Fraud, sinister motives only things restricting NGOs in northeast, coalition tells Human Rights Watch

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has fingered fraud, sinister motives by some international non-governmental organisations in northeastern Nigeria as the only factor restricting their operation. CATE’s assertion trails claims by certain NGOs that tighter restrictions by authorities has crippled humanitarian crisis in the northeast. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, National Coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, discredited reports by Human Rights Watch which it claimed is on a mission to destabilize Nigeria. The activities of NGOs like Human Rights Watch, according to CATE, have worsened the plights…

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C’RIVER JUDICIARY: GOV AYADE ACTED IN STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH CONSTITUTION – RT HON LEGOR IDAGBO

By Ebriku John Friday Following the reactions over appointment of Justice Maurice Eneji, as acting Chief Judge of Cross River State, the Member representing Bekwarra, Obudu, Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Rt Hon Legor Idagbo, has said Governor of Cross River State, Sir Ben Ayade, acted strictly in compliance with the Constitution. Legor, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Nigerian Local Content Development and Monitoring, stated this on a Facebook post through his handle @LegorIdagbo. The ranking lawmaker in his assertion said there was nothing wrong for…

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ON OKADA RIDER’S STRIKE IN MPAPE: PASSENGERS HUE SIGH OF RELIEVE

By Ebriku John Friday Some of the people I spoke with today said, though they don’t have cars they prefer the serenity they have experienced due to the strike by Okade riders in Mpape, calling on authorities in FCT to ban them completely. They added that they preferred the trekking than the recklessness of the Okada riders. One lady said most times she pee on herself when trying to Cross the road because of the fear of being knocked down by what she said ‘I don’t care’ Okada riders. But…

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Enter NASS, Africa’s Shrine of Hypocrisy

By Anthony Obekpa Nigeria is an unfortunate country on many flanks. There is nowhere this misfortune is expressed more pungently than in the National Assembly (NASS). The two chambers of our national parliament have the penchant to engage in actions which are inconsistent with popular cause and mocks the national interest they are supposed to jealously protect. Some members of NASS have spent upward of three or more tenures in the NASS. But to say, they have acquainted themselves with the basic rudiments of legislation is expecting too much from…

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Revealed: How INGOs, staff embezzle billions of dollars meant for northeast IDPs

The activities of some International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) operating in North-East Nigeria have once again come under the radar with regards to their true motives in the carrying out of humanitarian activities. In many quarters, it has been stated that the presence of various INGOs in North-East Nigeria is one of the reasons why the war against terrorism in Nigeria is still on. It was also alleged that these INGOs have been providing logistics support to the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group, as well as carrying out espionage activities that undermine…

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NCPC BOSS UNVEILS LOGO FOR 2020 BIBLE QUIZ COMPETITION

The Director -in- charge of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mrs Esther Kwaghe, unveils logo for 2020 Bible Quiz Competition recently at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. Mrs Esther Kwaghe commended the Israeli Embassy for sustaining the competition stating that NCPC would continue to give its full support working with the Israeli Embassy to ensure the success of the contest. Earlier, the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Shimon Ben-Shosan, while speaking at the occasion said, this year’s theme has been chosen to mark 60 years of good diplomatic relation and…

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CROSS RIVER GOVT SHUTDOWN QUACK HEALTH FACILITY IN BOKI

…Calls on public to report fake practices As Cross River State Government moves to ensure strict compliance by Private Health Facilities operators, it is not business as usual for operators of illegal hospitals and pharmaceutical stores in Cross River State as the State Government is set to curb the activities of quacks and completely eradicate quackery in the health sector. Apart from this, the State Government has warned against the use healthcare facilities for unapproved health outreaches across the State. To this end, officials of the Ministry of Health led…

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