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FOI: HEDA requests INEC panel report on Kano underage voting

A non-governmental organisation has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a copy of the report of the commission’s investigation into the alleged underage voting in Kano State local government elections.

Court: Information on President Buhari’s London treatment can’t be released without his consent

The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled on Tuesday that information about the amount of taxpayer fund suspected to have been expended on President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment in London last year, could not be released under the Freedom of Information Act without the President’s consent.

Court fixes June 5 for judgment on information about President Buhari’s London treatment

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday fixed June 5 for judgment in a suit seeking an order compelling the Central Bank of Nigeria and its Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to provide information on the amount Nigeria expended on President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment in London, United Kingdom, last year.

Appeal Court: Freedom of Information Act applicable to all states in Nigeria

Nigerian states have no powers to reject requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI), the Court of Appeal has ruled.

SERAP urges federal government to withdraw ‘clumsy, arbitrary looters’ list

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to “immediately withdraw the clumsy, arbitrary and selective looters’ list, released last week, as the list would seem to serve a political objective or carry out political agenda.”

Federal government commences automation of governance process

The federal government says it is developing an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) to automate the entire government processes.

Femi Falana faults NNPC for rejecting request on petrol subsidy

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticised the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for rejecting a request to provide information on the amount of money spent on petrol subsidy and turnaround maintenance of refineries.

SERAP asks federal govt to explain why Nigerians still drink contaminated water despite budgetary...

The organization said, “Many toilets in public offices are out of order because of lack of water while millions of Nigerians remain desperate for water in their homes, often resorting to contaminated sources and drilling their own boreholes that can become easily mixed with sewage, with negative environmental impacts, and devastating for people’s health.”

Ex-Governor Kayode ‎Fayemi accuses Ekiti govt of frustrating efforts to get panel report

A former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has accused the State Government of frustrating efforts to obtain the report of the panel that indicted him.

Rep Dogara urges media owners to pay staff salaries, entitlements

Speaker of House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, Saturday urged the proprietors of media houses to pay staff salaries as an ethical demonstration of commitment to their roles as watchdogs of the society against wrongdoing.

Release database of arrests by security agencies – Femi Falana tells AGF Malami

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), should release a certified true copy of the electronic database of records of arrests made by all law enforcement agencies.

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.

Court grants SERAP’s application against National Assembly over N500bn running cost

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted leave to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to proceed against the leadership of the National Assembly in its quest to the exact earnings of national lawmakers.

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.

Group writes Buhari, demands cost of foreign medical treatment

A group, Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding the details of the President’s medical bill for the period of 104 days that he spent in the United Kingdom receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Sagay’s allegations against Senate undeniable – CACOL

The Senate, while responding, requested President Muhammadu Buhari to call the PACAC boss to order, accusing him of spreading falsehood and making hate speeches against the federal legislature.

FBI shields Hillary Clinton from email probe

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is declining to turn over files related to its investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails by arguing a lack of public interest in the matter.

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Nigeria National League outfit Vandrezzer FC have unveiled Brazilian midfielder Alberico Da Silva.

Vandrezzer unveil Brazil midfielder Alberico Da Silva

Alberico Da Silva previously had stints with Nigeria Professional Football League clubs, FC IfeanyiUbah and Akwa United under his compatriot, coach Rafael Everton.

Akwa Ibom youth, undergraduates allege government neglect

Youths and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State have decried the scanty notice the state government gives bursary awards and other requirements that border on the needs and aspirations of youths, while purportedly paying more attention to purchase of expensive vehicles for monarchs, building worship centres and holding Christmas carol.
The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

World Bank reduces lending to China

The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

Man dragged to court over late father’s property documents

The children of Late Joshua Olusoga of Surulere, Lagos have dragged their brother, Gbenga Olusoga, 59, before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing the certificate of occupancy and survey plan documents of their late father’s property located at 14, Badaru Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Federal government to sign MoU on Ajaokuta Steel in January

The Federal Government has promised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by January 2020, with a Russian company for the resuscitation of the multi-billion naira Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mills, located in Kogi State.