Safe From Boko Haram But At Risk Of Sexual Abuse

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http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/11/03/500221012/safe-from-boko-haram-but-at-risk-of-sexual-abuse


Boko Haram survivors raped by police, soldiers in ‘safe’ camps

Excerpts of news mention on Global News Newspaper:

A July survey carried out by Nigerian research organization NOI Polls found that seven per cent of IDP camp occupants said they knew someone who had been sexually abused, with camp officials held responsible for two-thirds of the incidents.A July survey carried out by Nigerian research organization NOI Polls found that seven per cent of IDP camp occupants said they knew someone who had been sexually abused, with camp officials held responsible for two-thirds of the incidents.

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https://globalnews.ca/news/3044652/boko-haram-survivors-raped-by-police-soldiers-in-safe-camps/


How to survive recession in 2017 —Experts

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Nigeria’s economy formally entered into recession in the second quarter of 2016, beginning from the month of May. It marked a time when the general decline in economic activities characterized majorly by fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for two quarters consecutively, was officially recognized.

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http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/survive-recession-2017-experts/


How 44,000 ATM deficit hinders Nigeria’s cashless policy

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According to the NIBSS data, banks have deployed a total of 16,660 ATMs against the required number of 60,000 units of the banking and payment facility pegged by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) thereby leaving a shortfall of 43,340.

The NIBSS industry review up to the end of first quarter of 2016, further showed that while the country’s recorded total number of ATMs in March 2016 stood at 16,660, the total number of active cards was 41.89million while volume and value of ATM transactions for January and March, 2016, stood at N0.12billion and N1.07trillion respectively.

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https://www.financialwatchngr.com/2017/01/04/44000-atm-deficit-hinders-nigerias-cashless-policy/


Nigeria’s misery index and a possible second term for the President

Excerpts of news mention on Business Day Newspaper:

Inflation, unemployment and underemployment are three “evils” that no economy wants to tackle simultaneously. Sadly for Nigeria, the country has to deal with the three issues simultaneously. The three indicators, when summed up make up the broader definition of the misery index. This is because each of them has a negative impact on the well being of the average person.

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https://www.businessdayonline.com/nigerias-misery-index-possible-second-term-president/


How Boko Haram Sex Slaves Turn Sex Workers In Europe

Excerpts of news mention on 360nobs Newspaper:

A survey taken last September by NOI Polls, a Nigerian research group, indicated that almost 90 percent of people displaced by Boko Haram in the northeast of the country do not have enough to eat. The survey discovered that many women are trading sex for food and the freedom to move in and out of IDP camps.

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https://www.360nobs.com/2017/02/how-boko-haram-sex-slaves-turn-sex-workers-in-europe/


Unemployment, poverty top reasons for rise in kidnapping

Excerpts of news mention on Business Day Newspaper:

Poll results from NOI polls indicates that unemployment and poverty are the two major reasons there is a steady rise in cases of kidnap in the country. Apart from these major causes, greed was also mentioned by 15 percent of respondents who took the polling organisations survey as another major reason why people choose kidnapping as their source of revenue.

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http://www.businessdayonline.com/unemployment-poverty-top-reasons-rise-kidnapping-noi-polls/


Nigeria: Rape of Minors - Tackling a Growing Menace

Excerpts of news mention on allafrica Newspaper:

The increasing rate of reported rape cases against minors in Nigeria is becoming alarming to the extent that not even toddlers are spared.

Rape is now a recurring decimal in our society, with recent statistics leaving many wondering if there will ever be an end to the menace.

Rape is defined as sexual assault, usually involving intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent.

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http://allafrica.com/stories/201702030366.html


How drugs, alcohol, sex are killing Nigeria’s youths

Excerpts of news mention on Tribune Newspaper:

In the past few days, the discussions around the deadly effects of alcohol, narcotics, drug use and abuse have been at fever pitch, due to the death of promising youths especially in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Most recent of such fatal occurrence is the death of Tagbo, who passed away as he was celebrating his birthday; this triggered a series of arguments about the negative effects of alcohol abuse.  Following the trend in the society;   increased marijuana consumption or growing cases of alcohol abuse, substance abuse among teenagers and young adults poses a serious challenge to our society. In fact, poll results released by NOI Polls Limited revealed that almost 9 in 10 Nigerians (90 per cent) believe the highest abusers of drugs and substance are teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years old.

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http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/drugs-alcohol-sex-killing-nigerias-youths/


Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims

Excerpts of news mention on VOA Newspaper:

The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.

The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut the time and cost of sending samples abroad for analysis.

A 2013 report by NOI Polls showed that 30 percent of Nigerians know someone who has been raped, with most of the assaults going unreported due to stigma and a lack of confidence in the justice system.

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https://www.voanews.com/a/nigeria-dna-lab-rape-victims/4077551.html


PMI Reading No 54: A Pause for Breath

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, is a little weaker in September at 58.1, compared with the previous month’s 58.5. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. The index is a data release at the start of the calendar month in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), the larger emerging markets such as China and a few other frontiers. It is based upon the responses of manufacturers to set questions on core variables in their businesses.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria%20Economy/PMI-Reading-No-54--A-Pause-for-Breath/36580


PMI Reading No 55: Higher and Higher

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Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, surged in October to 64.8 from the previous month’s 58.5. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

The index is a data release at the start of the calendar month in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), the larger emerging markets such as China and a few other frontiers. It is based upon the responses of manufacturers to set questions on core variables in their businesses.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria-Economy/PMI-Reading-No-55--Higher-and-Higher/37045


Exploring renewable energy resources: The way out of epileptic power supply

Excerpts of news mention on Thecable Newspaper:

When the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN) was established in 1950, its mandate was to integrate electricity power development and make it effective for the teeming population of the country. An era when there would be uninterrupted supply of power was indeed envisaged.

But several years down the line, the obverse has become the case. There has been widespread power generation and distribution crisis. Terms such as erratic power supply, epileptic power supply, power blackout and power outage have come to be commonly associated with the power sector.

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https://www.thecable.ng/exploring-renewable-energy-resources-way-epileptic-power-supply


Need for national coalition against rape

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/need-national-coalition-rape/


Resident doctors reject government offer, commence nationwide strike

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While the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike lingers, another industrial action has hit Nigeria as resident doctors have commenced a nationwide indefinite strike. According to Vanguard, the doctors resolved to proceed on the strike after a meeting of its national leadership that ended in the early hours of Monday.

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https://www.naija.ng/1123548-resident-doctors-reject-government-offer-commence-nationwide-strike.html#1123548


Industry counts losses from Nigeria economic slump

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Unfavourable foreign exchange rates, bad roads,unavailability of fuel, limited access to credit, policy inconsistency,lack of Infrastructure, unstable power supply and weak demand.
These have been cited as the top challenges facing the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.
This is according to findings presented by NOIPolls, the polling firm, and Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), a non-profit think-tank.

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http://cajnewsafrica.com/2017/09/13/industry-counts-losses-from-nigeria-economic-slump/


PMI Reading No 55: Higher and Higher

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, surged in October to 64.8 from the previous month’s 58.5. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

The index is a data release at the start of the calendar month in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), the larger emerging markets such as China and a few other frontiers. It is based upon the responses of manufacturers to set questions on core variables in their businesses. 

PMIs are forward-looking indicators of sentiment in all economies, and have the proven capacity to move financial markets in developed economies. To reinforce the point, the latest national accounts cover the second quarter (April-June) and the latest PMI the first month of the fourth.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/NIGERIA%20ECONOMY/PMI-Reading-No-55--Higher-and-Higher/37045


PROJECTS SUPPORT LIGHTING UP OF AFRICA

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The rhetoric about electrifying Africa is finally being actioned into tangible and achievable goals. In West Africa, where some 180 million people do not have access to electricity, an abundance of natural resources is driving a somewhat large portfolio of renewable energy projects.

The clean energy wave rippling across West Africa is underscored by reinvigorated interest from the African Development Bank, or AfDB, and the Africa Progress Panel, or APP, in ensuring the continent addresses its energy crisis, for crisis it is.

Take Nigeria for example. A recent survey by NOIPolls revealed that 61 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country spend Nigerian Naira500-1000 (US1.4-2.8 cents) daily on fuel, with as much as 85 percent of micro and small businesses reliant on generators for power. Ghana, in 2015, experienced 159 days without power. Ghanaians call it Dumsor, translating into “off and on,” which typifies the persistent, irregular and unpredictable power outages experienced.

