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War against #Corruption: More corrupt officials/suspects to face trial – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Bu­hari on Wednesday said that more suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution by his administration over corrup­tion cases. He spoke at a meeting with members of staff of the Presiden­tial Villa and warned Nigerians to be mindful of his intolerance of corruption as those caught in any underhand deal will be appro­priately dealt with. The meeting, ...

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‘Emerging Issues in Education require proper implementation plans and mechanisms’ – CSACEFA

Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) has called on relevant and concerned authorities to ensure that proper implementation mechanisms are being put in place in tackling emerging issues in education sector in Nigeria. This call was made today at the Press Briefing organised by the Coalition in Abuja headed by Mr Kabiru Aliyu, National Moderator, CSACEFA. Aliyu, ...

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‘It is our collective responsibility to accelerate the implementation of SDGs’  – Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who has been one of the major influencers of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched late last year in New Yok has reiterated her stance on SDGs once again at the inaugural town hall meeting tagged ‘Buharimeter’in Abuja yesterday. Amina posited that the role environment plays in actualising each of these Global Goals (SDGs) cannot be ...

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WORLD BANK DONATES $12M TO JIGAWA FOR CHILD EDUCATION

In its effort to support child education, the World Bank has announced the donation of $12 million to Jigawa State for improvement of girl-child education in the state for the period of four years. The representative of World Bank, Dr Tunde Adepola, announced the donation during the formal launch of the bank’s supported global partnership for education (GPE) held yesterday ...

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LOOTING: FG RELEASES INTERIM REPORT ON FINANCIAL, ASSETS RECOVERIES

The Federal Government made cash recoveries totaling N78,325,354,631.82 (Seventy eight billion, three hundred and twenty-five million, three hundred and fifty-four thousand, six hundred and thirty one Naira and eighty two kobo); $185,119,584.61 (One hundred and eight five million, one hundred and nineteen thousand, five hundred and eighty four US dollars, sixty one cents); 3,508,355.46 Pounds Sterling (Three million, five hundred ...

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CODE: CALL FOR STATE PROJECT ASSISTANT FOR FOLLOW THE MONEY

Follow The Money, an initiative of Connected Development [CODE] is growing to become the largest movement for transparency and accountability in rural communities in Africa. It started in 1 community in 2012, in 2013 it was 2, and 2015 it was 9, and in 2016 we hope to reach more rural communities in Africa including yours. Follow The Money wants ...

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A4AI PRESS RELEASE: Proposed Communication Service Tax Would Price Millions Out of Internet Access

A new ICT tax being considered by the National Assembly would prevent over 50 million Nigerians from being able to afford a basic broadband connection. Analysis by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)-Nigeria Coalition shows that the proposed 9% tax to be levied on consumers of communications services would result in an additional 10% of the population — equivalent to ...

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Nigeria loses $7b yearly to oil theft

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the international anti-corruption summit holding in London to adopt ‎mechanisms that will assist countries like Nigeria combat crude oil theft to which he said the country loses about $7 billion annually.‎ ‎He spoke at the opening of the summit hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain,‎ who lauded Buhari’s anti-corruption strategies, even after causing ...

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FG wants safe use of pesticides to tackle environmental concerns   

  By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   The Federal Government has called on stakeholders to ensure the use of quality and safe pesticides to tackle the concerns in agricultural production, as well as environmental protection to foster sustainable economic development in Nigeria.   Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who made the call in Abuja during a workshop organised by ...

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Wateraid Nigeria Marks its 20th Anniversary in a Policy Dialogue on WASH

WaterAid Nigeria has marked her 20th anniversary of achievements in Nigeria. In celebrating this milestone, policy dialogue was put together in Abuja today with the theme “Achieving SDG Goal 6 – intergrating  WASH in wider development”. According to Micheal Ojo, Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria while giving his keynote address he said it is imperative at the juncture to engage the ...

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