• Sat. Jun 25th, 2022

#FuelScarcity: Oil Marketers Kick Against NNPC’s Monopoly

Oil marketers have urged the Federal Government to put an end to the monopolistic privilege enjoyed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. NNPC currently enjoys monopoly on importation and…

Uzodimma Inaugurates new members to the boards of two tertiary institutions in Imo State

Uzodimma has inaugurated University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo and Ben Uwajumogu College of Education Ihitte Uboma boards The Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma on Friday tasked the…

#RoughYear: Netflix to lay off 300 employees!

Netflix is laying off 300 employees in the midst of a rough year for the streaming giant. “While we continue to invest significantly in the business, we made these adjustments…

INEC succumbs, Extends Voter’s Registration Deadline by 60 Days!

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed to shift the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) exercise by 60 days. This was made known by Aishatu Jibril Dukku, Chairman of…

Nigeria on the road to Sudan…….

By Adaora Onyechere As the common wealth conference holds in Kigali, Rwanda, member countries made up of 54 leaders are coming to terms that we re living in a time…

YOLPIN takes Voter’s Card Awareness to the Streets, urges all Nigerians to get one!

On Saturday the 4th of June, young people trooped to the streets of Abuja the FCT, for massive Voter’s Card Awareness Roadshow. The Sensitization Campaign which took place across major…

CKN, Others Celebrated at the Lead City University Annual Poise Award!

The Adline Hall of Lead City University Ibadan was a beehive of activities on Thursday 26th April 2022 when the University rolled out the red carpet to honour this year’s…

#ChildrensDay2022: GPBN Celebrates Nigerian Kids, Others Across The Globe!

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria- GPBN, congratulates Nigerian children, and kids across the globe, on the occasion of the 2022 Children’s Day celebration. In a Press Release by…

“Local food, fuel prices more than triple in some of the world’s most at-risk communities” – ActionAid

The cost of food, fuel, and fertiliser in some of the world’s poorest communities is soaring, with families spending double, triple, and nearly four times what they were paying before…

Ethiopia becomes 3rd African Country to Launch 5G!

Ethiopia announced the launching of her 5G Network during this week, becoming the 3rd African to have working 5G internet after South Africa and Kenya. While Nigeria might end up…

Murder in the College: “Education Should be a Refiner” – Omole Babatunde

The National Leadership of Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) has condemned in totality, the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah Yakubu , a student of Shehu Shagari…

We FM Radio Abuja Takes the Fight Against Misinformation to another level with “Bloggers’ Hangout Show every Thursday!

One of the leading Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria, WeFm 106.3 Abuja in its determination to support the fight against fake news and disinformation in Nigeria has introduced “Bloggers’ Hangout Show…

Death of #Deborah: HATE OR BLASPHEMY?

Taking an innocent life under the guise of BLASPHEMY may seem right to the perpetrators but it can never be right before God and even under the law governing the…

#Mayday: GPBN Salautes Workers Worldwide on the Celebration of Workers’ Day

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN), an umbrella body of bloggers making a difference in the blogging industry felicitates with workers all over the world especially in Nigeria…

FG opens dialogue With Terrorists Who attacked Abuja-Kaduna Train

The Federal Government has begun talks with terrorists who killed nine passengers and abducted about 70 others during an attack on Abuja-Kaduna train. Relatives of the kidnapped victims disclosed this…

Elon Musk offers to become the owner of Twitter for $54.20 per share!

A recent report discloses that Elon Musk has made an offer to buy Twitter outrightly. The report further reveals that a new filing to SEC shows that the South African…

EU to strengthen partnership with Nigeria for Enhanced Gas Supply

European Union (EU) ambassadors in Nigeria, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd, calling for enhanced partnership with Nigeria in the…

APC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu resigns from the Senate!

Senator Abdullahi Adamu representing Nasarawa North Senatorial District has resigned from the Senate. He sent in his resignation letter following his election as the National Chairman of the ruling All…

Popular Blogger, Cobbler, Bodex inducted to become Senior Professional of IIM Africa!

For a preferred description, Florence ‘Bodex’ Hungbo, Lead Consultant and Group Managing Director of Bodex Media is a misunderstood personality. More reason many believes her astronomic rise in the aspect…

#Osun2022: “De-Registration of our Party, ADC shows INEC is bias, tries to bully us to silence” – ADC Chairman fumes

Nigeria’s electoral umpire has been condemned for de-registering the African Democratic Congress for flying a 33-year-old deputy governorship candidate ahead of the Osun election. The chairman of the ADC said…

IGP Cautions Police Officers on Planned Strike

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, yesterday, cautioned officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) planning to embark on strike to stop or be ready to face…

ActionAid BOT recommend drastic interventions after reviewing the current state of the nation!

ActionAid Nigeria Board of Trustees has urged Federal Government to be proactive regarding whatever intervention that may be necessary in order to salvage the current situation in the country. The…

CS-SUNN supports Lagos SCFN to domesticate the NCFN ToR

A communique has been issued at the end of a just concluded meeting to domesticate the National Committee on Food and Nuqtrition (NCFN) Terms of Reference for the Lagos State…

“Most African countries have enough groundwater reserves to face at least five years of drought” – WaterAid Research

A new research by WaterAid and the British Geological Survey (BGS) released has revealed there is enough groundwater under the continent of Africa for most countries to survive at least…

N43.5million Fraud: NOGASA Boss, Fatuyi Phillips faces Lawsuit!

A Nigerian Businessman, Mr Solomon Akinjo have dragged the Chairman of the Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria, (NOGASA), Lagos Zone, Dr Fatuyi Yemi Philips, before a Lagos…

Coalition of Concerned APC Foundation Stakeholders express deep worries about the Party

The Coalition of Concerned of All Progressive Congress (APC) Foundation Stakeholders has expressed deep worries about the recent happenings within the Party. In a Press Statement signed and issued by…

#2023Election: INEC Announces Dates For Presidential, Guber Election Campaign

Towards the presidential and other elections in 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have announced the dates for the commencement of the presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state assembly…

Why the Judgment of Justice Iyang Sacking Dave Umahi Should Stand

By Stanley Alieke, Esq. By the judgment delivered yesterday by his Lordship, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High court sitting in Abuja, the court sacked the incumbent governor of…

Youth Group Demands FGN’s proactiveness towards ending Fuel scarcity in Nigeria!

Youth Arise for Undiluted Leadership and Development Initiative – a non-profit organization comprising of detribalized, unbiased and patriotic Nigerian Youth from all spheres of life and Geopolitical zones of the…

#IWD2022: GPBN Celebrate Postive Contributions of Nigerian Women to nation building!

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) has joined millions all over the world to celebrate our amazing women as they commemorate the International Women’s Day, today, March 8th,…

Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands funds IFDC to launch #HortiNigeria!

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria in collaboration with East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer (EWS-KT) of Wageningen University has released support funds to International Fertilizer Development Center…

CS-SUNN urges FG to prioritize funds for Nutrition for Human Capital Development in Nigeria

The Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has called on government to fund the 1% Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BCHPF) to…

ActionAid urges Nigerian lawmakers to have a rethink on Gender Bill!

Yesterday, all roads leading to the National Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja were blocked by the Nigerian Women as they determined to break the age-long Constitutional bias against…

House of Reps kick off Investigation Into Airline’s Fare Hike

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, adopted two motions bothering on issues in the aviation sector such as hike in air travel fares, flight delays and cancellations, and poor airport…

China lifts restrictions on Russian wheat imports

China has relaxed restrictions on imports of Russian wheat, a move that could address food security concerns in the world’s second largest economy and ease the impact of Western sanctions…

PMB assents 2022 Electoral Act Amendment Bill Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the highly anticipated Electoral Bill into law. President Buhari signed the bill at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Friday. The…

Another Nigerian Mathematician Breaks 148 yrs old Record!

A Nigerian Mathematician, Professor Oghenetega Ighedo, has broken a 148 year-old record to become the first black woman graduate with a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of South…

Senate Passes Bill Sponsored By Senator Uba Sani

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a Bill to establish the Federal Medical Centre, Rigasa, Kaduna State. With this concurrent passage from the Senate and the House of Representatives, the…

Senate Committee on Banking screens NDIC Presidential Nominee

Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other financial Institutions chaired by Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central has successfully screened the Presidential nominee for the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)…

Senator Uba Sani Commissions, Hands Over Sports And ICT Centers

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District has commissioned and handed over neighborhood sports centers in Kaduna North, Igabi and Kaduna South Local Governments and an ICT center in…

Buhari Fumes At Importers Of Bad Fuel, Vows Sanctions

Nearly a week after the country almost ran aground owing to the withdrawal of large amount of contaminated petrol across states, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, weighed in on the crisis…

#ConstitutionReview: Speakers Push For Restructuring, State Police, LG Autonomy

Speakers of the 36/state houses of assembly on Friday asked the National Assembly joint conference on the Review of the 1999 constitution, to consider the inclusion of restructuring, devolution of…

GPBN Backs House of Reps’ Moves Against Ritual Killings in Nigeria

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) has declared her support for the recent moves of the House of Representative declaring ritual killings in the country, a national emergency…

The Menace of Godfatherism in the Nigerian politics

by Stanley Alieke In Nigerian politics, needless to emphasize that for you to achieve some level of recognition and occupy some juicy political positions you must have a godfather. Just…

Shun Violence, Killings during Electoral Process… Atedo Peterside, Founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank, Anap President

The President & Founder of Anap Foundation, Mr. Atedo Peterside, has called on Nigerian youths to shun all sorts of violence and killings in different parts of the country and…

“Nigerian Youths mustn’t shy away from active participation in Electoral process says Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu, an active Nigerian citizen, has stated that Nigerian youths should not shy away from the country’s electoral process as their involvement would bring about those elements of governance…

How Nigerian Aviator, Balami, Turned Janitor to Aircraft Technician

A young Nigerian aviator and philanthropist, Isaac Balami is said to be lifting young Nigerians out of hopelessness and giving them a better life. So far, about five young Nigerians…

Senator Uba Sani, APC Stalwarts in Kaduna renew commitments for the Party!

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone has met with the prominent APC members in Kaduna in his quest to build formidable force of committed members for the Party.…

#MilitaryCoup: ECOWAS suspends Burkina Faso!

The West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, has suspended Burkina Faso in the aftermath of a military coup, making it the third member nation to be punished for a military takeover…

Zulum flags-off N11.5 billion works for 10 major roads, bridges

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Thursday, flagged-off N11.5 billion worth of construction works for eight major roads and two bridges cited in key parts of Maiduguri, the…

Nigeria to Incur N4.7trn on Debt Servicing in 2022!

August&Co, a global research and credit rating institution, estimates that Nigeria will incur N4.7 trillion on debt servicing this year. The amount is 94 per cent of its N5 trillion…

CBN Unveils E-invoicing Guidelines For Imports, Exports

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released guidelines for the newly-introduced electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) and evaluator for exporters and importers, saying the process commences on February 1.  The new…

Be Vulnerable with the Right People by Dotun Roy

If you have heard or read quite a number of counsellors, therapists, Life Coaches et al telling their clients to be vulnerable – to share their deepest pains and weaknesses…

Ex Vice-President’s Media Adviser Beams Light on the PDP Communiqué!

