#BBNaija Is A Corruption Of TV Reality Shows”, NGO Files Petition To NBC.

A non-governmental organization, called CitizenGO, is said to currently be garnering votes online to terminate the airing of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.

Reports have it the group sent their petition to policy makers, the National Broadcasting Commission, the Presidency and the public and are aiming to get at least 5,000 signatures, they have about 3,160 signatures.

Their petition reads:

“Big Brother Nigeria is a corruption of TV Reality shows. The Nigerian public is complaining about the moral perversity in the House of the Big Brother Nigeria. In one episode last two weeks or so, the inmates were shown openly kissing and caressing one another. This is a celebration of obscenity, eroticism and idleness. More importantly, it is a big mockery of Nigerian culture and tradition. Since the inmates are Nigerians, they should have been projecting the Nigerian cultural heritage. But instead of doing that, they are bastardizing it. The biggest tragedy of the on-going Big Brother Nigeria is that our children are also glued to the TV screen watching it. Children are our future. Therefore we should protect them from lewd exposure, which might prevent their growth into free, independent and well-developed citizens. The NBC must live up to its bidding as a body charged with controlling, monitoring, regulating the electronic media and monitoring of satellite transmission in Nigeria. Our TV stations cannot become dumping grounds for all sorts of immoral programs.”

Police, NGO collaborate on ending sexual assault and rape in Lagos.

The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a Non-Governmental Organization incorporated in 2016 by Dr Kemi Da-Silva Ibru, to address the spike in incidence of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring among young girls and women across Nigeria recently staged an interactive session in conjunction with the Lagos State Police to advocate against the sexual violence.

The interactive session which involved the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni and his area commanders from across Lagos held at the Police Officers Mess in Ikeja.

During the event, Dr. Da-Silva spoke on the importance of a society where women are free from sexual assault, violence and rape encouraging the Nigerian Police to report cases to sexual assault and rape seen at the stations to government referral centres such as the WARIF Centre in Yaba, where adequate medical treatment and counselling can be given to victims.

In addition, other preventive measures against rape, human trafficking, and sexual assault were discussed at the interactive session with a link to the implementation of a Youth Based Awareness Program in secondary schools and higher institutions by WARIF.

It was learnt that the curriculum will create awareness on the importance of gender equality, a change in behavior and practices and the prevention of gender based violence in schools and communities.

Dr. Da-Silva who is also a member of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team emphasized that it is “important to create a society that speaks out against these acts, supports and protects the survivors and encourages the punishment of perpetrators”.

In his remarks, the Lagos Police Chief, CP Fatai Owoseni stated that “the Police is always willing and ready assist survivors with the care they need. All survivors will be encouraged to visit the government referral centers for adequate and urgent care.”


Source: Inside Mainland

“Kill Rats And Make Money In Lagos” -NGO

In a bid to avert incidents of Lassa fever and other vector-borne diseases in Lagos State, a non-governmental organisation, Phosguard Fumigant Limited, in partnership with the state government, has introduced a bounty, ‘Kill rats, make money.’

Under the project, rodents in the state will be bought by the NGO after they had been killed using hi-tech chemicals and equipment that would make their decomposing bodies non-infectious, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Oluwasegun Benson, on Sunday, said the bounty
would help to get rid of rats in the state.

“We will buy at least 20 rats for a yet-to-be determined amount. In Lagos now, it is operation kill rats and make money.

“A rat has 28 days gestation period and in the past years, there has not been any solid structure on ground to curb them from infecting humans with diseases.

“We are already approaching an epidemic with Lassa fever and we must be proactive and find a more coordinated approach to control them. It is war against rodents and pests in Lagos State,’’ he said.

Oil Exploration Causes Environmental Warming In Nigeria– NGO

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), said oil exploration by multinational companies was a major contributor to environmental warming and climate change effects in Nigeria.

