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Saraki Urges NGOs to Partner with Govt on North-East Crisis

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advised all humanitarian agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the Northeast region of the country to always liaise with government agencies to help ease administrative bottlenecks in the cause of their duties. The Senate President,  while receiving the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Ertharin Cousin, who le ...

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Civil Society Experts Issue Accelerated Agenda for Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in Africa

Group Highlights 14 Steps African Leaders can take to Energize Fight against Illicit Flows following Addis Ababa Action Agenda, SDGs, and ECA High Level Panel WASHINGTON, DC – As national leaders meet at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa this week, a group of civil society experts has issued a set of recommendations to address illicit financial flows (IFFs), an issue of critical importance to regional ...

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Sokoto Gets Forum On Child Rights

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has inaugurated a 17-man Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum to promote child rights, survival, development and protection. The inter-agency Forum has Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu as Chairman, while the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Mainasara Ahmed will serve as its Secretary. Inaugurating the Forum in Sok ...

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UPF Nigeria Calls for Responses not Reactions to Insecurity in Southern Kaduna

( Press Release)The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Nigeria (has) been following very closely the situation in Southern Kaduna with deep concern and fears of the dangers that the actions and inactions there can create in the country. We have been disturbed by the accusations and counter accusations, the attacks and the defense approaches leading to destruction of lives and properties. We send our condolenc ...

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AUN Students’ Campaign Wins Continental Anti-extremism Competition

ALL WINNERSl-r: Prof Jacob Jacob, Exploits Nicholas, Mohammed Ahmed, President Ensign, Zamiyat Abubakar, Hafiz Saleh Michika and Abdulmalik Garba The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has won the first Africa Regional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Challenging Extremism Competition, which was held in Ghana on January 13.  Thirty-two African universities competed. Team AUN comprising Ms. Zamiyat Abubakar, Abdulmalik ...

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Lagos Opens Modern Libraries In 18 Secondary Schools

The Lagos State Government has completed the renovation and upgrade of public libraries in eighteen secondary schools across the State with top class facilities, Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said on Wednesday. Bank-Olemoh, in a statement announcing the readiness of the State Government to launch the Lagos Digital Library, an online repository of educatio ...

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Sale of IDP Food: Councillor, Four Others Arrested

A Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, Umar Ibrahim and four others have been arrested by the Maiduguri office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for the alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice donated by Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a Non Governmental Organization and meant for Internally Displaced Persons( IDPs) in the council. The arrest w ...

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6,000 Benefit From Lawmaker’s Medical Programme

By Abdallah el-Kurebe An approximate 6,000 people suffering from different ailments are to benefit from the ongoing second phase of medical diagnoses and treatment being provided by Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki for the people of his Tambuwal/Kebbbe federal constituency. About 100 final year medical students of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) have been engaged for the exercise taking place in Dogon Daji ...

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Senate Bill On Discrimination Against Women: FOMWAN Position

FOMWAN POSITION PAPER ON “A BILL FOR AN ACT TO INCORPORATE AND ENFORCE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN, THE PROTOCOL TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE'S RIGHTS ON THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA AND OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH". BEFORE THE HONOURABLE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA INTRODUCTION Sometime in August 2016, a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic ...

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Arrest of Ex Minister’s Kidnappers: See How Gang Members Unite Across Regional, Ethnic Divides

One of the obvious highlights of the police briefing on arrest of kidnappers of ex minister Bagudu Hirse in Kaduna and other parts of Nigeria was the fact that the gang members came from different ethnic, regional backgrounds. Politicians may preach division, it seems, suspected criminals have found how to unite across borders to carry out their nefarious business.Serious food for thought. Read the police a ...

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Cleric Calls For National Thanksgiving Day As Ex-Gov. Daniel Holds New Year Service

Pastor (Dr.) Femi Emmanuel, the Presiding Pastor of Livingspring Chapel International has called on the Federal Government to set aside a day for thanksgiving nationwide as a way of praising and glorifying Almighty God for His Mercies and divine intervention  despite numerous challenges facing the country. He made this call at the Annual at the 12th Annual Thanksgiving and Fifth Memorial Anniversary Service ...

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IBB, Dogara Mourn Ex Governor Kure

"The sudden death of former Governor of Niger State, Engineer, Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure, this afternoon in Germany comes to me in a great Shock but as a believer, ' All souls must taste dead' sooner or later," said former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida,IBB. In a condolence message to the Family of the deceased, government and the people of Niger State, General Babangida, said: " My amiable ...

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