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Stakeholders advocate for speedy passage of WPEOS Bill 2018

Major stakeholders working to promote women participation and role in political leadership are currently scalling up advocacy for the speedy passage into law the Women Participation in Elective Office Support Bill 2018. According to the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, while addressing the participants at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, “This Bill when passed into law ...

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NJC asks Onnoghen to respond to petitions in seven days

In an effort to resolve the financial indictment levelled against the Hon. Mr Justice Onnoghen which led to his forceful ejection from the office, National Judicial Council (NJC) has held an Emergency meeting which took place yesterday, 29th January, 2019. According to the Press Statement signed by Soji Esquire stated that the emergency meeting ended while NJC asking Mr. Justice ...

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NBA Summons An Emergency NEC Meeting Over Onoghen’s Suspension!

The NBA Statutory NEC Members are to hold an emergency meeting over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. The Notice which was dated the 25th day of January, 2019, and disclosed to TheNigerialawyer (TNL), is fixed to hold at the NBA auditorium, NBA House, Plot 1101 Muhamadu ...

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“Thousands of Nigerians are being killed in Ghana Prisons”, Nigerian Prisoner cried out!

A Nigerian sentenced to life imprisonment in one of the Ghana Prisons has cried out asking the Nigerian Government to intervene and save Nigerians that are being imprisoned unjustly and killed across Ghana Prisons on daily basis. The prisoner whose name is Emmanuel according to a reliable source had been sentenced to 135years behind bars said thousands of young Nigerians ...

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CCB vows to prosecute civil, public servants over non asset declaration

The Code of Conduct of Bureau (CCB), on Tuesday, warned that it was more than ever prepared to prosecute erring civil servants and public office holders at both federal and state levels against non-declaration of assets. NCC building CProf. Isah Mohammed, Chairman of the bureau, gave the warning in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. He advised civil servants and ...

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#BagaAttack: NEMA commences Distribution of Relief Materials To IDPs

Mukaila Ola  The  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced distribution of relief materials to fleeing residents of Baga. Baga few days ago came under the attack of Boko Haram Terrorists , leading to residents of the townfleeing to Maiduguri, Monguno in Borno State and neighbouring countries. It is believed that over 50,000 persons fled the town and neighbouring village ...

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#Malnutrition: FG budgets N300 million for ‘ready to use food’

As part of the efforts to curb child malnutrition in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed about N300 millions in the 2019 budget for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food ( RUTF). According to the budget breakdown, the RUTF will be distributed across the country, while part of the money will also be used to establish Community Management ...

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‘Provide the list of absconded Contractors for power projects’ -SERAP to Fashola

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently provide information on specific names and details of contractors and companies that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any ...

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#DRCPolls: internet shutdown to avoid ‘chaos’ after vote

The DR Congo government said Tuesday it had cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections. The opposition accused authorities of cutting the internet on Monday to thwart activism, while leading Western powers called on the troubled central African nation’s government to quickly restore web access. The long-delayed ...

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‘To implement 2019-22 SDGs Nigeria needs N103trn’ says UN

Nigeria needs not less than 337 billion dollars to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for the Sahel has estimated. According to the exchange rate by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the figure represents 103 trillion Naira, over 11 times more than the proposed N8.9 trillion Budget for 2019. The cost of ...

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