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#Insecurity: Red Cross trains 50 volunteers in Taraba

By Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo Following recent reports of attacks and killings in Taraba state, The Red Cross, an international non governmental organization (NGO) in continuation of its intervention has trained at least 50 volunteers to respond to cases of emergency before evacuation of victims to the hospitals. The organization’s head of Media in Taraba, Mrs. Faith Ilo in a Press ...

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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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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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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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”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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WaterAid Nigeria advocates Human Rights approach to WASH services!

WaterAid Nigeria in collaboration with the European Union and other development partners such as Water Programme and HSBC has advocated for human Rights approach in addressing the trivialised issues in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in Nigeria. WaterAid made this known in a three day workshop for the Civil Society organisations and the media partners which ended yesterday. The ...

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Paradigm Initiative Praises the Media for Improved Digital Rights Coverage

Media coverage of issues confronting digital rights and online freedom has significantly improved over the last year as more media platform and practitioners dedicate more attention to developments in the digital space. This is according to Paradigm Initiative, the pan-African digital rights and inclusion social enterprise. Paradigm Initiative made this known in a press statement announcing the commencement of application for ...

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“Armed groups in North-East consistently recruit under age kids since 2013 — UNICEF

More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Chibok abduction. The UN children’s agency said that these numbers are only those that have ...

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