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Rann Attack: CSOs accuse Amnesty Int’l of lying, laud military

Rann Attack: CSOs accuse Amnesty Int’l of lying, laud military

The Coalition on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria has described as false recent report in the media credited to Amnesty International that over 60 persons were killed in Rann area of Borno State by members of the Boko Haram insurgents. Amnesty International had in a statement claimed that at least 60 people were

CJN Suspension: Group of Nigerians protests in New York , Urges the US, UK to support Buhari

Barely 24 hours after some concerned Nigerians trooped out en mass in the United Kingdom to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight, their counterparts in the United States of America have followed suit. These Nigerians, under the auspices of Restore Nigeria Coalition (RNC) were spotted in the streets of Washington, chanting ‘Sai Baba’ as they

CISS backs Buhari on CJN suspension

The Centre for International and Strategy Studies, has finally broken its silence on the controversy trailing the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. CISS said the suspension of Onnoghen was a right step in the right direction, adding that the decision was to safeguard the integrity of the judiciary sector. There

Lagos sets up special team to ensure better traffic control, compliance

The Lagos State Government on Thursday disclosed that it has established a Special Team to ensure efficient traffic compliance in the State and particularly address the observable flagrant disobedience to traffic rules by motorists. Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), AIG Chris Olakpe (Rtd) who disclosed this after a tour of

ANEEJ, FG call for fast-tracking of passage of anti-corruption bills by NASS

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Federal Ministry of Justice have called for the fast-tracking of the four anti-corruption bills presently before the National Assembly(NASS). The demand was made on Friday in Abuja during the inauguration of the Advocacy Working Group on the bills. The event drew officials of the

Top UN officials, Steiner, Lowcock, to visit Nigeria, Chad on humanitarian efforts support mission

United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) administrator, Achim Steiner, and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock will arrive Nigeria and Chad in a few days time, Lucky Musonda, Communications Specialist, UNDP, disclosed in a statement. According to the statement, Mr. Lowcock and Mr. Steiner will make a joint trip to the

Dickson urged to emulate Anambra, others, Edo on Open Government Partnership

The Executive Director of Family Welfare Foundation(FAWEF), Mr. Torki Dauseye has urged Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson to emulate states like Edo, Anambra, and Kaduna that have signed on to the Open Government Partnership. This call came following the policy dialogue on the OGP organized by the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ.

SERDEC appeals to Governor Bello of Kogi to sign up to OGP

The Executive Director of Socio-Economic Research and Development Centre SERDEC, Comrade Tijani Abdulkareem has urged the Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello to sign on to the Open Government Partnership OGP in order to complement his new direction agenda of deepening fiscal transparency and accountability of the state resources. Comrade Tijani made this appeal at a

CEDI urges Governor Okowa to sign on to Open Government Partnership

The Community Empowerment and Development Initiative, CEDI, a non-governmental organization based in Warri, Delta State has called on Delta State government to immediately sign on to the Open Government Partnership (OGP). CEDI Executive Director, Onose Martha, made the call in the wake of her participation in the policy dialogue on OGP organized by the Africa