The Communique supposedly issued by the PDP Governor’s Forum in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday, January 17th, 2022 contains a misleading and deceptive statement intended to misdirect…

Chinmark Group debunks fake reports by the mischief makers!

Chinmark Group has urged the general public to ignore the false reports making round the social media about the credibility of the establishment. The organization warns that those rumours are…

Senate uncovers N14.7bn PHCN Funds Hidden in Banks

Senate has unearthed N14.7 billion, being money belonging to the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), allegedly hidden in commercial banks by the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE). Senate…

The Governor Sanwoolu humiliation by a Csp; the reminder for state policing system

By Stan Alieke, Esq. State/ regional/ provincial/ community policing system is a type of sub-national territorial police force found in nations operating the federal system of government in practice whereby…

Senator Sani Uba celebrates Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at 63!

Senator Sani Uba representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District has sent a special birthday wishes to the President of the Senate, His Excellency Senator Ahmad Lawan as he clocks 63 in…

Tambuwal At 56: The Silent Achiever” by Ahmed Sidi Abubakar

The description of the Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, his track record, and visionary leadership, albeit his continuous rise to the top, cannot be written completely in…

2022 Annual Budget Presentation Review by Dotun Roy

If there is one thing I would love to commend the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning for, is timely presentation of the Budget Breakdown for the 2022. Having been…

Electoral Bill,1999 Constitution Review Will Top NASS Agenda this January 2022 – Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that the electoral act amendment bill and review of the 1999 constitution will top the agenda of the National Assembly, NASS, when…

AIEC Frontier: Africa’s Places In An Asset Driven Globalised Tokenization Paradigm

By Ebube George Ebisike With the rise of digital Tokenization taking centre stage, the Federal Government of Nigeria recently introduced a portfolio of digital tokens as replacement for the aging…

Uzodimma Harps on the need to combat criminality in Imo State in 2022

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has advocated a renewed and collective effort by the people of Imo state to stamp out violence and other forms of criminality in the…

Senator Uba Sani shares goodwill messages for the New Year 2022!

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone has sent goodwill messages to all Nigerians for the New Year 2022. In a Press Statement issued earlier today, being first day…

Chikun: Senator Uba Sani urges FG to be proactive in the fight against terrorist group

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone has urged Federal Government to be proactive in combating terrorist activities across the country particularly in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna…

Senator Uba Sani sends condolences to the bereaved families of “Giwa 38”

A Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone has sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of “Giwa 38”…

Lagos State rakes N1billion IGR from Agriculture in 2021!

The Lagos State Government has generated over N1billion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR in 2021, alone amidst COVID-19 pandemic challenges. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, who made…

Gov Hope Uzodimma Unveils New Jersey for Heartland FC, Vows Government Continual Support

His Excellency Governor Hope Uzodimma yesterday received the Officials of Heartland FC of Owerri as he unveiled new jersey for the team, for upcoming NPFL season. Deputy Speaker, Imo State…

Ikoyi marriage registry saga: what the law really says in this matter

by Stanley Alieke, Esq. The Ikoyi marriage registry saga that has been trending for days have been causing panic in the heart of many, especially married couples who conducted their…

“Killers of Rilwanu Gadagau must be fished out and prosecuted!” – Senator Uba Sani

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone has urged Federal Government through the security agencies in the country to fish out and prosecute the killers of member of the…

AAN, Oxfam host 3rd ECOWAS Agriculture Budget Summit in Abuja!

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) in collaboration with other partners such as Oxfam, Trust Africa, ONE, CAADP Non-State Actors Coalition (CNC) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has hosted…

Senator Uba Sani receives commendation for developmental strides in Kaduna Central

National and Kaduna State officials of JIBWIS First Aid Group, as well as other group of innovative and resourceful individuals have showered encomium on Senator Uba Sani, the incumbent Senator…

BRW marks five years of commitment to Rights Advocacy in Africa!

Basic Rights Watch (BRW), a Nigeria-based non-governmental organization (NGO) with a mission is to leverage open data, disruptive ideas and digital technologies to enhance popular participation and political accountability has…

WaterAid Nigeria Staff, Blessing Oluwatosin buried amidst tears in Abuja

Wateraid Nigeria has announced the demise of one of its active staff, Blessing Rundak Oluwatosin nee Sani, during the week. Blessing until her sudden demise, was the Communication Staff of…

FG Critiques IMF’s 2.7% Economic Growth Projection

The federal government of Nigeria has stated that it is not in consensus with the International Monetary Fund’s economic growth projection of 2.7% for Nigeria, for the year 2021. Zainab…

Lagos set to Provide 20hrs Power Supply To Residents

The Lagos State Government has disclosed plans to deliver 50 MegaWatt of electricity for 20 hours daily to residents through the Lagos State Electricity Policy. Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide…

Nigeria expended $4.5bn On Fuel Subsidy in 2021- World Bank

The World Bank has stated that Nigeria spends $4.5 billion on fuel subsidy, indicative of 2% of GDP or 35% of oil and gas revenue. This was disclosed by the…

#IDPWDs: “Invest More in Infrastructure, Public Services That Meet the Needs of PWDs” – AAN urges FGN

As the world marks this year’s International Day of Persons with Disability (PWDs), ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on Governments to invest more in infrastructure and public services that meet the…

#Racism: How FCDO racially discriminates against black senior civil servant, denies her justice!

It is no longer news, how racial discrimination and prejudices continue to limit the extent to which most people of colour living within the so called “western civilization” can achieve…

AAN inaugurates “Innovation Week” to drive efficiency in development work in Nigeria

ActionAid Nigeria, (AAN) an international non-governmental organisation for social justice has inaugurated an “Innovation Week” to promote and enhance creativity and innovations for efficiency as well as effectiveness amongst the staff…

Gov Zulum gives N.5 Billion to departing IDPs in Bakassi Camp, rules out forceful relocation amid IOM

More than five thousand internally displaced persons who indicated interest to return to safe and rebuilt communities on Friday received half a billion naira (N500m) when Borno Governor, Professor Babagana…

“Failure to tackle rape crisis emboldens perpetrators, silences survivors” – Amnesty Int’l

A new report by Amnesty International tilted Nigeria: A Harrowing Journey; Access to Justice for Women and Girls Survivors of Rape has revealed that despite the Nigerian authorities’ declaration of…

#Corruption: Immigration Boss opens can of worms in Lagos, Abuja Airports!

Acting Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Idris Jere, has decried the spate of corruption in the Nigerian Airports while paying working visits to the Abuja and Lagos airports on…

Popular Journalist, CKN celebrates Daughter as she graduates top of her class!

Yadirichi Nwandu, the daughter of Nigeria’s foremost Journalist, Blogger and Social Affairs commentator  Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN) has bagged a First Class in Computer Science.  The young lady accomplished the…

AfriLaw Harps on the need to push for Private Security Governance Bill in Nigeria!

African Law Foundation (AFRILAW), a non-governmental Organization and a pioneer voice on Private Security Governance and Reforms in Nigeria has reiterated the need to push for legal framework that would…

#TordueSalem: Suswam tasks Nigerian security Operatives on missing Journalist

Former Governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Suswam, has called on various security agencies, to intensity efforts to discover the whereabout and subsequently reunite a missing Journalist to his family.…

AIFF honours Outstanding Filmmakers, Actors across the globe!

Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) has honored several outstanding filmmakers and actors, across the globe, at its 18th Edition, yesterday. According to the Organiser/Convener, Fidelis Duker, “Each year, AIFF honors…

‘We are glad all our Projects ended with Major Milestones!” – CS-SUNN PINNS

The journey to the successes recorded by CS-SUNN in the last three years under the Partnership for Improving the Nigeria Nutrition System (PINNS) project ended in September 2021, at the…

#COP26: WaterAid urges world leaders to meet their $100bn climate finance target sooner than 2023 

With COP26 underway, WaterAid is calling on world leaders to meet their $100 billion climate finance commitment sooner than 2023, as estimates show that just during the 12 days of the summit, women in developing countries will miss out on 2.5 million…

#AnambraGuber: “Authorities must uphold human rights ahead of elections” – Amnesty Int’l

As we draw closer to the Gubernatorial election in Anambra state in southeast Nigeria, scheduled to hold on 6th November 2021, Amnesty International has urged that Nigerian authorities must uphold…

MHEI sets to kick off Adolescent Mental Health Capacity Building in FCT!

Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI) a Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria has announced its plans to kick off Adolescent Mental Health Capacity Building Project for the young persons within the Federal…

#BetBonanza, Slimcase, set to unveil Nigeria’s Next Rated Rapper!

Nigeria’s leading sports betting company, betBonanza, has announced a partnership with super hype man and rap sensation, Slimcase, for a talent-discovery show tagged Nigeria’s Next Rated Rapper. The show is…

#HealingStreams: Live Healing Services With Pastor Chris Commences Today!

Hope rises for God’s divine touch for Billions of people across over 200 nations and territories of the world as the much-anticipated Global Online Crusade titled “Live Healing Services with…

NRC Resumes Cargo Movements From Lagos To Kano Ports

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has resumed movement of cargoes in containers to Kano and Kaduna Inland Dry Port. The Managing Director of Inland Containers Nigeria Limited (ICNL), Ismail Yusuf…

ISOPADEC Distributes Relief Materials to affected Families of Izombe Community

The Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) has distributed relief materials to the victims of the Izombe mayhem as identified by the bilateral committee of Government and the…

“No justice for victims of police brutality one year after #EndSARS Protests” – Amnesty Int’l

• Despite promises of reform police impunity goes on • Investigation panels dashing victims’ hope of getting justice • Pro-government mobs used to instigate violence Amnesty International has called on Nigerian authorities to put words into action and decisively end…

#HealingStreams: Join Live Healing Services With Pastor Chris and Get Ready To Shake The World!

Healing Streams Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris: an online global phenomenon that has blessed so many lives in countless ways. Streamed via the internet and on various terrestrial and…

“Global sales of smartphone for 10 days could help the poorest afford effective handwashing” – WaterAid

Just 10 days of smartphone sales would cover the $11billion cost of ensuring everyone in the poorest countries could wash their hands with soap and water at home by 2030, WaterAid said today.  A new report by WHO and UNICEF,…

Oby Ezekwesili, Wole Soboyejo, others to Speak at Edusko’s Business of Education Summit

The fifth edition of The Business of Education Summit is set to hold in Lagos, Nigeria, on the 28th October, 2021. The annual event is organised by Edusko Africa, Africa’s…

Nigeria Plans Big toward developing Clean Cooking Policy!

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to develop a clean cooking policy. This was the key message in the just concluded Nigerian Clean Cooking Forum organised by the Nigerian…

#PandoraPapers: ActionAid calls for urgent need to stamp out tax avoidance by wealthy, political elite

As the Pandora Papers reveal yet again the extensive use of tax havens and tax secrecy by the economic and political elite, ActionAid has called on governments to step up…

‘We are Deeply concerned about cholera outbreak in Nigerian states’ – Wateraid says

WaterAid is deeply concerned about the cholera outbreak that has affected communities in several states in Nigeria, claiming over 3000 lives so far – especially affecting young children between 5…

Imo State: Exercise Golden Dawn flagged off by Governor Hope Uzodimma

Yesterday, HIS Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma flagged off the joint operation of our security agencies code named “Exercise Golden Dawn” to combat the rising insecurity across the South…

Vacancy: Search For Executive Secretary at Civil Society – Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria!

