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The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has denied a Freedom of Information request demanding specific details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state governors since 1999, arguing that: “producing such information would amount to an invasion of privacy of presidents and state governors. Asset declaration form is private information.”
Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has written to the Nigeria Police on its planned protest over alleged INEC’s refusal to issue a Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha.
More than 1,500 concerned Nigerians, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying the incoming members of the 9th National Assembly individually and/or collectively over N4.68 billion as ‘welcome package’.”
More civil society organisations have joined the wave of condemnation that greeted the Nigerian government’s closure of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM two days ago.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “prevail on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately end the suspension of the African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM.
There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has voided the declaration of Ned Nwoko as Senator-elect for Delta North Senatorial District.
A contestant for the position of president of the Senate in the incoming 9th session of the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, has said declaring a candidate for the seat as the favourite of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is in the breach of Nigerian constitution and that of the party.
The National and State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Enugu State on Monday refuse an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to strikeout the petition challenging the re-election of Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.
Dr. Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says the delayed enforcement of the new minimum wage will translate into salary arrears for workers.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to: “compel governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State to explain the disparity between budgetary allocations to primary education and the reality that several of the around 1,124 primary schools across the State are in shambles, and with very poor teaching facilities.”
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has declared his assets ahead of his second term inauguration slated for May 29.
The Code of Conduct Bureau has said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, governors and other public officers whose tenure ends on May 29 must submit their end-of-tenure asset declaration forms on May 28, 2019.
New guidelines for the accreditation of journalists at the National Assembly have been condemned by journalists and editors.
The governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has responded to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and asked “for more time within which to compile and provide details on the spending by the State on security votes, as this will require more than 7 days to process given that the information being requested covers a period of eight years.”
“If assented to, the bill would lead to a misuse of trust property and threaten to affect the welfare of the people of Kano by diverting public funds from development and provision of access to quality education, clean water and healthcare to the personal benefits of members of the House of Assembly.”
Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy, VATLAD, has strongly condemned the reported decision by the leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to picket the residence of the Minister of Labour (Dr Ngige Chris) which led to violence and injuries.
The police in Abuja have invited a woman for questioning after she accused officers of raping suspected commercial sex workers with sachet water nylons.
Derby owner Mel Morris is open to the move but made it clear that Chelsea will have to pay a consideration for the services of Lampard who still have a contract with the Rams.
Nigeria national team manager Gernot Rohr has warned his team that they will experience a completely different style of play at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations compared to last year’s World Cup.
Microsoft is considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards. The additional key would provide additional keyboard shortcuts for Office apps, including the ability to quickly share documents and files.
The Kano State Fire Service says it received 31 distress calls from different parts of the state within the last two weeks.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke is banking on the support of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) hosts, Egypt.
Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby is confident his side will produce a good performance in today’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Group A clash against hosts France at the Roazhon Park, Rennes.
Arsenal reaches an agreement for the first summer signing of Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba after agreeing on a five-year contract.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on politicians and political office holders to make the supreme price paid by the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in entrenching democracy in Nigeria count.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed livelihood materials to no fewer than 700 victims of flood and windstorm disasters in three local government areas of Yobe.
Nigeria dropped three places to 45th spot in the latest global rankings released by the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa).