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INEC Grants To Political Parties

IN recent times, there have been calls for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to scrap the grants it gives to registered political parties. The National Assembly appears to be moving in the direction of amending the constitution to remove the clauses that enjoin the Commission to give out these grants.

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ECOWAS suspension of Guinea, Niger

Explaining the suspension of the two French speaking countries, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Idi Hong, declared: “ Niger and Guinea remain suspended from ECOWAS in line with relevant provisions of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and the African Union Constitutive Act of 2000 until constitutional order is restored in the two countries”.

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Rig Election, Go To Jail

ON each of the occasions he has had an opportunity to make important speeches and pronouncements since he emerged as the nation’s chief helmsman, President Goodluck Jonathan has harped on his desire to ensure that the general elections of 2011 conform to universal best practices. He has made more pledges on this issue than on any other, which implies that free, fair and acceptable elections in 2011 is his major priority.

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Children’s Day 2010: what now?

Since the world’s tiniest country – The Vatican – pioneered the celebration of Children’s Day, it soon assumed a worldwide dimension when the first International Children’s Day was held in Turkey on April 23rd 1920 in Turkey . The first Children’s Day organised by the International Union for Child Welfare was held in Geneva in 1955. From the 1970’s, it was adopted as an annual ritual in Nigeria .

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World Hepatitis Day 2010

THE United Nations Organisation (UN) has a policy of setting aside special days to raise awareness on issues that threaten the wellbeing of people around the world with a view to urging action on prevention and amelioration. One of these issues is the World Hepatitis Day, which falls due every May 19th.

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