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NASS: CSOs meeting with Saraki raised more questions on transparency – SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has confirmed that its representatives, yesterday, met with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to discuss issues relating to details of annual salaries and allowances of lawmakers.

Some NGOs fund terrorism – Reps member

Umar Buba Jibril, deputy majority leader of the house of representatives, says the non-governmental organisation (NGO) regulation bill is in the interest of Nigerians.

NGO Bill: Stop the cheap lies, propaganda – Reps member tells ex-NHRC chief

Odinkalu launched a five-minute video campaign against the NGO regulation bill about to be passed by the National Assembly on Thursday that has gone viral.

Kogi govt inaugurates c’ttee to recover looted funds

The Kogi State Government has inaugurated a seven-man committee to recover the resources of the state allegedly looted by previous governments.‎

Paris Club refunds: Group lauds Gov. Bello’s display of transparency, accountability

A pressure group, Kogi Integrity Group, on Friday advised all the state governors across the country to give accounts of how they spent the bailout funds and the Paris Club refunds given to them by the Federal Government in their respective states.

SERAP asks Saraki to tell Nigerians if truly senators get N3bn yearly

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Senate President Bukola Saraki to “urgently explain to Nigerians if it is true that a Nigerian Senator gets N29 million in monthly pay, and over N3 billion a year.”

Gov. Ortom urges NBA to correct all wrongs

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to right all perceived wrongdoings in Nigeria given its unique role in the application of fairness and equity in problem-solving.

Panel to investigate military crimes must be impartial – Amnesty

The Nigerian government must ensure a presidential investigative panel set up to investigate human rights violations by Nigeria’s military is independent, impartial and effective, the Amnesty International has said.

Presidency charges Nigerians to demand more from states on disaster management

The presidency on Sunday expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to ensure timely release of the Ecological Fund to enable states tackle pressing environmental challenges in their localities.

Dickson pledges to complete ongoing projects before tenure ends

The Bayelsa State Government has assured the citizens of the state that the Seriake Dickson administration will complete the Sagbama-Ekeremor road and other ongoing projects in the state within the life-span of the administration.

Hajj pilgrims tasked on sanitation duties in Saudi Arabia

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Ibrahim, on Tuesday called on Nigerian pilgrims to improve on their sanitation during core Hajj activities in Muna and Muzdalifah.

Retirees to use biometric for pension entitlements

Operators of the Contributory Pension Scheme are putting in place a biometric method to improve documentations of retirees and ensure proper payments on entitlements.

Transparency index in oil sector still low despite reforms – Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has said the country’s oil industry is still lacking in sufficient transparency and trust.

Anambra guber: Nwoye beats Uba, others to emerge APC candidate

A member representing Anambra East/West constituency of Anambra state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tony Nwoye, has emerged the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in November 18 election in Anambra State.

This thing called ‘1999 Constitution’

It is such a bad document that it is only fit for the refuse dump. I am further told that all the problems and troubles with Nigeria can be traced to this vile document which has destroyed the hopes and aspirations of millions of Nigerians.

No amount of hatred will erase Buhari’s achievements – Lai

Information and Culture minister Lai Mohammed has said no amount of hatred will obliterate the achievements recorded by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Fed govt may adopt selective minimum wage increase – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government may consider increasing workers’ remuneration package, especially bonuses of certain government agencies, instead of increasing wages across board.

Buhari’s nationwide broadcast a disappointment – Adegboruwa

Human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, says the nationwide broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari is a “disappointment”.

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