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EU-British Council launches €13.5m ACT Programme for CSOs in Nigeria

Maureen Okpe and Miracle Eno To ensure an accountable and democratic government, the  European Union (EU) British Council  has stressed the need to invest in, and engage with  Civil Society Organisations (CSO's), saying their contributions to sustainable development in any country cannot be over emphasised. To this end, the Council on Tuesday,

Over 100 CSOs tackle iNGOs ‘undermining Nigeria’s sovereignty’

The Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance and Change Initiative, an umbrella body of over 100 civil society groups in Nigeria has taken a stand against International NGOs and individuals allegedly undermining the sovereignty of Nigeria. This was disclosed by the President, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi at a one day

Community Policing: IGP seeks cooperation of NGOs, CSOs, others

Godsgift Onyedinefu and Nosa Enobhayisobo    The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has called for the support and cooperation of  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Human Right Groups and other critical stakeholders to achieve effective and efficient as well as community policing in the country   Adamu made this

Bye-Elections: IGP commends police personnel, other security agencies

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, has commended police personnel and other Security and Safety Agencies deployed for security in the just concluded bye election in Kwara, Katsina and Bauchi State. The bye elections where held on Saturday in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State, Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency of Katsina

Shiites accuses Nigeria army of demonizing the sect

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) acknowledged and known as Shiites Islamic Sect, has accused the Nigerian Army of sponsoring campaign of calumny against it in the media in a "desperate attempt to demonize" it's reputation. The President of the Media Forum, IMN, Mr. Ibrahim Musa, in a statement on

Presidency, NASS leadership squables dangerous to democracy- CSOs

Jude Johnson       Editor's note: A group  of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has warned that the ongoing leadership impasse at the National Assembly and apparent interference by the Presidency in particular and executives in general is capable of wrecking the Nigerian democracy. The CSOs urged the two arms of government to put

NGO Bill to Subjugate CSOs -CDHR

Babatunde Opalana  Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has maintained that the Bill for an Act for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission, proposed by the House of Representatives, to regulate Non-Governmental Organisations, is apparently orchestrated to repress the voice of the people and subjugate Civil Society