As Nigeria celebrates the second year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s in office, a survey has rated the administration on a number of indicators, ranging from Security, Anti-Corruption fight, Agricultural and Food Security, Power, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Education, Job Creation to Poverty Alleviation.
The poll conducted by NOI-Polls, an organization which regularly feels the pulse of citizens on socio-economic and political issues, and made available to News Bytes, reveals that the APC-led government is rated 47% in Security while its anti-graft campaign has succeeded by 45%; and whereas the score is 40% in Agriculture and Food Security, Power rates poorly at . . . read more
DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, COMMEMORATING THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION, MAY 29, 2017
Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.
- Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years.
- Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy. In the Northeast of our country, the terrorist group Boko Haram openly challenged the sovereignty and continued existence of the state, killing, maiming, and . . . read more
The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) on Tuesday opened registration for the first edition of #PEBECHack, a series of Hackathons designed to solve problems at the intersection of government processes and regulations, and the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
The Council after its monthly meeting at the State House agreed to bring together various teams to compete on developing a tool that will promote accountability, performance tracking and transparency among key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) crucial to the success of Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business, at the first #PEBECHack.
“The competing teams would develop a service management solution that will allow citizens monitor, provide feedback, report, make complaints, and ‘blow-a-whistle’ about…read more
As Nigeria commemorated Children’s Day across the nation, coinciding with the meeting of G7 Heads of Government in Sicily, Italy, Toyin Saraki, Wife of the President of the Senate and Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa has urged federal and state governments and stake holders to strengthen and scale-up the implementation of child protection policies across Nigeria, stressing the key functions and capacities of Child Protection Networks in the 36 States of the Federation.
Charting a progress timeline of Child Rights legislation and implementation across Nigeria, Mrs Saraki stated,
“7 years ago, in May 2010. . . read more
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said.
The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this month, after facing trial in a litany of cases ranging from corruption to the killing of protesters whose 18-day revolt stunned the world and ended his 30-year rule.
Mubarak was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt, in which about 850 people were killed as police clashed with demonstrators.
He was sentenced to life in 2012 in the case, but an appeal court ordered a retrial which dismissed the charges two years later.