Coordinator of the organisation, Mr Nnimo Bassey, stated this on Sunday at an environmental awareness campaign tagged “Break Free 2016” in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom.

He said that exploitation of crude oil and flaring of gas had destroyed the ecosystem thereby causing environmental warming in the country.

“We can break free from fossil fuel; we cannot keep on burning fossil fuel and the oil companies knew many years ago that oil extraction causes global warming,” Bassey said.

He said that the spread of chemical in the ocean during oil spills had affected fishing activities in the parts of the country.

According to him, the polluted water has affected the quality and quantity of fish in the ocean.

“It is happening in 15 countries around the world; everybody is saying the use of crude oil, the use of crude, the use of gas is destroying the planet.

“It makes the planet to change, everywhere is hot; it is because when oil is burning, it pollutes the air as the weather is changing,” Bassey said.

He alleged that a scientific study sponsored by a multinational in the area had proved that oil exploration was detrimental to human health and the environment.

“They paid scientists to hide the information so that they can make profits in dollars now that the information is coming out in the USA,” Bassey alleged.

He called on the multinational companies to the leave the oil in the soil, saying that 80 per cent of the chemical kept in the soil had polluted the ocean.

Credit: Guardian

Boko Haram: NGO Calls For Urgent Action To Save Female Suicide Bombers

A Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), Girl-Child Rights Awareness Initiative in Africa, has called for urgent action against female suicide bombers in Nigeria.
The group made the call on Tuesday in Osogbo through its Executive Director, Mrs Tope Awe while reacting to latest suicide bombings in Madagali, Adamawa and Maiduguri, the Borno capital, said that the situation required quick action to save the girl-child.
According to her, the challenges facing the girl-child in the Northern part of the country is enormous to the extent that any other one like the present suicide bombing can be catastrophic.
She explained that young girls in northern Nigeria over time had battled the menace of child-marriage and illiteracy, and now had to live as potential suicide bombers.
The rights activist advocated proper and timely orientation of the girl-child “to galvanise them against the tricks of unscrupulous elements who take advantage of their naivety and innocency.
“The latest challenge facing the girl-child in the north eastern part of the country is worrisome and disheartening, the innocency of our girls is being destroyed.
“What is the fate of motherhood in an environment where young girls between the ages of 10 and 12 years carry Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to kill innocent citizens?.
“It is high time the National Orientation Agency (NOA)swings into action and collaborate with traditional institutions in those areas to sensitise vulnerable girls.
“Obviously, the future of any nation depends on the quality of motherhood the nation possess. Nigeria as a nation must strive to put a quick end to female suicide bombings.’’




Zahra Buhari Resurfaces As Charity Ambassador (PHOTOS)

Zahra Buhari, who once sparked Nigerian social media with alluring photos now becomes new ACE charity ambassador.

Meet our new ACE charity Ambassador At Large-@zmbuhari Who is just as eager to make measurable sustainable impacts.
— ACE Charity (@Acecharity) August 9, 2015

The mission of the organization is to re-define the meaning of charity in Africa while providing education, literacy skills and training to African children and youths.


Zahra, a medical microbiology student of the University of Surrey in England, is one of Buhari’s eight living children.

Missionary NGO Busted For Child Kidnapping And Trafficking

A child trafficking syndicate that specialises in bringing underage children from the northern part of Nigeria to serve as house-helps, has been uncovered by the State Security Service (SSS) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

While parading the suspects on Wednesday, the spokesperson for the State Director of Security, Friday Onuche, revealed that the group usually deceived the parents of the children by promising them that the children would get a better living condition and education.

He said: “There is need, therefore, for members of the public to be sensitised on the need to be circumspect in the way they give out children or take in children from such unscrupulous modern day slave traders.

The victims comprising 12 males and 24 females, whose age range between five and 14 years, have been brought into Bayelsa State to serve as maids.

The amount expected to get one of these kids as a living maid is the sum of 25,000 Naira.

According to reports, the syndicate is made up of four persons, three men who claimed to be pastors at a popular Nigerian church and a lady.

