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UPF Nigeria Flags off Interreligious Orientation Campaign: “Forgive, Love and Unite”

By Dr Raphael Ogar Oko   As a follow up to the commemoration of the 2017 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, the UPF Nigeria has commenced the campaign on interreligious orientarayetion to religious leaders and organizations with a flag off at the Christ Evangelical & Pr Ministries in Lugbe, Abuja. The Ministry hosted the Staff and Ambassadors for Peace of the Universal Peace Federation - ...

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Oil Theft, Artisanal Refineries: Match Your Words With Action, Niger Delta Communities, Stakeholders Tell Buhari’s Govt

Stakeholders and communities in the Nigeria's oil rich Niger Delta have urged the Buhari administration to demonstrate laudable political will by effectively  addressing the issues of oil theft and artisanal  refineries in the Niger Delta. The stakeholders who gave this charge at a one-day National Conference on "Oil Theft An Illegal Artisanal Refineries in Nigeria" organized by Social Action Nigeria, in Po ...

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Ile-Ife: Journalists ask FG to stop hate video seeking revenge killings

The Federal Government has been asked to prevent possible revenge killings following the ethnic crisis at Ile-Ife which led to deaths and destruction of properties. In a statement on Monday, the Journalists for Democratic Rights, (JODER) urged the Federal Government and the Osun State authorities to beware of a crafted hate video being circulated on the internet urging the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group to carry ...

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Whistle-Blowing: AFRICMIL Condemns Dismissal Of Official, Seeks Re-Instatement Of PSC Staff

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organisation currently engaged in a project to support the federal government’s whistle-blower initiative, has condemned recent victimization of federal civil servants for blowing the whistle on internal fraud. In a statement signed by the coordinator of the centre, Mr. Chido Onumah, AFRICMIL expressed displeasure over reporte ...

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CBN MSMEF Fund For Persons With Disabilities: Our Story

THE TRUE STATE OF AFFAIRS WITH THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (MSMEF) DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN NIGERIA. (Text of Press Briefing) On behalf of the Joint National Association Of Persons With Disabilities In Nigeria, I welcome you to this Press Briefing, The CBN launched the MSME Development Fund on August 15, 2013 with a share capital of N220 billion. 2 ...

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International Women’s Day: MADE, PIND others hold Agricultural Forum in Niger Delta

With funding from UKaid, Market Development Programme in the Niger Delta (MADE) is collaborating with Markets ll funded by USAID and Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)  and the Edo State Cooperative Farmers’ Agency to hold a one-day agricultural forum for women, as part of activities lined up to mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration. The forum, which is billed ...

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Ogoni Women Kick Against Military Occupation

Ogoni women have expressed their disapproval of planned military occupation of Ogoniland under the guise of security challenges. Speaking to newsmen in Ogoni Thursday, leader of the agitating women, Mrs Leedensin Daadan said it was shameful that the some Ogonis could think of no their alternatives to address a very simple security challenge and thought of using the military whose only pedigree in Ogoni is r ...

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AFRICMIL Launches Whistle Blower Support Initiative

  The African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has launched a civil society whistle blower project named Corruption Anonymous. Corruption Anonymous aims to create public confidence and acceptance of the new Whistle Blower Initiative of the Nigerian government. The project seeks to use citizens to win the war against corruption and enhance accountability in public office by providi ...

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Anti-Graft War: Civil Society Groups Give NASS 2-week Ultimatum To Show Commitment

A coalition of civil society organisations under the umbrella of Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has given the Senate a two-week ultimatum to demonstrate genuine commitment to the fight against corruption in the country or face the wrath of the public. Addressing a press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday, based on the content of a letter addressed to the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Sara ...

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NGO Hosts Mentorship Event For Teachers

FundaWazi Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation spearheading the welfare of children will on Friday, March 10 host the maiden edition of Teachers Exploring through Mentorship (T.E.M). The mentoring programmewhich is aimed at supporting and guiding teachers, school owners and care givers in their career, enhancing teaching practice and student learning; finance and other professional goals, as well as c ...

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EiE Nigeria : ‘I Stand With Nigeria’ Peaceful Protest March

Press Release Since the idea of a nationwide march was first mentioned, the need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear. The people have hoped for a better Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority.  We are still where we are – poor and desperate. I will be no longer be quiet. I want to thank EiE, The 2face Foundation, numerous colleague ...

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SGF: Curious Twist As CSO Coalition Urges Buhari To Ignore SERAP

A civil rights movement under the aegis of Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI), on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to refer the allegation of corruption made by the Senate against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, to the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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