Home / Human Rights (page 5)

Human Rights

“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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

SERAP Urges Buhari to probe Military Budget, Spendings!

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the execution of defence and military budgets between 1999 and 2018 to promote transparency and accountability.  SERAP said the investigation will provide information for Nigerians in order to monitor the funds meant for military operations and also end the ...

Read More »

‘$1.3bn investments in Nigeria under threat’ – US Diplomat

The Government of the United States of America (USA) has declared loss of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, expressing disappointment on the performance of the ruling party government. It was gathered that the United States (U.S.) High Commission Consul-General, Bray, expressing the disappointment of the home government, declared that $1.3 billion American businesses ...

Read More »

Group raises concern over PDP, APC Policy Documents

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) having followed with keen interest the political development in the country, has raised concerns over the policy documents of the major political parties with the presidential candidates. With the 2019 general elections fast approaching, and political parties and their candidates releasing their blueprints, ActionAid Nigeria deems it fit to review and comment on the manifestos, particularly as it ...

Read More »

U.S. House panel to probe Trump’s Saudi ties: Washington Post

Democrats on the U.S. House intelligence panel will investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of a “deep dive” next year into U.S.-Saudi Arabia ties, the committee’s incoming head said in a report published on Friday. The committee will investigate the U.S. intelligence assessment of Khashoggi’s death as well as the war ...

Read More »

Stop complaining, vote out bad leaders, Abdulsalami tells Nigerians

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday in Jos, Plateau State, urged Nigerians to stop complaining about the present hardship in the country but instead vote out incompetent leaders during the 2019 elections. Abubakar spoke at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, during the 2018 Distinguished Annual Lecture for Senior Executive Course 40 participants, ...

Read More »

#SaveOurWater: Assessing the Ecological impacts of Coal Mining on Water Bodies!

It is a well-known fact that availability of adequate and quality water is crucial to human health. It has also been established that water is the second to air with regards to its importance in human lives. However, in the recent times, little or no attention is being paid to how it has been impacted by climate change particularly at ...

Read More »

Kano, Gates, Dangote Foundations Appraise State’s 2018 Health System Programme

– As Kano gets 67% of agreed 2018 milestones For the purpose of strengthening health care delivery system for optimal benefit in Kano state, the state government, Bill Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundations held a teleconferencing discussion, Tuesday, at 2018 end of year review, at Africa House, Government House, Kano state. The trio-discussion assessed how the health care sector paired ...

Read More »

World Health Organisation Launches Africa Innovation Challenge for Health Startups

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has opened up applications for its first ever Africa Innovation Challenge for businesses/startups with innovative and scalable healthcare solutions to health needs on the continent. If you’re an #African national with innovative solutions for improving Africa’s health outcomes, definitely submit an application by 10 December for the @WHO Africa Innovation Challenge: https://t.co/8MHZ1HU8Yy — Robtel Neajai Pailey (@RobtelNeajai) November 19, ...

Read More »