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How grassroot members can engender development via budget tracking and monitoring

How grassroot members can engender development via budget tracking and monitoring

-By ‘SANMI FALOBI & TOBI OYETUNDE Community members from Lagos grassroot communities have been told that they can use budgetary provisions to engender development in their communities. This was the outcome from a 2-day budget literacy and monitoring training organized for leaders of community based groups from Boshoa, Orile Shomolu, Araromi Odo, Bashua and Bajulaiye … Continue reading

Media, CSOs partner to report abandoned corruption cases

Media, CSOs partner to report abandoned corruption cases

– By Funmi Falobi – As Nigeria intensifies the fight against corruption, a select of media professionals and civil Society Organizations (CSO) across Nigeria are partnering to bring to limelight, abandoned and hibernating high profile corruption cases under an initiative entitled,   “Reporting Until Something Happens (RUSH)”.  The  initiative which recently commenced with a 3-day CSO/Media … Continue reading

Education grant: 20 students get Gani Fawehinmi scholarship

Education grant: 20 students get Gani Fawehinmi scholarship

– By Tobi Oyetunde – It was pleasant moments for 20 Students across Nigeria universities who received the 2016 Annual Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship. The lucky students who receive the 2016 awards of a cash prize of 100,000 naira each include: Ajewole Thomas Adeyemi (University of Ibadan), Akinsanya Damilola John (University of Ibadan), Akorede Adelupe IIiyas … Continue reading

Towards 2019: Stakeholders task Buhari on credible elections

Towards 2019: Stakeholders task Buhari on credible elections

“Nigeria is in an emergency situation. In less than two and half years to the 2019 elections, INEC does not have the full complement of electoral commissioners. The question then is why is the delay? … If we continue this way, we shall lose our democracy. So we must act. If those in government do not act with urgency, we will lose this democracy” Continue reading

Connect with government on grassroot development, Lagosians urged

Connect with government on grassroot development, Lagosians urged

–By Funmi Falobi- Lagos residents have been urged to be involved in government activities in order to bring development to their communities. This was disclosed at the public presentation of Community Development charter for three communities; Obele Oniwala, Isokan, and Aiyetoro communities in Surulere local government area of Lagos State. The programme was organised by … Continue reading

Hope rises for IDPs as U.S. provides assistance to Lake Chad Basin Region

Hope rises for IDPs as U.S. provides assistance to Lake Chad Basin Region

> By FUNMI FALOBI<   Reprieve is in the offing for over five million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as the United States government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced that it will provide more than $37 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food … Continue reading