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Ramatu , a peace builder and interfaith promoter in Nigeria , said as Christians world-wide are ending the 40 days fasting and prayers ,there was the need to support the widows to enable them celebrate the Easter like any other Christian around the world. She observed that due to hardship and economic ...
Activists are on hunger strike in Afghanistan after demands for a ceasefire, due to a massive car bomb that was ignored, said protesters on Thursday. In response to the attack on March 23, that left 20 dead and 55 others injured, hundreds of people gathered to call for a ceasefire at the site of the explosion ...

Lagos—Despite a police order to shelve the protest, lawyers of the Ikeja chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, yesterday protested in Lagos against the ... Joining the Ikeja NBA at the protest were the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Committee for the Defence of Human ...
In poor countries, anti-smoking activists face threats and violence ... Akinbode Oluwafemi said his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his anti-smoking activities. ... He declined an offer from a friend, a general in the Nigerian army, to post soldiers outside his new home.
“People really believe that, for you to be gay, you have to be under some sort of demon, or something has to be wrong with you.” That's how LGBT rights activist Micheal Ighodaro describes the harsh attitudes that lead to deteriorating living conditions for gay people in Nigeria. Micheal Ighodaro. (Photo ...
“Most NGOs in Nigeria, except for a few like Ipas, get their funds from the US and maternal health remains a big challenge in the country, with over 50,000 deaths occurring yearly from unsafe abortion. Such tragedies will be eventually eliminated by the provision of appropriate health information and ...

Nigeria: Amnesty activists uncover serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni ... Amnesty International is now asking the Nigerian government to re-open investigations into 89 oil spills. ... Nigerian government regulations require companies to visit the site of a spill within 24 hours of reporting it. Analysis ...
Local television said opposition figure Nouhou Arzika, rights activists Moussa Tchangari and Ali Idrissa and rights lawyer Lirwana Abdourahamane were ... Haram, whose Islamist insurgency has spilled over from Nigeria, as well as from jihadists, including the Islamic State group, near the border with Mali.
... Too Young To Run activists. Led by advocacy group YIAGA, this movement has been gathering steam in calling for greater youth participation in Nigerian politics since 2016. According to Agwuegbo, the group wants to correct young people's huge under-representation in politics. Nearly 70% of Nigeria's ...
There is no better way to honour Pa Gomez than the gathering of his own constituency, acknowledging him as such a great Bar man or great Bar activist, whilst he is still alive and kicking. So, I join the Premier Bar and indeed all lawyers across Nigeria, to salute Pa Gomez and to urge all lawyers to emulate ...
... Innocent Momodu, assistant secretary-general; Goodnews Ehisbhi, public relations officers; and Benjamin, also known as Sankara, an activist. Apart from the University of Benin, student activists at various Nigerian universities, including the University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, and Obafemi Awolowo ...
It is good news that a Nigerian anti-rape activist, Mrs Itoro Eze-Anaba, was on February 6 honoured by the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, for her exemplary activism. Eze-Anaba received the Commonwealth Points of Light award at a ceremony hosted by the UK High Commissioner in Nigeria, Paul ...
The activists is consequently asking the court to declare that the first respondent, in making appointments into key security and law enforcement chiefs and positions in Nigeria, is obligated to comply with the constitution by ensuring that as far as possible, all regions/geo political zones are represented and ...
The Applicant, through his Counsel, is therefore seeking that the Court should make ” a declaration that the consistent appointments made by the 1st Respondent into key security and law enforcement offices and positions in Nigeria are unfairly skewed in favour of people from the Northern part of the ...
Social activists and crusaders within and outside the country have charged the Federal Government to ensure meritocracy in its activities and concretise its fight against corruption and tame the menace of herdsmen in the country. They gave the charge at a public lecture to mark the 48th birthday of the ...
The disagreement between the National Biosafety Management Agency and anti-GMO campaigners over the safety of genetically modified foods took a new twist Wednesday with the agency accusing the activists of being “unpatriotic.” Specifically calling out the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), ...
A group of professionals and civil society activists has explained why its members decided to identify with the new political movement, Coalition for Change, which is being promoted ... He added that majority of Nigerian youths and women have already reached the conclusion that Nigeria is unfair to them.