The Civil Society – Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) is a non-governmental, non-profit making coalition, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country…

How #KonstructApp is stimulating Africa’s construction value-chain!

Africa’s construction market was valued at USD 5.4 billion in 2020 and is projected to register a CAGR of 7.4% during a six-year forecast period (2021 – 2026) according to…

DRAC moves to scale up Advocacy on Disability Data, Assistive Technology

A non-governmental Organization and a leading voice for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria, Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has set plans in motion for rigorous and consistent media…

On the Path of Peace & Security: Gov. Uzodimma Inaugurates a 6-Man Judicial Commitee

His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Imo State Governor, on the path of peace and security in the State, has sworn-in a well constituted 6-man Judicial Commission of Enquiry…

“Imolites will benefit immensely from President Buhari’s visit – Imo Deputy Speaker Amara Iwuanyawu

The Deputy Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu has declared that the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state will be of…

FG to launch 5G Network across Nigeria in January 2022!

The Federal Government has announced that the Five Generation (5G) network will be rolled out in Nigeria in January 2022 and will help in the surveillance against vandalism of public…

#Covid19: UNDP, Government of Japan donate Ambulances to the NCDC to enhance response efforts in Nigeria

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Japan, handed over three ambulances to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday as part of…

“Private Sector, Civil Society must Synergise to create a safe place for business and human rights – Global Rights

Global Rights has through its Annual National Business and Human Rights Roundtable passed a strong message to the actors in both Private sector and Civil Society space to synergise so…

Imo State: How the realisation of 3R causing speedy infrastructural transformation

Current administration of Imo State under the excellent leadership of His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma has continued to exemplify numerous giant strides particularly in the areas of infrastructural development and…

Civil Group commends Kano State Government’s effort towards improving social Protection

A Civil Society Group drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, working under the umbrella of the National Social Protection Forum (NSPF) has commended the…

Gov. Uzodinma Inaugurates the Implementation Committee of Whitepaper On Lands & Related Matters

The Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has inaugurated the Implementation Committee of the White Paper On Lands And Related Matters. According to Governor Uzodimma…

Quick Loan Arena, first exclusive loan review blog launched in Nigeria

Quick Loan Arena, the first and only review blog for platforms, apps and banks giving out quick loans in Nigeria, United States, and Canada has been launched in Lagos, Nigeria.…

#ForexBan: Banks Threaten To Release the List of Defaulting Customers

The identities of defaulters who circumvent the Central Bank of Nigeria’s policy on Foreign Exchange will be published, banks have notified their customers. Recall that CBN recently directed all commercial…

“New policy will force Foreigners to Activate SIM Every Six Months – NCC

Foreigners exempted from enrolling for the National Identity Number will have to request for Subscriber Identity Module activation every six months up to a period of two years. The Nigerian…

Nigeria marks #WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay first time ever!

On the 7th of September, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) celebrated the First World Field Epidemiology Day. Globally, this event has been introduced by the Training Programs in Epidemiology…

“Halt the Proposed Electricity Tariff Increment’ – ActionAid Nigeria Tells NERC

ActionAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation working to eradicate poverty in Nigeria has decried the alleged resolution by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directing the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos)…

“Hike in Cooking Gas Price Reaches Highest In Two Years” – NBS

The average cost of purchasing a 12.5kg cylinder of household cooking gas in Nigeria spiked by 7.16% year-on-year in July 2021 to N4,422.32. This is according to data released by…

YouthWASH urges Nigerians to be proactive in Combating Open Defecation Menace

A non-profit organisation, Youth Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Initiative Africa (YOUTHWASH), has called on every individual, the young people especially, to rise to the responsibility of fighting the menace of…

#Lassafever: CEPI receives Zalgen’s Contract to Provide Test Kits for Largest Lassa Study in West Africa!

Zalgen Labs LLC (Zalgen), a biotechnologyand diagnostics company focused on preparedness for high impact, neglected infectious diseases including Lassa Fever (LF), today announced its contract with the Coalition for Epidemic…

GPBN mourns demise of Member, Bolaji Esan

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria has announced the sudden death of Mr Bolaji Esan who passed away yesterday, 23rd August, 2021 after a brief illness. In a Press…

Stakeholders demand constitutional timelines for budget, fiscal act amendment

Stakeholders have called on the National Assembly to ensure that there are definitive timelines for passage of and assent to the annual budget in order to ensure fiscal certainty and…

NIN to become mandatory for all WAEC candidates from 2022!

As from next year, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will require candidates to submit their National Identification Numbers (NIN) to register for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted…

FG may sever ties with #Indonesia Over Assault on Diplomat, Seeks Sanctions

Following a viral video of Indonesian Immigration officials assaulting a Nigerian diplomat in Jakarta, yesterday, the Federal Government has announced the recall of its envoy, Usman Ogar.  In the video,…

Global Rights launches a Policy Brief on Climate-Smart Mining in Nigeria, premieres “Footprints”

One of the leading voices prioritising conversations on social justice particularly for the mining host communities within the mining sector in Nigeria, Global Rights Nigeria -a Human Rights organization working…

Cholera Outbreak: NCDC calls for improved Water Sanitation & Hygiene sector in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – an organization currently leading the national response to an outbreak of cholera across states in Nigeria has called on state actors to…

MUM, NPHCDA Synergise to scale up sensitization on Covid19 Vaccination

The Community Mobilization Department of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Mother United and Mobilized (MUM) – a Coalition of Nigerian women in Nigeria and the…

FEC approves $11.17bn for Lagos -Calabar coastal rail

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of $11.17 billion for the Lagos-Calabar coastal rail project to link all coastal cities in the country by rail in six…

HEINEKEN Africa, WaterAid roll out second phase of Scale-Up Hygiene project in the fight against COVID-19

The Heineken Foundation Africa has extended its partnership with WaterAid to support the second phase of the Scale-Up Hygiene project initially launched by WaterAid Nigeria last year as part of…

“Women lead as Anambra lawmakers post 141 Bills, Jigawa 22 in 2 Years of the 9th NASS” – OrderPaper Nigeria

Female lawmakers from Anambra lead the pack in terms of sponsorship as the State posted a total of 141 bills in the first two years of the 9th National Assembly.…

FG, USAID Momentum Synergise to stamp out all forms of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria!

Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched USAID Momentum Country and Global Leadership Project to turn the tide of Gender…

FG Cuts Domestic Base Price of Gas To $2.18!

The Federal Government has announced immediate reduction in domestic base price of natural gas to power plant producers from $2.50 cent to $2.18 cent per standard cubic feet (scuf). Minister…

Nigeria receives warning from IMF Against the Launch of Digital Currency

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Nigeria and other countries on the danger of adopting crypto assets as a national currency. The IMF warning followed plans by Nigeria to launch…

Largest ever Lassa fever study expands to more countries in West Africa!

The largest ever study created and funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to provide a more accurate assessment of the incidence of Lassa fever infections, has launched…

Boko Haram: Borno Governor, Zulum inducts, empowers 1,000 hunters to secure farmers

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday chaired the induction and empowerment of 1,000 hunters freshly engaged to join existing ones in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram. The…

CDD Awarded Macarthur Funds to advance Public Health equity, Covid 19 mitigation

Centre for Democracy and Development has been awarded a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for its work to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Nigeria by…

Celebrating the best of the Best! Congratulations Rinre Jonah as you are called to Nigerian Bar!

By Godwin Umoren Rinre Jonah Wachap, on this day, I celebrate your success and achievements as you join the league of Legal Luminaries of the most populous black nation in…

Dubai sets to make its own rain!

The United Arab Emirates is creating its own rain using drones that fly into clouds and unleash electrical charges to beat the sweltering 50 degrees Celsius heat. The rain is…

Nigeria’s Debt Profile: Senate Okays New $8.32bn External Loan!

The Senate, yesterday, approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for ongoing external loans to the tune of $8,325,526,537 and €490,000,000 (Euros) under the 2018-2020 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan. The approval followed…

Electoral Act: House Passes Bill, empowers INEC on Manual, Electronic Transmission

•We don’t want any Nigerian disenfranchised — Gbajabiamila •Adopts PIB Report •3% for Host Communities The House of Representatives on Friday passed the Electoral Act (Repeal/Re-enactment) Bill, 2021, after the…

Jiji merges operations with Car45 to improve users’ satisfaction across Africa!

Jiji, the largest online marketplace in Africa, has reached an agreement to merge operations with the leading used car sales platform Cars45, creating a new and leading pan-African car buying…

“Developing economies to be boosted by making clean water, decent toilets, hygiene available for all” – WaterAid report

A new report from international aid agency, WaterAid has revealed that developing country economies would be boosted by trillions of dollars over the next two decades if clean water, toilets and hygiene…

FG to Develop Clean Cooking Policy For Nigeria!

Representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the cooking energy sector have agreed to develop a clean cooking policy to promote clean cooking in Nigeria. This is the outcome…

Win a Share of ₦250 Million – betBonanza Drops & Wins Promo

betbonanza, Nigeria’s top gaming brand has joined forces with Pragmatic Play to give Casino customers a chance of winning amazing cash prizes in the ₦250 Million Naira Drops & Wins…

Kenya High commission debunks allegations of Kenya’s involvement in IPOB leader’s extradition

Kenyan High Commission to Nigeria has come out to debunk the allegations that Kenyan Government colluded with Nigerian government in extraditing Nnamdi Kanu, the famous Leader of Proscribed Group- Indigenous…

Premiere Academy Lugbe, Abuja breaks silence amidst controversies trailing the death of a Student

Following several controversies and rumours trailing the death of Keren Akpagher, a JSS 2 student of Premiere Academy Lugbe Abuja who allegedly died due to yet to be identified complications,…

CSOs, Media practitioners renew commitment towards improved access to quality education

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Media Practitioners as well as other key stakeholders within the education sector have renewed their commitments towards advocating for improved access to quality education for all…

Senate, House of Reps pass PIB into law, Host communities get 3% allocations from IOCs

The Senate has finally passed the much talked about Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) after several years of campaigns and agitations from different stakeholders. The bill has been in the works…

LASG Office Of Civic Engagement Sensitizes Residents on The Hazards Of #OpenDefecation

The Lagos State Government Ministry of Civic Engagement led by The Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale sensitizes Lagos residents on the…

The Missing Link in the Restructure Nigeria Arguement

By Vincent Otuedon While we advocate unequivocally for restructuring as the only way out of national catastrophe, it is most disheartening that many, among others, are clamouring for restructuring out…

“#BSMH is about creating more awareness on the positive use of Social media” – Convener, Florence Hungbo

At a time when the Nigerian government’s ban of Twitter and decision to prosecute those who continue using the platform has continued to cause uproar in the country, the 2nd…

NCDC commissions FMC in Kastina, fifth treatment centre in less than one year!

