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

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

PIND Sets Up Grant to Promote Development Reporting in the Niger Delta

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has budgeted N3, 400,000 under its 2018 PIND Media Solution Journalism Innovative Grant for Peace Building and Economic Development to encourage media personnel and organizations to develop innovative ideas that could help change the Niger Delta narrative. The grant which is a follow up to

Leading activist, sociopreneur, Ugolor celebrates 48th birthday with lecture on shrinking civic space

Activities leading to the 48th year birthday celebrations of seasoned civil rights icon and sociopreneur, the Rev David Ugolor, in Benin City, are already in top gear. Organisers have unveiled plans to use the occasion to introduce an annual inaugural public lecture series. For this year, the theme of the lecture would be: Shrinking civic

ANEEJ launches Niger Delta Transparency Index

Considering the need to engender transparency, accountability and prudence in the management of resources accruing to the Niger Delta Interventionists Institutions, the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, is set to launch a monitoring and advocacy tool, the Niger Delta Transparency Index, NDTI on Friday, December 15, 2015. ANEEJ executive director, the Rev

Nigeria Human Rights Commission opposes controversial NGO bill

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, in Nigeria has written a letter to the National Assembly, stating its opposition to the controversial bill which seeks to establish a federal agency to supervise, coordinate and monitor Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations. “The National Human Rights Commission is of the view that there is no need

NGO Bill: Catholic groups say bill intended to persecute Christians

Two Catholic groups, the Justice, Development and Peace Centre (JDPC) and Caritas Nigeria, have kicked against the NGOs regulation, which has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The JDPC and Caritas in a statement signed by Fr. Evaristus Bassey, their National Director, described the bill sponsored by Representative Jubril Umar as self-serving, suspicious