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http://www.breakbulk.com/projects-support-lighting-up-of-africa/


Our people send patients abroad for organ harvesting ignorantly

Excerpts of news mention on Punch Newspaper:

In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, speaks about the challenges in the health sector

The Federal Government is considering barring doctors in the public sector from having private practice because the 1999 Constitution does not allow anyone to do private practice apart from farming. What is the NMA’s position on this?

The NMA will support every action that will improve the health system. We will go against any doctor that is using the government’s hours to do his business and I am sure that other professions, whether in the health sector or in any other areas, should do the same. You cannot rob Paul to pay Peter. So, give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.

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http://punchng.com/our-people-send-patients-abroad-for-organ-harvesting-ignorantly-nma-president/


NOIPolls puts Nigeria’s Q’4, 2017 personal well-being index stood at 64.3-points

Excerpts of news mention on The daily Newspaper:

The NOIPolls has put Nigeria’s Q4, 2017, Personal Well-Being Index (PWBI) at 64.3-points from 64.1-points obtained in Q3, 2017.

In its report obtained by The Daily,www.thedaily-ng.com, yesterday, it disclosed that the Personal Well-Being Index measures the satisfaction of Nigerians with respect to various aspects of lives.

It disclosed that there are seven components that make up the PWBI and they all experienced an increase except the Economic Index and the Personal Standard of Living Index which both experienced a decline when compared to the results obtained in Q3, 2017.

‘’Though the nation’s economy got out of recession in Q2, 2017 and also grew in Q3, 2017[1], Nigerians are yet to feel the impact of this growth in terms of their personal economy and standard of living as these were the only indicators that experienced a decline in Q4, 2017 amongst all the components that make up the PWBI.

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http://www.thedaily-ng.com/noipolls-puts-nigerias-q4-2017-personal-well-index-stood-64-3-points/


INEC and 2019 general elections

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It will be one year to the proposed 2019 general election on Friday, February 16, 2018. The Independent National Electoral Commission has been put on the spot recently. Many news media are interrogating the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration. In fact, this newspaper’s sister publication, Saturday PUNCH, of February 10, had a screaming headline on its front page: “Voter registration: Shortage of manpower, faulty equipment mar exercise”. Earlier, NOI Polls on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 published a report of its opinion survey on the commission’s CVR. Apart from that issue, INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, last Thursday, hosted the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. During the courtesy visit, the INEC chairman solicited the support of the EFCC in addressing vote-buying and monitoring of political parties’ campaign funds. Furthermore, the National Assembly last Tuesday passed the Electoral Act 2010 amendment where it reordered the sequence of elections as against the way INEC had earlier arranged it.

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https://punchng.com/inec-and-2019-general-elections/


Over 50% of Nigerians endorse creation of state police--NOIPolls

Excerpts of news mention on Trendingsandpolitics Newspaper:

The proposed creation of state police has reportedly garnered the support and approval of over 61 percent of Nigerians, according to survey  by NOIPolls.
The  survey stated that the proposal got surprising boost shortly after it received the blessings of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and 36 state Governors.

NOIPolls stated “the survey revealed that a larger proportion of Nigerians 61 percent pledged their support for the creation of state police.
“The clamour for State Police in Nigeria surprisingly got a boost on Thursday February 8th 2018, when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo publicly backed the call for the decentralisation of the Nigerian Police during a National Security Summit organised by the Nigerian Senate in Abuja.”

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http://trendsandpolitics.blogspot.com.ng/2018/02/over-50-of-nigerians-endorse-creation.html


President's approval rating drops to 40%, unpopular in southeast

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The latest nationwide score, which covers January 2018, represents a 5-point decline from his 45% approval rating in December 2018.

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http://www.pulse.ng/news/politics/buharis-approval-rating-drops-to-40-unpopular-in-southeast-id8016633.html


Female Genital Mutilation: Stakeholders Advocate Improved Policy, Sensitization

Excerpts of news mention on Leadership Newspaper Newspaper:

Unlike other harmful practices that have been abolished overtime due to civilization, it is surprising that  in Africa, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is being practiced among certain communities in 29 countries, with Nigeria, Sudan, Mali and Ghana, labelled as practicing the worst type of FGM. ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH writes. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) otherwise known as female circumcision, which is the partial or complete removal of the external part of the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, is a tradition whose origins could be difficult to trace as it is practiced all over the African continent. According to the United Nation Population Fund, (UNPF), an estimated 200 million girls and women alive today are believed to have been subjected to FGM and those who have experienced FGM live predominately in sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States. In Africa, FGM is practiced among certain communities in 29 countries namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia. While there have been widespread interventions aimed at reducing and changing the perception of the world about FGM, yet, the practice still lingers. According to a United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, in the sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, Mali and Ghana have been labelled as practicing the worst type of FGM and the reasons given by those who practice it ranging from culture, religion to superstition. In Nigeria, latest public opinion poll results released by the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Polls (NOIPolls), have revealed that although 87 percent of Nigerians expressed knowledge of FGM, 64 percent of this proportion confirmed that FGM is not prevalent in their locality while 36 percent disclosed that there are various degrees of prevalence within their communities; with high level of prevalence across Ondo, Kwara, Enugu, Delta, Adamawa, Ebonyi, Cross-River, Anambra and Niger states.


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https://leadership.ng/2018/02/22/female-genital-mutilation-stakeholders-advocate-improved-policy-sensitization/


LGBT History Month: Whither Nigeria?

Excerpts of news mention on washingtonblade Newspaper:

In the words of famous American television personality and drag queen, RuPaul, “A queen who does not know her ‘her-story’ is destined to repeat it.” This goes without saying that history forgotten will be lost in time.

This piece is inspired by LGBT History Month, which is currently being celebrated this month in the U.K., and the need to recover lost queer history and culture in Nigeria and Africa.

Global Dimension notes that LGBT History Month aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This celebration began in the U.S. and was first observed in 1994. Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history. Other teachers and community leaders selected October because public schools were in session and existing traditions, such as National Coming Out Day, occur that month. The month also coincided with the dates of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights 1979 and the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987.

In the U.K., LGBT History Month is celebrated in February, and first took place in 2005 after Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 which prohibited local authorities from disseminating materials that “promoted homosexuality” in schools was abolished in 2003. Countries such as England, Scotland, Greenland, Brazil and Hungary also celebrate LGBT History Month. And in Berlin, it is celebrated as Queer History Month in the month of February. Australia is the most recent country to join the list of now 26 countries that support LGBT equality and diversity, following the legalization of same-sex marriage on Dec. 7, 2017.

But the question begs to be asked: Whither Nigeria? Is there any hope that Nigeria will one day join the list of countries that support equality and diversity? Is there any hope that one day Nigeria will begin to appreciate the rich diversity of its citizens? Is there any hope that one day, Nigeria, like the other countries, will celebrate a LGBT History Month? Or is it a tall dream; a long walk to freedom?

A 2017 survey by NOI Polls, a Nigeria-based online survey platform, compared attitudes towards LGBT people in Nigeria against a previous 2015 poll. It found a seven percent increase in acceptance of LGBT people, and a nine percent rise to 39 percent of those surveyed, who think that LGBT people should be allowed equal access to public services such as healthcare, education and housing. The poll also showed a four percent increase to 90 percent of Nigerians who support the criminalization of same-sex relationships, and no change in the proportion of Nigerians (90 percent) who believe that the country would be a better place with no LGBT people.

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http://www.washingtonblade.com/2018/02/22/lgbt-history-month-whither-nigeria/


Interrogating Clamour For State Police

Excerpts of news mention on Leadership Newspaper Newspaper:

The crave for state police has suddenly gained currency in the country, with the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism tacitly endorsing the proposal.

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https://leadership.ng/2018/03/01/interrogating-clamour-state-police/


PMI Reading No 59: Stable and Positive

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, rose marginally in February from 54.6 to 54.7. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

The index is found in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), larger emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, and a few other frontiers. It is based upon manufacturers’ responses to set questions on core variables in their businesses. In our case, it is not seasonally adjusted.                                                                                                               

PMIs are forward-looking indicators of sentiment, and have the proven capacity to move financial markets in developed economies. To rephrase this point, the latest national accounts cover the fourth quarter (October-December) and the latest PMI the second month of the first quarter of 2018.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria%20Economy/PMI-Reading-No-59--Stable-and-Positive-/38681


Fuel Scarcity, Higher Prices Linger Despite $5.8bn Spend On Supply

Excerpts of news mention on Independent Newspaper:

Nigerians are worried that despite huge spending on fuel importation by the emerging sole importer, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), product scarcity and higher prices still linger, with the resultant continued impoverishment of the citizens.