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has established an infectious diseasetreatment centre at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Katsina State. This is part of the agency’s support to strengthen…

#TwitterBan: ‘No going back on Social Media Regulation in Nigeria! – FGN

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reaffirmed the government’s stance on regulating social media in the country.  He disclosed this at the House of Representatives during a…

Fighting Champion, Kamaru Usman, touches the lives of 1000 Indigent Kids in Lagos

As he enjoys his visit in the state, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman, has supported indigent Nigerian families by distributing food items to 1000 vulnerable children. One…

Unsung Heroes of #June12: Four teenagers who sought justice ‘for MKO Abiola’

Even after 28 Years of annulment of June 12 Elections in Nigeria, several unsung and forgotten heroes amongst the youth whom out of bravery went out of their ways to…

Bloggers’ Guild express deep concerns on Twitter Ban, Freedom of expression in Nigeria

Amidst the recent Twitter ban by Federal Government of Nigeria, The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) has expressed deep concerns on the negative impact of shutting down such…

When Tyranny Becomes the Order of the Day, Democracy loses its meaning! By Dotun Roy

We are gradually getting to a level where, our dear Naija is becoming ‘bad market’ for her citizens. Yes, bad market! To be a citizen of this “entrapment” called Nigeria…

“The Suspension of Twitter is in Violation Of Freedom Of Information Act” – Femi Falana

Nigeria’s foremost Human Rights Lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has said the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria as declared by the Federal Government is in…

Lagos sets to introduce new Cycling Laws to encourage cycling!

The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority has said the Non-Motorised Transport policy will soon be enacted into the Lagos transport law. This was made known on Thursday by the Deputy…

Kidnap Alert: 2 year old, David Edet is missing!

Reports reaching us from Uyo this evening has declared this 2 year old boy called David Edet missing! He was last seen with the mother in a commercial Tricycle heading…

WaterAid, National Water Resources Institute synergise to deliver sustainable total sanitation in Nigeria!

A Press statement signed and issued by WaterAid Nigeria, yesterday, has revealed that the Organisation has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) towards achieving…

Covid 19: Primary Healthcare Centres in Nigeria to receive massive supply of PPE by the FGN!

As part of the continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Ministry of Health through its agencies, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Nigeria Centre…

Idris Aregbe, Surulere Chairmanship Aspirant breaks silence after the botched APC Primaries!

Surulere Chairmanship Candidate, Idris Aregbe has finally issued a statement to address the APC Primaries that was cancelled on Saturday in Lagos as a result of chaos and violence masterminded…

#MenstrualHygieneDay2021: “FGN must galvanise action to advance gender equality, global health” – WaterAid

In commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021, WaterAid has joined a team of experts from around the world to establish a definition of menstrual health that comprehensively addresses the needs…

The Cloak that Covers the Inner Struggles! by Dotun Roy

Most times, people don’t just get killed in a reckless abandon driving, there is always a trigger! Something deep down – beneath the surface that many cannot see. And If…

RE: Every Nigerian Has The Freedom of Movement by Otuedon Vincent

The Attorney General of Federation (AGF) Malami (SAN) misquoted, misdirected and misapplied the law when he said the constitution guaranteed the right of every Nigerian to move freely in any…

Chief of Army Staff, General Attahiru, other Military officers die in Plane Crash!

The Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, General Attahiru alongside his aides and entourage has reportedly lost their lives in a plane crash yesterday. A Military source disclosed that the late…

“There won’t be fuel price increment anytime soon” – Timipre Slyva

Contrary to several unconfirmed reports making the round regarding the resolution of the Nigeria Governors Forum to increase the pump price of petrol to N384, the Federal Government (FG) on…

#Covid19: Nigeria receives 100,000 vaccine doses as donations from India

The Nigerian government has received 100,000 doses of Covishield COVID-19 vaccines from India. This will boost the number of Nigerians to be vaccinated by about 50,000, the Chairman of the…

‘Nigeria’s crude oil slips by 10.25% in 2020’, NNPC’s data reveals

Nigeria’s total crude oil and condensate production from January to October 2020 fell by 10.25 percent when compared to similar period in 2019, latest data from the Nigerian National Petroleum…

UBEC, Forum of DSM elect new officials as Kabiru Aliyu emerges as Dean of DSM!

Forum of Directors of Social Mobilization (DSM) in collaboration with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has officially elected Mr Kabiru Aliyu as the new Dean, Director of Social Mobilization as…

#WWD21: “We must make effort to conserve, protect our water sources to minimize water pollution’ – Lynda Elesa, NIEE Abuja Chapter

World Water Day is about taking generic and specific actions to tackle the global water crisis thus, achieving Sustainable Development. This year’s theme is, ‘valuing water’. – Engr Lynda Elesa,…

CSO Condemns Killing of Three Voters at Ekiti bye-election, Calls for Prosecution of Culprits

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), an international civil society organization has expressed dismay by the killings and violent disruption of the conduct of Saturday, March 20, 2021…

Two-thirds of Africans will accept to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Africa CDC survey reveals

A recent survey conducted by Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in collaboration with Partnership for Evidence- Based Response to Covid-19 (PERC) Consortium has revealed that only…

To deliver on democratic promises, LG administration must be fixed — Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila

“The local government administrations in Nigeria are the closest to the people. They should be responsible for making decisions and providing services that ensure the quality of life for the…

#WWD2021: “Climate change threatens water access for world’s poorest”, says WaterAid

WaterAid, an international Organization supporting the provision of clean and potable water to the marginalised communities across the globe has said the impact of climate change on people’s water supplies…

Senate President applauds Zulum’s Leadership, as FG graduates 269 soil doctors extension workers in Borno

Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday hosted in Maiduguri, the graduation ceremony of about 269 soil doctors and extension workers.  Graduates selected from across the 27 local government areas…

How the APC Led Government of Nigeria is leading the Nation into Anarchy – Otuedon Vincent

Why is the President’s shoot at sight order limited to AK 47? What our laws prohibit is illegal possession of firearm and the threat of our State today, is flood…

OrderPaper calls on FGN to fix corruption in petrol importation, distribution

Amidst flip-flopping position of the federal government on the petrol pricing and attendant negative hit on citizens, OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative has called on the authorities to fix corruption and general…

Telcos move to end USSD Services To Banks Over N42b Debt

Telecom operators in Nigeria on Friday announced that they will stop the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) by banks and other financial institutions in the country by Monday.…

Facebook introduces “Instagram Lite” android app that takes up just 2MB in 170 countries!

Growth for Facebook is coming from the developing world, and so the social network today made another key move to cater better to consumers in those countries. After nearly three…

“There is need for Universal Desk for Women, Girls With Disabilities in all Medical Centers in Nigeria” – DRAC urges FGN

Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has urged Federal Government of Nigeria and other relevant authorities to ensure that appropriate structures such as Universal Desk for Women/Persons With Disabilities (W/PWDs) in…

#IWD2021: AAN urges governments to incorporate “Care” at the center of re-organizing the economy, society

ActionAid Nigeria, a social justice non-governmental organization working to promote women’s rights, combat poverty and all forms of injustice in Nigeria has called upon the Nigerian government and all government…

Popular Blogger, Doris Kamuche ‘AdaIgbo’ laid to rest amidst tears

It was a sad moment at Ukwulu, Dunukofia local government in Anambra state when family, friends and colleagues converged to bid farewell to a renowned Nigerian blogger, Ada Doris Kamuche…

“Nigeria loses whooping $10bn to illicit financial flow” – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says Nigeria accounts for 20 per cent or 10 billion dollars (N3.8 trillion) of the estimated 50 billion dollars that…

“21 million Nigerians benefited from 7-month hygiene promotion projects in marginalized communities – WaterAid

WaterAid Nigeria has said 21 million people across six states get support to protect themselves against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through a seven month hygiene promotion projects in selected…

#Covid19: Joe Biden vows to make available enough vaccines for all US adult citizens by May!

The US will have enough coronavirus vaccines for every adult by the end of May, President Joe Biden has said. This will be two months earlier than previously expected, but…

#FuelScarcity: Abuja, Niger residents groan over hike in transport fares!

Petrol scarcity in Abuja, Nasarawa and Niger states has triggered a 100 per cent hike in transport fares in many locations of those areas. Also, hundreds of black marketers of…

NCDC celebrates teamwork, public support as first Covid 19 response hits 365 days!

Exactly one year ago, on the 27th of February 2020, Nigeria detected her first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This was the first reported case in Sub-Saharan Africa.…

Biden unveils plans for 11 million undocumented immigrants to become US citizens!

Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday for President Joe Biden’s plan to create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, saying there is no justification for denying them a permanent…

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea: NCDC disseminates Public Health Advisory on its prevention!

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disseminated public health advisory to the Nigerians on Ebola outbreak prevention following the declaration of an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in…

GSS Kagara: CSO demands unconditional release of Abducted students, urges FG to declare state of emergency on insecurity

A civil society Organization in Nigeria, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, called for the unconditional release of the students abducted from Government Secondary…

40-Years-Old Abdulrasheed Bawa appointed to Head EFCC

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has nominated Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), subject to confirmation by the Senate. The Special Adviser…

Prophetess Rose Kelvin a.k.a Mummy Rose Donates Cash, Food items to Widows, Orphans, debunks Political Ambition Rumours

Prophetess Rose Kelvin popularly known as Mummy Rose, the Founder of ‘Unveiling The Veiled’ Ministry – an end time Prophetic and deliverance ministry based in Abuja, FCT has reached out…

Education: LASG to build more schools to reduce percentage of out-of-School Children

In a bid to reduce the rate of out-of-school children, Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to build more schools. The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo disclosed…

‘Don’t force African nations to choose between superpowers’ – CDD Director Idayat Hassan tells Biden

The Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Idayat Hassan, on Friday, February 12, warned the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris administration to desist from forcing African countries…

NCDC Donates Infectious Disease Care Centre, Laboratory to Taraba State to Strengthen Health Security

In line with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) mandate to support states in strengthening health security, the agency has established and equipped an InfectiousDisease Care Centre (IDCC) and…

GPBN Mourns the sudden death Of Its Member, Doris Adaora Kamuche (Ada Igbo)

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) has expressed its shock over the death of one of its members, Doris Adaora Kamuche. Kamuche, the Editor of Adaigbo Blog passed…

Civil Group urge the public to disregard rumour about the execution of 6 Igbos, says it’s all fake news

A civil group called the Joint National Action Civil Society Coalition has urged the general public to disregard the unfounded rumour about six Igbo Christians who were unjustly executed within…

$500m: “Publish all Documents for the Electricity Projects for the Public” SERAP urges World Bank

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the World Bank President Mr David Malpass “to exercise the Bank’s prerogative to release archival records and documents relating to spending on…

Global Rights Commends Kano High Court For discharging the case against a minor!

Global Rights has applauded the move by the Kano High Court (Appeal Division) to acquit and discharge the case against 13-year-old minor, Master Umar Farouq, who had previously been sentenced…

Host Communities factions went physical at the PIB Public Hearing, Demand 10% Equity Shareholding

There was pandemonium at the recent Public Hearing of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) organised by the National Assembly when two factions of Host communities (HOSTCOM) went physical with one another…

NIEE Abuja Chapter holds Public Lecture, as Lynda Elesa becomes 6th Chairman!

