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#EndSARS: KOWA Party calls for reform of police force

The National Youth Caucus of the KOWA Party has called on the Federal Government to ensure a holistic reform of the Nigeria Police Force to enable it discharge its duties optimally.

Bishop Kukah warns House of Reps against NGO Bill

Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah has yesterday condemned the proposed bill seeking to establish a regulatory commission for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the country.

CSOs calls for establishment of Immunisation Trust Fund

Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, under the aegis of Africa Health Budget Network, on Wednesday called for the establishment of Nigeria Immunisation Trust Fund to fast track inoculation coverage in the country.

CSOs, other stakeholders oppose NGO Bill amid protests

Almost all representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) Wednesday vehemently denounced the proposed establishment of a regulatory commission for supervision, co-ordination and supervision of the groups’ activities in the country.

CSOs urge federal govt, national assembly to hasten passage of PIB

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to close ranks and expedite the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to provide clarity and certainty that would attract the needed investment in the sector.

Senator Saraki decries increasing rate of unemployment

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has expressed concern that out of 38.2 million youths component of the labour force in the country, 15.2 million are either seeking employment or out of job.

Corruption: We are part of the problem – CSOs

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have admitted their complicity in the high level of corruption that has permeated the Nigerian society, saying they had helped the corrupt to build narrative.

CSOs urge federal govt to publish names, amount stolen by corrupt persons

Some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, have called on the federal government to publish the names of persons found guilty of corruption and the amount recovered.

National Assembly to hold public hearing on job creation, entrepreneurship

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly, will in the next few days, convoke a youth development and empowerment public hearing on job creation and entrepreneurship aimed at opening the legislative process for greater responsiveness to the needs and voices of the youths.

CSOs to establish database on corruption cases

Say No Campaign, a coalition of some civil society organisations, says plans are underway by the organisation to establish database of corruption cases across the country to enhance investigation.

Florence Ajimobi call for collective efforts against spread of HIV/AIDS

Wife of Oyo State Governor, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, has called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders in the state for a more holistic approach in tackling HIV/AIDS.

Federal govt set to finalise process for return of $321m looted money – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday says that federal government is concluding plans, latest by December, with the Switzerland Government for the repatriation of $321 million looted from Nigeria.

US to contribute $45.5 million to rehabilitation efforts in North-east

The United States Government says it will contribute an additional $45.5 million to rehabilitation efforts in the North-east.

Anambra guber: Senator Ekweremadu congratulates Governor Obiano, residents on peaceful poll

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated Chief Willie Obiano on his victory at the 2017 Anambra governorship election.

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Lack of education, proper orientation, cause of Nigeria’s crises – Sultan Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday, said lack of education and proper orientation were key factors responsible for the myriad of crises current plaguing Nigeria.

CHAN: Super Eagles intensify build-up in Abuja

The Super Eagles B have moved camp to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the next phase of preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco from 13th January 2018.

No civilian killed in Boko Haram attack on WFP’s convoy – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday.

Suspected robbers abduct Ebonyi NLC chairman’s wife

Armed persons on Sunday attacked the residence of the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, Leonard Nkah.

Gabon arrests dozens after Danes are attacked

Police in Gabon arrested dozens of people Sunday over a knife attack that wounded two Danish nationals working for National Geographic, apparently in retribution for "US attacks against Muslims," officials said.

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Ahmed Bello appointed new Nasarawa police commissioner

The Inspector–General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, has approved the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Bello as new Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State.

NSCDC inaugurates task force on fuel distribution

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, on Thursday, inaugurated a Task Force Committee to monitor distribution and sales of fuel in the state.

WWCQ: Flamingoes draw Ethiopia, to face Cameroon

The Flamingoes on Saturday ended their return leg match against Ethiopia in the African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in a goalless draw.

Federal govt releases N3bn for East-West Road

The Federal Government said it had released N3bn to the contractors handling the East-West Road dualisation project in Niger Delta to enable them return to the project sites and continue with their job.

Opposition jittery over Kogi West rally – Kingsley Fanwo

A member of the Organizing Committee of the Kogi West Solidarity Rally, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, has told journalists in Lokoja that those opposed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello are already crying foul over plans by Kogi West APC Stakeholders to organize a solidarity rally in support of the President and the Governor.