When NNPC, last week, told Nigerians that it has imported 9.8 million metric tons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) worth $5.8 billion to combat the fuel crisis that resurfaced since late last year, not many Nigerians understood the logic behind the spend that has not wholly nipped the scarcity of the product hitherto.

Despite the claim by the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Maikanti Baru, that the era of scarcity is gone, however, the scarcity, which reared its ugly heads since last December has refused to subside despite the continuous importation of the product by the corporation and the clampdown on marketers suspected to be hoarding fuel for profiteering motive.

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https://independent.ng/fuel-scarcity-higher-prices-linger-despite-5-8bn-spend-supply/


Drugs And Substance Abuse Among Youths

Excerpts of news mention on Leadership Newspaper Newspaper:

The key findings from drugs and substance poll conducted in July 1, 2013 by NOI Polls Limited is that the rise in drug and substance abuses in the country anchor strongly on poverty and unemployment.

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https://leadership.ng/2018/03/29/drugs-and-substance-abuse-among-youths/


Addressing Nigeria’s Low Life Expectancy

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The May 2016 life expectancy data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that Nigeria, again, has one of the lowest life ratios in Africa and in the world; with 55 years for females and 54 years for males, standing at the 177th position globally, just above eight other countries of the world. On the average, the life expectancy ratio is 54.5 for the country.

Also, NOI Polls, a country-specific polling service in the West African region, said Nigeria’s life expectancy at birth as at 2015 stands at 53 for males and 56 for females.
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https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/04/05/addressing-nigerias-low-life-expectancy/


Senate initiates 2 bills to fight drug abuse

Excerpts of news mention on Vanguard Newspaper:

SENATE President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has disclosed that the Senate has developed two draft bills for legislation to tackle the menace, just as he said that this was an outcome of the roundtable put in place by him in December last year in Kano on the rising drug abuse in the country. *Results from the latest NOI Poll showed that 9 in 10 Nigerians believe the highest abusers of drugs and substance are teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years old.It has also emerged true from this poll that the most abused substance in Nigeria is marijuana.

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/senate-initiates-2-bills-fight-drug-abuse/


How illnesses reduce life expectancy of Nigerians

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HEALTH experts have said millions of  Nigerians are not   living for long or  living well as a result of a combination of factors ranging from high burden of illnesses, illiteracy, corruption and poverty, among others. Nigerian youths The experts who expressed worry over the low  life expectancy ratio in Africa as a whole and Nigeria in particular, however said life expectancy in the continent could be improved through  availability of top-quality and affordable healthcare. An endocrinologist and diabetes expert, Dr. John Ahukannah, identified   high unemployment rate, ill health, poverty, deaths from preventable causes, illiteracy, high corruption, among others, as top factors  responsible for   low life expectancy ratio in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/illnesses-reduce-life-expectancy-nigerians/


Don says Igbo behind drug abuse in the North

Excerpts of news mention on Vanguard Newspaper:

A University Don, Malam Bala Mohammed, has accused the Igbo as responsible for drug abuse prevalent among youths in the North. *Results from the latest NOI Poll showed that 9 in 10 Nigerians believe the highest abusers of drugs and substance are teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years old.It has also emerged true from this poll that the most abused substance in Nigeria is marijuana. Malam Mohammed, a lecturer with the Faculty of Communication, Bayero University Kano said that available statistics points to at these “unscrupulous Igbo drug dealers as brain behind the scourge”.

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/mandela-three-wives-2/


PMI Reading No 60: Strong, and Broad-based

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, rose strongly in March from 54.7 to 59.4. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

 

The index is found in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), larger emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, and a few other frontiers. It is based upon manufacturers’ responses to set questions on core variables in their businesses. In our case, it is not seasonally adjusted.  
 
PMIs are forward-looking indicators ofsentiment, and have the proven capacity to move financial markets in developed economies. Whereas the latest national accounts cover the fourth quarter (October-December), the latest PMI captures the third month of the first quarter of 2018. 
Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, rose strongly in March from 54.7 to 59.4.
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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria%20Economy/PMI-Reading-No-60--Strong--and-Broad-based/39236


Medical tourism ‘ll decrease when there is trust – Elenwoke

Excerpts of news mention on Blueprint Newspaper:

The health sector in Nigeria has been plagued with brain drain for decades and remains a cause of worry to many. Dr. Nnamdi Elenwoke, a Nigeria Neurosurgeon currently practising at Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque, Spain, in this interview with AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI speaks on the development; medical tourism and other sundry matters.

Brain drain in health sector
Indeed, brain drain is a legitimate concern for any country. Naturally, humans tend to move to better places to fulfill their needs or desires. This has always been the case throughout history.

An interesting research by NOI polls published in August 2017, indicated that Nigeria has about 72,000 medical doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, with only approximately 35,000 practising in Nigeria.

Also, about 20,000 medical doctors are currently working outside the country. It is also important to note that patients also emigrate as well.

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https://www.blueprint.ng/medical-tourism-ll-decrease-trust-elenwoke/


Why Nigerians are still despondent about life expectancy

Excerpts of news mention on Tribune Newspaper:

Even though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has projected a continuous rise in the average life expectancy in many countries and a slow increase in the life expectancy index at birth for Nigeria, more Nigerians do not think they would live up to old age in the coming years, if the released result of the 2015 NOIPolls is anything to go by.

Nigeria, according to 2015 WHO report on life expectancy, is currently ranked 216 in the world, and about 16th in Africa with a life expectancy index of 54.7 years.

Whereas, 37 years ago, the average life expectancy in Nigeria was 44.74 years, putting the country at 58th position in the world and 21st in AfricaHowever, only about 35 per cent of responders to the NOIPolls survey question: “Do you think Nigerians live long to old age in recent times?” recorded an optimistic “Yes”, while 65 per cent of the responders did not think most Nigerians live up to old age.

“The reason for the WHO projection of a slow increase in life expectancy for Nigeria,” Dr John Ahukannah, the Honourable Commissioner of Health, Abia State, said, “was ascribable to the expanded access to anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS, which had adversely affected life in Nigeria and Africa in the 80s and the 90s”.

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http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/why-nigerians-are-still-despondent-about-life-expectancy/


World Asthma Day: Nigeria has only one respiratory doctor for every 2m people

Excerpts of news mention on Business Day Newspaper:

An NOIPolls survey last year revealed that the reasons for the looming brain drain in the health sector included challenges such as high taxes and deductions from salary (98%), low work satisfaction (92%), poor salaries and emoluments (91%) and the huge knowledge gap that exists in the medical practice abroad (47%), among others.

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http://www.businessdayonline.com/world-asthma-day-nigeria-one-respiratory-doctor-every-2m-people/


PMI Reading No 61: Uncertain of The Future

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, declined sharply in April from 59.4 to 51.0. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. The index is found in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), larger emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, and a few other frontiers. It is based upon manufacturers’ responses to set questions on core variables in their businesses. In our case, it is not seasonally adjusted.businesses. In our case, it is not seasonally adjusted.            

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Buhari: Swimming Against The Tide Of Public Opinion

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If there is any burden that President Muhammadu Buhari and his media team are wishing away, it is unarguably that of Public Opinion.  As theorised by political scientists and sociologists, public opinion serves as the Foundations of Democracy. In fact, sovereignty of the people, which is the very basis of democracy, really means supremacy of the public opinion. In every democracy, the government and its policies are continuously based on public opinion. The government remains in power so long as it is backed by public opinion.


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Nigeria: Buhari’s job approval rating drops below 39.6%

Excerpts of news mention on worldstagegroup Newspaper:

Today NOIPolls, Nigeria’s premier public opinion polling firm, releases its compilation of public opinion polls on a monthly series of presidential approval rating to appraise the job performance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Since January 2013, NOIPolls has been conducting monthly approval ratings on the job performance of Nigeria’s sitting president; and this has continued through the assumption of office of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Nigeria: Buhari’s job approval rating drops below 39.6%

Excerpts of news mention on worldstagegroup Newspaper:

Today NOIPolls, Nigeria’s premier public opinion polling firm, releases its compilation of public opinion polls on a monthly series of presidential approval rating to appraise the job performance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Since January 2013, NOIPolls has been conducting monthly approval ratings on the job performance of Nigeria’s sitting president; and this has continued through the assumption of office of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Mixed reactions trail President Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as new Democracy Day Read more

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The survey conducted by NOIPolls indicated that at least 56% of Nigerians commended President Buhari’s decision while 44% said they are not in support of the declaration - The poll also showed that Northeast supported the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day more than Southwest A new public opinion poll by NOIPolls has highlighted mixed reactions trailing President Buhari’s recent declaration of June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day.

