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The Senate has described the legal action by some civil society groups against its plan to buy official cars for members, as an effort in futility.
The 6,721 concerned Nigerians who joined the suit as co-plaintiffs with SERAP, BudgIT and EiE include: Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-conveners, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu; Jibrin Ibrahim; Edetaen Ojo; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and Deji Adeyanju.
Ahead of the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, the Transition Monitoring Group has expressed support for adoption of open ballot for election of presiding officers.
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has blamed low turn of electorate during Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly polls across the country on “militarisation and over policing” of voting process.
A civil rights organisation, Transition Monitoring Group, expressed fears over the conduct of political parties towards officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, with a demand that they should “desist from heating up the polity ahead of the elections rescheduled for February 23, 2019.”
Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana; Transition Monitoring Group (TMG); Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), and other rights activists have tasked the federal government to end the incessant killings in Zamfara State.
In order to stop the enthronement of irresponsible political class in the coming 2019 general elections, the campaigns against vote buying and selling must transcend media hype, Dr. Garba Abari, the Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA) has warned.
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of civil society organisations in Nigeria working on electoral issues, has expressed concerns over the refusal of Assent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Electoral Amendment Bill.
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will use devices to track campaign expenses of political parties for the 2019 general elections.
Dr. Cosmas Ilechukwu, General Overseer of Charismatic Renewal Ministries, has said that the present dominance of money politics in Nigeria has made it impossible for the emergence of best minds in governance.
Renowned civil society coalition, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo should stand trial if indicted by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Monica Osagie, the victim in the sex-for-marks scandal at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has told an investigative panel that the disgraced professor, Richard Akindele, deliberately failed her because she refused his sexual demand.
The alleged victim of sexual harassment by a lecturer in the Department of Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, Ms. Monica Osagie, has been summoned to appear before the investigative panel probing the incident on Tuesday.
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Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has dedicated Saturday’s 2-1 home win against Burnley to the club’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”
The University of Ilorin on Saturday beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic of Zaria 1-0 to win the third edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board-sponsored tertiary institutions football competition.
Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has urged old students associations to support their alma maters in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance of facilities.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain’s October 31 departure date.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.
International DJ Zedd, has claimed he’s been banned from China for liking a tweet from the adult animated show ”South Park,” following a rift between the producers of the show and the Communist Chinese government.
Mubi North Local Government stakeholders of the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) in Adamawa state denied being a part of a Press Conference against the Senator Ishaku Abbo who is representing Northern Part of the state.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has graduated 462 officers of the 2nd Conversion and Upgrading Course at the Immigration Training School, Kano, Kano State.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his approval of the immediate implementation of cost-saving measures aimed at instilling financial discipline and prudence, particularly on government trips.