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CSO faults call for removal of INEC boss Mahmood Yakubu

A civil society organisation, the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group, says the call for the removal of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is an attempt to undermine the electoral process.

CSO advocates passage of Child Rights Bill in 10 states

Mr ‎Rotimi Olawale, the Executive Director, Youth Hub, on Tuesday, urged the remaining 10 states yet to pass the bill on the Child Rights Act into law to do so.

2018 Budget: 2.3m bpd oil benchmark too optimistic – BudgIT

BudgIT, a civil society organisation, has expressed disapproval of the recently passed 2018 budget as being overly optimistic, especially the 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd) oil production benchmark and other revenue indicators.

Ekiti guber: Group canvasses violence-free primaries in APC, PDP

A civil society organisation, Democracy Vanguard, has appealed to All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants, not to approach the shadow election with desperate mindset to win at all cost.

2019: CSO advises Festus Keyamo to avoid distractions

A Civil Society Organisation, Conscience Nigeria, has advised lawyer/human rights activist, Festus Keyamo, not to be distracted in his appointment as the Director, Strategic Communications for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaign.

Hajj monitoring group to launch online news portal

Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) a Civil Society Organisation monitoring Hajj and Umrah activities, has concluded arrangements to present its online news medium: www.hajjreporters.com to the public.

Nigerian Army inaugurates 10-man committee to investigate General Danjuma’s allegation

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday inaugurated a 10-man committee to probe the allegation levelled against the army by Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, a retired, former chief of army staff.

Group says delay in passage of 2018 budget impacts negatively on economy

Mr Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), says the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget is impacting negatively on the economy.

NULGE: No local government autonomy, no election

The National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, and other stakeholders in the local government administration on Monday said there will be no general elections in the country,if the long agitated local government autonomy was not granted.

Woman inserts sticks into 12-year-old maid’s private part

The victim said she was suffering great pains parts of her body where her mistress used different objects, including iron rods and wire to beat her.

Benue killings: Nothing must happen to Governor Ortom – Group tells IGP Ibrahim Idris

An Abuja-based civil society organisation, the Sanctity Transparency Peace Initiative (STPI), has warned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris that nothing negative should happen to the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

NTBLCP sensitises Nigerians on early detection, treatment of leprosy

The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP), on Saturday in Abuja, organised a road walk to sensitise residents of FCT on the dangers of leprosy.

CSO wants lawyers to be active in anti-corruption fight

The `Say No Campaign’, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has urged lawyers not to be lukewarm in the fight against corruption.

NLC tells workers to vote out governors owing salaries, allowances

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, has urged workers to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to vote out state governors owing salaries and allowances.

2018 Budget: Federal govt advises commentators to use citizens’ portal

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning has advised commentators to use Citizens’ Portal provided by the ministry for clarification on budget matters before making any public comments.

President Buhari urged to reshuffle cabinet for optimal performance

The Rule of Law Development Foundation (RODLDF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet for improved performance.

Only 8 political parties to participate in Plateau local council polls – IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Saturday said eight out of the 34 political parties existing in Plateau would feature candidates in the Feb. 17 local government elections in the state.

What Nigerians need to fight corruption – CSOs

To eradicate corruption in the society, Nigerians must be united and join movements holding individual, groups and government accountable, a civic group has said.

Benue, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Plateau lose 47 per cent revenue to conflicts yearly – CSO

Search for Common Ground, a Civil Society Organisation, on Wednesday said Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Plateau states lost 47 per cent internally-generated revenue annually to farmers and herdsmen conflicts.

CACOL calls for EFCC, DSS closer collaboration in anti-graft war

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has called for closer collaboration between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Department of State Services for an effective fight against corruption.

Justice Walter Onnoghen begins search for Ayo Salami’s replacement as head of corruption trial...

The search for a replacement for Justice Ayo Salami who resigned thursday as Chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has begun in earnest.

CSO canvasses support for local govt autonomy

A Civil Society Organisation, African Centre For Leadership, Strategy and Development, said it would solicit support, including engaging the media for the passage of the bill on local government autonomy.

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