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CDD raises concern over postponement of general elections.

The Centre for Democracy and Development said the postponement  of the elections should have come with an apology. CDD in a statement   noted that the nature of the cancellation statement by INEC leaves much to be desired. ” It was cryptic and late, having been issued less than 6 hours …

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Bogoro’s Re-instatement Not A Surprise-UNIMAID VC

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro over the weekend received in his office a delegation from the University of Maiduguri (Unimaid) led by its Vice Chancellor Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi. Speaking during the visit the Vice Chancellor said the purpose of the courtesy …

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Journalist charged to improve on TB Reportage

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme in collaboration with the Breakthrough ACTION (BA), a USAID-funded project has organised a capacity building workshop for health reporters on reporting and content development for TB in Nigeria. The Head, Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilisation/Behavioural Change Communication (ACSCC) in TB, Mrs. Itohowo Ukoh, …

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WHO supports five countries to fight Lassa Fever outbreaks

Bukola Afeni The World Health Organization has scaled up its efforts to support five countries in West African Africa reporting Lassa Fever outbreak. The Regional Emergencies Director at WHO Regional Office for Africa, Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, said the body is working with the health authorities in the five-affected countries …

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FG to develop a public Library policy

                  The Federal government said it is working with state governments and other relevant stakeholders to develop a public Library policy for the country. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu made the disclosure in Abuja. Adamu disclosed that efforts are ongoing to …

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Elections :PWAN assures safety of Nigerians

  Bukola Afeni In view of the forthcoming general elections, Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN ) and its participating security agencies have reassured Nigerians that there would be a hitch free general election and that the safety of all citizens, observers and participants are guaranteed before, during and after the …

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CODE launches real time situation technology for 2019 elections

  Bukola Afeni As part of measures geared towards ensuring transparency and accountability during the forthcoming general elections, Connected Development has launched a real time (Web based Map) situation technology called Uzabe, which will observe and report the presidential and gubernatorial elections, as it is happening. The Head of Missions …

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I will ensure autonomy of Local government – Okoro

The Ohafia Council of Chiefs in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state, has endorsed the Governorship candidate of the Action Democratic party in the state, Pastor Okey Okoro, for the march 2, 2019 Governorship election. The monarchs pronounced their blessings on the Governorship hopeful when he paid  a visit to …

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CODE launches real time situation technology for 2019 elections

Bukola Afeni As part of measures  geared towards ensuring transparency and accountability during the forthcoming general elections, Connected Development has launched a real time (Web based Map) situation technology called Uzabe, which will observe and report the presidential and gubernatorial elections, as it is happening. The Head of Missions Observer for …

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We will will stem Malnutrition in children – FG

                  In line with the Federal Government’s commitment to encourage local manufacturers in Nigeria according to the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative, the Federal Ministry of Health has endorsed a new Ready To Use Food (RUTF); a product, manufactured by ERISCO FOODS …

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ICT services will boost the economy- Minister

              The Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu has urged ICT stakeholders to support the Nigerian National Broadband Council with credible suggestions towards the development of the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP) for 2019 – 2023. He made this known during a …

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CSOs Call For Total Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

The Side By Side Movement for Gender Justice in Nigeria has call for total ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),  an act mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers which violates the rights of girl and women with various health complications and even sometimes lead to death due to excessive bleeding. …

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Military assure Nigerians of peaceful elections

The Nigerian Armed Forces has assured Nigerians of their preparedness towards ensuring a hitch-free conduct of the coming  2019 general elections. Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim  said the Armed Forces is prepared to ensure and main peace before, during and after the elections. He affirmed the military’s …

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APC chieftain hails sack of Enugu state governorship candidate

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State, Okey Ogbodo, has hailed a Federal High Court judgement that sacked Senator Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the party. Ogbodo, who was reacting to the judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court, described it as a “good development.” …

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Women group seek for peaceful elections in 2019

As the 2019 elections is fast approaching, women have been enjoined to deviate from violence during the electoral process. Speaking at a women national rally on  violence free elections, the National Coordinator Women Situation room, Dr Joy Ada  Onyesoh, called on all women to stand for peace as the elections is getting …

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