The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE, Abuja Chapter), a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers has held a Public Lecture and Investiture Ceremony for Engr. Linda Bitrus Elesa…

International World Education Day: “Increase Allocation for Education to 15% – 20% of Public Expenditure” ActionAid urges FGN

In commemoration of the 2021 International Education Day, ActionAid Nigeria and other campaigners has urged Federal Government of Nigeria to revise and increase allocation for Education to 15% – 20%…

UN Envoy applauds Gov. Zulum’s Outstanding Performance, says his reputation preceeds him

The United Nations under Secretary-General for Safety and Security, Mr. Gilles Michaud was in Maiduguri, Borno State on Tuesday, for on the spot humanitarian needs assessment, and to meet the…

Become the Next Face of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant, as entries for 2021 edition begins! See how to participate

Face of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant (FONDCUP) has formally announced entries from contestants for its 2021 rebranded edition. FONDCUP, a cultural pageant organized by LizGold Global International Ltd., in partnership…

FCMB prioritises SMEs, extends financial support to over 15,000 women

First City Monument Bank, a foremost financial services provider in Nigeria, has continue her aggressive drive and support for the Small and Medium Enterprises sector in the country. The bank,…

Lagos plans to secure N193.5bn loan to Partially Fund Its 2021 Budget

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to raise N193.5 billion through domestic and international loans, to partially fund its N1.164 trillion budget in 2021. The city’s Commissioner for Economic…

Civil Group in Africa condemns Internet Shutdown in Uganda before Elections

Paradigm Initiative, a civil and digital rights organization in Africa has condemned, in the strongest terms possible, the directive by the Uganda Communications Commission ordering a temporary “Suspension of the…

Apply! PIN kicks off registration for DRIF 2021!

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) has announced the opening of registration for the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum, 2021 which set to commence on Monday, January 18th to Thursday, February 18th, 2021.…

Leaving WhatsApp for Signal App? Here are things you must know!

It is no longer news that people are threatening to switch from Whatsapp to Signal. Actually, some of my own friends now ask me to send them messages on Signal…

NCDC introduces toll free “6232” shortcode to disseminate updates on all infectious diseases!

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has activated a short code– “6232”. This number has been introduced as a means for…

Group calls for National Dialogue as a tool to foster Unity, Peace in Nigeria

A civil Society Group in Nigeria, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD) has reiterated the need for National dialogue amongst other things by the state actors and…

You can now recover all your unclaimed dividends as a shareholder! See how..

With newly introduced plans by the Federal Government of Nigeria to borrow monies from unclaimed dividends as well as dormant bank accounts within the financial sectors in the country, it…

Trump issues further restrictions on legal immigration, as he moves to vacate the White House!

President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were…

Debt Management Office warns as Nigeria’s Debt continue to rise since last September!

Nigeria’s total public debt as at September 2020 stood at ₦32.223 trillion or $84.574 billion according to statistics released on Thursday by Debt Management Office (DMO). Total public debt is…

Lagos State House of Assembly approves N1.163 trillion budget for 2021!

The Lagos State House of Assembly has approved the sum of N1.163 trillion as budget for the fiscal year 2021. The recent development indicates an increase of N8.5 billion from…

Apply! Become the Next Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur in 2021!

The application portal for the 7th cohort of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is now open. The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)—Africa’s leading philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs—is looking…

Kaduna: Communities in Jema’a LGA commit to Peace pact with support from USAID/OTI

Participants at a one day Peace Summit organized by Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State in partnership with United States Agency for International Development / Office of Transition Initiatives…

Kaduna Attack: “Community Vigilance is key in fighting insurgency” says Jema’a LGA Chairman

A Local Government Chairman has reiterated that Community Vigilance, prompt report and response to early warning signs of danger are the best security strategies to contain with the recurrent menace…

FG extends period for registration, verification of NIN, Cancels N20 verification fees!

The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration met yesterday 21st December, 2020, to further deliberate on better approach to the ongoing registration…

NCDC releases public health advisory as number of Covid-19 cases rise in Nigeria!

Following increase in number of COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a public Health advisory for general public to take precautionary measures in order…

Don’t get worked up using socials, rather use it to your benefit!

Taking everything on social media too seriously and personal will only get you worked up! Some people would even tag you proud on WhattsApp once the double tick for message…

National Moderator, CSACEFA, Kabiru Aliyu Honours with NEAP Award to celebrate his Achievements in Education sector

— 19 people celebrated for their outstanding contributions to education development in Nigeria — Hon. Kabiru Aliyu and Hon. Kakale say success linked to Gov. Tambuwal’s commitment to driving education…

#16Daysofactivism: AAN, UK Government launch intervention project to end Gender Based Violence in Three States

As part of the activities for the commemoration of #16daysofactivism2020, ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a social justice organization in Nigeria and United Kingdom Government in Nigeria through her Foreign, Commonwealth and…

Google Maps upgrade! Allows you to add remote street images via your Smartphone – See how it works

Google Maps user will now be able to find more imagery of remote and hidden streets in Nigeria and other parts of the world. This is the function of a…

NCDC issues End-of-Year Travel Advisory on Covid-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued the public health advisory for all members of the public to increase awareness about the continued risks relating to the COVID-19…

India slides into recession first time ever in decades!

India has plunged into recession for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century as the pandemic continues to weigh heavily on Asia’s third biggest economy, which economists warn will…

CDD vows to Provide Technical Support To Curb Farmer/Herders’Conflict In Nasarawa

The Centre for Democracy and Development on Thursday, December 3, said it will provide necessary technical assistance needed to curb the protracted conflict between herders and farmers across some states…

Who is a Humble Leader? – By Omokide C. Iheoma

Humility and exemplary leadership are two major virtues which when tactfully combined together produces good service delivery in both public and private sector in any given society. However, sadly enough…

UK moves to set up new tougher regulations On Google, Facebook

Britain announced Friday it will set up a watchdog to regulate tech giants such as Facebook and Google and improve their transparency on using people’s data and personalised advertising. The…

NCC files an appeal for its suspended Twitter account!

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has filed an appeal to the social media giant, Twitter in order to get the suspended organization account restored in no distant time. NCC while…

Group set to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report

Africare, Nigeria Health Watch and EpiAFRIC are set to launch a report on the causes of maternal deaths in communities in Nigeria on Monday, 30 November 2020.Despite advocacy efforts and…

Coca-Cola Foundation, WaterAid hand over N300 million WASH project in Enugu!

As construction of water schemes in five LGAS in Enugu State brings Clean Water and Sanitation to 10,000 People The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), WaterAid Nigeria and the South Saharan Development Organisation (SSDO)…

#16DaysActivism2020: ActionAid calls FGN to Take Action Against Gender-Based Violence

In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020, ActionAid Nigeria, a social justice non-governmental organisation working to combat poverty and injustice in Nigeria has…

UN Dialogue: Nigerian youth press for opportunities to be part of the solutions that can address the challenges they face

On the heels of global demands by youth for structural socio-economic transformation, improved governance and intergenerational dialogue, young people in Nigeria have urged for their voices to be heard, to…

Days of farmers-herders’ conflict soon be over, as CDD recommends possible solutions!

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday, November 19, in Abuja, suggested that the farmers/ herders’ conflict in Nigeria and border countries can be addressed with the National…

EVA charged young people to scale up campaign against Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria

Education as a Vaccine (EVA) has charged young people in Nigeria to continue to be the voice for change in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in their various…

Tony Elumelu receives Belgium’s Highest National Honour!

The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important National Honour, on Africa’s leading investor and philanthropist,…

#2020WAAW: NCDC joins global community to commemorate World Antibiotics Awareness Week!

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an issue of global public health concern. This occurswhen bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites resist the effects of medicines orantimicrobials, making common infections harder to treat…

#WorldToiletDay 2020: “Living without a Toilet poses major health risks!” – WaterAid

A staggering 112 million people still do not have access to a private toilet of their own, and about 46 million have no choice but to practise open defecation –…

#SayNoToRape: When You Rape, You Kill a generation! – Dotun Roy

Why are cases of rape becoming rampant in Nigeria despite being tagged the most religious and prayerful nation in this part of the globe?? This had been the critical conversations…

UNFPA, Education as a vaccine seek ways to find lasting solutions to Child Marriage in Nigeria

Education as a vaccine, a non governmental organization and leading voice for girl child education in Nigeria with support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has collaborated with other education…

WASH: More CSOs are being strengthened to drive improved WASH governance – WaterAid Nigeria

WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that the capacities of more than 25 civil society organisations (CSOs) have now been strengthened to drive water, sanitation and water governance in Plateau State, under…

Institute of Information Management Africa Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

Institute of Information Management Africa (IIM- Africa) celebrates 10th years of excellence in professional development across the globe today, 14th November 2020. The Anniversary celebration has been scheduled to hold…

#Covid19: NCDC, UNICEF Launch Chatbot To Combat Misinformation in Nigeria

“The new chatbot is a useful tool that provides vetted and accurate information and response to the coronavirus pandemic.” – Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Rep. The Nigeria Centre for Disease…

“Undue attacks, threats against Human Rights Activists projects Nigeria in a Bad light” -Coalition of CSOs says

Coalition of Civil Society Organization has expressed disappointment towards the escalation of unwarranted attacks and threats issued against Human Rights activists and defenders in Nigeria, saying this would continue to…

FGN, UN Women synergise to launch Generation Equality Campaign in Nigeria

On Monday, 9th November, 2020, Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and UN Women had jointly launched the Generation Equality campaign in Nigeria. The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen…

Yellow Fever Outbreak hits Delta, Enugu, NCDC doubles support as death toll and cases rise!

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said in a statement that he has doubled the emergency support to the Delta and Enugu State Governments, in response to suspected outbreak…

CAMA 2020: Coalition urges CAC to extend deadlines for stakeholders’ comments on the CAMA draft

A coalition of organized civil society members has in a letter to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) called for the extension of deadlines for stakeholders to send comments on the…

INEC plans big to adopt e-voting come 2021, What are the chances of Success?

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it may adopt electronic voting in the 2021 Anambra governorship election. The commission hopes to use this as a trial for…

Assessing the current State of the nation by Leadership for Equity & Development Initiative (LEDI)

The Leadership for Equity and Development Initiative (LEDI) has released a statement in which the current state of the nation was thoroughly dissected towards finding the lasting solutions to my…

WaterAid calls for urgent need to protect world’s Groundwater!

A new report from WaterAid has raised deep concerns about the threat to the world’s groundwater reserves, which are relied upon by millions of people for their daily water supplies.…

#EndSARS and Nigeria’s Hunger for leadership by Hamzat Lawal

I have never experienced a near-national annihilation, as we did after the #EndSARS protest turned bloody a fortnight ago. I have heard about the Civil War, but I was not…

UN Women set to launch Generation Equality Campaign in Nigeria!

UN Women Nigeria the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women working to ensure that every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live…

Buhari Approves the creation of African Hub in Nigeria!

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the request of an international think-tank group and investment promoter, Horasis Global Visions Community, to create its African hub in Nigeria. President Buhari spoke on…

Tanzanians groan as Government Blocked Internet Access a Day to Election!

Unconfirmed reports circulating across social media suggest that the Tanzania Government has allegedly restricted internet access in the country just a day to General Elections. A number of social media…

WTO DG Race: US Canvasses support for Korean Candidate to frustrate Iweala

In a move to boycott Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala’s victory chances, the United States Department of State has communicated with its embassies to gauge whether their host countries are endorsing South Korean…

#EndSARS: “We condemn the thuggery, vandalism and unruly acts of hoodlums” – Coalition of CSOs in Nigeria

Coalition of 38 Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria has condemned in totality the outrageous looting and vandalism being carried out by yet to be identified hoodlums across the country following…

Authorities must own up to Lekki Toll Gate massacre, our new investigation exposes the culprits – Amnesty International

Amnesty International, a Human Rights Organization in Nigeria has weighed into the unwarranted massacre of the innocent citizens at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on 10th October perpetrated by…

#EndPoliceBrutality: ActionAid Nigeria lauds Nigerian youths; sues for peace and justice!

