• Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Anti-corruption groups have called on the leadership of the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, so as to give the ongoing anti-corruption fight the impetus it desperately needs and help sustain the Buhari administration in curtailing impunity in governance.

    This was stated in a statement collectively signed by Debo Adeniran, Coalition Againts Corrupt Leaders (CACOL); Lanre Suraju, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC); Adetokunbo Mumuni, […]

  • Female IDPs engaging in prostitution to survive – CSOs

    Female IDPs engaging in prostitution to survive – CSOs

    It was gathered that the Network of Civil Society Organisations in Borno State has raised the alarm over the increasing rate of prostitution by female internally displaced persons in the state.

    The Chairman of the CSOs, Ahmed Shehu, disclosed that displaced women and teenagers were engaging in prostitution in order to raise money to feed their families.

    Shehu spoke at the presentation of the situational assessment of internally displaced persons in he North-East by a non-governmental Organisation, NOI Polls, on Tuesday in […]

  • CSOs decry increasing brutality, extortion in Bayelsa

    CSOs decry increasing brutality, extortion in Bayelsa

    Some civil society organisations in Bayelsa State have raised the alarm over the increasing cases of brutality and extortion of residents by security operatives in the state.

    The CSOs comprising the Civil Liberties Organisation, Bayelsa Non-Governmental Organisations Forum and the International Federation of Women Lawyers expressed their concerns at a news conference in Yenagoa on Saturday.

    The Chairman, BANGOF, Robinson Kuroghobogha, who read the statement of the groups, said that human rights violation in Bayelsa was on “a geometric increase”.

    Robinson claimed that […]

  • CSOs and CNPP lead protest in Ekiti, ask Fayose to resign

    CSOs and CNPP lead protest in Ekiti, ask Fayose to resign

    A coalition of civil society organisations in Ekiti and the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties protested in Ekiti on Friday, demanding the resignation of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

    The protesters under the umbrella of “Be the Change Organisation,” South West chapter, criticised the governor for “his failure to live up to expectation.”

    Public workers in Ekiti State are owed five months salaries, while media reports said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had traced N4.7bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser […]