David LAWANI

Abuja night club raids: The storm within

Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, has been in the news over raids of night clubs and striptease houses by officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, police and a non-governmental organization.

In the raids, which have continued to divide opinions, suspected prostitutes and po [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019


Abuja pedestrian bridge traders

The growing trend of petty trading on pedestrian bridges across the Federal Capital Territory has become a source of concern to most residents of the city.

Ideally, pedestrian bridges are constructed to ensure safe and smooth movement of road users from one side of a major road to the other. Th [...]

Sun, 07 April 2019


CODE, FlexiSAF to tackle out-of-school children in Nigeria

Alarmed by the increasing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, two civil society organisations; Connected Development, CODE, and FlexiSAF Foundation, have come together to address the issue.

 

In a joint press statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the groups said [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Digital rights: MRA worry over Buhari’s refusal on assent

Media Rights Agenda, MRA, has criticized the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into Law, describing his reasons as illogical and evidence of his administration’s unwillingness to uphold and protect the freedom of expression and other human rights o [...]

Fri, 22 March 2019


CODE, FlexiSAF to tackle out-of-school children in Nigeria

Alarmed by the increasing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, two civil society organisations; Connected Development(CODE) and FlexiSAF Foundation, have come together to address the issue.

In a joint press statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the groups said the challenges [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


9th Assembly: Race for Speaker hot up, North Central Reps stake claim

With about two months left before the National Assembly gets presiding officers, members of the House of Representatives elected under the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the North Central zone, have staked their claim to the speakership in the incoming 9th Assembly.

Addressing journalists i [...]

Tue, 19 March 2019


Lawyers urge apex court to expedite hearing of appeals in FoI cases

Lawyers have called on the Supreme Court to expedite the hearing of the appeals arising from Freedom of Information cases that are presently pending before it in order to clear up the controversy over the applicability of the Act to public institutions at the state and local government levels and othe [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019


APC mourns victims of Lagos building collapse

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed shock shocked over last week building collapsed housing a school and residential units in Itafaaji area of Lagos state which led to several deaths and injuries, particularly among children. 

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretar [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019


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Only 31percent of micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria obtained loans from financial institution in 2018.

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Photo31% SMEs access loans in 2018

Only 31percent of micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria obtained loans from financial institution in 2018.

The Development Bank of [...]

16 June 2019