ActionAid Nigeria has applauded the level of resilience demonstrated by Nigerian Youths within the past few weeks amidst the violence that has trailed peaceful protests, whilst raising their voices against…

Telecom Operators Apologise for sudden service outage amid #EndSARS unrest

Following complaints by telco subscribers on service outages, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has, on behalf of its members, pleaded with subscribers to exercise patience as…

Okonjo-Iweala gets massive support from EU parliament to become WTO DG

European Parliament has backed former Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the World Trade Organization Director-General (WTO DG), preferring her to the only other remaining candidate, South Korean Commerce Minister…

“Killers of #EndSARS Protesters Must Be Held To Account” – Coalition of CSOs in Nigeria

Coalition of Civil Society in Nigeria have issued a statement calling for all the killers of #EndSARS protesters be held accountable for the horrific incident at the Lekki Toll Gate…

#LekkiMassacre: Group Calls for speedy Justice for the victims!

Nigeria Mourns, a civil coalition has condemned the ambush, shooting and physical attacks and killings of unarmed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza on the night of Tuesday, 20…

EndPoliceBrutality: “Anarchy looms, if Buhari fails to address the nation” – AAN

Amidst growing tension and chaos infiltrating the peaceful protest to bring an end to all forms of police brutalities and human rights violations by the Police Unit called SARS by…

Apply: Call for Slogan for UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Week 2020!

Are you a young creative mind? Are you passionate in making a difference within your immediate environment and community by lending your voice for change? if yes this is for…

#EndSARS: Civil Groups Condemn Military’s Threats to Repress Youth Protests

Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria have condemned in totality the plans by the military to violently repress the peaceful protest led by the Nigerian youth calling for an…

#EndSARS Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo responds to the demands of Nigerian Youth!

Amidst #EndSARS protest by the Nigerian Youth demanding an end to police brutality and complete overhauling of the Police Force in Nigeria, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,…

#EndSARS: Police reform should not only be in rhetoric but in actions evident to Nigerians – Ene Obi, Country Director, ANN

We demand the Nigerian Police that is attractive to the best brains in the country and police officers that are core professionals maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law…

#2021Budget: “N13.08tn with an aggregate revenue projection of 7,886tn is over ambitious” – AAN

A leading antipoverty non-governmental organisation working to combat poverty and promote social justice in the 36 states and the FCT for 20 years, ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has expressed deep concerns…

#GlobalHandwashingDay: “Doubling investment in WASH will help prevent the spread of Covid-19” – WaterAid

“It is unacceptable that in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic – where clean water and hygiene offer a vital first line of defence against the disease – over…

UNESCO, MAIN advice Bloggers, Influencers to shun the spread of fake news, hate speech

With the alarming rate at which fake news and hate speeches are being peddled in Nigeria and across the globe, particularly with the advent of 21 century digital media and…

#TushMyApartment Reality TV show: 3 Winners to receive their respective Tushing Prizes!

Tush My Apartment Reality TV Show which debuted on TVC ENTERTAINMENT on the 19th of July 2020 will handing over the new apartments to the 3 happy winners of its…

#EndSARS: CDD condemns police brutality, calls on PMB, IGP to take swift action!

“It is disheartening that the very individuals entrusted to protect us have become trigger happy, bloodthirsty extortionists. We call on the IGP of the police to take swift action to…

#OndoElection: CSO calls for reforms to mitigate dark clouds in electoral system

A Civil Society Organisation and foremost pro-democracy think tank – the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called for reforms to mitigate dark clouds in electoral system in Nigeria.…

#Ondo2020: APC tells Court to Disqualify Akeredolu less than 24hours to Election!

Barely 24 hours to the conduct of the gubernatorial election in Ondo State, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Kalu Kalu Agu has asked a Federal High…

PMB presents N13trillion 2021 Annual Budget to NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) on Thursday, October 8, presented a budget of N13.08trillion to the National Assembly for approval for the 2021 fiscal year. The budget tagged: “Budget of economic…

To Manage, Limit Data Usage on Your Android, iOS Devices follow these steps

The new norm of remote working and other internet-driven services has left us more dependent on a new source of energy – data. The cost of data varies from country…

(Download) #OndoElection: CDD releases outlook analysis report

Ahead of the forthcoming Gubernatorial Election in Ondo State scheduled to hold on 10th October 2020, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released a comprehensive Oulook Analysis Report toward…

CS-SUNN launches “Let Us Do More Campaign” to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th independence

Civil Society Scaling Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), a leading organisation that has been working assiduously to ensure prevalent malnutrition cases across the country becomes a thing of the past through…

NCDC inaugurates National Antimicrobial Resistance Committee to combat Misuse of antibiotics

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has convened the inaugural meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Coordination Committee on the 28th of September 2020. This Committee has been…

School Feeding Fund: SERAP advises the Minister to expose the names of major suspects!

Following the N2.67 billion school feeding money the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it uncovered in private bank accounts, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project…

Now you can become digitally inclined with FG’s newly introduced Digital Nigeria Mobile App!

The Federal Government has launched the Digital Nigeria Mobile Application and Portal in line with the Digital Nigeria Programme initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 19, 2020. The Honourable…

Ventures Park launches ‘Ventures Connect’ – a Community Meet up for professionals!

Since it officially began operations back in 2016, Ventures Park has continued to blaze the trail, break new grounds and has remained at the top of the business of housing…

#Nigeriaat60: CDD urges Nigerians to live in harmony in order to overcome Challenges of Nation Building

As Nigeria marks 60 years of independence today, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged Nigerians to ensure the promotion of unity and harmony regardless of diverse ethnics,…

IHS (Nigeria), UNICEF to deliver Test Kits to NCDC to aid emergency response to COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria has concluded plans to support Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with provisions of test kits, an initiative that was funded by IHS Towers as part of its…

#VisaBan: Nigerians to face yet another Travel Ban From The USA

Nigeria is likely to face another travel ban from the Trump-led administration of the United States of America as indicators show that the US is planning to place another travel…

Facebook concludes Plans to Open Second Africa Office in Lagos early next year!

Facebook has announced that plans are underway for a new office in Nigeria’s technology capital, Lagos. The office will be Facebook’s second office in Africa, the first was opened in…

NCDC Opens New Treatment Centre in FCT for the management Emergency Cases

On the 25th of September 2020, the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire led the official handover ceremony of the Infectious Disease Care Centre built and equipped by the…

Tony Elumelu named amongst four Africans in “TIME 100” list of 100 most influential People in the World!

TIME has named Tony O. Elumelu, one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now…

#EdoElection: “Despite High Incidents of Vote Buying, still relatively peaceful, credible – CDD

Only 25.2 Percent of Registered Voters Cast Their Ballot Peaceful Conduct of Poll, A Refreshing Development Vote Buying And Insidious Campaign Strategies Influencing Election Results Tasks INEC on Implementation of…

Apply: Network of Pro-Bono Lawyers’ Virtual Justice Debate 2020!

Are you a Final year law student or young lawyer of 1 to 4 years post call hoping to render pro-bono legal services to indigent Nigerians or already handling pro…

#EdoElection2020: Desperate Politicians resort to the use of Young Girls as bait, Cash Gifts to Solicit for Votes – CDD

“In some cases, votes were traded for Ankara materials, and cash gifts from N1,000 to N15,000, Spaghetti and other food items,” – Hassan Idayat, ED, CDD The Centre for Democracy…

NCDC clears air over the misconception in the media on Covid 19 test for Air Travelers

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has cleared the air over the misconception and misrepresentation of truth in the media over the recently launched Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP) by…

Nigeria Health Watch kicks off advocacy on better access to quality maternal medicines, contraceptives in Nigeria

“Access to appropriate and quality maternal healthcare and medicines during childbirth is key to reducing maternal deaths in Nigeria.” – Vivianne Ihekweazu, Managing Director, Nigeria Health Watch. Nigeria Health Watch…

Covid-19 and Adult literacy: Nigeria Case Study by Omokide C. Iheoma

Written by Omokide C. Iheoma “Literacy Day focuses on Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies this theme is apt…

#EdoElection: “Another Litmus Test of Nigeria’s Commitment to Organising Credible Polls” – CDD

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a non governmental organization working assiduously for the entrenchment and respect for Democratic tenets and good governance in Nigeria has said the forthcoming Gubernatorial…

Blasphemy: Global Rights urges relevant authorities to save Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, and 13-year-old Umar Farouq from unjust capital punishment

“Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and…

NASS extends resumption date by another two weeks!

Members of the National Assembly (NASS) who are initially billed to resume plenary on Tuesday, September 15 after a two-month annual vacation, will now resume on Tuesday, September 29. The…

Avoid crashing Your PC: Here are 5 Ways You Can Manage Millions of Tabs on Your Browser

Surfing the internet using the browser is a normal part of modern life. From online shopping to watching movies and social media, you often find yourself opening several tabs for…

CDD expresses deep concern over sudden hike in Fuel Price, Electricity Tariffs by Buhari Administration

“It Is An Unpardonable Assault Against Economic Interests of Long Suffering Citizens” – Hassan Idayat, Executive Director, Centre Democracy and Development The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in clear…

NCDC provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Travel Guide for Travelers during Pandemic

In the wake of ease of Covid19 lockdown, Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has made available several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP) for the…

[Download] “Ajerese” (Strong Tower), latest Gospel Single audio, video hits the airwaves!

McGodwin Favour, a UK based gospel music minister and master of ceremony reloads his single “Ajerese” in which he features the award winning Xplicits Gospel Crew (Nig). “Ajerese” which means…

FGN receives the sample COVID-19 vaccine from Russia

The Federal Government on Friday received the sample COVID-19 vaccine from Russia The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Alexey L. Shebarshin, who delivered the vaccine, said the purpose of presenting…

Microsoft introduces Voice transcriptions to MS Word!

You can now write documents by talking instead of typing on Word. Microsoft has launched Transcribe in Word, its new transcription service. The new feature lets you transcribe both live and prerecorded conversations…

Firefox Launches “Daylight” Android Browser to Rival Chrome!

Mozilla has launched a new android browser dubbed Firefox Daylight. The new Firefox app relies on its own infrastructure rather than Google’s, which is used in the majority of browsers. Browser engines are core…

Amazon Boss, world richest man worth $200 Billion, over N78 Trillion, 7 Times the Nigerian Budget

The world’s richest person, Jeff Bezos, is now worth over $200 billion.  The Amazon Boss hit the milestone after the company’s stocks rose 2% on Wednesday. The rise added about $4.9 billion…

Establishment of Disability Commission: ActionAid Nigeria Lauds FGN, Calls for Domestication at all levels of Governance.

