CSOs, farmers seek revocation of permit for commercial GM beans
A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs), including the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), and farmer groups have called on the Federal Government to revoke permit for the commercialisation of BT cowpea.....
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…
CUPP plans protest on January 15 over alleged IGP’s retirement extension
The opposition political parties in the country, under the aegis of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), have directed all members of the group to stage a protest nationwide on January 15, 2019 at the state headquarters of all the police commands if the IGP is seen around his office. In a statement yesterday signed…
CSOs protest influx of GMOs products into Nigeria
A coalition of civil society organisations has condemned the continuous influx of Genetically Modified (GM) crops and products into the country. The CSOs, comprising of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), GMO- Free Nigeria Alliance, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) and Bio-integrity and Natural Food Awareness Initiative, called for a ban on GMOs in…
Associates, CSOs remember Gani Fawehinmi nine years after
Citizens and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos State yesterday to commemorate the death of the Ondo-born legal luminary and human rights activist. They unanimously decried the poor state of the nation, noting that nine years after Gani’s death, the country has gone from bad to worse. According…
CSOs, NGOs mark ‘national day of mourning’, demand end to killings
Members of Global Right and Civil Society groups yesterday in Abuja marked the ‘National Day of Mourning’ for all victims killed across the country. Emotions were freely betrayed as Nigerians from all walks of life converged on the Unity Fountain to mourn and remember the victims of various violent killings across the country.
CSOs want ‘Not too young to run bill’ passed in state assemblies
A coalition of 54 Non Governmental Organizations, under the umbrella, ‘Not too Young to Run Movement’, has urged all the state houses of assemblies that are yet to pass the bill before them, to do so.
NOA, CSOs seek citizens’ input in governance
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have advocated the need for Nigeria to ensure good governance, strong anti-corruption crusade and free, fair and credible elections as solutions to the problems facing the country.
CSOs go back on plan to occupy SGF office over award of N240 million contract award
A Coalition of Civil Society organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Citizens Action To Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) yesterday did not make good their earlier threat to occupy the office of the secretary to the federal government
Sustainable reform through collaborative approach
It is common for civil society organisations (CSOs) and groups campaigning for reforms to identify challenges with government systems and governance processes then suggest possible solutions.