A renowned human rights activist and Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman has insisted that the newly appointed Director –General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, is not hailed from Nigeria but a ...
But despite those claims by the activists, below is the police's version of the incidence. The statement reads, “The FCT Police Command wishes to clear the air and set the record straight that it did not arrest or detain Prof Oby Ezekwesili and some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group (BBOG) as being ...
“Nigerian communities are agrarian in nature and need lands for their agricultural activities, hence confiscating the scarce agricultural lands will impede ... The rights activist noted that Nigeria landmass covers a total of 923,768 square kilometre, saying the proposed cattle colony would cede a chunk part of ...
The Nigerian Army had on Jan. 15, handed over 244 repentant Boko Haram insurgents and their families, to Borno State Government for administration. Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said, while handing over the insurgents, that they had been de-radicalized ...
Abuja - Nigerian police on Tuesday briefly detained activists calling for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists ... "The Nigeria police force decided to arrest us, arrest innocent citizens that came out to demand the rescue of girls who have been abducted for almost four ...
On January 15, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch held the 14th Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture. The yearly ... According to him, Nigeria never had the experience of freedom fighters like many other African countries and as such cannot appreciate what June 12 meant. Kokori said he ...
The human right activist indicated that the difference was an illegal import as there was no supplementary budget approved by the Committee on Finance and Appropriation of the Kogi State ... According to him, budget documents are the most important document outside the 1999 Nigeria constitution.
“They cross Nigerian territories to go to the camp where they are and arrest some of them on allegations of the refugees bearing arms,” he said. He said the implications is that hostilities can break up between Nigeria and Cameroon. Cameroon has witnessed months of unrest as the push for the ...
All those arrested were legally living in Nigeria, and some had been granted political asylum. Under Nigerian law, it would be illegal to extradite the activists for political crimes, or if they faced the risk of torture or an unfair trial. In Cameroon, those charged with crimes related to national security are ...
A Niger Delta Activist, Comrade Binebai Yerin Princewill at a Press briefing in Warri today called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, SAN over his alleged unguarded memo on the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.
Akure based Lawyer and Right activist, Morakinyo Ogele has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign and apologize to Nigerians over his inability to protect the lives and property of Nigerians. Ogele described the silence of the President on the activities of the Fulani herdsmen as deafening and ...
"There is no arrest of their people in Abuja," a Nigerian intelligence official told the news agency AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official admitted that Nigeria had arrested Cameroonians in late December in the Taraba region which borders Cameroon. "We saw most of them as refugees but ...
Nigeria: Maritime University - Niger Delta Activist Knocks AGF, Wants Govt to Call Him to Order ... Sheriff Mulade, has lambasted the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, over his recent memo to the National Assembly on the location of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.
An anti-corruption activist and National Convener of the Citizens Action to Tack Nigeria (CATBAN), Ibrahim Garba Wala has been unlawfully arrested and illegally detained by the Nigerian Police.The police allegedly acted on a petition written by the Chairman of National Hajj Commission, Abdullahi Mukar ...
In June 2015, the Nigerian government invited five IAEA experts to review the country's emergency preparedness to nuclear and radiological accidents as it ... In Nigeria, civil society activists accuse the government of ramping up its efforts to introduce nuclear energy and getting in bed with Rosatom without ...
Margaret Ekpo was a Nigerian women rights activist, social mobiliser, a pioneering politician during the country's First Republic and a leading member of a group of female Nigerian activists who rallied women beyond the borders of ethnic solidarity. Ekpo was born in 1914 in Creek Town in present-day ...
“The gun trainees numbering 39, comprises of five trainers suspected to be Niger Delta militants from Nigeria's south along with 34 Cameroonian trainees” a local chief told our correspondent on condition of anonymity. Taraba State police spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police, David Missal, ...
