Civil Society Organisations
CSOs doubt compliance to withdrawal of police attaches from VIPs
CIVIL society organisations (CSOs), yesterday, doubted the feasibility of the recent order for the withdrawal of police officers attached to very important persons (VIPs), arguing that complying with the order will be challenged without reform of the Nigeria Police.
CSOs urge Wike to review lockdown of Rivers councils
Civil society organisations and the Media Situation Room have urged Governor Nyesom Wike to review the 24-hour curfew imposed on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt local councils in Rivers State.
Assembly passes Zamfara N188 bn 2020 Appropriation Bill
The Zamfara House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state 2020 Appropriation Bill of N188 billion. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Bello Matawalle on Dec. 4, 2019, presented a budget of N182.7 billion...
Police brutality against female lawyers that unsettles Enugu
What could have provoked the beating of a female lawyer to the point of coma inside her office by four police officers? Was it actually her refusal to provide an alleged victim
Gbadamosi, CSOs to tackle corruption
Candidate of Lagos State Chapter of the African Democratic Party (ADP) for the 2019 gubernatorial election, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, and some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
CSOs seek probe of $1.35b alleged oil revenue loss
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of the Nigeria National Interest Defenders (NNID) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order investigation
INEC holds “national conversation” on elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is planning to hold stakeholders meeting and national conversation to review the 2019 General Elections and management of the country’s electoral processes. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the commission’s meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) on Tuesday, in Abuja. Yakubu said that the commission…
Stakeholders blame abuses on non-composition of rights commission
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) yesterday urged the Federal Government to immediately constitute the board of the National Human Rights Commission NHRC for effective human rights monitoring and protection. The coalition, under the auspices of Nigerian Human Rights CSOs on Universal Periodic Review (UPR), noted that the non-composition had impacted negatively on past…
NBA, CSOs laud Nigerian women On IWD, seek more inclusion
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and civil society organisations (CSO) have praised Nigerian women for their strides and achievements in every endeavour. NBA, in a statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), yesterday, hailed its female members for promoting the profession. The statement signed by its president, Paul Usoro (SAN), read in part: “In…
Oyebode, others task CSOs, INEC on credible polls
Ahead of the February general elections, a professor of law, Akin Oyebode has charged the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to work with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections. Oyebode who made the charge at the 15th Gani Fawehinmi lecture/symposium held in Lagos, said it is important for the civil…