Activate your #OfficeOfTheCitizenThe Non-Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission Bill was presented on the floor of the House of Representatives on June 2, 2016 by Umar Buba Jubril . The bill violates the right to freedom of association and empowers government to regulate and control the activities of religious institutions, unions, cooperatives, advocacy groups etc. However, NGOs & CSOs are advocating for the non-passage of the bill.
Wednesday, December 13th & Thursday, December 14th
Conference Hall 236, New Building, House of Representatives, National Assembly, Abuja.
EndSARS: When Citizens Speak!The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force has come under intense criticism by active citizens on social media. Thousands of Nigerians took to Twitter to voice out their disgust and frustration at the harassment they have suffered at the hands of officers of SARS, using the hashtag #EndSARS. Read more.
Misplaced Priorities by Rochas & Wike
Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has pulled yet another stunt. After the public outcry against his “heroic statues”, he recently appointed his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo as the Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike bought 16 new SUVs worth N484 million for 16 National Assembly members representing Rivers State despite owing retired civil servants pensions and gratuities for over 3 years.
When will Imo & Rivers' residents say 'Enough!'?
Akwa Ibom Local Government Elections
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won all 31 chairmanships and 329 councillorship positions in the local government elections conducted by Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) on Saturday, December 2nd.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state rejected the election results.
#NigeriaDecides2019 is Around the Corner!
Governorship elections in Ekiti & Osun will hold on July 14 & September 22, 2018 respectively.
Local Government elections in Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Kaduna, Delta, Osun & Plateau states are soon.
Have you registered to vote? Visit to know where you can register.
#BringBackOurGirls Now and Alive!
The #BringBackOurGirls movement will resume march to Aso Rock on Monday, December 11th to demand for immediate action for the release of the remaining 113 #ChibokGirls, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploration team, University of Maiduguri lecturers and other kidnapped victims.
5 infants with our girls.
19 parents dead.
We are still missing 113!
Lend your voice in your own way or join our gatherings:
Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 5 - 6pm
Lagos – Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, Saturdays, Noon – 1pm
Lagos – Ejigbo Local Council Area, Opposite NNPC, Ejigbo, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 11am – 1pm
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OfficeOfTheCitizen Radio Programmes
|Tuesday @ 9am||Usman Ogbo of Kogi State University and Chile Ogwuwgbu of ICPC discussed common corrupt practices, effects and the way forward.|
|Tuesday @ 10:30am||Adeolu Adekola of EiE discussed #OpenNASS and why citizens must keep demanding for it.|
Nigeria Info 99.3FM
|Wednesday @ 8am||Ikemesit Effiong of SBM Intelligence and Chairperson, Civil Society Panel on Police Reform (2012), Ayo Obe discussed ways to reform the Nigerian Police Force.|
|Thursday @ 8am||Sunday Michael of IPAC and former Cross River House of Assembly member, Bassey Ibor discussed the structures and processes of local government elections.|
Nigeria Info 95.1FM
|Thursday @ 10am||Adegoke Adeboye of PI discussed whistle-blowing and active citizenship.|
Nigeria Info 95.1FM
|Thursday @ 11am||Victor Laima of Laima Foundation discussed the domestication of the child rights law.|
|Friday @ 8am||Muhammad Bello of Africa Center for Innovative Research and Development discussed the implications of the NGO Bill on religious institutions, unions and the media.|
|Friday @ 10am||Clement Igboanugo discussed reforming the police to meet citizens’ expectations.|
|Saturday @ 10am||(Not yet decided).|
|Tuesday @ 8:30am||No Programme|
#OfficeOfTheCitizen in Jos coming soon!
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