The latest poll of 1,000 respondents nationwide revealed that 56% of Nigerians say they are in support of the president’s declaration; while 44% say they are not in support of the declaration. This, NAIJ.com gathers, came on the heels of the finding that almost 8 out of 10 respondents (79%) interviewed said they were aware of the recent declaration by President Buhari to commemorate June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day. Highlighting a number of socio-demographic differences, data from the poll showed that while the Northeast (75%), Southwest (69%) and Northwest (60%) geopolitical zones constituted the zones with the highest level of support for the president’s declaration; the Southeast (70%) and South-south (61%) regions constituted the bulk of respondents that are not in support of the declaration. Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1176132-mixed-reactions-trail-president-buharis-declaration-june-12-democracy-day.html#1176132 

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In Ekiti, Olusola takes early lead over Fayemi- NOIPolls

Excerpts of news mention on Business Day Newspaper:

Kolapo Olusola (ELEKO), candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and chosen successor of governor Ayodele Fayose, has taken an early lead of Kayode Fayemi in poll of registered voters for next month’s gubernatorial election in the state according to a poll by NOIPolls.

Olusola is leading with 34% while Fayemi is at second with 26% and Otunba Segun Adewale, candidate of the ADP is placed third at 7%.

Tunde Afe of ANRP placed fourth with 6% but there is a significant number of undecided voters which the survey placed at 23%.

The poll also revealed that while 93 percent of respondents claimed to have obtained their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), 83 percent were absolutely certain they would come out and vote for the gubernatorial candidate of their choice on 14th July 2018. However, in spite of this level of optimism and preparedness, 23 percent of respondents remain either undecided or simply refused to divulge their choice of candidate.

The poll further indicated that while Professor Olusola appeared to enjoy significant support across the three senatorial districts of the state, Ekiti Central (39 percent), Ekiti South (36 percent) and Ekiti North (30 percent); Dr. Fayemi’s support base was observed mainly in Ekiti South (28 percent) and Ekiti North (27 percent) senatorial districts. Similarly, the poll highlighted Eleka’s support amongst youths aged between 18 and 35 years (39 percent) and the working-class of ages 36 to 60 years (34 percent); compared to JKF’s whose support averaged 26 percent across all age categories. Interestingly, the poll also revealed a strong female support for Eleka (37 percent), compared to JKF with significant support from male respondents (28 percent).

In conclusion, although Eleka currently leads the race with a significant 8-point margin, we opine that the election remains a keenly contested race between the two leading candidates (Prof. Olusola and Dr. Fayemi) for two main reasons: 1.) There remains a very significant proportion of voters (23 percent) who remain either undecided or seek confidentiality as to their choice of candidate; and 2.) For political watchers, the election of 14th July 2018 appears to be more of a contest between the incumbent Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose and the former Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and not necessarily between Eleka and JKF.

The poll was conducted between June 18th and 23rd 2018 and involved telephone interviews of a random state-wide sample in Ekiti State.

In all, 1,000 randomly selected phone-owning residents of the state aged 18 years and above, representing the three senatorial districts of the state, were interviewed.

With a sample of this size, NOIPolls said it “can say with 95% confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise – within a range of plus or minus 3%.”

Of the 1,000 completed interviews, 52 percent were male and 48 percent female respondents. Samples for the poll were selected randomly for the senatorial districts in representation of the state’s population – Ekiti Central (39 percent), Ekiti South (34 percent), and Ekiti North (27 percent).

Also, 35 percent of respondents were aged between 18 and 35 years; 57 percent between 36 and 60 years; and 8 percent above 61 years.

In terms of employment status of respondents, top 5 respondents are: Self-employed traders (32 percent), Civil servants (21 percent), Artisans (10 percent), Unemployed young people (7 percent), and Students (7 percent).

NOIPolls is Nigeria’s premier public opinion polling institution, which conducts periodic opinion polls and studies on various socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria.

Kolapo Olusola (ELEKO), candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and chosen successor of governor Ayodele Fayose, has taken an early lead of Kayode Fayemi in poll of registered voters for next month’s gubernatorial election in the state according to a poll by NOIPolls.

Olusola is leading with 34% while Fayemi is at second with 26% and Otunba Segun Adewale, candidate of the ADP is placed third at 7%.

Tunde Afe of ANRP placed fourth with 6% but there is a significant number of undecided voters which the survey placed at 23%.

The poll also revealed that while 93 percent of respondents claimed to have obtained their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), 83 percent were absolutely certain they would come out and vote for the gubernatorial candidate of their choice on 14th July 2018. However, in spite of this level of optimism and preparedness, 23 percent of respondents remain either undecided or simply refused to divulge their choice of candidate.

The poll further indicated that while Professor Olusola appeared to enjoy significant support across the three senatorial districts of the state, Ekiti Central (39 percent), Ekiti South (36 percent) and Ekiti North (30 percent); Dr. Fayemi’s support base was observed mainly in Ekiti South (28 percent) and Ekiti North (27 percent) senatorial districts. Similarly, the poll highlighted Eleka’s support amongst youths aged between 18 and 35 years (39 percent) and the working-class of ages 36 to 60 years (34 percent); compared to JKF’s whose support averaged 26 percent across all age categories. Interestingly, the poll also revealed a strong female support for Eleka (37 percent), compared to JKF with significant support from male respondents (28 percent).

In conclusion, although Eleka currently leads the race with a significant 8-point margin, we opine that the election remains a keenly contested race between the two leading candidates (Prof. Olusola and Dr. Fayemi) for two main reasons: 1.) There remains a very significant proportion of voters (23 percent) who remain either undecided or seek confidentiality as to their choice of candidate; and 2.) For political watchers, the election of 14th July 2018 appears to be more of a contest between the incumbent Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose and the former Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and not necessarily between Eleka and JKF.

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Pre-election Polls Reveal Eleka in Early Lead in Ekiti

Excerpts of news mention on Thisday Newspaper:

Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State slated for July 14, a public poll conducted by NOI Polls has predicted the victory of Professor Kolapo Olusola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, and other candidates.

This is coming as governorship aspirant of the APC in the state, Segun Oni, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the emergence of Fayemi, former Minister of Mines and Steel, as the party’s standard bearer for the governorship poll.
The result of the NOI Polls was made know in a statement made available yesterday, where the PDP candidate leads with eight points.

NOI stated that the poll was conducted between June 18 and 23, 2018 in a bid to assess the preparedness of voters towards the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.
From the results of 1,000 randomly selected respondents, all residents in Ekiti State, and interviewed via telephone: Professor Olusola, fondly known as Eleka, polled 34 per cent; Dr. Fayemi (JKF) polled 26 per cent; Otunba Segun Adewale of ADP, fondly called Oshaprapra, (seven per cent); and Reverend Tunde Afe of ANRP (six percent).

In addition, there were some candidates who altogether polled four per cent, such as: Akinloye Ayegbusi (SDP), David Ayodele Adesua (ADC), Ebenezer Femi Ogunsakin (PPN), Dr. Sikiru Lawal (LP), Sunday Balogun (MPN),Mrs, Ilesanmi Anike Margaret (AP), Temitope Amuda (KP), Tosin Ajibade (ID) and Agboola Olaniyi (AD)amongst others.
The Chief Executive Officer NOIPolls, Dr. Bell Ihua, stated: “The poll revealed that while 93 percent of respondents claimed to have obtained their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), 83 percent were absolutely certain they would come out and vote for the gubernatorial candidate of their choice on July 14, 2018.

In another development, Oni, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the emergence of Fayemi as PC’s flagbearer for the July 14 governorship poll.
Fayemi who polled a total of 941 votes at the primary which held on May 12, defeated Oni, his closest rival by a margin of over 460 votes.
But Oni has asked the court to determine if it was proper for his opponent in the primary to contest without resigning as a member of the federal cabinet.

Fayemi whole polled a total of 941 votes at the primary which held on May 12, defeated Oni, his closest rival by a margin of over 460 votes.

But Oni has asked the court to determine if it was proper for his opponent in the primary to contest without resigning as a member of the federal cabinet.
In the court documents seen by TheCable, Oni asked the court to determine if Fayemi’s action did not violate the Nigerian constitution and the guidelines of the ruling party primary.

The suit was filed on his behalf by Gani Faniyi, his counsel.

