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.