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#2019Elections: Civil Society Coalition seeks ways to curb electoral violence, ensure protection of lives

Joint Action Civil Society Coalition, a group of civil society organisations in Nigeria have joined forces towards ensuring that the lives of the Nigerian citizens are adequately shielded and insulted from any unforeseen pre-elections, during and post-election violence come 2019 elections. This was made known at a Press Conference organised by the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition on Thursday in ...

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CVL tasks political leaders, stakeholders to uphold values of transparency, accountability in the electoral processes!

Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) has called on the political leaders, aspirants and other stakeholders to embrace transparency and accountability as their major hallmark while occupying public offices, and particularly towards 2019 electioneering. This call was made at one-day Forum tagged “Nigeria Governors Forum” on Deepening Democracy, Transparency and Accountability in the Electoral Process in Nigeria  organized by CVL ...

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‘I am pleased to make increase in Police salary, allowance’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday assured the Nigeria police that his administration will continue to give attention to both their welfare and their operational needs with a view to restoring its lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country. The President gave the assurance when he granted audience to members of the Nigeria Police Service Commission and the leadership ...

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#PanamaPapers: ActionAid demands probe of Saraki, David Mark, others

Anti-poverty campaigner, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on Nigerian authorities to investigate Nigerians whose name appeared in the #PanamaPapers. In a statement signed on Thursday by its policy and campaign director, Tunde Aremu, the agency said “the federal government owes Nigerians and the nation the responsibility of investigating Nigerians mentioned in the new revelations on individuals and corporates operating secretive offshore ...

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2019 elections not declaration of war, Buhari urges politicians

President Muhamadu Buhari has urged politicians not to see the 2019 general election as a declaration of war. Buhari said this while delivering his good will message at the swearing-in ceremony of Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola as Osun governor on Tuesday in Osogbo. The president was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss ...

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FG earmarked N500bn for Social Investment Programme—Osinbajo

Federal Government has earmarked N500 billion for poverty alleviation through Social Investment Programme across the 36 states of the federation. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo dropped the hint at the Emir of Dutse’s palace, adding that the programme include the N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, Home Grown School Feeding among others, meant to assist petty traders, university graduates, NCE holders and ...

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NCDC moves to curtail Yellow Fever outbreak in Nigeria!

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has introduced preventive and precautionary measures to curtail the sudden yellow fever outbreak in the country. Following the report of an outbreak of fever of unknown origin in four Local Government Areas in Edo state, the state public health team commenced investigation. On the 21st of November 2018, nine cases tested positive for yellow fever. ...

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The World Largest Church Auditorium Commissioned in Abuja!

Dunamis Gospel Center has officially commissioned the world largest church auditorium with 100,000 seat capacity in Abuja, Nigeria. The church auditorium which was declared opened on Saturday, 24th November by the Bishop Oyedepo, President, Living Faith Church  Worldwide, alongside Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Pastor Paul Enenche, Founder, Dunamis Gospel Centre and other anointed men of God across the globe ...

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“Funding Gap Will Not Derail Preparations for 2019 Elections” – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has once again reaassured Nigerians that nothing will derail the plans for 2019 elections. With just 81 days to the 2019 elections, the INEC has said it is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election. The commission has also promised ...

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Election spending may threaten food supplies, price stability!

The nation’s price stability remains heavily exposed to domestic shocks that may arise post-harvest season, coupled with festive and election spending, which would hit top gear sooner. This is coming despite the sudden marginal drop in inflation in October, which beat expectations, settling at 11.26 per cent from 11.28 per cent in September. While analysts believe that the threat of ...

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