“Whether by virtue of APC constitution and particularly Articles 2 and 5 of APC 2014 Guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office as applicable to the APC governorship primaries conducted on the May 12, 2018, the 1st defendant being a serving member of the Federal Executive and Federal Minister of Solid Minerals, Mines and Steel Development having not resigned his appointment as a member of Federal Executive and Minister of Solid Mineral, Mines and Steel Development, at all or at least 30 days to the said primaries election of May 12, 2018 was qualified to contest and participate in the said APC governorship primaries of May 12, 2018 as an aspirant in that election,” the document read.

“Whether by virtue of APC Constitution and particularly Articles 2 and 5 of APC 2014 Guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office as applicable to the APC governorship primaries conducted on the May 12, 2018, at Damilek Event Centre, Ado-Ekiti for the purpose of determining or nominating the 2nd defendant candidate for the July 12 Ekiti State governorship election, the 1st defendant having being indicted by Rtd. Justice Oyewole Judicial Panel of Enquiry was qualified to contest and participate in the said APC governorship primary of 12th May, 2018 as an aspirant in that election.”

Among the reliefs Oni are seeking are: “A declaration that the claimant (Oni) having scored 481 votes which is the majority of lawful and valid votes at the 2nd defendant (APC) the 12th May, 2018 APC governorship primaries election for the purpose of determining the 2nd defendant’s candidate for the July 14, 2018 election for the office of Governor Ekiti State is the person that was validly nominated by the 2nd defendant for the 1 July 14, 2018 election for the office of Governor, Ekiti state.”

Fayemi resigned on May 30 and later appointed Opeyemi Bamidele, a governorship aspirant of the APC, as the director-general of his campaign.

Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State slated for July 14, a public poll conducted by NOI Polls has predicted the victory of Professor Kolapo Olusola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, and other candidates.

This is coming as governorship aspirant of the APC in the state, Segun Oni, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the emergence of Fayemi, former Minister of Mines and Steel, as the party’s standard bearer for the governorship poll.
The result of the NOI Polls was made know in a statement made available yesterday, where the PDP candidate leads with eight points.

NOI stated that the poll was conducted between June 18 and 23, 2018 in a bid to assess the preparedness of voters towards the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.
From the results of 1,000 randomly selected respondents, all residents in Ekiti State, and interviewed via telephone: Professor Olusola, fondly known as Eleka, polled 34 per cent; Dr. Fayemi (JKF) polled 26 per cent; Otunba Segun Adewale of ADP, fondly called Oshaprapra, (seven per cent); and Reverend Tunde Afe of ANRP (six percent).

 

In addition, there were some candidates who altogether polled four per cent, such as: Akinloye Ayegbusi (SDP), David Ayodele Adesua (ADC), Ebenezer Femi Ogunsakin (PPN), Dr. Sikiru Lawal (LP), Sunday Balogun (MPN),Mrs, Ilesanmi Anike Margaret (AP), Temitope Amuda (KP), Tosin Ajibade (ID) and Agboola Olaniyi (AD)amongst others.
The Chief Executive Officer NOIPolls, Dr. Bell Ihua, stated: “The poll revealed that while 93 percent of respondents claimed to have obtained their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), 83 percent were absolutely certain they would come out and vote for the gubernatorial candidate of their choice on July 14, 2018.

In another development, Oni, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the emergence of Fayemi as PC’s flagbearer for the July 14 governorship poll.
Fayemi who polled a total of 941 votes at the primary which held on May 12, defeated Oni, his closest rival by a margin of over 460 votes.
But Oni has asked the court to determine if it was proper for his opponent in the primary to contest without resigning as a member of the federal cabinet.

Fayemi whole polled a total of 941 votes at the primary which held on May 12, defeated Oni, his closest rival by a margin of over 460 votes.

But Oni has asked the court to determine if it was proper for his opponent in the primary to contest without resigning as a member of the federal cabinet.
In the court documents seen by TheCable, Oni asked the court to determine if Fayemi’s action did not violate the Nigerian constitution and the guidelines of the ruling party primary.

The suit was filed on his behalf by Gani Faniyi, his counsel.

“Whether by virtue of APC constitution and particularly Articles 2 and 5 of APC 2014 Guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office as applicable to the APC governorship primaries conducted on the May 12, 2018, the 1st defendant being a serving member of the Federal Executive and Federal Minister of Solid Minerals, Mines and Steel Development having not resigned his appointment as a member of Federal Executive and Minister of Solid Mineral, Mines and Steel Development, at all or at least 30 days to the said primaries election of May 12, 2018 was qualified to contest and participate in the said APC governorship primaries of May 12, 2018 as an aspirant in that election,” the document read.

“Whether by virtue of APC Constitution and particularly Articles 2 and 5 of APC 2014 Guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office as applicable to the APC governorship primaries conducted on the May 12, 2018, at Damilek Event Centre, Ado-Ekiti for the purpose of determining or nominating the 2nd defendant candidate for the July 12 Ekiti State governorship election, the 1st defendant having being indicted by Rtd. Justice Oyewole Judicial Panel of Enquiry was qualified to contest and participate in the said APC governorship primary of 12th May, 2018 as an aspirant in that election.”

Among the reliefs Oni are seeking are: “A declaration that the claimant (Oni) having scored 481 votes which is the majority of lawful and valid votes at the 2nd defendant (APC) the 12th May, 2018 APC governorship primaries election for the purpose of determining the 2nd defendant’s candidate for the July 14, 2018 election for the office of Governor Ekiti State is the person that was validly nominated by the 2nd defendant for the 1 July 14, 2018 election for the office of Governor, Ekiti state.”

Fayemi resigned on May 30 and later appointed Opeyemi Bamidele, a governorship aspirant of the APC, as the director-general of his campaign.

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Spend Abacha Loot On Power, others -FG Urged

Excerpts of news mention on Independent Newspaper:

A new study by NOIPolls has revealed that about 80 per cent of Nigerians would want the federal government to spend the $322 million looted by Late General Sani Abacha On Jobs, power and healthcare. It would be recalled that the federal government recently received 322.51 million dollars from the Swiss Government as part of looted funds recovered from former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha. 

The federal government received the money since December 2017 into a special account in the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) On December 18, 2017 from the Swiss Government. As to what the federal government should do with the recovery money, the poll revealed that 30 per cent of Nigerians want government to use the money to create employment opportunities while 20 per cent said the money should be used to improve power supply in the country.

20 per cent of Nigerians said the money should be directed to the healthcare, by building new hospitals and improving the healthcare generally, 15 per cent said it should be use to build new roads and rail transport. 10 per cent of Nigerians said government should share the money among the poorest Nigerians while five per cent said it should be invested in the agriculture sector.

As to what measures should the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari put in place to prevent further looting of public funds, the poll revealed that 30 per cent of Nigerians want life imprisonment for offenders. 25 per cent want the federal government to introduce death penalty for offenders, 20 per cent want government to punish offenders severely, 15 per cent want government to enact stricter laws against offenders while 10 per cent want government to empower the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to fight corruption.  

Credit: Leadership  12-07-2018

 

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Nigerians want FG to spend N115.94bn Abacha loot on job creation’

Excerpts of news mention on Daily Trust Newspaper:

Nigerians want the federal government to spend N115.94bn ($322) Abacha loot on job creation, improving electricity supply, boosting healthcare and building new roads.

A report released by the NOIPolls revealed that those were the top four recommendations proffered by Nigerians in a poll it conducted.

The report disclosed that 30 per cent of Nigerians interviewed were of the opinion that the government should use the funds to create employment opportunities, 20 per cent suggested that government should expend the recovered funds on improving the power supply, while another 20 per cent said it should be used to build hospitals and improve healthcare.

The report added that 15 per cent of Nigerians polled said it should be channelled to building new roads and rail links; with 10 per cent suggesting it should be shared among the poorest Nigerians.

“Interestingly, the proposed plan of the federal government to share the recovered funds to the poorest of the poor in the society came 5th on the line of suggestions, thereby indicating that Nigerians consider Jobs, Electricity and Healthcare as top priorities calling for urgent attention,” the report stated.

 

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Nigerians want FG to spend N115.94bn Abacha loot on job creation’

Excerpts of news mention on Daily Trust Newspaper:

Nigerians want the federal government to spend N115.94bn ($322) Abacha loot on job creation, improving electricity supply, boosting healthcare and building new roads.

A report released by the NOIPolls revealed that those were the top four recommendations proffered by Nigerians in a poll it conducted.

The report disclosed that 30 per cent of Nigerians interviewed were of the opinion that the government should use the funds to create employment opportunities, 20 per cent suggested that government should expend the recovered funds on improving the power supply, while another 20 per cent said it should be used to build hospitals and improve healthcare.

