Tag: Press releases

SERAP Claims N4.1 billion budgeted for the National Assembly is missing

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies fresh allegations that N4.1 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing,[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Army vows to deal with its personnel caught using social media

The Nigerian Army on Saturday vowed to deal severely with any of its personnel caught using social media to engage the authorities. It said the Army has established mechanisms of responding to administrative issues and resorting to social media was not one of them. The Director of Army Public Relations,[Read More…]

BudgIT demands COVID-19 fund accountability

BudgIT, a foremost civic-tech organisation leading the advocacy for transparency and accountability in Nigeria, has released a detailed research report on COVID-19 Fund Management in Nigeria titled “COVID-19 Fund: Fiscal Support, Palliative Analysis & Institutional Response.” In this research, we reviewed Nigeria’s current fiscal support and institutional response to the[Read More…]

Civil Society groups in Nigeria call for a state of emergency on SGBV in Nigeria.

TechHerNG working with Girl Child Africa, Connected Development, Enough is Enough Nigeria, Stand To End Rape, SilverChipFox, Yiaga Africa, Dorothy Njemanze Foundation, and Education as a Vaccine has come up with a social media and physical campaign to not only register our outrage but also force systemic action against SGBV[Read More…]

Buhari assures Nigerians that the mandate for change remains relevant to improve livelihoods

On the fifth anniversary of the current administration in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured all Nigerians that the mandate for change remains relevant and will be steadily followed to improve livelihoods. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed this in a statement he[Read More…]

NITDA to implement digital economy policy, strategy plan

The Director General of the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has reiterated the Agency’s commitment and  efforts to implement Nigeria’s National Digital Economy Policy and  Strategy Plan . Inuwa noted that the Agency is set to explore, identify potential and take the necessary steps needed to harness such potential[Read More…]

43% of Nigerians have lost their jobs since COVID-19, this study deserves your attention

For weeks now, COVID-19 has dominated the global conversation and Nigeria is not left out. Understanding public behaviour has become an important part of the response, as countries scramble for solutions to the crisis. To understand the perception and attitudes of Nigerians on the coronavirus pandemic, ResearcherNG, an independent public[Read More…]

“My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years” – Buhari pays tribute to late Abba Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid his tribute to Abba Kyari, his friend and chief of staff, who died on Friday at the age of 67.  Buhari, who said he met Kyari in his twenties added that he was a great patriot made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great. “Mallam[Read More…]

BudgIT Alarmed at Zero Allocations for People Living With Disabilities Centers

BudgIT Alarmed at Zero Allocations for People Living With Disabilities Centers BudgIT, a leading civic transparency group, has called on five state governments to take immediate measures to improve the lives of people with disabilities in their states. Currently, BudgIT is implementing a project through the use of Tracka (a[Read More…]

MURIC wants child abandonment be criminalized to deter parents from neglecting their kids

An Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has joined the call for parental accountability in Nigeria. According to the group, child abandonment should be criminalized in order to hold parents accountable and reduce the incident of child neglect. This was contained in a press statement issued on Monday,[Read More…]