Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tag "CSOs"

    CSOs ask police to produce ‘missing’ Offa robbery suspect

CSOs ask police to produce ‘missing’ Offa robbery suspect

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the Nigeria police force to produce Michael Adikwu, one of the arrested suspects in the Offa robbery incident.Adikwu, who reportedly led the gang in the incident which occurred on April 5, 2018, is said to be missing.Thirty-three people, including pregnant women and 12 police officers, were killed in the attack.TheCable had reported [...]

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    Killings, political conflicts, corruption… CSOs ‘worried’ over state of Nigeria

Killings, political conflicts, corruption… CSOs ‘worried’ over state of Nigeria

Civil society organisations (CSOs) have expressed grave concerns about the state of the nation.In a statement released on Wednesday and signed by 18 CSOs, seven areas of concern were highlighted. They include the violation of electoral guidelines, delay in legislative actions, killings in parts of the country and lingering high profile corruption cases.Other issues raised by the CSOs include poor implementation [...]

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    CSOs petition reps over police ‘refusal’ to reopen Peace Corps headquarters  

CSOs petition reps over police ‘refusal’ to reopen Peace Corps headquarters  

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity (CCSOJE) has petitioned the house of representatives over the “total disregard of court judgements” by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police.The group accused the IGP of refusing to unseal the office of the Nigerian Peace Corps against court orders.In November, a federal high court in Abuja ordered the police to unseal [...]

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    Drama as police prevent reopening of Peace Corps headquarters

Drama as police prevent reopening of Peace Corps headquarters

There was drama at the headquarters of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Abuja as civil society organisations clashed with the police over an attempt to reopen the premises.Last week, a federal high court in Abuja ordered the police to unseal the premises which had been cordoned off since February.After the court ruling, Dickson Akoh, Peace Corps commandant, had said he [...]

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    Media organisations partner CSOs, launch whistle-blowing platform

Media organisations partner CSOs, launch whistle-blowing platform

Nigerian media and civil society organisations have launched a whistle-blowing platform where people can submit information of interest.The platform — Leaks.ng — was launched at a stakeholders forum organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) in collaboration with the Coalition for Whistleblower Protection and Press Freedom.The platform creates an avenue for individuals to share vital information with the [...]

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    CSOs: NGO bill should be left to die, it’s in breach of the constitution

CSOs: NGO bill should be left to die, it’s in breach of the constitution

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria have called on the national assembly to throw out the bill seeking to establish a commission that would regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs).The bill, which is better know as the NGO bill, has been in contention since last week when it came to public limelight.Although the lawmakers believe the bill will help curb alleged corruption [...]

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    Take decisive action on recovered N13bn, CSO tells FG

Take decisive action on recovered N13bn, CSO tells FG

The African centre for media and information literacy (AFRICMIL) has called on the federal government to take decisive action on the N13bn discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos.The civil society organisation said if not handled properly, the case “has the potential of totally dismantling the whistleblower policy”.In a statement on Thursday, coordinator of AFRICIMIL, Chido [...]

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    CSOs stage solidarity rally, say Amnesty can’t be forced out of Nigeria

CSOs stage solidarity rally, say Amnesty can’t be forced out of Nigeria

A coalition of about 40 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday staged a solidarity march of support for Amnesty International.The march is sequel to a protest by a group who attacked Amnesty's office and demanded the forceful ejection of the organisation from Nigeria.But speaking at a rally on Wednesday, Abdul Mahmoud, a human rights lawyer and one of the leaders of [...]

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    Confirm Magu without further delay, groups tell senate

Confirm Magu without further delay, groups tell senate

A coalition of Civil Society Groups (CSOs) have called on the leadership of the senate to immediately confirm Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).In a statement on Sunday, seven CSOs said the confirmation of Magu would give a boost to the ongoing fight against corruption in the country.The CSOs are; Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders [...]

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