The report added that 15 per cent of Nigerians polled said it should be channelled to building new roads and rail links; with 10 per cent suggesting it should be shared among the poorest Nigerians.

“Interestingly, the proposed plan of the federal government to share the recovered funds to the poorest of the poor in the society came 5th on the line of suggestions, thereby indicating that Nigerians consider Jobs, Electricity and Healthcare as top priorities calling for urgent attention,” the report stated.

 

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Spend Abacha Loot On Jobs, Power, Healthcare-FG Urged

Excerpts of news mention on Leadership Newspaper Newspaper:

A new study by NOIPolls has revealed that about 80 per cent of Nigerians would want the federal government to spend the $322 million looted by Late General Sani Abacha On Jobs, power and healthcare. It would be recalled that the federal government recently received 322.51 million dollars from the Swiss Government as part of looted funds recovered from former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha. The federal government received the money since December 2017 into a special account in the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) On December 18, 2017 from the Swiss Government.

As to what the federal government should do with the recovery money, the poll revealed that 30 per cent of Nigerians want government to use the money to create employment opportunities while 20 per cent said the money should be used to improve power supply in the country. 20 per cent of Nigerians said the money should be directed to the healthcare, by building new hospitals and improving the healthcare generally, 15 per cent said it should be use to build new roads and rail transport. 10 per cent of Nigerians said government should share the money among the poorest Nigerians while five per cent said it should be invested in the agriculture sector. As to what measures should the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari put in place to prevent further looting of public funds, the poll revealed that 30 per cent of Nigerians want life imprisonment for offenders. 25 per cent want the federal government to introduce death penalty for offenders, 20 per cent want government to punish offenders severely, 15 per cent want government to enact stricter laws against offenders while 10 per cent want government to empower the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to fight corruption. 

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Pre-election Polls Reveal Eleka in Early Lead in Ekiti

Excerpts of news mention on Thisday Newspaper:

Oni asks court to revoke Fayemi’s candidacy

Nume Ekeghe
Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State slated for July 14, a public poll conducted by NOI Polls has predicted the victory of Professor Kolapo Olusola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, and other candidates.

This is coming as governorship aspirant of the APC in the state, Segun Oni, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the emergence of Fayemi, former Minister of Mines and Steel, as the party’s standard bearer for the governorship poll.
The result of the NOI Polls was made know in a statement made available yesterday, where the PDP candidate leads with eight points.

NOI stated that the poll was conducted between June 18 and 23, 2018 in a bid to assess the preparedness of voters towards the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.
From the results of 1,000 randomly selected respondents, all residents in Ekiti State, and interviewed via telephone: Professor Olusola, fondly known as Eleka, polled 34 per cent; Dr. Fayemi (JKF) polled 26 per cent; Otunba Segun Adewale of ADP, fondly called Oshaprapra, (seven per cent); and Reverend Tunde Afe of ANRP (six percent).

In addition, there were some candidates who altogether polled four per cent, such as: Akinloye Ayegbusi (SDP), David Ayodele Adesua (ADC), Ebenezer Femi Ogunsakin (PPN), Dr. Sikiru Lawal (LP), Sunday Balogun (MPN),Mrs, Ilesanmi Anike Margaret (AP), Temitope Amuda (KP), Tosin Ajibade (ID) and Agboola Olaniyi (AD)amongst others.

The Chief Executive Officer NOIPolls, Dr. Bell Ihua, stated: “The poll revealed that while 93 percent of respondents claimed to have obtained their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), 83 percent were absolutely certain they would come out and vote for the gubernatorial candidate of their choice on July 14, 2018.

In another development, Oni, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the emergence of Fayemi as PC’s flagbearer for the July 14 governorship poll.
Fayemi who polled a total of 941 votes at the primary which held on May 12, defeated Oni, his closest rival by a margin of over 460 votes.
But Oni has asked the court to determine if it was proper for his opponent in the primary to contest without resigning as a member of the federal cabinet.

Fayemi whole polled a total of 941 votes at the primary which held on May 12, defeated Oni, his closest rival by a margin of over 460 votes.

But Oni has asked the court to determine if it was proper for his opponent in the primary to contest without resigning as a member of the federal cabinet.
In the court documents seen by TheCable, Oni asked the court to determine if Fayemi’s action did not violate the Nigerian constitution and the guidelines of the ruling party primary.

The suit was filed on his behalf by Gani Faniyi, his counsel.

“Whether by virtue of APC constitution and particularly Articles 2 and 5 of APC 2014 Guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office as applicable to the APC governorship primaries conducted on the May 12, 2018, the 1st defendant being a serving member of the Federal Executive and Federal Minister of Solid Minerals, Mines and Steel Development having not resigned his appointment as a member of Federal Executive and Minister of Solid Mineral, Mines and Steel Development, at all or at least 30 days to the said primaries election of May 12, 2018 was qualified to contest and participate in the said APC governorship primaries of May 12, 2018 as an aspirant in that election,” the document read.

“Whether by virtue of APC Constitution and particularly Articles 2 and 5 of APC 2014 Guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office as applicable to the APC governorship primaries conducted on the May 12, 2018, at Damilek Event Centre, Ado-Ekiti for the purpose of determining or nominating the 2nd defendant candidate for the July 12 Ekiti State governorship election, the 1st defendant having being indicted by Rtd. Justice Oyewole Judicial Panel of Enquiry was qualified to contest and participate in the said APC governorship primary of 12th May, 2018 as an aspirant in that election.”

Among the reliefs Oni are seeking are: “A declaration that the claimant (Oni) having scored 481 votes which is the majority of lawful and valid votes at the 2nd defendant (APC) the 12th May, 2018 APC governorship primaries election for the purpose of determining the 2nd defendant’s candidate for the July 14, 2018 election for the office of Governor Ekiti State is the person that was validly nominated by the 2nd defendant for the 1 July 14, 2018 election for the office of Governor, Ekiti state.”

Fayemi resigned on May 30 and later appointed Opeyemi Bamidele, a governorship aspirant of the APC, as the director-general of his campaign.

 
 
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Poll describes New Media as major breeding ground for fake news in Nigeria

Excerpts of news mention on APANews Newspaper:

The result of the poll conducted by the NOIPolls, released on Tuesday in Abuja showed that by 67 percent of Nigerians believe that the social media was the major source of fake news in the country.  

It noted that the natural instinct for some Nigerians to scrutinize the authenticity of a news report before sharing has been greatly reduced as some social media users want to be among the first to share a news story, be it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp etc.

According to the report, this trend of sharing news report without validating its source is capable of triggering mob action, agitation, violence and in extreme cases, national security implications.

“This finding collaborates reports from a two-day conference organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, revealing that the emergence of the new media, particularly social media, has given rise to unrestricted influx of fake news in Nigeria.

“More findings revealed that radio (39 percent) has remained the primary source of information for most Nigerians despite the emergence of social media.

“Also, perception on trust across media platforms regarding authentic information dissemination showed that Nigerians are more likely to trust information from traditional media; Television (59 percent), Radio (53 percent) and Newspaper (48 percent)) than other sources such as Facebook, Word of mouth, Instagram,” it said..

The poll results also revealed that the issue of fake news is very prevalent in Nigeria as indicated by 93 percent of the respondents interviewed and they believe that it is capable of upsetting the country’s social balance.

It added that a larger share (35 percent) of Nigerians lamented that fake news is capable of promoting and encouraging hatred and violence whereas, 25 percent believe it can cause panic and tension amongst other negative effects.

It acknowledged the launching of a national campaign against fake news, an initiative which 56 percent of the respondents claim to be unaware of, implying that more effort must be made in spreading the campaign, especially at grassroots level as mentioned by 30 percent of the respondents that there should be sensitization on the dangers of rumour mongering and the spread of fake news in the country..

The result of the poll conducted by the NOIPolls, released on Tuesday in Abuja showed that by 67 percent of Nigerians believe that the social media was the major source of fake news in the country.  

It noted that the natural instinct for some Nigerians to scrutinize the authenticity of a news report before sharing has been greatly reduced as some social media users want to be among the first to share a news story, be it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp etc.

According to the report, this trend of sharing news report without validating its source is capable of triggering mob action, agitation, violence and in extreme cases, national security implications.

“This finding collaborates reports from a two-day conference organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, revealing that the emergence of the new media, particularly social media, has given rise to unrestricted influx of fake news in Nigeria.

“More findings revealed that radio (39 percent) has remained the primary source of information for most Nigerians despite the emergence of social media.

