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NDLEA arrests 619 suspected drug traffickers in Kano

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency says the agency has arrested 619 suspected drug traffickers in Kano State in 2017.

619 suspected drug traffickers arrested in Kano

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says the agency has arrested 619 suspected drug traffickers in Kano State in 2017.

Nigerians call for EFCC/ICPC desks in IDPs camps to check corruption

Nigerians have urged the Federal Government to establish EFCC, and ICPC desks in all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country to curb corruption.

2019: Senator Ekweremadu wants open primaries, reveals cause of PDP defeat

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has charged the newly elected National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure transparent and credible primaries ahead of the 2019 general election.

Stop harassing, intimidating our leaders – PDP tells President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday raised an alarm over what it termed the continued harassment and intimidation of its members by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that the trend should stop henceforth.

2019: National Assembly to pass 12 electoral reforms bills

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Aishatu Dukku, on Tuesday said the National Assembly was working on 12 Electoral Reform Bills to be passed before the 2019 elections.

2019: 80 new groups seeking to register as political parties – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday, said it had received applications from 80 new groups that are seeking to be registered as political parties ahead of the 2019 general elections.

#EndSARS: KOWA Party calls for reform of police force

The National Youth Caucus of the KOWA Party has called on the Federal Government to ensure a holistic reform of the Nigeria Police Force to enable it discharge its duties optimally.

Bishop Kukah warns House of Reps against NGO Bill

Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah has yesterday condemned the proposed bill seeking to establish a regulatory commission for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the country.

CSOs calls for establishment of Immunisation Trust Fund

Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, under the aegis of Africa Health Budget Network, on Wednesday called for the establishment of Nigeria Immunisation Trust Fund to fast track inoculation coverage in the country.

CSOs, other stakeholders oppose NGO Bill amid protests

Almost all representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) Wednesday vehemently denounced the proposed establishment of a regulatory commission for supervision, co-ordination and supervision of the groups’ activities in the country.

CSOs urge federal govt, national assembly to hasten passage of PIB

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to close ranks and expedite the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to provide clarity and certainty that would attract the needed investment in the sector.

Senator Saraki decries increasing rate of unemployment

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has expressed concern that out of 38.2 million youths component of the labour force in the country, 15.2 million are either seeking employment or out of job.

Corruption: We are part of the problem – CSOs

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have admitted their complicity in the high level of corruption that has permeated the Nigerian society, saying they had helped the corrupt to build narrative.

CSOs urge federal govt to publish names, amount stolen by corrupt persons

Some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, have called on the federal government to publish the names of persons found guilty of corruption and the amount recovered.

National Assembly to hold public hearing on job creation, entrepreneurship

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly, will in the next few days, convoke a youth development and empowerment public hearing on job creation and entrepreneurship aimed at opening the legislative process for greater responsiveness to the needs and voices of the youths.

CSOs to establish database on corruption cases

Say No Campaign, a coalition of some civil society organisations, says plans are underway by the organisation to establish database of corruption cases across the country to enhance investigation.

Florence Ajimobi call for collective efforts against spread of HIV/AIDS

Wife of Oyo State Governor, Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, has called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders in the state for a more holistic approach in tackling HIV/AIDS.

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