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26 Jul
This summer, children are at home and some parents may be worried about how to keep their children engaged at home. Here is a suggestion: Why don't we start with more story book readings and less screen time? As children take a break from the demanding activities that school offers, many will be exposed to…
19 Jun
For decades, the phenomenon of “cooked” election results, and the perception that most political leaders are not legitimate products of elections, discouraged millions of Nigerians from exercising their franchise.
11 Mar
Though Nigeria practices a democratic system of government, the 1999 Constitution disrupted an important characteristic of democracy by placing an age barrier by disqualifying persons below the ages of 40 and 30 from throwing their hats ...
10 Dec 2021
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has warned that Nigeria’s next general elections could either make or break the country.
4 Oct 2021
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says if young Nigerians fail to bid for elective offices at the 2023 general elections, they cannot win.
10 Jul 2021
It is obvious that political consciousness among Nigerian youths has risen to an all-time high. The era when they remained passive on issues of governance is gone for good.
23 Jun 2019
Co-convener of the Not Too Young To Run movement, Samson Itodo told ENO-ABASI SUNDAY euphoria that greeted the emergence of five under-40 lawmakers...
28 Feb 2019
The Not-Too-Young-To-Run Act signed last year has claimed its first success story after a first timer, 31-year-old Muktar Shehu Ladan of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared winner of a House of Representatives seat in Makarfi/Kudan Federal Constituency of Kaduna State. Ladan defeated a former speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Ahmed…
16 Feb 2019
A fan sent an offline message to ask why the popular Kannywood actress, Fatima Danladi Isa, otherwise known as Fati Asirka, didn’t make the cut when we ran a piece on some Nollywood celebrities that made it to the finish line and indeed will be contesting in the general elections. “She is in the race,”…
19 Jan 2019
Founder, Thinkation, Ubong King, in this interview with BENJAMIN ALADE, speaks on how Nigerian youths can explore their potentials through creative thinking while giving insights on its second edition of Thinkation. Excerpts: Can you tell us about Thinkation?  Thinkation is an event positioned to change the paradigm of the mindsets of people, particularly the young people of Africa and…
20 Sep 2018
Nigeria is heading for moneybags politics and whoever gets more money wins the elections. The will of the people cannot prevail. It is a well-known fact that the major political parties we have today are controlled by the bigwigs in the political space....
8 Sep 2018
Despite the signing of Not-Too-Young-To-Run-Bill into law, this is not best of time for the youthful Nigerian politicians, aspiring to contest elective positions in 2019 elections on the platform of the two major parties-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC). The high cost of nomination and express of interest forms of the two…

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