“Also, perception on trust across media platforms regarding authentic information dissemination showed that Nigerians are more likely to trust information from traditional media; Television (59 percent), Radio (53 percent) and Newspaper (48 percent)) than other sources such as Facebook, Word of mouth, Instagram,” it said..

The poll results also revealed that the issue of fake news is very prevalent in Nigeria as indicated by 93 percent of the respondents interviewed and they believe that it is capable of upsetting the country’s social balance.

It added that a larger share (35 percent) of Nigerians lamented that fake news is capable of promoting and encouraging hatred and violence whereas, 25 percent believe it can cause panic and tension amongst other negative effects.

It acknowledged the launching of a national campaign against fake news, an initiative which 56 percent of the respondents claim to be unaware of, implying that more effort must be made in spreading the campaign, especially at grassroots level as mentioned by 30 percent of the respondents that there should be sensitization on the dangers of rumour mongering and the spread of fake news in the country.



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Poll finds social media “breeding ground” for fake news

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A new poll suggests social media social propagates fake news far more than word of mouth, the internet, television and newspaper combined. This finding is despite the point that only 11% of the respondents in the survey by NOI Polls get their news on the internet. Only 2% get their news from newspapers and 39% by radio. Eleven in 100 people get their news via social media. The survey calls social media a “breeding ground” for fake news. The researchers say the tendence to scrutinize the authenticity of news reports before sharing has “been greatly reduced as some social media users want to be among the first to share a news story, be it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp.” “This trend of sharing news report without validating its source is capable of triggering mob action, agitation, violence and in extreme cases, national security implications. Yet almost 74% of participants rated Faceboook, Twitter and Instagram and news blog with higher levels of trust in passing authentic information, farm higher than for television, radio and newspapers. Interest in fake news—and its consequences—is growing as elections draw nearer. Some 35% of respondents believe fake news can cause hatred and violence. Lower proportions of respondents cite causes to include insecurity, instability and panic. Only 1% linked fake news to economic instabilityRead more below:
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New media is major breeding ground for fake news in Nigeria – NOIPolls

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A new public opinion poll conducted by NOIPolls revealed that new media (social media, blogs, etc.) is a major breeding ground for fake news in the country as indicated by 67 percent of Nigerians.

The natural instinct for some Nigerians to scrutinize the authenticity of a news report before sharing has been greatly reduced as some social media users want to be among the first to share a news story, be it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp etc.

This trend of sharing news report without validating its source is capable of triggering mob action, agitation, violence and in extreme cases, national security implications. This finding collaborates reports from a two-day conference organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, revealing that the emergence of the new media, particularly social media, has given rise to unrestricted influx of fake news in Nigeria.

More findings revealed that radio (39 percent) has remained the primary source of information for most Nigerians despite the emergence of social media. Also, perception on trust across media platforms regarding authentic information dissemination showed that Nigerians are more likely to trust information from traditional media; Television (59 percent), Radio (53 percent) and Newspaper (48 percent)) than other sources such as Facebook, Word of mouth, Instagram, etc.

The poll results also revealed that the issue of fake news is very prevalent in the country as indicated by 93 percent of the respondents interviewed. The effects of fake news cannot be over emphasized as it is capable of upsetting the country’s social balance. In line with this, a larger share (35 percent) of Nigerians lamented that fake news is capable of promoting and encouraging hatred and violence whereas, 25 percent believe it can cause panic and tension amongst other negative effects. In an attempt to create awareness on these effects of fake news in the nation, the Federal Government launched a national campaign against fake news, an initiative which 56 percent of the respondents claim to be unaware of, implying that more effort must be made in spreading the campaign especially at grassroots level as mentioned by 30 percent of the respondents that there should be sensitization on the dangers of rumour mongering and the spread of fake news in the country. These findings corroborate some of the recommendations made during the 2-day conference on fake news propagation in Nigeria organized by CDD. For instance, efforts must be taken to improve digital and media literacy especially among the growing population of young internet users, encouraging them to do a fact-check and corroborate information before they hit the share button.Additionally, it is pertinent to effectively confront the challenge of fake news as 25 percent of the respondents suggested promoting professionalism amongst journalists in both traditional media and social media in Nigeria. These are the key highlights from the Fake News poll conducted in the week commencing August, 6th 2018.

BRIEF BACKGROUND

One of the major threats to peace and security in Nigeria today is fake news, defined as “completely false information, photos and videos purposefully created and spread to confuse or misinform” others. Undoubtedly, false news is now the electrified third rail in global politics, Nigerian politics included as its vast reach, scope, and expansiveness retains huge capacity for destructive consequences. Worryingly, there is no generally agreed remedy and fake news is bad news and bad news means trouble. While rhetoric has always been the bedrock of political complication, false news stretches rhetoric beyond the acceptable. Moreover, false news is primarily fuelled by politics and tends to peak during electoral periods.

Recently, the federal government launched a campaign against fake news in Nigeria as the issue of fake news has become a threat in the country. Recently, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) organized a conference where stakeholders discussed ways of solving the spread of fake news especially as it relates to elections. The former Independent National Election Commission (INEC) Chairman Professor Jega, called for the enactment of laws, as well as adherence to subsisting legislations to achieve this goal, noting that the ugly trend couldn’t be tackled through mere civic education of critical stakeholders. Also, the current INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated that the commission was battling with the issue of fake news and promised to liaise with stakeholders to strengthen existing legislation in the electoral process to tackle problems associated with fake news.  In line with this, NOIPolls conducted a survey to gauge the perception of Nigerians regarding the prevalence, effects and possible suggestions to curb fake news in Nigeria.

SURVEY FINDINGS

The initial question sought to assess the awareness of Nigerians regarding the campaign against fake news in Nigeria and analysis revealed that 44 percent of the respondents interviewed are aware of the campaign. On the other hand, 56 percent, which formed the majority, claimed that they are not aware of the campaign.

Further findings revealed that the main source of daily news for Nigerians is radio (39 percent). Implying that a larger fraction of Nigerians depends on the news desks of various radio stations within their localities for information on happenings in the country. Other sources of daily news for Nigerians includes; Television (26 percent), Social media (17 percent), Internet (11 percent), Word of mouth (5 percent) and Newspapers (2 percent).

In recent times, access to information may not be much of an issue however, it becomes worrisome if information is not reliable. Thus, discerning truth from untruth has become a herculean task. Citizens, development practitioners and other stakeholders around the world have raised concerns about the prevalence of misinformation in contemporary politics mainly because of its characters and manifestations. With this in mind, the poll result showed that a larger proportion of Nigerians (93 percent) acknowledged that there is a high prevalence of cases of fake news in the country.

Rapidly evolving technology and the changing media landscape have reshaped communication mechanism to be instant, participatory, and global in scale. Modern communication platforms have afforded a large majority of people to communicate effortlessly with a wider audience. Developing events around the world can now be tracked on the go. However, recent developments around the world have proved that media platforms have assumed a destructive dimension as information is power, misinformation could directly or indirectly influence civil unrest, mob action and in some cases violence. In line with this, the poll also revealed that social media is the platform that propagates fake news the most as stated by a larger proportion of respondents interviewed. Although radio is the main source of news for Nigerians, social media coming top in this category suggests the increasing dependence on it as a source of information in Nigeria.

Subsequently, the respondents were asked to rate their level of trust on some media platforms and the poll results revealed that the traditional media Television (59 percent), Radio (53 percent) and Newspaper (48 percent)) are the most trusted media platforms. On the other hand, Facebook (74 percent), Word of mouth (73 percent) and Instagram (70 percent) got a very poor rating as Nigerians do not trust the information from such platforms. This indicative of the lack of trust Nigerians have on some media platforms particularly the new media thus, there is need for continuous education as the importance of social media cannot be neglected in a society that is getting too busy and distracted.

The effects or impact of fake news in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized; from its ability to impact on governance, influence corporate reputation as well as heating-up the polity. Fake news, through its altering of pictures, videos and absolute fairytale has generated tensions in Nigeria and the effects are here with us all.[2] Given the influence of this threat to the society, perception of Nigerians were gauged and the poll result showed that 35 percent, which formed the majority, admitted that it can cause hatred and violence. Further giving credence to this finding that fake news spreads hate and violent outbursts, is a recent report by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) which reported that fake news circulating in the social media worsened the clashes between the farmers and the herdsmen in Nigeria[3].

In addition, 25 percent of Nigerians stated that fake news can cause panic and tension in the society; another 15 percent of Nigerians opined that fake news can be misleading and a further 10 percent stated that it can create disunity and tribalism in the society amongst other negative effects of fakes news mentioned.

