Home / 2016 / July

Monthly Archives: July 2016

Indonesia: Executions will put Jokowi on the wrong side of history

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as ‘Jokowi’, will be putting his government on the wrong side of history if he proceeds with a fresh round of executions, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International received credible reports that at least 14 people could be executed this week, who consist of four Indonesian and ten foreign nationals, including a Pakistani, an ...

Read More »

Fresh Statement Released on Developments in Turkey by UFUK Dialogue

Contrary to the recent propaganda making round about the current situation in Turkey which has degenerated to total condemnation of Hizmet Movement also known as Gulen Movement, a movement inspired by Fethulah Gulen, a popular Turkish Muslim Cleric who have been self-exiled to United States of America for years, as the main mastermind of the terrorists attack in Turkey. A ...

Read More »

Be part of the next TTM in Abuja!

Hurry and enjoy The Total Market (TTM) a monthly outdoor shopping event that takes place every first week of the month (Mon-Sat). Next date:   1st-6th, August, 2016. Venue:   Recreational park by Galadima gate, near Charlyboy’s house, Gwarinpa II, Abuja. Time: 9am-7pm daily.

Read More »

A BILL FOR AN ACT TO ESTABLISH NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGO) REGULATORY COMMISSION

In a time like this, when governments are failing: they find it extremely difficult to deliver essential political goods to its citizen; annual  budget deficit; collapsed infrastructure; no workers’ salaries for months; wobbling education sectors and plethora of challenges that affect the standard of living in the country;  if there is need for policy initiation at all, it should be ...

Read More »

ICEED: Australia supports clean cookstoves production for IDPs

The Australian High Commission through the Direct Aid Program is providing clean cookstoves to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) isn the Malkohi camp in Yola, Adamawa State. This project is being implemented by the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED). Rather than giving clean cookstoves hand-outs to IDPs, the High Commission is teaching women and youth potters to construct ...

Read More »

WaterAid Nigeria calls for action ahead of Rio Olympics

The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, WaterAid said today, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games. WaterAid’s new report, ‘Caught Short’, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates of access to clean water and good sanitation. Currently 159 million ...

Read More »

NEDIS: Scaling up towards improving Education Sector in Nigeria

Nigerian Education Innovation Summit (NEDIS) which held in Abuja last week was borne out of necessity and as a matter of urgency to seek lasting solution to issues in education sector. The 2-day event brought together Education experts, Civil Society Coalitions, Organised Private Sector as well as other major stakeholders in the Nigeria’s education Sector to deliberate on how Nigeria ...

Read More »

Press Release: Nigeria restates commitment to providing regular and potable water by 2030

Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has restated the Federal Governments’ commitment towards increasing access to potable water for all Nigerians by 2030. Adamu said this on the sidelines of the just concluded sixth Africa water Week in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He said that without universal access to safe water and sanitation, poverty and inequality cannot be eradicated ...

Read More »

Budget Minister, Senator Udoma engages CSOs and Organised Private Sector in MTEF and Fiscal Strategy

Honourable Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma has made a rare move by engaging Civil Society Organisations and Organised Private Sector and other stakeholders at the consultative forum on  2017-2019  Medium – Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy today in Abuja. The event which took place at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa had ...

Read More »

#SEDA: Measuring well-being across the World

HOW do you measure the well-being of a country’s citizens? Looking at wealth alone is clearly not enough: oil-rich states in the Middle East may have the highest levels of GDP per person yet they lag behind the West in terms of civil rights, education and a host of other quantifiable (and desirable) measures. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) attempts to ...

Read More »