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UN to collaborate with Nigeria to address insecurity

Nigeria Mission in Geneva

Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, has disclosed the UN’s plans to collaborate with Nigeria to address the security challenges besetting Nigeria. Valovaya made disclosure when Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other International Organisations, Ambassador Abiodun Richards Adejola, presented his Letter of Credence to her on Thursday, June 17, ...

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CODE, BudgIT flay govt’s N500bn COVID-19 intervention funds

CTAP stakeholders conference

Two civil society groups that are tracking COVID-19 intervention funds in Nigeria, The Gambia, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Kenya, and Malawi have criticised the somewhat cynical method adopted by the Federal Government to implement the N500 billion Coronavirus intervention funds particularly in local communities where there appears to be nothing visibly on ground. CTAP stakeholders conference Both anti-corruption organisations, Connected Development ...

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How Nigeria has fared in 60 years, by stakeholders

Nigeria at 60

Some stakeholders in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, have expressed divergent views on how Nigeria has fared since its attainment of independence 60 years ago. The Nigeria at 60 logo The stakeholders particularly chronicled how Nigeria had evolved politically, educationally and judicially over a period of 60 years. Chairman, Dean of Deans of Education in Nigeria, Prof. Julius Ademokoya, ...

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Macron to decide on climate moves after Green city hall wins

Emmanuel Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France is due to set out his response to 150 recommendations from a citizens’ convention on climate change. Emmanuel Macron, President of France The centrist president is expected to set out his first steps toward the “economic, green and social” recovery that he promised after the coronavirus epidemic. The event comes a day after France’s opposition ...

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Democracy Day: CAPPA tasks govt on transparency, participatory governance

Muhammadu Buhari

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari can rebuild confidence in its anti-corruption crusade by removing the veil of secrecy  in the conduct of  government business and respecting the right to information and free speech, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has said . President Muhammadu Buhari CAPPA, in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday, June 12, 2020 ...

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Corruption: HEDA seeks greater partnership with media

Ibrahim Magu

Journalists and media houses have been described as major strategic partners in the anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria. Ibrahim Magu, EFCC chairman The media practitioners were also commended for showing concern about the need to bring corruption on its knees in a country where public officials have stolen billions of dollars mostly kept in foreign countries. Speaking at a media roundtable ...

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Lawal to speak at AU High-Level Dialogue on Democracy

Hamzat Lawal

Earlier this year, the African Union during its 30th Assembly of Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, declared 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year. This recognised the need to stifle corruption in its forms of manifestation if the continent must move forward in economic fronts, social development and deliver shared prosperity. To achieve this, African Union ...

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INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

Realnews Maureen Chigbo

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced. “At the risk of stating the obvious, let me say ...

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Odinkalu, at GOCOP lecture, lists threats to 2019 election


Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, has identified electoral violence, hate speech and political innumeracy as some of the major threats capable of undermining the 2019 general elections. Odinkalu, a Senior Manager, Africa Programme, Open Society Justice Initiative as well as Chair, Advisory Board, Global Rights, said this as Guest Speaker at the Second Annual ...

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Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage receives high rate of endorsement

Lanre Arogundade

Enthusiasm is running high that the Nigerian media is committed to the professional and ethical coverage of the 2019 elections.   This is as a result of the growing number of media outfits endorsing the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised edition 2018), which underlines a common chord in the industry for self-regulation and checking of excesses. The Code ...

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