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NHRC faults controversial NGO bill

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, in Nigeria has written a letter to the National Assembly, stating its opposition to the controversial bill which seeks to establish a federal agency to supervise, coordinate and monitor Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations.

Anambra guber: INEC names Obiano, Obaze, Nwoye, 34 others as candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja said 37 political parties would be presenting candidates in the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 18.

Kaduna becomes first state to sign on to open governance

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the implementation of the Open Governance Partnership, OGP, of the federal government aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability and citizen participation in governance.

Senator Shehu Sani flay lawmakers over NGO bill

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has expressed his about the bill currently in the House of Representatives, seeking to regulate the activities of non-governmental and civil society organisations in Nigeria.

IYC rejects proposed Bill to regulate civil society groups

Ijaw youths yesterday rejected a bill in the National Assembly aimed at regulating the activities of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria.

Saraki invites SERAP, others to discuss lawmakers’ earnings

Civil society organisations, including Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, will on Thursday (today) meet with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to discuss the earnings of lawmakers.

CCN wants end to child trafficking, violence against children

Christian Council of Nigeria, CCN, has called on government at all levels, parents, traditional and religious leaders, civil society organisations and the media to take action to end all forms of violence against children.

Saraki to meet CSOs over Senators’ pay

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has invited Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to a round-table over the “contentious” salaries of lawmakers.

Return loot, join us to fight corruption – Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday said repentant looters were free to join the fight against corruption.

Anambra guber: Police to deploy 21,084 personnel

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, said the force would deploy 21,084 policemen to Anambra for the Nov. 28 governorship election.

Obiano Inaugurates 13-member health insurance agency

Gov. Willie Obiano has inaugurated a 13-member Governing Council of Anambra State Health Insurance Agency to facilitate health delivery services in the state.

Presidential aide urges fed govt to take over empty houses in Abuja

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, has urged the federal government to take over empty houses in Abuja and sell them.

Ex-diplomats protest inclusion of Morocco in ECOWAS

Members of the Committee of Retired Diplomats have said they would mobilise Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to begin protest against inclusion of Morocco in ECOWAS.

INEC chief advocates more women participation in politics

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has reiterated the need for an all-inclusive and gender balance political space to encourage women participation in the electoral process.

Ekiti residents celebrate Buhari’s return

Scores of Ado Ekiti residents trooped out to the streets on Monday to celebrate the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country after his medical vacation in London.

Fed govt constitutes committee on use of acid in foods

The Federal Government has set up a national technical committee to examine recent court judgment on the rejection of some soft drinks exported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.

Gov. El-Rufa’i denies muzzling media

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State on Tuesday denies that his government is muzzling the media and impinging on the rights of people to free speech.

CSOs seek reversal of INEC 2019 election time-table

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the National Democratic Movement (NDM), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse the election timetable for 2019 such that elections start with the House of Assembly to the presidential.

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Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

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“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.