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Burkinabes alarmed by deaths of 11 people in police custody

The deaths of 11 people in a Burkina Faso police custody on the night of Sunday to Monday this week have raised tensions in the capital, Ouagadougou.

LCBC: Regional approach needed to defeat Boko Haram

The Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Mamman Nuhu, has said unless the four nations directly affected by the Boko Haram insurgency collaborate, the move to end insecurity in the region would be fruitless.
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Sudan national strike: Flights disrupted, offices shut

A two-day general strike in Sudan started in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with public services largely grounded across the country, multiple reports have shown.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari urged to scrap allocation of security votes to governors

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to work towards stopping allocation of security votes to state governors during his second term in office.

Healthcare: CSOs drum support for NAUTH, others

A Coalition of Civil Society Groups under the auspices of Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative has urged government at all levels to improve facilities at various health institutions in the country.

Groups call for even distruibution of appointments in President Buhari’s second term

Arewa Youth Assembly in conjunction with some civil society groups have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to run an all-inclusive government as he begins his second term in office on May 29.
Leah Sharibu

Leah Sharibu: Religious groups, others hold special prayer in Plateau

Christian women, civil society groups and other residents of Plateau on Tuesday held a special prayer session for Leah Sharibu to mark her 16th birthday.
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Ex-speaker urges Governor Dickson to stop pension for governor, deputy

A former Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Chief Nestor Binabo, has appealed to Governor Seriake Dickson to halt ongoing payment of monthly pensions for former governors and their deputies in the state.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

INEC: Lack of trust among Nigerians responsible for border closure during elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said that lack of trust among Nigerians was the main reason for the closure of the nation’s borders during elections.

Groups urge Plateau lawmakers to reject water privatisation

Trade unions and civil society groups on Tuesday mounted pressure on members of the Plateau State House of Assembly to expunge privatisation clauses from a bill on the water sector.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, new chief of Sudan's ruling military council, vowed to uproot the regime of deposed leader Omar al-Bashir [Sudan TV-AFP]

Sudan’s military begins talks with protesters as curfew lifted

Sudan's ruling military council has begun talks with organisers of mass protests demanding a civilian-led transition to democracy after the overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerians demand sweeping change as President Bouteflika era ends

Flag-waving Algerians have celebrated the resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, but vowed Wednesday to keep protesting to demand sweeping change to the country's political system.

Burundi begins mass release of prisoners

Burundi on Friday released the first 142 prisoners from a promised 3 000 detainees to promote reconciliation, the justice minister said, but critics said it was only to ease pressure on crowded jails.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says Nigeria loses over four trillion Naira annually in the extractive industry due to lack of laws and policies. CISLAC Director of Legal, Mr Adesina Oke, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Sunday in Lagos.

CISLAC: Nigeria annually loses N4.4 trillion from absence of laws, policies

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says Nigeria loses over four trillion Naira annually in the extractive industry due to lack of laws and policies.
A National Youth Service Corps member reads polling information on a poster at one of the polling units in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

CSOs in Akwa Ibom indict PDP, APC over vote buying/intimidation

Civil society groups in Akwa Ibom State have said that both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were involved in massive electoral fraud during the just concluded general elections in the state.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed concern over alleged partisanship of security agencies during the presidential and national assembly elections and urged relevant authorities to address the issue.

Electoral violence: Situation Room call for compensation for victims

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Sunday expressed worry over the spate of violence during the March 9 elections and called for compensation for the victims .
Polling station workers count the votes at Kaduna Capital School in Kaduna on February 23, 2019. Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

Nigerians await winner of presidential vote after polling problems

Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election as civil society groups warned that disorganisation and violence may have undermined the polls.
Marylin Amobi

Coalition seeks federal government’s action against NBET chief

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to act on the corruption allegations against the director-general of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, and the alleged victimisation of the whistleblowers at the agency.

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.
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Monthly stipend for 41,000 households in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government says it will be giving monthly financial support to 41,000 households in the state.
Helen Oritsejafor

Helen Oritsejafor: Nigeria will find peace through dialogue

A cleric, Pastor Helen Oritsejafor, has called for a national dialogue to resolve challenges threatening the peace and unity of Nigeria, saying like a marriage the country would find peace through dialogue.
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Jurgen Klopp positive despite Borussia Dortmund defeat

Jurgen Klopp opted to take the positives out of Liverpool's first pre-season match in the United States after the Reds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.

NYSC donates relief materials to Katsina IDPs

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have donated relief materials including food items, medicine and clothing to internally displaced persons, who were victims of banditry attacks in Katsina.