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D Arewa Youth Forum Lauds Fowler On FIRS’ Achievements

The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) on Monday commended the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, for what they called “unprecedented record in the history of tax administration in FIRS and in Nigeria”. Members of the National Executive Council of the group, who paid a courtesy visit to FIRS headquarters in […]

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Revenue Constraints Hamper Attainment Of ERGP Targets – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), one of Nigeria’s leading civil advocacy group on good governance, has identified revenue shortfalls as one of the constraints that undermined the Federal Government’s efforts to meet the broad economic development targets as outlined it the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The civil society group made this […]

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AfDB To Raise $3Bn For Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has hinted of plans to mobilize $3 billion to support women entrepreneurs in Africa. The President of the continental development finance institution, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made this disclosure at the sidelines of the just concluded annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank in Washington D.C He enthused:  “We are […]

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Again, Dangote Foundation Commits N1.1Bn To Women Empowerment

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has restated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women in four Northern states of the country with the sum of N1.1 billion before the end of this year. This initiative is in continuation of the Foundation’s  micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women. To facilitate the […]

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Gates Foundation Identifies Inequality As Threat To SDGs’ Attainment

……says about 500m people still lack access to basic health, education The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday launched its 3rd Annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which reflected that while progress on health and development continues unabated, global inequality remains a major barrier to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goalkeepers Data Report is […]

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CISLAC Decries Poor Measures To Combat Kidnapping, Tasks Govt

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has decried the delayed response and  poor measures by government in the country over the growing  rate of kidnapping. The group, in statement signed by its Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), noted that since 2007, the country had been witnessing increased  spate of kidnapping in the South, particularly South-South […]

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WASH Stakeholders Seek Lower Tax Regime For Sanitary Items

Stakeholders in the nation’s water, sanitation and hygiene space on Tuesday canvassed the need for the Federal Government to reduce taxes on of sanitary pads and other items being used by women to promote menstrual health in the country. The stakeholders, under the aegis of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) on Tuesday […]

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Group Urges President Buhari To Order Gwarzo’s Full Prosecution

A civil society group, the Concerned Industry Watchers (CIW) has petitioned President Buhari to use his good offices to ensure that all pending charges against the suspended Director General of the Securities and Exchnage Commission (SEC), Mallam Mounir Gwarzo, are pursued to logical conclusion in the interest of the public. The CIW’s demand came barely 24 hours after […]

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Oxfam Tasks Rich Countries On Climate Change Funding

Oxfam International, a confederation of 20 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty, has charged the global community, especially the rich countries, to show more commitment to climate change financing in the face of its growing risks to humanity globally. The organization hinged its concern on the latest the Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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CISLAC UK Urges Nigeria To Set Priorities In UK-Africa Trade Ties

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), United Kingdom (UK), on Wednesday advocated total sincerity, openness, transparency and accountability in repatriation of various Nigeria’s illicit financial outflows in the coffer of the UK government into the country as the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, embarks on a trade mission to African continent this week. The […]