With an estimated population of 25 million Nigerians with disability (Human Rights Watch 2019), the need for a Disability Commission is long overdue and we applaud the Federal Government for…

WaterAid, Heineken African Foundation synergize to launch “Scale Up Hygiene” Project in Africa

WaterAid, an International non-profit working in 28 countries to improve access to clean water and good hygiene has received massive collaborative support from Heineken Africa Foundation for her new “Scale…

8 Ways to Protect Your Children Online as the World Adjusts to a New Normal- ITU Report

The pandemic has sparked a new way of life where it’s impossible to consider the digital and physical worlds separately. From online classes to virtual raves and parties, children and…

CDD Condemns Mali Coup, Calls For Restoration of Constitutional Order

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) unequivocally condemns the unconstitutional takeover of power in Mali. This is the time for immediate steps to restore a democratic order, founded on…

World Humanitarian Day: ActionAid Nigeria calls on FG to Prioritize the safety, security of Frontline workers

“This year, the World Humanitarian Day comes at a difficult time when the world is dealing with one of the deadliest pandemics in the history of our human existence, COVID-19. –…

BudgIT, EiE & Paradigm Initiative plan big for 4th New Media, Citizens, and Governance Conference

BudgIT, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria) and Paradigm Initiative (PIN) are putting collaborative efforts together to hold the fourth edition of the bi-annual pan-African New Media, Citizens, and Governance…

A Nigerian launches Nutrition guide to Combat Malnutrition amongst the Children!

“Malnutrition is widespread in the country, although the scale and scope varies between regions and across urban-rural divide and manifests as undernutrition, over nutrition and micro nutrients deficiencies”. -Jayne Whyte…

Banks, Telcos in Nigeria may lose Revenue with New N1.63 USSD Charge, customers to bear brunt

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has finally amended the pricing of USSD services that caused an uproar among stakeholders last year. According to the regulator, the new pricing was determined…

CDD urges Edo Politicians to prioritise peace ahead of gubernatorial election

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on politicians in Nigeria to de-escalate the tension building up ahead of the September 19, 2020, Edo state governorship election. Highlighting…

Amnesty Int’l condemns death sentence imposed on Kano-based singer, demands his freedom

Amnesty International has condemned in totality the heinous crime of capital punishment about to be perpetrated against one Kano-based Singer, Yahaya Sharif who has been accused and declared guilty of…

See Why everyone needs “Vibing” a non-stop music platform launched by a Nigerian

“Vibing connects well over 10 DJs to play live or provide creative contents for the platform.” – Femi D Amele Digitalisation of virtually everything has become imperative as the COVID19…

[Apply] Lagos introduces N7 Million Smart Meter Initiative for Affordable Electricity Meter

The Lagos State Government in collaboration with Eko Innovation Centre has unveiled a Smart Meter Initiative tagged “The Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020”. This new initiative was unveiled by the…

Global Rights calls for an end to Police Brutality against the Nigerian citizens!

The right to peaceful assembly and free expression are foundational principles of any democracy. As a democratic country, Nigeria is founded on the principles of the supremacy of the Constitution,…

#RevolutionNow Protest: “Attack on peaceful protesters a violation of human rights” – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the attacks on, and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states of the country: Abuja, Lagos, and…

NCDC Commemorates World Mask Week!

World Mask Week is an initiative from a coalition of organisations including the Pandemic Action Network (PAN), World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa CDC and private companies working to mitigate the…

When Jihadi Johns Recite Bob Marley Tunes in a Killing Field..

By Ebisike Ebube George Allen Cole and Carleton Barrett were co-writers of the famous and ageless “War” song recorded by Robert Nesto “Bob” Marley. The inspiration for the lyrics of…

#2020WBW: CS-SUNN urges FGN to create avenue for sustainable investments to promote breastfeeding culture in Nigeria

The Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has called for improved and sustainable investments at all levels of governance to promote breastfeeding in Nigeria. This organization made this known…

AWLN Says Gender-Based violence must be stopped in Nigeria, urges FG to Strengthen Criminal Justice system

Gender-based violence is a human rights and public health concern and a form of discrimination, which contradicts all relevant international instruments and norms acceded to by Nigeria regarding the rights…

Civil Groups Call for a Swift & Decisive End to the Massacre in Southern Kaduna

“The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government” – Section 14(2)(b) Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria The Joint National Action Civil Society…

ActionAid reiterates its staunch position on Taming the Gale of Corruption in Nigeria

Action Aid Nigeria, a social justice organisation in Nigeria has said its position in supporting the fight against corruption and total elimination of all forms of corrupt practices in the…

“We Yorubas must be Proud of our Culture” – Osun Commissioner urges Yorubas across the globe.

Sunday Okunade Osun Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Adebisi Obawale has urged Yoruba people to be proud of their Culture anywhere they found themselves. The Commissioner gave the charge…

Expose! Plot to Unseat AGF Malami Uncovered, Efforts to Petition Buhari Failed -As NGO cries out for Supporters

A leaked document and email from one Olanrewanju Suraju who claimed to be the Chairman of a Civil Society Against Corruption indicates a desperate move to cast aspersions against the…

WaterAid Celebrates 10th year anniversary of WASH as a Human Right with Unique arts Exhibition!

Ten years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly officially recognised the human right to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and to mark the anniversary, WaterAid has commissioned 10 visual artists from…

Contestants of First Season of “Tush My Apartment” Unveiled!

The Host of the first ever real estate, housing and interior decoration reality TV show in Africa, Tush My Apartment, ‘Tage with the Wave’ has announced 11 out of the…

House of Reps moves to unravel alleged N100bn Fraud At North East Devt Commission

The House of Representatives is to investigate alleged misappropriation of about N100 billion at the North East Development Commission (NEDC). Adopting a motion of urgent public importance at yesterday’s plenary,…

FGN set to commence Internet Broadband Extention plans in 19 Northern States using N126.7Bn Credit Facility

The Federal Government has approved a project to extend internet broadband into the 19 states in Northern Nigeria. The project dubbed the National Information Communications Technology Infrastructure Backbone, NICTIB II…

NCC now makes Submission of Yearly Financial Statements mandatory for MTN, Glo, Other Telcos in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has announced that it is now mandatory for MTN, Glo and 4 other telecom operators in the country to submit their financial statements every year.…

CSACEFA, Malala fund, other stakeholders in Education sector synergize to scale up support for Covid 19 Safety guidelines toward school re-opening

Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) has held a dialogue in collaboration with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) such as Malala Fund, Plan International, Action Aid Nigeria,…

#Corruption: “Punish Naysayers Trying To Stop Probe Of EFCC, NDDC” – NYCN urges Buhari

•Ask his administration to stay focus, ignore distractors The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has raised the alarming, alleging that some powerful forces are desperately trying to detract President…

“Tush My Apartment” Reality TV Show Season 1 Debuts this Sunday!

Tush My Apartment, the very first Real Estate and Interior Decoration Reality TV Show in Nigeria will commence on the 19th of July, 2020 on TVC Entertainment. This show will…

FGN, CBN may soon introduce new regulations for Cryptocurrency trading

Cryptocurrency adoption is on the rise in Nigeria. More people are now making transactions, investing and transferring funds with it. In May, Arcade Research ranked Nigeria fifth globally, with about…

Nigeria’s Repentant Boko Haram Phenomenon: a call for concern

By Ebisike Ebube George The Nigeria Government has grappled under the General M. Buhari Administration for the last five years retrogressively up until today with the war on Boko Haram…

Civil Groups call on FGN to begin thorough Inquisition into the Death of Flying Officer Arotile!

The Joint National Action Civil Society Coalition mourns the unfortunate death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, who, according to the official statement released by…

[Apply] Accelerator programme for female-run Malawian, Nigerian green ventures

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has launched its “Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy” initiative, which will support 70 women involved in renewable and green…

“Prioritise your Intervention in Mali” -West African CSOs Urge ECOWAS

Following the ongoing crisis in Mali, Civil Society Organisations in West Africa on Thursday, July 9, 2020, called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to prioritise its…

2023: Disgruntled APC Leaders, Others Trying to mess with Malami, Destabilise Buhari’s Govt – NYCN

•Says they’re behind media attacks on AGF, Buhari administration  Ahead of intrigues towards the 2023 elections, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has blamed politicians with vested interests, particularly…

“My Travails in the Hands of Magu” – Another EFCC Director shares horrific ordeals during Magu’s reign in office

Mr Ayo Olowonihi was a level 17 officer at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Commandant (Director) of the commission’s academy in 2015 when Ibrahim Magu was appointed…

‘Nigeria’s public debt hits N28.63trillion in 2020’ – NBS

Nigeria’s total public debt portfolio, all the states and the federal government inclusive, stood at N28.63 trillion as at March 31 this year. According to the Nigerian Domestic and Foreign…

#DigitalEconomy: NCC re-strategises, creates New Department to expedite FG’s Agenda

Placing the newly-created department under the Office of the EVC also underscores the importance the Commission places on the need to successfully drive the overall national digital economy strategy of…

[Apply] NCDC Introduces COVID-19 Online Course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

“This online course is available to the general public but targeted at health care workers, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases while administering health…

Clergy warns Osinbajo, Aisha Buhari to tread with caution in delivering their assignments in his prophetic message

Prophet I.O Samuel, the General Overseer of Shiloh Word Chapel, Abuja, have some prophecies concerning the leadership of the nation. The prophetic messages are specifically for the two political figures…

ActionAid’s WVL-N is committed to raising a movement to promote the rights of women, girls in Nigeria’ – Ene Obi, AAN Boss

Our target is to empower at least 70 CBOs through the WVL-N capacity building projects – Ene Obi, Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria The Country Director, Action Aid Nigeria (AAN), Ene…

“There is need to completely overhaul Oil &Gas Sector to make it competitive, productive” – NNRC urges FGN

State owned enterprises: Nationally owned companies should be accountable, with well-defined mandates and an objective of commercial efficiency – Precept 6 of Natural Resource Charter The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter…

FMWA, UN Women Launch Nigeria’s First Reference Group for Gender Responsive Security Sector

‘’…there have been policy and practical measures put in place to increase the meaningful participation of women and enhance gender-responsiveness of security sector institutions” – Honourable Minister of Women Affairs,…

Ethiopian Government shuts down Internet again to stifle citizens’ demand for justice over the murder of an Activist

26 out of Africa’s 54 states have recorded Internet Shutdowns Following the protest that ensued after the killing of popular Oromo singer, Hachalu Hundessa on Monday in Addis Ababa, the…

Nigerians may never be able to watch EPL, UEFA Champions League on DSTV again, See why.

