Monday, February 15, 2021



UN agency donates PPEs to health facilities in 5 states

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on Friday donated Personal Preventive Equipment, PPEs, to health facilities in Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi and Gombe States.

NDLEA seeks approval for drug test on govt appointees, security agencies, students

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it will seek government approval to conduct drug tests on tertiary institutions’ new students, security agencies’ fresh recruits and appointees.

2021 Hajj: CSO urges NAHCON to create COVID-19 compliant registration guidelines

Independent Hajj Reporters, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, has advised the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, to create guidelines for the registration of 2021 intending pilgrims, that were in conformity with COVID-19 protocols.

The Paris Agreement: where Nigeria stands five years after

It is five years after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted by 196 parties (countries) at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21...

Nigerian govt engages CSO to monitor implementation of $311m recovered fund

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the engagement of a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, for monitoring the implementation of over $311million recovered in February 2020.

Ganduje signs Kano anti-corruption strategy blueprint

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has approved the State’s Anti-Corruption Strategy plan 2019-2023, to strengthen state institutions in their fight against corruption,...

Post-#EndSARS: Group calls for national reconciliation, reconstruction

A non-governmental organization, Citizens Action for Good Governance, has called on the Nigerian government and citizens to join hands for national reconciliation and reconstruction in the aftermath of violence that followed protests against police brutality.

Gbajabimila to engage state assemblies on domestication of anti-rape laws

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he will engage Speakers of State Houses of Assemblies on domestications of laws against rape.

Amaechi’s security chief dies in Kaduna

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi’s Chief Security Officer, CSO, Tony Iwelu has died from an electric shock in a hotel room he was lodged during the birthday celebration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna State.

Submit yourself to Kano anti-graft agency, CSO advises Emir Sanusi

The Global Centre for Conscious Living Against Corruption, GLOCCOLAC, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, has appealed to the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, to submit to due process of law and Kano State anti-graft agency.

NNPC speaks on recent recruitment, says people living with disability will also be engaged

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says it did not exclude people living with disability in its ongoing recruitment process.

Kano Emirate Crisis: 22 civil society organisations call for resignation of new emirs 

A coalition of 22 Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Kano State has called on the newly appointed emirs in the state to resign with immediate effect. 

Fake female Army officer in court for assaulting bank security guard

A self-acclaimed female Army officer, Mary-Jane Uwachua, 30, who allegedly assaulted two bank security guards, was on Thursday, brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

UPDATED: EFCC office on fire, commission’s data centre worst hit

There is fire incident on Monday night at the Wuse 2 office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. EFCC spokesman Tony Orilade confirmed...

CSO canvases political parties’ support to tackle gender violence

Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), a civil society organisations,(CSO), has called for collaborative efforts between CSOs and political parties to tackle gender-based violence in Nigeria.

First Nigeria’s civil society training centre opens in Abuja

The need to improve the capacity of Civil Society Organizations, CSO, in Nigeria receives a boost with the groundbreaking commissioning of a state-of-the-art training facility known as Abdulraufu Mustapha CSO Training Centre.

‘Cattle colonies not solution to herdsmen/farmers clashes’

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, has said that the Federal Government’s proposed establishment of cattle colonies across the country will...

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