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British Council, Commonwealth Class honour the winners of Short Story Writing Competition in Abuja

The British Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat has officially awarded the winners of Commonwealth Class Short Story Writing Competition, an international short story writing competition based on theme of ‘Belonging’ which received over three thousand entries from both school children and teachers from commonwealth countries around the world. According to Harriet Thompson, the Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission while ...

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 FORCED EVICTIONS IN LAGOS STATE MUST STOP! – Amnesty International

Over 4000 residents of Otodogbame waterfront community in Lagos, Nigeria were on 26 March forcibly evicted from their homes by Lagos State officials. No notice was issued to the residents prior to the forced eviction. Several residents were injured during the incident as police used excessive force. Five women and three men, including an elderly man above 70 years who ...

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CSOs staged solidarity march to support Amnesty

A coalition of about 40 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday staged a solidarity march of support for Amnesty International. The march is sequel to a protest by a group who attacked Amnesty’s office and demanded the forceful ejection of the organisation from Nigeria. But speaking at a rally on Wednesday, Abdul Mahmoud, a human rights lawyer and one of the ...

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[Video] #NoSidonlook: Giving Young Nigerians opportunity to speak up for development and good governance

#NoSidonLook Campaign is back again!! It began last year September with the aim to create a platform for interaction among the citizens which enables young Nigerians to also speak up for development and good governance within their local communities. #NoSidonlook is a multi-media campaign spanning broadcast and social media that aims to stimulate conversations among young people about difficulties in their communities and what they can ...

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N23bn Diezani bribe: INEC suspends 202 staff, pays them half salaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended 202 personnel indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly receiving N23bn bribe disbursed on the instruction of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, ahead of the 2015 general elections. Investigations revealed that the management of the commission also placed the affected officials of the agency on half salaries ...

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Press Statement: Amnesty Nigeria Supporters Condemn the threat issued against Amnesty, Urge FGN to re-investigate the AIN report

We the supporters/Volunteers of Amnesty international Nigeria condemn, in the strongest terms, the protest orchestrated by certain individuals to compel Amnesty International Nigeria to vacate the territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We understand that this action originates from the report issued by Amnesty International Nigeria, in which it highlighted serious human rights violations and the stifling of fundamental ...

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PHOBIA FOR TRUTH AND NEMESIS: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CAN NEVER BE WRONG! by Dotun Roy

In a society where arbitrary use of power to perpetrate countless heinous atrocities with impunity against humanity holds sway, the phobia for truth and nemesis will not be uncommon. And oftentimes than not, this phobia for truth and nemesis will always becloud their sense of reasoning and judgement. In the light of the current wicked accusations by some group of ...

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The Clean Girls’ Project Educates School Girls on Menstrual Hygiene Management to Mark #IWD2017

The Clean Girls, an organization that focuses on advancing and empowering women and girls toward effective menstrual hygiene management has partnered with WaterAid Nigeria, Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa, ONE Campaign and Prime Diamond Initiative for Community Health to enlighten the students of Junior Secondary School Dutse, Abuja on the necessity to practice personal menstrual hygiene. According ...

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The Hausa Fulani, the Yoruba and the slaughter in Ile-Ife (1) by Fani Kayode

I have been reluctant to write anything about the clash between the Yoruba and the Hausa Fulani in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and in which far many more people were killed than anyone cares to publicly admit. I was reluctant because Ile-Ife happens to be the home of my ancestors and indeed my hometown and for four generations my ...

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Buhari presides over the FEC meeting after his medical vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council after his 49-day medical vacation. The meeting started at 10.01am when Buhari arrived the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue of the meeting. The President who was decked in a white agbada and cap on arrival asked that the national anthem be recited. ...

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