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BBC Media Action Relaunches #Nosidonlook Reloaded, #UdeyAmong – a Nigeria’s Governance Project!

BBC Media Action Naija, the Non-Governmental Organization and Charity arm of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Nigeria has relaunched today #Nosidolook and #UdeyAmong campaign- a Nigeria’s governance project aimed at addressing different steps and actions that people across Nigeria are taking to instigate change in Nigeria particularly towards increasing citizens’ participation in achieving sustainable democratic society and good governance. According ...

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Senate committed to fast-tracking passage of Police Reform Bill –Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has reiterated Senate’s commitment to fast-tracking passage of the Nigerian Police Reform Bill. Saraki gave the assurance in a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Mr. Olu Onemola, on Tuesday. He said that the passage of the Bill would help to create a more responsive and efficient Police institution for ...

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#Corruption: Buhari seeks stiffer sanctions for corrupt persons

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the sanctions of jail terms for illicit financial flow was no longer sufficient to fight the menace. President Buhari who stated this while delivering a speech on “Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and Corruption: The Challenge of Global Governance” at the Peace Forum, in Paris, France, said stringent actions should be taken against perpetrators of illicit ...

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‘EFCC has recovered N794 billion, £1.1 million, 407 mansions and more from looters in 3 years’ – Magu

ACTING  Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, boasted  Monday that he had set a new record in asset recovery and conviction of corrupt elements in the country in the last three years of his outing. Diezani The EFCC boss also revealed that the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was not being tried in the United Kingdom ...

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Ekiti State House of Assembly commences the probe of Fayose Administration

THE  Ekiti State House of Assembly,  Tuesday, commenced probe of the finances of the 16 local government chairmen under the administration of the immediate past governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The council bosses are still in office under Governor Kayode Fayemi owing to the fact that their two years tenure has not lapsed  having been elected on December 19, 2017. Speaking ...

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‘880,000 children under five died of pneumonia in the last couple of years’ – Save The Children

Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries has released a well researched and heart rending report of the number of lives of children that have been lost to several preventable cases of pneumonia around the world since 2016. The report which titled “Fighting For Breath in Nigeria: A call to ...

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Low metering responsible for electricity estimated billing – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says the recurring complaints by its customers on estimated billing is due to low metering status in the sector. Dr Moses Arigu,the NERC Consumer Affairs Commissioner, made the remarks during the inauguration of Customer Complaints Forum Office on Sunday in Osogbo. Arigu said the present metering gap in Ibadan Distribution Company (Disco) alone was ...

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Don’t Allow Abacha’s Loot to be Re-Looted – Civil Society Warns FG

The Project Advisor, Civil Society Organisation, Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), Engr. Ralph Ndigwe, has commended Federal Government’s commitment in tracking and repatriating looted assets of some countries to finance development. He also hailed the International Community for its support towards achieving the feat. Speaking on Saturday in Amawbia, Anambra State, during the launch of the Monitoring of ...

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Nigeria to Mark National Antibiotics Awareness Week from 12th – 18th November 2018

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Environment, World Health Organisation, key private sector and civil society organisations are working together to raise awareness on the misuse of antibiotics in Nigeria. The theme of this year’s awareness is “Misuse of ...

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‘Recent Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable’ – US CDC Director

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Friday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched. If that happened, it would be the first time since the deadly viral disease was ...

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