission to highlight and support joint humanitarian and development efforts in these countries. Mr Lucky Musonda, UNDP Communications Specialist, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.   He said the UN joint mission would visit Nigeria between Oct. 5 and Oct. 6; and Chad between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.   “The joint mission comes after the High-Level Conference…

The Many ‘Scams’ Of Buhari’s Govt, According To PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has outlined the many scams allegedly committed by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government since its assumption to power in 2015. The PDP is challenging the genuineness of the anti-corruption war of the Buhari administration, especially the government’s alleged deliberate shying away from the prosecution of “corruption persons” within the APC. Speaking during a press conference at its National Secretariat in Abuja on Monday, the opposition party…

Facts About Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill

Not Too Young To Run is a campaign which seeks to reduce the age limit of those running for political offices in Nigeria and globally. President Muhammadu Buhari signed the much-anticipated bill into law today (Thursday). The bill, which was spearheaded by Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), and other partners, gives people with lower age limit a level playing field to seek political offices. Half of the global population is under 30, and according to reports, 73% of countries restrict…

‘Tweets On Trump’ Costs Nigeria’s Pate Global Fund Top Job

A former Minister of Health in Nigeria, and a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Chan School of Public health, Dr Muhammad Ali Pate, has been edged out from the Global Fund race for a new executive director because Washington is uncomfortable with tweets he shared that cast President Donald Trump as “racist,” The Whistler has learnt.