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LOOTING: FG RELEASES INTERIM REPORT ON FINANCIAL, ASSETS RECOVERIES

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

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CODE: CALL FOR STATE PROJECT ASSISTANT FOR FOLLOW THE MONEY

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

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

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

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Nigeria loses $7b yearly to oil theft

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

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FG wants safe use of pesticides to tackle environmental concerns   

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

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

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

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OSIWA: CALL FOR PROPOSALS, 16 DAYS TO GO

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it ...

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NEITI CALLS ON CITIZENS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DATA CONTAINED IN ITS AUDIT REPORTS

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called on Nigerians to take advantage of available information and data contained in its audit reports to push for the actualization of reforms in the extractive sector. Executive Secretary of NEITI Waziri Adio expressed concern that the availability of information and data in the public domain is not enough except citizens use ...

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House sets to investigate IGP over N18b security, recruitment funds

House of Representatives has mandated its committee on Police Affairs to investigate the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase over the utilization of the sum of N18 billion released to the Nigeria Police Force to fight insecurity and also for effective recruitment of police personnel in the country. While N10 billion was released to Arase by President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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Invitation to Forum: 3rd Sector Support Africa dialogue on Rethinking Development in Nigeria (RTDiN)

3rd Sector Support Africa will hosting Youths, CEOs, private business owners, international development partners, public officials,  young legislators, policy makers as well as aspiring law makers to its forum, theme: “Rethinking Development in Nigeria”. it will be an interactive session on the implementation of SDGs in Nigeria. This event is proudly supported by US Embassy. Venue: Barcelona Hotel, wuse Abuja Date: ...

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