This move, they said, is pertinent to make the outcome of the constitution amendment process people-driven, process-led and broad-based in terms of citizen engagement and participation.
The event, which was organised by the Centre For Memories (Ncheta Ndigbo) in collaboration with Society of Igbo Professionals, South Saharan Social Development Organization, DevEast, Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, Peter Mbah Foundation, iServe2050, Nwanyibuife Cooperative and Imo Economic Summit Group, held at the weekend in Enugu.
Some communities in Benue, particularly in Bonta, Tse Anyom, Agidi, Adoka, Agune, Awajir, Gbinde, Guleya, Gungul, Aku and Amande in Konshisha and Ullam and Tse Igbom in Gwer East local government areas, have reportedly been under sustained military action so since April 8, 2020, apparently as a reprisal for the earlier killing of military personnel deployed to the area to quell some inter-communal strife.
Nwokwu, a consultant at the National Cancer Control Programme of the Ministry of Health, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday that cancer could start from any part of the body and its complications could affect the heart “but it can’t start from the heart.”
There has been increased advocacy for such a foreign policy shift among leading US think tanks and lobbyists led by the US Center for Strategic and International Studies, ranked number one think tank and bipartisan organization that “strives to define the future of national security” and Freedom House, another American think tank devoted to the support and defence of democracy and “embattled human rights defenders” around the world.
The CSOs known as Raising New Voices and Centre for Liberty, stated this in a joint congratulatory letter to Yakubu on his confirmation for another term.
The CSOs said that complaints and blame games for failures which characterised most elections did not occur at the by-election that ended at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Dr Nwambu Gabriel, who spoke on behalf of the coalition, made the call at a news conference tagged “#EndSARS Protest: Reading between the Lines, Truth, Facts and Fantasies’’ in Abuja.
A Bill for an Act to establish Civil Societies Regulatory Commission for coordinated regulation of CSOs was on Tuesday rejected by members of the House of Representatives.
The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room has called for speedy setting up of the proposed Electoral Offences Commission to address issues related to electoral abuse as reported in the Kogi governorship election.
Some Civil Society Organisations in the country have warned against plans by some unpatriotic groups to blackmail the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, following the 9.6 billion dollars judgement obtained by Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P & ID).
The coalition of CSOs under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health ([email protected]) made this disclosure on Saturday during a press conference in Minna to commemorate the World Population Day.
The Independent National Electoral Commission and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, have urged political parties and civil society organisations to propose electoral reforms for the sustenance of the nation’s democracy.
Some Civil Society Organisations say Nigeria is placed in the forefront of leading efforts in Africa to mitigate the effect of climate change.
Civil Society Organisations and the Media in Niger State have called on government at all levels and security agencies to scale up security apparatus at flash points across the state, especially at border towns, to reduce the rate of killing in the country.
The Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative on Saturday applauded the reappointment of Godwin Emefiele for a second tenure as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, describing it as a “timely economic masterstroke” of the present government.
Civil Society Organizations and professional bodies in Nigeria have expressed worry at the rate poor and vulnerable Nigerians are facing the full wrath of the law over petty acts that constitute offences often committed due to poverty and hunger.
A Non-Governmental Organization, Development and Integrity Intervention Goal Foundation, has queried the Independent National Electoral Commission over the disparity between the statistics of registered voters in the presidential election and that of the governorship poll in Ebonyi State.
A coalition of over 70 Civil Society Organisations has urged the United States and the United Kingdom to actualise their threat to sanction any politicians whose actions undermined the Nigerian general elections.
A coalition of over 70 civil society organisations has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to be transparent with Nigerians on the challenges it faced that might affect election conduct.