Home Topics Civil Society Groups

Civil Society Groups

Deji Adeyanju

CSOs protest Deji Adeyanju’s arraignment for murder in Kano

A coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday protested the arraignment of an Abuja activist and Convener, Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, for attempted homicide and criminal conspiracy before a Kano Magistrates’ Court.
This video grab from footage taken and released on November 14, 2018 by French television channel TF1 shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a televised interview with the channel aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, off the coast of Toulon, southern France. (Photo by Handout / TF1 / AFP) /

Emmanuel Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing.

2019: IPAC to organise peace-accord forum for Ebonyi candidates

The Inter-party Advisory Council in Ebonyi says it plans to organise a peace-accord forum for all governorship, state and national assembly candidates in the 2019 election.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’

Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week to Rabat to convalesce, a presidential source told AFP on Friday.

BPE denies alleged expiration of Discos licences

The Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) has described a untrue, rumours that the operating licences of 11 electricity distribution companies in Nigeria have expired and needed to be renewed by the federal government.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Mahmood Yakubu: We will not fail Nigerians

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, says the commission will not fail the nation in the conduct of 2019 General Elections.

NERC establishes customers complaint office in Bauchi

As part of efforts to enhance service delivery to electricity consumers in Bauchi State and its environs, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has established a Customer Complaints Forum office in Bauchi metropolis with a charge to customers who are yet to be metered despite paying in advance for their prepaid meters, to properly lodge their complaints at the commission’s forum office rather than vent their anger through violence on electricity workers.

Nigeria pledges to domesticate human rights treaties, address impunity

Nigeria will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.

INEC charges CSO’s to educate citizens on dynamics of electoral process

As the 2019 general election draws nearer, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has charged Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to be proactive in educating Nigerians on the dynamics of electoral process.

2019: Group alleges plot to hack INEC database

A coalition of civil society groups, under the aegis of C24, which seeks to promote good governance and electoral integrity, has raised the alarm over threats to the electoral process by sophisticated IT hackers.

INEC to display 1,036,442 voters’ register in Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa on Monday said it would commence the display of voters’ register of about 1, 036, 442 registered persons in various polling units in the state.

Groups to monitor sharing of $321 million Abacha loot

Some concerned Civil Society Groups (CSOs) have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to the expectations in the agreement reached with the Swiss Bank on the sharing of recovered asset of $321 million linked to the late Gen. Sani Abacha military junta.

Hundreds march in Togo for release of protesters

Over one thousand people marched in Togo’s capital of Lome on Saturday to demand the release of protesters jailed after demanding the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Bayelsa launches safe motherhood initiative

The Bayelsa State government said it had concluded arrangements to launch its safe motherhood scheme on October 31 2018, with a view to reducing the high incidence of infant and maternal mortality in the state.

Ibikunle Amosun re-assures of completing on-going projects in Ogun

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has reassured the citizens of his administration’s determination to work on all awarded road projects with speed as soon as rainfall subsides.

Group faults suspension of NHIS boss, call for dissolution of Governing Council

Speaking through its Convener, Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji, the Civil Society Groups said the NHIS establishment Act is also clear about the functions of the governing council, and among the many functions listed there, none empowers the council to even oversee the actions of the Executive Secretary, much less probe or suspend him.

Bayelsa government urged to improve budgetary process

Civil society stakeholders on Tuesday urged the Bayelsa government to improve on its budgetary process, describing the state’s performance in the open budget index as “not very nice”.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: Fight against corruption must be citizen-owned

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said that the commission cannot succeed in the fight against crimes without the support of members of the public.

Recent Stories

Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: My faith in judiciary remains unshaken

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun says his faith in the judiciary remains unshaken in spite of the tribunal judgement which nullified his election on Friday.
Virgil van Dijk

Mario Melchiot: Virgil van Dijk needs trophies to be a great

Former Netherlands international Mario Melchiot says that Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk needs to win trophies to be considered an all-time great at the end of his career.

Boko Haram: I slept in tents after I returned home to encourage my people...

The Emir of Akira-Uba in Borno, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibn-Muhammed, said he slept in a tent when he returned home after his kingdom was liberated from the control of Boko Haram insurgents.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Serena Williams survives scare to advance in Miami

Serena Williams survived an “irresponsible” second set lapse on Friday to see off Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in her second-round opener of the WTA and ATP Miami Open.

Explosion reported in Somali capital Mogadishu

An explosion was heard on Saturday in the Somali capital, scene of frequent attacks by Islamic extremist fighters.