Activists mobilise to stem Nigeria’s ‘slide into dictatorship’

Activists from different pro-democracy groups gathered in Lagos on Tuesday with a call to all lovers of democracy to start making moves to prevent Nigeria’s democracy from sliding into dictatorship.

Various speakers at the 2019 edition of Nigeria pro-democracy conference criticised the alleged massive violations of human rights by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Anti–Corruption: SDIC Proffer Solutions In Improving Accountability In Niger Delta Region

Renowned anti – corruption crusader nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Social Development Integrated Centre (SDIC) – Social Action, Nigeria, in collaboration with MacArthur foundation has noted that the Niger Delta region has no reason to be underdeveloped considering the amount of resources as well as number of intervention programmes and agencies devoted to the development of the region.

Reps kick, as Nigeria repays $460m Chinese loan for failed Abuja CCTV project

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has demanded further explanations on the $460m Abuja CCTV project from the Ministry of Finance.

Chairman of the committee, Rep. James Faleke (APC-Lagos), at a budget defence session with the ministry on Thursday in Abuja, said there was the need for Nigerians to get value for monies paid.

“Before this administration, we collected some loans and the one that strikes me the most is the $460m for CCTV installation in Abuja.

River State Government Refuses To Respond To Group’s FOI Request

This is despite a 2018 ruling by the Court of Appeal mandating all states of the federation to reply all FOI’s sent to them.

The Rivers State Government has kept mum over requests sent to it under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to explain why certain projects under Governor Nyesom Wike have remained abandoned.

This is despite a 2018 ruling by the Court of Appeal mandating all states of the federation to reply all FOI’s sent to them.

HYPREP, stakeholders meet over Ogoni cleanup.

Social Action, a Port Harcourt based Civil Society Organization have today convened a town hall meeting in Port Harcourt to review UNEP report recommendations implementation.

The town hall meeting had in attendance representatives from Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP), representatives from different Civil Society Organizations in Rivers State as well as traditional and youth leaders of affected communities from Ogoni.

Shiite, Police Clash: Buhari must obey court order, release Zakzaky

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Monday 22nd July 2019 was thrown into chaos as the members of the Islamic movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as the Shiite clashed with the police.

The clash which took place at the Federal Secretariat Abuja, led to the preventable death of 10 members of the group, a corps member serving with the channels television and the deputy commissioner of police in charge of FCT.

Social Action Queries HYPREP On Framework For Ogoni Clean Up

The Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action, Nigeria) has raised a three-point query to the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP demanding the Ogoni Clean-up implementation framework or timetable showing activities’ schedule, inception to date and in-view.
Speaking at a civil society organizations/media forum in Port Harcourt on Monday, Vivian Bellonwu, Head, National Advocacy Centre, Social Action revealed that the group’s query is based on the Freedom of Information Act, noting that it also demanded two other major information relating to the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on the clean-up of Ogoniland.