Wednesday, April 21, 2021



Consumer group begs CBN to abolish policy of confiscation of ATM cards stuck in other banks

Save the Consumer Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, has appealed to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to abolish its policy of confiscation of card withheld by Automated Teller Machine, ATM, in commercial banks.

Saudi Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Borno, Yobe...

NGO donates N5m to Zamfara fire victims 

Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative, an NGO has presented N5million as a donation to the victims of the fire outbreak at Tudun Wada market in Gusau in Zamfara.

We’ve recorded 209 sexual assault cases in Zamfara – Centre

The Zamfara State Sexual Assault Referral Center has recorded 209 sexual assault cases in the last two years, its Coordinator, Ahmad Shehu, has said.

2 Customs officers allegedly rape, impregnate 15-year-old girl in Katsina

Two Nigeria Customs Service personnel have allegedly lured a 15-year-old girl and impregnated her in Katsina State.

166 Sokoto orphans bag life sponsorship by Qatar foundation

A Non-Governmental Organization, Future Leaders, through Qatar Charity Foundation, has provided life sponsorship for no fewer than 166 orphans in Sokoto State. Explaining the project...

FreeTv decoder to be sold at N9,000 – Manufacturers

The Chairman of the Set-Top Box, STB, manufacturers, Geoffrey Ohuabunwa, says a decoder for the Digital Switch Over, DSO, Free TV, otherwise known as STB will be sold for N9, 000.

Alleged N40m Fraud: Court orders ‘Mama Boko Haram’ to make oral defence

Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, has ordered Aisha Alkali Wakil alias “Mama Boko Haram” to testify orally in her defence rather than through writing.

Foundation to enrol 100 Almajiri pupils in school

Beyond Community Care Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, says it plans to enrol 100 Almajiri pupils in conventional schools by taking them off the streets.

$1.2b Agric intervention fund must get to real farmers, NGO tasks Nigerian govt

The Abundance of Hope Initiative, an NGO, has appealed to the Federal Government to target smallholder farmers in disbursing the $1.2 billion intervention facility aimed at boosting agriculture in the country.

Ground Rent: Borno govt seals defaulting commercial banks

The Borno State Government on Thursday clamped down on commercial banks operating in Maiduguri that failed to update their documents.

35-year-old father of quintuplets begs Nigerians for assistance

A 35-year-old Grade Level 08 civil servant, Ewanle Omage, whose wife was delivered of quintuplets, after seven years of marriage, has appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians to assist in the upkeep of the babies.

Lai Mohammed accuses Amnesty Int’l of plot to destabilise Nigeria

The Federal Government has accused Amnesty International, AI, of a deliberate plot to destabilise the country with baseless allegations against the administration and its military.

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.

Widow of #EndSARS protest victim gets N100,000 donation in Lagos

An NGO, Mothers United and Mobilised, MUM, has donated the sum of N100,000 to a widow, Omobolanle Bakare, whose husband was killed by a stray bullet during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos State.

Gender violence: 1 in every 3 Nigerian women is a victim – NGO

Queen Chigbo, the Executive Director of Phew Foundation International, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, says one out of every three Nigeria women is a victim of gender-based violence.

Yobe govt to construct N1.6bn maternal, child healthcare complex

The Yobe government on Monday said it would spend about N1.6 billion on the ongoing construction of a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care Complex at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu.

Nigeria ranked low on human rights protection

Paul Ebiala, Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Calabar Chapter, has said that Nigeria needed to improve on the protection of its citizens’ human rights.

Group commends Mairo Tambuwal over women, youth empowerment in Sokoto

A pro-democracy group, Youth Advocacy for good Governance, has passed a vote of confidence on the wife of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Mairo Tambuwal, for her philanthropic activities in the state.

Over 17 Nigerian states pass laws against gender-based violence – Official

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development says more than 17 states have so far passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition, VAPP, Act (2015) in Nigeria.

Wife battering tops cases of domestic violence in Lagos — NGO

Women’s Rights and Health Project, WRAPH, an NGO, has said that wife battering topped the number of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, SGBV, cases recorded in Alimosho area of Lagos from May 2017 to May 2020.

#EndSARS: NGO condemns killings of protesters, innocent Nigerians

Concerned Nation Builders Initiative, CNI, an NGO, has condemned the killing of protesters and innocent citizens across the country.

Street hawking: Group urges Kano govt to sanction erring parents

A Kano based Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Hope Foundation, has urged the Kano State Government to punish parents who exposed their daughters to street hawking.

Senate urged to hasten screening of nominees for Disability Commission

The Center for Citizens with Disability, an NGO, has urged the National Assembly to hasten the confirmation of nominees for the National Disability Commission presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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