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Food Shortages Can Cause War – Ex-Minister

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joy Ogwu has stressed the need to support initiatives geared towards ensuring food security in the country. Ogwu, who stated this on Friday at the public presentation and launching of an agricultural magazine, Nigerian Harvest in Abuja, said having a large population that the country that cannot adequately feed is a liability. Publisher, Nigerian Harvest, Godson Ononiwu (2nd from left) at the unveiling of the magazine The ex-Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United…

Military Seals Action Against Hunger Office, Tell Staff To Stay Clear

The Maiduguri Office of an international non-governmental organisation, Action Against Hunger (ACF), has been sealed by Nigerian soldiers. According to Premium Times, two military trucks were on Thursday sighted packed at the entrance to the office. It was learnt that workers were chased and asked to stay off the property. “We really don’t know what is happening but no one is allowed to go near the gate and even the soldiers won’t talk to anyone,” the staff said. The country director of ACF in…

Foundation Empowers Children Of Widows Who Dropped Out Of School

The Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation, a non-governmental organization, has empowered widows within Okun-Ilado community of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State. The under-privileged widows, numbering over 100 were empowered with business grants, food-items, clothings, scholarships for their children and free medical treatments. According to the organization, the one-day outreach supported by First Bank of Nigeria is in commemoration of the 2019 United Nations’ International Widows’ Day. Speaking at the event, the founder…

Activist Alleges Massive Fraud, Cronyism In UN, NGO System In Nigeria

Trouble seems to be brewing in the United Nations system and non-governmental sector in Nigeria as an activist, Betty Abah, has raised alarm of massive fraud and cronyism running into millions of dollars annually. Abah, who describes herself as “writer, women/children/girls' advocate,” on her Facebook page is the founder and chief executive of Cee-Hope, an NGO that is focused on the rights, welfare and development of vulnerable kids and girls in Nigeria; 'Righting, restoring HOPE, one child at a time!’ In a series of…

NGO Challenges FG On Aggressive Advocacy on Drug Abuse

The Society For Proper Education Of The Youths Against Drug Abuse (SPEYADA) has called for an aggressive advocacy from the Federal Government and its agencies on drug abuse. Three months ago, a report by British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC revealed that about three million bottles of codeine syrup are sold every day in Nigeria. Following the release of the report, the Federal Government called for a ban on the production and importation of codeine as an active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough syrup preparations to…

Court Orders Striking Health Workers To Resume In 24 Hours

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), to suspend its on-going strike, and resume duties across the nation within 24 hours. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, gave the order after listening to the submissions of Mr Okere Nnamdi, in an ex-parte motion filed by a non-governmental organisation. The NGO, Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, in the motion prayed the court to order the workers to resume work and go back to…

Umar Jibril, Rep Who Sponsored Controversial NGO Bill Dies

Umar Jibril, a lawmaker representing Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency in the house of representatives, is dead. Jibril, 57, a three time member of the house, reportedly died in Abuja after a brief illness. According to NAN, Amuda Dan Sulaiman, one of his political associates, confirmed his death. Jibril sponsored the controversial non-governmental organisation regulatory commission bill. When he introduced the bill, he said there was no existing framework “to supervise the mode of operations” of NGOs. Amid the…

NGO Bill Will Have Disastrous Impact On Democracy, Falana Warns Dogara

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana, has cautioned the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara against the passage of the controversial non-governmental organisations (NGOs) bill. Falana, in a statement urged the house to “immediately drop the draft bill aiming to regulate and monitor the activities of all civil society organizations and labour unions in the country as the bill unequivocally threatens the very existence of a free and independent civil society in Nigeria.” He made the call just as the…

Ethnic Pride And Prejudice In Nigeria

Riddle: name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being “arrogant” and “clannish”. I will give you one or two clues to make things easier. They are perceived by others as thinking and acting like they are God’s greatest gift to Nigeria. They think they are by far superior to the other ethnic groups. Give them a space in public office and they will take a yard, filling every available position with people from their ethnic group. Even the gateman, the cook and the cleaner will be from their own part of the country. When one of…