Consequently, having established that the impact of fake news can be devastating to a nation, the poll revealed that 30 percent of Nigerians recommended sensitizing the public on the dangers of rumour mongering and spreading fake news. Also, as a way of curtailing several extremist groups and unprofessional media outlets from spreading propaganda, 25 percent suggested promoting professionalism amongst journalists in both traditional media and social media, whereas 18 percent advocated encouraging collaboration between the media and public institutions responsible for ensuring national unity, peace and cohesion. Further analysis showed that 15 percent of Nigerians suggested that more Nigerians should be educated on the need to verify news sources amongst other recommendations.

In conclusion, the poll result has established that there is a high prevalence of fake news propagation, exposed the major sources of fake news and also highlighted the major effects of fake news in Nigeria. Hence, it is imperative that the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and other stakeholders synergize in addressing this spreading of false of false information. As a solution to curb this menace, Nigerians are calling on the government to create an agency that will monitor the authenticity of news that comes through the traditional media and more importantly information from new media (e.g. blogs, social media, and other online news platforms). The reason for the emphasis on new media is because 67 percent of Nigerians mentioned that they get fake news mostly from this source against 12 percent who get from their news traditional media.

Furthermore, as we approach the 2019 elections, social media particularly may likely be used as a modern propaganda spreading technology. Presently, there is no consequence whatsoever for the perpetrators of false news, with the added implication that some media platforms seem reluctant to fact-check before rushing to be the first to put out breaking news. Therefore, it is pertinent that the Federal Government work with various stakeholders including media practitioners and the national legislatures to find a citizen friendly solution to this menace. Leaving the matters unaddressed will spell doom for Nigeria especially as we approach the 2019 general elections.

Survey Methods

The Poll was conducted in the week commencing August 6th, 2018. It involved telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample. 1,000 randomly selected phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 years and above, representing the six geopolitical zones in the country, were interviewed. With a sample of this size, we can say with 95% confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise – within a range of plus or minus 3%. NOIPolls Limited, No1 for country specific polling services in West Africa. We conduct periodic opinion polls and studies on various socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria.

 

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Nigeria: Poll Finds Social Media "Breeding Ground" for Fake News

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A new poll suggests social media social propagates fake news far more than word of mouth, the internet, television and newspaper combined.

This finding is despite the point that only 11 per cent of the respondents in the survey by NOI Polls get their news on the internet. Only 2 per cent get their news from newspapers and 39 per cent by radio.11 in 100 people get their news via social media. The survey calls social media a "breeding ground" for fake news. 

"This trend of sharing news report without validating its source is capable of triggering mob action, agitation, violence and in extreme cases, national security implications. 

Yet almost 74 per cent of participants rated Faceboook, Twitter and Instagram and news blog with higher levels of trust in passing authentic information, farm higher than for television, radio and newspapers.

Interest in fake news--and its consequences--is growing as elections draw nearer.

Some 35 per cent of respondents believe fake news can cause hatred and violence. Lower proportions of respondents cite causes to include insecurity, instability and panic.

Only 1 per cent linked fake news to economic instability

 

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NIGERIAN MEDIA IN THE BUILDUP TO THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS–REPORT

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An excerpt from NOIPolls’ National Survey conducted in 2017 revealed that 62 percent of Nigerians surveyed were of the opinion that the Nigerian media is independent, although a significant proportion (29 percent) stated the media is not independent. This is worrisome especially as the nation is set to face general elections in February 2019 which is less than five months away and the role of the Nigerian media before, during and after the elections cannot be over emphasized.

The Nigerian media is a critical stakeholder in the nation’s effort to advance the cause of democracy, which its sustainability is dependent on the credibility of electoral processes. Speaking at the 2018 All Nigerian Editor’s Conference (ANEC) held in Delta state on 10th October 2018, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, president of the Guild, stated that the media has a role to play in ensuring the sustainability of Nigeria’s democracy in view of the key role it plays in information dissemination and moulding of public opinion. She further stated that it is imperative that the media is properly positioned not only to understand the issues involved in organising a credible election, but to advance a true democratic culture in the manner it reports issues of politics and governance.

Furthermore, in terms of corruption in media, the survey revealed that Nigerians believe the internet has the highest level of corruption in the Nigerian media space, followed by newspapers and television. While radio was considered the least corrupt, no media outlet, print or electronic, was deigned to be completely free of corruption in the country.

When asked about perception on media independence, many Nigerians (62 percent) believed that the Nigerian media are independent, while a smaller but significant proportion of Nigerians (29 percent) disagreed as they do not believe the Nigerian media is truly independent.  In terms of gender, 63 percent and 61 percent of male and female respondents believed the Nigerian media is independent, while 30 percent and 28 percent of male and female respondents said no respectively.

When disaggregated by regions, some variations become obvious. While 49 percent of respondents from the North-Central considered the Nigerian media to be independent, it was 61 percent, 78 percent, 57 percent, 44 percent and 69 percent for the North-East, North-West, South-East, South-South and South-West respectively. The North-Central, North-East, South-East and South-South fell below the nationwide score of 62 percent, while only the South-West surpassed it.

The perception of the level of corruption among these media outlets was also tested among the respondents. Findings revealed that 45 percent of the respondents felt that corruption was low in Radio, compared to 31 percent who claimed the same for Newspapers, 34 percent in Television and 36 percent for Internet and Social Media. Another 36 percent of respondents considered corruption to be moderate in Radio, compared to 43 percent for Newspapers and Television and 31 percent for Internet and Social Media.

On the other hand, 13 percent of respondents felt corruption was high in Radio, 19 percent in Newspapers, 17 percent in Television and 33 percent in Internet and Social Media. This implied that respondents believe the internet/Social Media to be the most corrupt in the Nigerian media, followed by Newspapers, then Television and Radio as the least corrupt. Yet, one fact obvious from the chart below is that no media outlet, print or electronic, was thought to be completely free of corruption in the country. It was only a matter of degree.

In conclusion the poll revealed that Nigerians had a relatively positive perception on the media as about 6 in 10 (62 percent) believed that the Nigerian media are independent while almost 3 in 10 (29 percent) thought otherwise. However, it is essential that the Nigerian media is perceived to be totally independent as they are major stakeholders in ensuring that Nigeria’s democracy is sustained through accurate information dissemination. In terms of corruption in the Nigerian media, a larger proportion generally perceived Radio (45percent) to have a low level of corruption, while the Internet and Social Media to have a higher level of corruption.

Finally, given that an independent media is important for democracy, there is need for transparency to be promoted across all the forms of media especially as the 2019 general elections draw closer. Corruption in the media sector can be curbed through the implementation of ethical frameworks for media institutions to enhance professional standards. Additionally, Media outlets should ensure their staff and journalists uphold ethics and integrity, through set codes of conduct, train staff consistently on approved behavioral patterns, constantly ensure such patterns are strictly adhered to and ensuring adequate stiff punishment is meted out to erring journalists.

 

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Data visualisation or Data narration? Data in Radio Stories

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Air Ambulance Service Partners Commercial Airline in Nigeria

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Banks untapped market high as EFInA survey indicates 64.1% unbanked

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NOI Polls conducted a  recent survey on behalf of Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) on Access to Financial Services in Nigeria the result of the survey was made public citing the challenges of the Access to Financial Services. To get more information on the recommendations made by stakeholders please click the link below:

 

 

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Oil Subsidy Scam: How I arrived at $32bn figure – Saraki

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Nigerian Australian

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Mobile Money Firms seek Nigeria's riches

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The revenue potential in Nigeria is huge: only 38 percent of the country’s 160 million people use a formal bank account, according to a 2010 poll by Gallup and NOI-Polls, a Nigerian opinion research firm. 

 

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Presidency describes alleged polls by APC as amateur

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In a statement in Abuja, the Special Adviser Media to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, described as suspicious, the parameters and variables used in the said polling. Dr. Abati observed that the APC does not even have a candidate now and wondered whether the polling without a candidate could be valid. He advised the APC to secure the services of professional polling agencies such as the NOI polls, which showed that President Jonathan secured a sixty-one per cent job performance rating.

In a statement in Abuja, the Special Adviser Media to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, described as suspicious, the parameters and variables used in the said polling. Dr. Abati observed that the APC does not even have a candidate now and wondered whether the polling without a candidate could be valid. He advised the APC to secure the services of professional polling agencies such as the NOI polls, which showed that President Jonathan secured a sixty-one per cent job performance rating.

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