Meanwhile, Lagos based right crusader and lawyer, Ebun Olu Adegboruwa yesterday called on the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Bar Association, activists, civil society organisations, the media, the clergy and all people of good conscience, to rise up in mass protests against what he called ...
Two years later the movement's leader – Nigerian author, environmental and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa – was sentenced to death and executed. The Ogoni's grievances date back to when oil conglomerates Shell and BP started producing oil in the Niger Delta in the 1960s. Within only a few ...
“I urge the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Bar Association, activists and Civil Society Organisations, the media, the clergy, and all people of good conscience, to rise up on behalf of the people of Nigeria, and call this government to order, to end the pitiable plight of Nigerians. “I call on all Nigerians ...
Delta State Police Command has thoroughly searched the Otor-Iyede, Isoko North Local Government Area home of human rights activist, Comrade Anthony A. Ogbalor, who it is detaining as a kidnap and robbery suspect. Isoko youths and some concerned stakeholders have cautioned the police against ...
The politicians and activists expressed disagreement with the president in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday. Martin Onovo, a ... “Whatever aspect of the Nigerian way of life we decide to restructure, it will come to naught if the processes are not right. “However ...
He also urged “the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Bar Association, activists and “civil society organisations, the media, the clergy and all people of good conscience, to rise up on behalf of the people of Nigeria and call this government to order, to end the pitiable plight of Nigerians. “I call on all ...
This hike at UNIBEN threatens to become a template for a similar hike of fees and charges at other universities in Nigeria. This is one of the many reasons why all men and women of good conscience everywhere must call for a total reversal of the hike. Nigerian students throughout the federation must ...
“The Nigeria Police Force is aware of this, but this is exactly what the Delta State Police Commissioner has done in this case. He is not just engaging in media trial of the suspects, he has also subjected them to demeaning and inhumane treatments just to extract false statements.”This is highly condemnable ...
The call for the arrest of Fulani herdsmen under the auspices of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) rose after the killings by some herdsmen at Logo and Guma local government of Benue state where over 50 people were killed. Comrade Adebayo maintained that Miyetti Allah is ...
English speakers make up less than a fifth of the population of Cameroon, concentrated in former British territory near the Nigerian border that was joined to the French-speaking Republic of Cameroon the year after its independence in 1960. French speakers have dominated the country's politics since.
Popular musician-turned-activist, Chukwuemeka Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has criticized Pentecostalism in Nigeria, stating that their preaching is solely based on systematic fraud. The convener of OurMumuDonDo movement took to his Instagram account on Friday to slam pastors who ...
Nigerian Muslims and civil rights activists are outraged after the country's law school barred a Muslim student from a call to the bar ceremony after she refused to remove her ... Kayode Ogundamisi, a fiery London-based Nigerian activist, criticized the law school in a post that has gone viral on social media.
Ado-Ekiti- Human rights Lawyer and activist, Mr Femi Falana, on Thursday frowned at the medical treatment of President Muhammadu Buhari abroad, saying such an act not only constituted a gross abuse of the rights of the less privileged but a serious reflection pervasive inequality among Nigerian ...
Nigerian child health activist Mrs Lola Alonge has won the 2017 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) award organised by the United Nations. Alonge who is the Executive Director of Child Health Advocacy Initiative (CHAI) emerged the nutrition champion for Nigeria and was among the 18 shortlisted out of 50 ...
"We maintain that his arrest was on the order of Senator Mohammed Sani of Niger State and abuse against human rights provision, which Moses has as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We also ask that the Nigerian Police should respect the rights of citizens and embrace reforms that further ...
A statement by the group on Wednesday said the rally tagged, 'Occupy Imo' will hold from December 18 to 24 at Okigwe Road opposite Rock View Hotel Owerri. The coordinator of the protest, Aku Obidinma, said the rally is, ”a response of the people to the increasing height of bad governance in the state ...


 

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