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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.
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.
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, 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.
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 will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An explosion was heard on Saturday in the Somali capital, scene of frequent attacks by Islamic extremist fighters.
Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan judicial division, has jailed an Ibadan based internet fraudster, Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluwaseun, four months for sharing pornographic and indecent images through his email address, [email protected]
Youths in Damaturu have urged Yobe governor-elect, Alhaji MaiMala Buni, to give priority to his proposed Farmer Anchor Borrowers programme to facilitate economic rehabilitation and empowerment of youths in the state.
American singer Tamar Braxton has expressed interest in working with Afropop star Davido on his upcoming album.
The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, has taken its sensitisation on oral health to Government Science Secondary School, Maitama and Roberto Group of Schools, Wuse.
A team of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, led by the Uyo Zonal Head, Mr. Abdulkarim Chukkol, has arrested 12 crew members and illegally bunkered diesel, (Automotive Gas Oil AGO), which were arrested by the Nigerian Navy.