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Ethiopian Airlines Staff killed in recent plane crash honoured by the UN

The UN came together in sadness and solidarity on Friday to honour its 21 staff members, who died on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed on Sunday. The ceremonies were held at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva to remember the staff members who were among the 157 passengers and crew members on board the ill-fated Ethiopian airplane ...

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CSO Commends Liberia, Tasks Nigeria, Ghana on Free Speech in the Digital Age

Paradigm Initiative, a civil society organisation working to protect the digital rights and freedom of the Nigerian citizens has commended the gesture by the Liberian President, George Weah to sign into law, a Bill to decriminalize libel in Liberia through an Act to Amend the Liberian Codes Revised, Penal Law of 1978, Chapter 11, by repealing sections 11.11; 11.12 and ...

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CAN CUSTOMER BE CHARGED FOR ELECTRICITY EVEN AFTER DISCONNECTION?

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 284) Every user of electricity in any part of Nigeria, has a Right to Request for Disconnection from electricity at any time of the year. Duration a period that a customer requested for a disconnection from the electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) in charge of his area, such a customer can no longer be charged/billed ...

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WHY WE MUST VOTE FOR WASH- WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE AT THE GRASSROOT

As we are gathering momentum towards another election day on March 9th, it’s imperative we begin to itemise those critical issues that make life worth living and prioritise them. Sadly, these critical issues are often perceived as inconsequential yet they are inevitably crucial to our overall well-being. One of them is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. – WASH. Many of us ...

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IGP promises adequate security for polls

Ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has restated his resolve to ensure adequate security to ensure a safe, secure and conducive environment towards a peaceful and credible election. The IGP, therefore, calls on the citizens to come out en-masse on the day of the election to cast their votes without ...

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Evils of Migration and ailing public policies in African States

By Oladotun F. Roy Migration never seemed to be a big issue in Africa until recent videos of grisly and dicey scenes of young Africans risking it all on the Mediterranean sea went viral on social media in early 2018. They were parked together in a tiny boat, in a bid to illegally cross into Italy and Spain – two ...

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Nigerians call on President Buhari to sign #NOSDRABill to end Oil Spills in Niger Delta!

The devastating effects of oil spillage wrecking havoc and ruining the livelihoods of milions of Nigerians living in the Niger Delta region have caught the attention of many social media users particularly the Twitter users in the last couple of weeks. This has led to heavily use and trending of hashtags such as #PMBSignNOSDRABill, #NOSDRABill amongt others calling on the ...

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NHRC condemns El Rufai’s statement, asks him to retract it

The National Human Rights Commission( NHRC ) has condemned in strong terms the statement credited to the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai warning that foreigners who interfere with the forthcoming elections ‘will go back in body bags.’ In a statement by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq in Abuja Friday, the Commission called on politicians to ...

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CSOs, Nigerians Urge President Buhari to Sign Digital Rights Bill

The National Assembly, on February 5, transmitted the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent. The Bill, which had been in Parliament since 2016, was passed by both chambers of the Parliament in 2018. Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise that has led the advocacy campaign in support of the bill, commended the National Assembly and ...

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Ipas urges media practitioners to prioritise Women Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights advocacy in Nigeria

Ipas, an international Non-governmental organisation that has been working assiduously to protect, defend and promote the Women Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (WSRHR) and other related issues in Nigeria as well as other Third World countries such as Asian and Latin American countries has urged the media practitioners to efficiently deliver on their role as the watch of dog of the ...

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