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A coalition of 23 civil society groups and human rights organisations has condemned the recent mass looting and burning down of private and public properties in Plateau State, saying the development which it noted, was strange to the state must not be allowed to reoccur.

CSOs, peace advocates condemn looting of properties in Plateau

A coalition of 23 civil society groups and human rights organisations has condemned the recent mass looting and burning down of private and public properties in Plateau State, saying the development which it noted, was strange to the state must not be allowed to reoccur.

CSO advocates transparency in extractive industry

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), says that contract transparency in the extractive industry remains the way to achieve development in the country.

Report: Contracts secrecy in oil industry endangering Nigeria’s economy

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations, in a report published yesterday, lamented that a number of critical contracts in the Nigerian oil and gas industry are shrouded in secrecy and risk endangering the Nigerian economy and the welfare of citizens.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

#EndSARS: Protest makes state, community police inevitable – Ogun governor

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Adeleye Oyebade, yesterday insisted that the sweeping #EndSARS protest has made the establishment of state and community policing inevitable.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

CSOs insist on SARS probe, blast governors over palliatives

Dozens of Nigerian civil society and non-governmental organisations have reiterated their request for a thorough probe of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Bauchi government secures six rape convictions

The Solicitor – General and Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Justice, Aliyu Bin Idris, disclosed this over the weekend during a capacity training for key stakeholders in the fight against sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) held at Hazibal Suites conference centre in Bauchi.
Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.

Minister: No ‘hoarded’ palliatives in FCT

Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

#EndSARS: FCT palliatives are safe, well-secured – minister

Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that palliatives in various stores across the territory are safe and secure, as security agents have been deployed to man the strategic reserves.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: CSOs react over President Buhari’s broadcast on protest

The Convener, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, said, “The President left a yawning gap, he refused to douse the tension, he failed to address the country when the whole world was calling on him to do so, as such, Gen. Buhari failed to speak and give the International Community and our foreign partners something to react to.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Inability to write good memos stall nutrition programmes in Nasarawa

The inability of government officials to write convincing memos that could be approved for release of funds by Gov. Abdullahi Sule is affecting nutrition intervention programmes in Nasarawa State.
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.

#EndSARS: 32 CSOs sign for prosecution of killers of protesters

About 32 civil society groups have jointly signed a petition demanding for prosecution of all the security personnel involved in the bloody shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki TollGate in Lagos on Tuesday night.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

Ondo election: IGP promises hitch-free guber poll

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians especially the people of Ondo State, of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to build upon the gains recorded during the Edo governorship election.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Ondo election: IGP meets civil society situation room

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured the nation, particularly the people of Ondo State, of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to replicate and advance the gains recorded by the Force and other security agencies during the Edo Gubernatorial Election as the Force prepares for the forthcoming 10th October, 2020 Ondo Guber Election.
Security agents comprising police, the State Security Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have stopped a protest against the increase in the prices of fuel, electricity and value-added tax in the country.

Security agencies disrupt fuel hike protest in Kano

Security agents comprising police, the State Security Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have stopped a protest against the increase in the prices of fuel, electricity and value-added tax in the country.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting what it termed as a much-improved governorship election, in Edo State.

Edo election: CSOs laud INEC, Police over conduct of governorship poll

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting what it termed as a much-improved governorship election, in Edo State.

CVAC lauds Nigerian government for probing corrupt anti-graft agencies

A coalition of non-governmental organizations, Citizens Voice Against Corruption (CVAC), has commended the Federal Government for setting up the Justice Ayo Salami Panel to investigate alleged corrupt practises within the anti-graft agencies.
A gas station attendant pumps fuel into a customer's car at the NNPC Mega petrol station in Abuja, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Rep: Fuel, electricity hike worst Independence gift from Nigerian government

Ahead of Nigeria’s independence anniversary slated for first October next month, a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Teejay Yusuf, has faulted the Federal Government’s timing of the increase in the price of petrol and electricity tariff.

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Some South-West governors and ministers, on Sunday, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the destruction of public and private facilities in the state.

Lagos government lifts curfew

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has lifted the curfew he imposed on the state after the #endsars protest was hijacked by looters and hoodlums.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said on Saturday he had light COVID-19 symptoms and was nearing the end of treatment.

Top Turkish officials close to President Erdogan test positive for coronavirus

Two top Turkish officials who work closely with Turkey’s president have said they tested positive for COVID-19.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigeria to spend N75 billion on youth development in three years – minister

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Senator George Akume, said the Buhari-led Federal Government plans to spend N75 billion on youth development in form of support for communities, skill acquisition and realisation of their potentials within the next three years.

Nigerian government clarifies position on social media regulation

The Minister of Imformation and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the clarification on Saturday in Lagos when he inspected the headquarters of The Nation newspaper and TV Continental (TVC) that were attacked during the #EndSARS protest.

Obong of Calabar tells Cross River governor to step aside to learn about governance

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called on Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to step aside to enable an interim administration teach him how to handle administration and governance.