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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…