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2019: ECOWAS, AU develops 42 checklists on election violence hotspots in Nigeria 

•Trains 80 election monitors on violence mitigation   Godsgift Onyedinefu  The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have developed about 42 checklist to monitor potential election violence hotspots Nigeria. They have also trained trained 80 election monitors,

Judge Orders Dasuki’s Trial in Absentia

Justice Ahmed Rahmat Mohammed has ordered the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki be prosecuted in absentia by the Federal Government following his resolve not to appear in court for further proceedings. The judge invoked section 352 (4)  of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to issue the order

Again, IMF urges Nigeria to review tax policies

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, yesterday urged Nigeria to urgently review the country's tax policies by widening the tax base and increasing compliance on Value Added Tax, VAT. Speaking at a panel session on 'Leveraging Dom Amine Mati estic Resource Mobilisation for Sustainable Development,' at the 2018 Nigerian Economic Summit, NES,

Buhari leaves for China friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday depart for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold September 3 – 4, 2018 in Beijing. His spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the announcement on Thursday. He said the President’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive

2018 WHD dedicated to aid workers, people in conflict zones

Jude Johnson  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMIDP) with support of the United Nation Systems in Nigeria and ECOWAS is organizing the 2018 World Humanitarian Day (WHD) in Nigeria. Mr. Sani Datti, who in a statement on Wednesday on behalf

Buhari, please release Dasuki in God’s name

Mike Ozekhome The Muhammadu Buhari government has again simply refused to obey the 6th bail order granted by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered the federal government to release Col. Sambo Dasuki who has been detained since December, 2015. For the records, this is the 6th

Herdsmen-farmers conflicts morphing into terrorist attacks–UN envoy

•Becoming more sophisticated, deadlier  News Agency  Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, says the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are becoming more sophisticated and deadlier. Chambas, who is Head, UN Office for West African and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in a report presented to

Court orders DSS, AGF to release Dasuki

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday has formally served a warrant of release of Sambo Dasuki on the Director General of Department of State Security Services, DSS, and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. A Federal High Court had on July 2, 2018,

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