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CSOs laud INEC on Osun guber election

The domestic election observers drawn from Civil Society Groups have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for its commitment to organise transparent election in Osun State on Saturday (tomorrow).
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Nigerians hail finance minister’s ouster over forgery claim

Nigerians on Saturday welcomed the resignation of finance minister Kemi Adeosun, accused of forging a document to avoid compulsory national service, as the opposition called for her to be prosecuted.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

VP Osinbajo backs quotas for young APC aspirants

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed support for the request by young aspirants under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) to be given quotas in elective offices.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Coalition seeks support for EFCC in anti-corruption war

The Movement Against Corruption (MAC), a coalition of civil society groups, on Thursday called on Nigerians to give the necessary support to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its fight against corruption.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Federal government must stop unlawful arrests, detentions

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria’s government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practising “enforced disappearance” — detention without trial — to suppress dissent.

Court strikes out suit against GMOs in Nigeria

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja struck out a suit filed against the issuance of permits and subsequent release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops including BT cotton in the country.

National Assembly siege: Pyrates demand prosecution of culprits

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has demanded for the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the deployment and siege on the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

FUTO reinstates nine expelled students

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, has reinstated nine student activists expelled over a year ago for their involvement in a protest against tuition fees hike.

Group: Insecurity eroding Governor Al-Makura, President Buhari’s legacies

A coalition of ethnic youth nationalities in Nasarawa State has warned the state government-led by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of the extensive damage to their credibility and expected political legacy which the expanding indiscriminate killings of innocent citizens had done to them.

Israel’s push to strip Arabic of its official language status

Far-right Jewish nationalists backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are moving closer to stripping Arabic of its longstanding status as an official language in Israel.

Group calls for immediate confirmation of CCB board members

A group, the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CCSO), has called on the Senate, to confirm the nominees of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) board members.

Senator Saraki: 8th Senate has made great impact

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has thanked Nigerians all over the country for their support and encouragement towards the work of the 8th Senate, since it was inaugurated three years ago.

2019: President Buhari to lead 1m Nigerians on democracy walk

The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NSDG), a pro-democracy and non-profit organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the 2018 edition of Democracy Solidarity Walk.

Ex-beauty queen holds children’s peace advocacy concert in FCT

Miss Irene Onwuka, Ex-Miss Ambassador for Peace (MAFP) 2013, said over 2,500 school children, drawn from different background are expected in the Federal Capital Territory for a National Children Peace Concert on May 27.

2019: National Assembly urged to pass presidential transition bill into law

Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) have called on the National Assembly to pass the Presidential Transition Bill into law ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Chad president vows anti-corruption drive for new republic

Chad President Idriss Deby on Friday vowed to crack down on entrenched graft as he signed a decree to create a new republic based on constitutional changes attacked by the opposition.

Official: EU aid to Nigeria €2.2 billion in 10 years

The European Union (EU’s) aid assistance to Nigeria in the last decade was above €2.2 billion, the Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, said on Wednesday in Abuja.

Senator Melaye thanks constituents for shunning recall exercise

Sen. Dino Melaye has thanked the people of his constituency for “rising to his defence” by shunning the verification exercise held on April 28 to recall him from the Senate.

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