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The national assembly is set to pass a Bill for the regulations of the activities of Non Governmental Organisations in Nigeria.

The Bill was sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State.

The Bill amongst other seek that after completing corporate affairs commission registration, NGO must register with the yet to be approved commission which the proposed Bill seek to create and must sought the approval of the commission before embarking on any project. In effect, this means no single project can be implemented without an approval from the commission.

Having realise the consequence of the implications of the Bill, the Network of Nigeria NGO (NNNGO) in collaboration with Innercity Mission for Children organized a stakeholders National Dialogue on the NGO Regulatory Bill (HB585) to discuss the issues arising from its consequence if passed into law.

A total number of one hundred and twenty (120) participants from across the 36 states were in attendance including the FCT to dialogue and chart a common cause for the non profit sector.

It was unanimously agreed that the Bill, if allowed to scale through and passed into law, would not only frustrate the activities of NGOs but also kill the sector.
Some of the threats posed by this proposed bill are highlighted as the following:

— It will restrict and cut short the voice of advocacy and subject the civic space to the dictate of incumbent government.

— It will incarcerate the civil society practitioners towards being responsive to act of autocratic governance.

— It will restrict, constraint and control the work of practitioners in the civic space.

The Bill is a monster that has the capacity of hindering the complementing efforts from civil society towards the development of the nation and reduction of social vices.

The stakeholders also charge the practitioners in the civic space to be responsible and accountable. Also to be compliant with the existing regulations.

African Resourceful Leaders Foundation (ARLFoundation) was represented at the National Dialogue by Mr. Jamiu Akangbe.

The official communique will be put up once it’s sent by the committee.


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Year: May 2017

Description: To donate educational book (Success Equation) to public school libraries and also to train the senior class students on “Craving for Academic Excellence”

Achievement: A total number of 3,298 students and 150 Teacher benefited from the training organized in 10 schools within Education District II, across the 3 zones namely, Ikorodu, Kosofe and Somolu.

Impact: 85% of the students commit to using the library and reading other personal development book other than academics while improving on their performance in academics towards their career goal.

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Project Title: Movie Screening, He named Me Malala


Year: May 2016


Sponsor/Partner: YouthHub Africa


Description: The society has made the girl child believe that they are just means for men’s pleasure and as such all girls’ ends in the kitchen and bedroom. But against this backdrop and believe system, using the movie He named Me Malala, we lunch a community awareness campaign that the female child has a right to education as the male and they are instrument to community and economic growth.


Achievement: A total number 150 students drawn from 7 schools within Agege Community were engage with the documentary video “He Named Me Malala” to change their orientation that female child does have contributing capacity to the economic growth of a nation.


Impact: 5 schools out of the 7 invited schools have conducted a step down engagement on the documentary video for other female children in their school to further encourage them to focus on education in whatever form it comes.

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1. China produces 36.3% of the total world tobacco production.

2. Every ten (10) seconds, another person dies as a result off tobacco use.

3. Tobacco products are estimated to have caused three million deaths worldwide in the early 1990’s

4. Death toll is increasing and if not addressed , by the year 2020, the number of tobacco related deaths would be as high as ten (10) million deaths per year, with over 70% of this number occurring in developing countries

5. 50% of regular smokers who begin smoking during adolescence will eventually be killed by tobacco.

6. Every cigarette smoked, takes seven (7) minutes off ones life.

7. Smoking is responsible for 90% of lung cancers, 75% of chronic bronchitis and emphysema and 25% of heart diseases

8. In Ghana, about 4200 hectares of land, forming .06% of agricultural land is dedicated to tobacco production.

9. 2500 metric tonnes of tobacco is produced annually in Ghana

10. The tobacco industry employs about 1,121 people in Ghana

11. 35million cigarettes are imported annually none exported.

12. Average cigarette consumption per person is 161 in Ghana

13. 16% of adults and 16.8% of the youth smoke in Ghana

14. Tobacco companies in Ghana pay huge taxes which serves as a source of income for the country.

With the above facts , Ghana stand to lose a lot if tobacco is officially legalised in Ghana.


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The Lagos State Government on Thursday, re-affirmed its commitment to hold the forthcoming Local Council elections this year. Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami disclosed this at the ministerial press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, in commemoration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s first year in office. Gov. Ambode Folami spoke alongside the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community and Communications, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan. According to the commissioner, the state government was aware of the court cases filed against the continued delay in conduct of the council polls. “But I can assure you that the elections will hold this year,” he said. This came barely few weeks after the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, completed its stakeholders’ meeting to sensitize residents on the matter.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/lg-polls-will-hold-in-lagos-this-year-lasg/

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