Concerns over Nigeria’s moribund refineries despite expenditure
Concerns have been raised over huge funds being spent on Nigeria’s moribund refineries while generating minimal revenues for the nation. At a workshop yesterday tagged: ‘Open data and advocacy in the Nigeria Extractive sector’, Civil Society Organisations...
UK suspends funding for Oxfam after DR Congo sex claims
The British government said Thursday it had suspended funding for Oxfam after the aid charity suspended two staff members in the Democratic Republic of Congo over claims of sexual misconduct and bullying.
Looting grains reserve, silos undermine food security plan
The recent looting of the Strategic Grains Reserve (SGR) warehouses and silos mistaken for COVID-19 palliatives in some states, could hasten the looming food security-related crises and depletion of seeds for 2021 planting season across the country.
CISLAC, OXFAM partner to strengthen fiscal responsibility framework
As part of efforts aimed at turning around the country’s fiscal management systems, stakeholders have been advised to rise up to their responsibilities, to right the wrongs.
COVID-19: FG has been quiet over compensation to smallholder farmers - Oxfam
The Federal Government has been accused of keeping mute overcompensation to smallholder farmers who suffered losses due to the effect of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic
‘COVID-19 threatens 500m with poverty’
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could push over 500 million people into poverty, says a new report by charity organisation, Oxfam. In the report titled, ‘Dignity Not Destitution’, the agency urged world leaders to agree an economic rescue package to keep poor countries....
Now is time to engage states, FG on agriculture budgets — OXFAM
Stakeholders and experts in the agric sector have been advised to engage states and the Federal Government on budget accountability, as the sector touches all lives.
Stakeholders set agenda for FG on agric
As 2020 progresses, stakeholders in the agricultural sector have begun to sensitise the Federal Government on the need to formulate favourable policies that will transform the sector.