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Buhari Should Be Barred From Foreign Trips Because Of Insecurity– Falana SAN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, wants public officials barred from foreign trips until the insecurity in the country is resolved. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on a 10-day private visit to the UK. While presenting a paper on press freedom in Nigeria and the rule of law, Falana said the president and all governors ought not leave the shores of ...

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#PressFreedomDay: JAP initiative renews commitment in its fight against poverty

The Coordinator, Journalists Against Poverty (JAP) Initiative, Wale Elekolusi has reiterated that the initiative would ever remain committed to its mandate of fighting poverty at the grassroots through the use of pen which according to him is mightier than sword. Elekolusi stated this in a Statement issued in commemorating 2019 Press Freedom Day which is being commemorated yesterday May 3rd ...

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#DRIF19: Delegates Call for Renewed Action to Protect Digital Rights in Africa

Delegates at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum have expressed concern at the spate of violation of human rights online on the African continent, calling for renewed action to protect the digital space from rights violations. The delegates were speaking at the 3-day Forum which held in Lagos, Nigeria, from April 23-25 and welcomed delegates and speakers from across Africa ...

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Apply: Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2019

The application process is currently ongoing for the second edition of the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. Deadline is May 6, 2019.  The Fellowship is a 4-month program designed to immerse outstanding, early career, journalists in digital rights and digital inclusion advocacy – and intervention efforts – in Africa. Selected journalists will work with Paradigm Initiative on various ...

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Horrific trend of Internet Shutdowns in Africa, the cause of Technological setbacks

The trend of internet shutdown in Africa is continuing as the government of Benin Republic has blocked internet access in the country while voting and counting of parliamentary elections takes place. The highly flawed election blocked opposition parties from even fielding any candidates for parliament. At first, internet services including Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter were blocked on Sunday morning. VPN services which could ...

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Marriage Harvest: Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin gives members lavish wedding ceremony

By Theresa Moses       Workers and members of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (C.M.D.M), Warri, Delta state were agog as the General Overseer and founder, Mercy Television, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin doles out over 20 million naira on marriage. The man of God said he wants to support his workers and members that were ready for marriage but couldn’t due to financial ...

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NHRC condemns Abuja nite club raid by the Police

The National Humans Rights Commission has condemned in strong terms the reported raids on nite clubs in Abuja by agents of the Federal Capital Territory Administration( FCTA ) and the police Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq who stated  this during the week  in a release signed by the Director Corporate Affairs and External Linkages, Mr Lambert Oparah ...

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Information Management &Literacy Week 2019: IIM Africa vows to support Regulatory Agencies

The Premier Information Management Institute in Africa, the Institute of Information Management (IIM Africa) has indicated its readiness to assist regulatory agencies to identify information gaps, information management needs, and develop the required framework for effective data/information governance. The President/Chairman of IIM Africa’s Governing Council, Dr. Oyedokun A. Oyewole, disclosed this as part of the institute’s plans to host the IIM Africa ...

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”Nigerian Children, women face sexual violence in Borno prisons” – Amnesty International

An Amnesty International investigation has exposed sexual violence of children and women by security agents and inmates at two high-security prison facilities in Borno State, Nigeria. The harrowing violations took place at Maiduguri Maximum Security Prison and Giwa Barracks, where thousands of civilians arrested due to claimed links to the Boko Haram armed group are being held. Amnesty’s research also ...

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FG Declares War On Ponzi scheme Operators In Nigeria

The Federal Government has said a series of strategies had already been perfected to flush out illegal lottery operators, especially those involved in Ponzi schemes, from the country. The Permanent Secretary for Special Duties in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Festus Dauda, gave the hint in Abuja on Wednesday while with journalists after declaring ...

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