Nigerian football lovers may have to say goodbye to the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League (EPL) on DSTV SuperSport after the 2020/21 football season ends. MultiChoice, parent…

NASS urges DisCos to suspend increase Tariffs plans for now

The national assembly says it has convinced electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to halt the proposed increase in tariff for power consumers. In a statement, Ola Awoniyi, spokesman of Senate President Ahmad…

CDD expresses concerns over FGN’s revised Budget, slash in Health Care budget

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a think tank organization working towards enhancing sustainability of democracy and development in West Africa, has been monitoring and evaluating the federal government’s…

BEWI Africa sensitizes Lagosians to shun drug abuse, donates food supplies to the indigent

June 26th of every year is a day set aside by United Nations to raise more awareness against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade since 1989. In commemorating this…

ActionAid, media practitioners recommend deployment of new strategies for humanitarian crisis reporting

ActionAid Nigeria, prominent media Practitioners as well as other civil society organisations in Nigeria have recommended the deployment of improved strategies for humanitarian crisis reporting in order to overcome the…

Impunity reigns supreme as SARS mocks, disregards Anti-torture Laws in Nigeria

“The complete failure of Nigerian authorities to bring an end to the gross human rights violations perpetuated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad or to bring any SARS officer to justice…

Fighting banditry: Why military needs our support By Garba Ladan

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Babagana Monguno, last week led a high level delegation of security leaders to some states facing security challenges in the North Western zone of…

Google introduces “Google for Nonprofits” to support Not for profits organizations

Google has launched Google for Nonprofits in Nigeria. Google for Nonprofits aims to empower not-for-profit organizations by providing them with free premium services. For organizations that qualify, Google for Nonprofits…

#IPSD2020: ActionAid, PSI call for Increase Annual budget for Health, other essential Public Services in Nigeria

“In 2014, Annual budget for Health was 5.6 percent then later grew to 5.78 percent in 2015. And ever since the Annual budget for Health has been on a decline,…

Two Health Focused Establishments synergise to counter Misinformation on COVID-19 in Nigeria

“Misinformation poses a threat to the public response to outbreaks, eroding the public’s trust, and their willingness and ability to take preventative measures” – Vivianne Ihekweazu Concerned by the rapid…

CDD’s New report recommends restitution, counselling, psycho-social support for victims of rights abuses in Gambia

During Jammeh’s 22-year rule, human rights violations ranging from enforced disappearances, unlawful arrests and killings, torture, sexual and gender-based violence, and persecution of real or perceived political opponents, characterised The…

A Young Executive’s Prescription for COVID-19’s Depression By Hamzat Lawal

If there is anything like being immunized for the rainy day, that was exactly what happened to me last year when I went through a period of depression. In hindsight,…

Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria Mourns Late colleague, Aramide Oikelome

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria has expressed deep shock over the death of one of it’s very active member Mrs Aramide Oikelome. The Guild in a press release…

Apply! “Tush My Apartment” Reality TV Show Registration Begins!

“Tush My Apartment Reality Show is introduced to enhance the lifestyle of Nigerians by using a team of professionally trained and highly resourceful experts to execute a free and complete…

US Condemns the Killings of innocent citizens in the Northern States in Nigeria

United States of America has condemned in its entirety the spate of killings that have been going on at every nook and cranny in the Northern States in Nigeria. In…

FMWA, UN Women commence Distribution of COVID-19 Palliatives to Vulnerable Women, Girls in 16 States and FCT

“Through the palliative distribution spearheaded by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and State Ministries of Women’s Affairs, we aim to provide at least 3,060 households across 16 States and the…

FG Disburses April, May Salary Arrears to Striking Resident Doctors

The Federal Government has disbursed the hazard and inducement allowances worth about N4.5 billion to 31 teaching hospitals and federal medical centres. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige,…

FRSC Commends GPBN For Donating Face Masks To The Agency

The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has commended the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) for donating face masks to the zone RS2HQ in charge of Lagos and Ogun…

FG Releases COVID-19 Guide to reopen places of worship

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to lead the public healthresponse to the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria. Following the review of recent restriction measures by the Presidential Task…

#DayofAfricanChild: ActionAid urges authorities to be proactive in dispensing justice for the victims of injustice

“This rally is also organized to amplify the Nigerian catalogue of miseries that are not yet remedied, though we appreciate the modest efforts being made by government at all levels…

Education And Healthcare as a National Security Imperative!

By Ebisike Ebube George Corruptocracy as system of leadership or government although not a conventional term is occasioned by the practise and covert actions of leaders and stakeholders laying calculated…

See why Nigeria lags behind South Africa, Rwanda in Africa’s Startup Ecosystem Ranking

Nigeria has dropped 12 places to 68th in Best Startup Ecosystems Ranking, losing its former 3rd Position in Africa to Rwanda, according to StartupBlink 2020 Global Ecosystem Ranking. The rankings…

With International Tax Rule, Foreign Coys like Amazon, Google might pay heavy taxes in Nigeria

In an amendment to the Finance Act bill, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has mandated companies from outside the country to pay an income tax as long as they get…

“Over 150 million Nigerians are yet to get NIN due to challenges we face” – NIMC Boss

After more than 5 years of issuing unique identities to Nigerians through the National Identity Number (NIN) registration, over 150 million Nigerians are still without any form of identification. This…

“Appeal is never an option for me” Gov. Obaseki says after APC Primaries disqualification

“It is unfortunate that this open show of shame, illegality and travesty of justice is the brand of democracy which Comrade Oshiomhole has reduced the APC into. The situation is…

Ifeanyi Okali, OMPAN Boss recounts past struggles with gratitude as he adds another year on June 12th!

My secondary school and university days never witnessed a remarkable difference either as I was fed with the cup of cheating and the spoon of injustice. This again reinforces the…

If you don’t behave yourself during elections, we’ll go by the law – INEC Chairman goes tough on politicians

“We will continue to push for reforms even though political parties are hard to deal with in emerging democracy.” – INEC Boss, Professor Yakubu The Chairman of the Independent National…

Diezani Madueke Now Dominican Republic Citizen, Clinches new Government Appointment!

The Former Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke has been reportedly appointed as Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominican…

Apply Here! Start-up business can now win up to $100,000 from Aptive capital

Aptive Capital, an investment organisation that provides capital, coaching, and community for social impact-driven startups and entrepreneurs, is calling on early-stage businesses in Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, and…

You can now delete your unwanted old posts on Facebook, see how!

Have you ever come across an old post on Facebook which makes you go “what? Oh no, I didn’t write that!”? Well, they aren’t usually all bad but for the…

‘You have a duty to protect women & girls from assaults, Do your work!, Civil Groups tell Nigerian Police

Civil groups and other Human Rights organizations such as ActionAid Nigeria, Dorothy Njemanze Foundation, Connected Development (CODE) amongst other Civil Society groups in Nigeria all came out in a protest…

[Download] CDD releases assessment reports on Buhari’s Performance on the Economy in the last Five years, urges him to focus on key areas

Following the release of its five-year assessment on the achievements and shortcomings of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption drive, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released a similar report…

ActionAid urges President Buhari to Declare a State of Emergency on Gender Based Violence in Nigeria

ActionAid Nigeria, a human rights and social justice non-governmental organization working to combat poverty and all forms of injustice in Nigeria, is calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a…

Trump targets Mars as U.S. launches first human spaceflight in 9 years

U.S. President Donald Trump has said American astronauts would return to the moon by 2024. Speaking after the successful launched of the country’s first human spaceflight in nine years, Trump…

CDD releases Five Year assessment reports for the achievements, shortcomings of Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Drive

Frontline pro-democracy think tank, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released its five year assessment report detailing the achievements and gaps in the implementation of the anti-corruption programme…

New Hope for Power supply in Nigeria, as FG Kickstarts Siemens 25,000 MW Power Deal!

President Muhammadu Buhari has kick-started the power deal signed with the German company, Siemens AG, to upgrade the country’s power sector. The agreement between the FG and Siemens signed in July…

Why Adesina may not be moved by the US-AfDB Probe

What Africa as a continent might currently need is just 54 of the likes of Akinwumi Adesina to be allowed to run its affairs in terms of decision making as…

Femi Adesina shares the achievements of Buhari Administration in last five year!

In a statement signed and released yesterday by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity has shared with whole world the recorded achievements of Buhari…

WaterAid implores stakeholders to take urgent action on W.A.S.H in promoting better menstrual hygiene for girls, women

In commemorating this year #MenstrualHygieneDay, Wateraid Nigeria has implored the stakeholders in Water Sanitation and Hygiene sector in Nigeria to be proactive in promoting better menstrual hygiene amongst girls and…

ISOC: Postel Service Award 2020 Call for Nominations for Internet Contribution!

You have two weeks left to nominate someone for this year’s Jonathan B. Postel Service Award! Each year, the Internet Society presents the prestigious award to an individual or organization that,…

#Broadband: Gov. Fayemi reduces Broadband Right of Way Charges From N4,500 to N145 Per Metre

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has signed an executive order drastically reducing the Right of Way (RoW) charges on telecommunication infrastructures from N4, 500 to N145 per…

Humanitarian Minister shares details of FG Feeding programme for Children while home

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk has explained how the School Feeding Programmes was modified to enable the children benefit from the scheme while…

Twist of fate in Global oil Price and the uncertainties in Nigeria’s downstream

By Oladotun Roy The reality of having to bear the brunt of what Covid 19 pandemic has caused globally is gradually unfolding itself, particularly in what has become of oil…

95% healthcare centres, 150 million Nigerians without access to water& hygiene facilities to avert COVID-19 pandemic – WaterAid Nigeria says

Without access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, majority of healthcare centres in Nigeria are ill equipped to manage the COVID-19 crisis, while the poorest and most vulnerable…

Civil Groups call for immediate prosecution of detained illegal miners in Osun, Zamfara

The Federation of Nigerian Mining Host Communities, and Civil Society Coalition on Nigeria’s Mining Sector applaud the recent arrests of 19 illegal foreign gold miners and 21 Nigerians for their…

Supreme Court Voids Ex-Gov Kalu’s Conviction, 12-Year Jail Term, Orders Fresh Trial Of The Defendants

The Supreme Court has set aside the December 5, 2019 judgement of the Federal High Court, Lagos in which former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu convicted and sentenced to…

Amid Pandemic Customs Apapa generates N39.877b in April!

In spite of the ravaging COVID-19 Pandemic, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Area Command, generated N39.877 billion in the month of April. Mrs Nkeiruka Nwala, Deputy Superintendent of Customs…

“To defeat pandemic Nigeria must improve access to clean water, good hygiene practices by citizens – WaterAid Nigeria

WaterAid Nigeria has reiterated the important roles access to clean water and good hygiene play, if we are to defeat pandemic as a people. According to a press statement issued…

Host a virtual, physical public hearing on Infectious Bill – CSOs tell House of Reps

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria has called on lawmakers of the House of Representatives to host a virtual and physical public hearing on the controversial Control of…

UN Women releases N38Million to Ministry of Women Affairs for COVID-19 Palliatives targeted to Vulnerable Women

As part of ongoing efforts to provide support to the Government of Nigeria on the COVID-19 response, UN Women is contributing N38 million to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs…

Echoes of Pandemic by Favour Egbuta

This brilliantly crafted piece composed and written by a colleague, Favour Egbuta, a Nigerian journalist will make your day. Read below: On THISDAY, there have been ECHOES globally on how…

Google launches #GoogleMeet, a video-Conferencing solution for everyone

Google Cloud today announced it’s making Google Meet, Google’s premium video-conferencing solution, free for everyone, everywhere. Availability will roll out over the coming weeks.   Starting in early May, anyone with…

“Prioritise nutrition in your COVID-19 Response and palliatives” – CS-SUNN urges Government

Civil Society Scaling Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has urged government at all levels to prioritise nutrition in their responses and palliatives to the Covi19 pandemic which has ravaged the globe…

#Covid19:Effects of the Pandemic on a Marginalized Adolescent girl

By Omokide C. Iheoma There is a time of many transitions and a time to acquire the skills for adult life for a girl that time is known as adolescence.…

Double Shift School System, an alternative Remedy to closing Gender Inequality Gap in Education – Gender Equality Expert

Written by Omokide C. Iheoma According to the World bank, everyday girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructures, violence and fragility. Girl’s education…