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The website of the CBCN informs about the catholic institutions and news in Nigeria. [editors ilissAfrica]
The NLC is an umbrella organisation for trade unions in Nigeria. The organisation is the result of a merger of the Nigeria Trade Union Congress (NTUC), the Labour Unity Front (LUF), the United Labour Congress (ULC) and the Nigeria Workers Council (NWC) in 1978. The site lists 37 affiliated industrial unions. [editors ilissAfrica]
FOMWAN is a non-profit and non-governmental civil society umbrella body for Muslim women associations in Nigeria. Today FOMWAN is in 36 states of the federation and has over 500 affiliate groups. Its mission is to propagate the religion of Islam in Nigeria through da’awah, establishment of educational institutions and other outreach activities. And to improve the socio-economic status of the populace especially women, youth and children through training, provision of qualitative education, health and humanitarian services, micro enterprise scheme and advocacy. ... [according to site editor's information]
Founded in 1973 by Catholic Bishops CHAN today is a not-for-profit service organization, coordinating church sponsored health care throughout Nigeria. CHAN assists its member institutions in reaching more people, especially the unreached with health services in Nigeria that are of good quality, affordable and patient friendly. As an umbrella organization, CHAN facilitates cooperation among its members from 23 major churches on health matters at Local, State and Federal levels. It builds their capacity to better serve the health needs of the people of Nigeria, irrespective of the gender, ethnic origin or religious affiliations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
CISCOPE is a grouping of over 135 civil society organizations. There is a CISCOPE chapter in every State of Nigeria. CISCOPE's mission is to contribute to policies and programs geared to reduce and overtime eradicate poverty in Nigeria. From inception, it has served as the national platform for organizing Nigeria's civil society input and perspective into the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) , State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (SEEDS), and other public policies and programmes aimed at poverty reduction. Accordingly, CISCOPE efforts are directed towards:
* Disseminate information and bridge the gap in poverty knowledge.
* Develop the capacity of civil society to engage in pro-policy analysis and advocacy.
* Inform and mobilize the poor to enable them participate in the decision that effect their lives.
* Develop in civil society the requisite skills for monitoring programme implementation and output. ... [according to site editor's information]
The NBA is the umbrella body of all lawyers admitted to practice law in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. It has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria and in Africa.
A lawyer’s admission into the NBA is automatic having satisfied the members of the Body of Benchers with the requirements of good character and proficiency in the Bar Final Examination. The NBA is made up of 88 branches, spread across the 36 states of Nigeria. With a membership base of about 55,000, it is reputed to be the largest professional association in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
NACCIMA is the umbrella organization for all the city/state and Bilateral Chambers of Commerce within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The primary objective of the Association is to create a conducive atmosphere for the pursuit of commerce, industry and all other forms of economic activities of interest to the private sector. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organizations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues. Established in 1992, NNNGO represents over 800 organizations ranging from small groups working at the local level, to larger networks working at the national level. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Social Science Academy of Nigeria is a not-for-profit research institution with a mandate to harness and develop the capacity of Nigerian social scientists as well as promote the advancement of social science knowledge. The Academy is an umbrella organization for all social science faculties, learned societies, and research organizations in Nigeria. ... [according to site editor's information]