SECURITY CHALLENGES :NDD advocates for National homeland security strategy 

A Civil Society Group,National Coordinator of Network for Democracy and Development, NDD has advocated fashioning out of a comprehensive National Homeland Security Strategy to prevent counter productivity of security outfits created by States and Local Governments,   The National Coordinator of Network for Democracy and Development, Mr. Tajudeen Alabede who made the call in a maiden Vittual Press Conference of the group on the state of the nation said the pragmatic National Homeland Security Strategy would ensure devolution of more responsibilities to States,strengthening of community policing and help achieve greater…

Group condemns school resumption amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

A Civil Society Group, Network for Democracy and Development, NDD has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.   The NDD National Coordinator, Mr. Tajudeen Alabede who made the call in a maiden Vittual Press Conference of the group on the state of the nation said it was discomforting that many Governments have not gone beyond merely issuing statements encouraging schools to observe COVID-19 protocols leaving the hapless students,…

Senate President congratulates new   VC of Federal University, Gashua 

President of the Senate,Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has congratulated Professor Maimuna Waziri on her appointment as the third Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State. Lawan in a congratulatory message he personally signed also congratulated the Governing Council of the University for arriving at the appointment without rancour under the guidance of due process and best university tradition. Lawan said “With the appointment of Professor Waziri, the Governing Council has sustained the steady sail of Federal University, Gushau towards  becoming a true citadel of learning and research. “Professor Waziri…

JUST IN: Ogun Govt announces passage of Former Minister, Jubril Martins-Kuye 

A former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Jubril Martins-Kuye, is dead.    Martins-Kuye, born on August 16, 1942, died on Sunday morning at his hometown, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State, at the age of 78.   His death was confirmed in a telephone chat by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin.   Somorin informed that he said he has been ordered to write a condolence message on behalf of the governor to the family.   “The chief of staff has told me to write a condolence message to…

Text of the Virtual Press Conference on the State of The Nation By Network for Democracy and Development (N D D) in Lagos on 17th January, 2021

President Buhari

MAKING GOVERNANCE WORK FOR THE PEOPLE   INTRODUCTION In 2020, the Network for Democracy and Development (NDD) made a number of interventions on matters of public importance. Issues addressed through our public statements include the precarious state of security, COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic implications, upsurge in cases of rape and sexual violence, ASUU strike and the state of public university system, youths and the EndSARS protests and the implications of Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah’s last Christmas homily on national peace. NDD also submitted a memorandum to the Ad-hoc Committee…

Lawan felicitates with former Osun State Governor, Bisi Akande@82

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, on the occasion of his 82nd birthday. Lawan rejoiced with the family, friends and political associates of the former governor and first interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) as they celebrated the joyous occasion. “In his roles as a state governor and party leader, Chief Akande made indelible contributions to governance and political development in Nigeria. “His achievements as the first governor of Osun in this democratic dispensation and as…

RE:COVID-19: NYSC IGNORES CALLS TO CLOSE ORIENTATION CAMPS BECAUSE CONTRACTORS WILL LOSE SOURCE

The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to a story with the above caption making the rounds on the social media. Management wishes to state that the story in its entirety is full of inconsistencies, lacking in facts and accuracy. Management hereby states that in March, 2020, guided by the Scheme’s cardinal policy of prioritising the welfare and safety of Corps Members, staff and collaborating agencies, shutdown the 37 camps of the Scheme across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. The proactive move which…