They are: Pastor Anthoy Onuibiyie (54) from Enugu State, Pastor Bala (41), Pastor Dauda Garda (32), both from Kebbi State and Miss Tonbra Alazigha (38) from Bayelsa.

Pastor Anthony Onuibiyie, who is said to be the leader of the group, travels to states to bring the children after those interested in the services of the children have made a payment of 12,000 Naira to cover the transportation.

It is also reported that this is not the first time the syndicates were being arrested by law enforcement agents, as they have been arrested by the Anambra State Police earlier in the year.

Miss Tonbra Alazigha is a single mother of five biological children. She is a proprietor of Christian Heritage School in Biogbolo, Yenagoa.

She has a charity organisation that is in charge of distributing the children to the different homes that they will serve. She has within the space of six months distributed 16 children in the state.

Some of the children, who narrated their ordeal to reporters, said that the missionaries, who arranged with their parents to place them in choice schools, handed them to foster parents.

“The pastors came to our villages in Zaria and convinced some parents, who are unable to train their children in schools. When we got to Bayelsa they took us to different homes.

“The woman I was asked to live with used to assign me to the farm and I also sold water for her. I no longer went to school. I started school at the beginning of the term but she told me to stop school now,” one of the children said.

Source: Channelstv 

NGO Urges APC To Accept Saraki’s Leadership

Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE), an NGO, has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.

Abdulwahab Ekheide, the Programme Officer of ACE, gave the advice in an interview on Thursday in Abuja.

He also urged aggrieved APC members to accept the election of the principal officers of the National Assembly rather than go to court to challenge the election of Saraki.

The programme officer added that the plan of some members of the APC to file a suit over the issue was not necessary, adding that the issue could be settled within the party.

“The leaders of the party must manage the crisis in order not to lose the senate seat to the minority.”

He described the election of Saraki and other principal officers of the National Assembly as democracy in action.

“This means that our legislators are now fully independent to make their choice of leadership.”

According to him, members of the 8th National Assembly made up their mind to choose their leaders by themselves and not somebody choosing for them.

“Exactly what happened at the Senate, also happened in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly; the Speaker is APC and his deputy is a PDP member.”

The programme officer said that APC could not have voted the Senate President alone without the support of the PDP senate members because APC could not form two-third majority in the Senate.

He commended Buhari for pledging to work with the leaders of the Senate and urged them to work with him for the interest of Nigerians.

Meanwhile, APC has described as “totally unacceptable and the highest level of indiscipline and treachery” the conduct of Tuesday’s inauguration of the National Assembly that led to the emergence of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.

The National Publicity of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the party was supreme, adding that its interest was superior to that of individual members

Credit: NAN

Election Re-Run: We Will Protest Nude If Our Candidate Is Intimidated, Says NGO

Two Non-governmental Organisations, Ladies of Grace and Agape Sisters, have threatened to protest nude on April 25 the woman governorship candidate in the Taraba governorship race is intimidated.

Jean Onuh, Coordinator of Agape Sisters, issued the threat in Abuja on Friday when she  briefed newsmen on the Taraba run-off election.

Onuh said Sen. Aisha Alhassan represented the interest of Nigerian women in the Taraba governorship poll holding on April 25.

She alleged that Alhassan was being intimidated by her opponents and officials of the Independent Electoral commission (INEC). “We would have remained quiet and very neutral but for our disadvantaged background and the clamour to sustain the goals set for Nigerian women in the post Beijing Conference.”

“We dare warn of adverse consequences should the establishment known as the Taraba cabal insist on intimidating a female contestant in the race.”

“We will mobilise hundreds of thousands of Nigerian women to protest nude on April 25, if any official behaves funny,’’ Onuh said.

She called on all involved in the Taraba poll to remain neutral and urged registered voters, especially women, to ignore all kinds of intimidation to come out and vote for Alhassan.

Credit: News24