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Coalition Urges Buhari to Review Decision on the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

A coalition of civil society organisations promoting the objectives of digital rights in Nigeria and the rest of Africa has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review his decision on the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill.In a statement released on Friday, the Coalition said, “We write to express our disappointment in President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to decline assent to the Digital ...

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I Was Neither Arrested Nor Detained By Police — Mike Adamu Says

Businessman, Mike Adamu has denied being arrested or detained by the Nigerian Police over a purported court order. Mr. Adamu, who is the CEO of Reform Sports West Africa Limited and son of Amos Adamu, former Director-General, National Sport Commission, made this assertion via a press statement he signed and sent to the media on Sunday. The statement became necessary ...

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WATERAID, GUINNESS COMMISSION WATER SCHEME TO END WATER POVERTY IN RURAL KEBBI

WaterAid Nigeria in collaboration with Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Group PLC, has officially commissioned a rural water scheme for the indigenes of Dika in Danko Wasagu Local Government Area (LGA)of Kebbi State through the ‘Water for Life’ project. The Diageo funded water project which commenced in November 2018 became imperative to alleviate the sufferings of Dika community regarding ...

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Women’s health: Ipas urges all states to adopt violence against persons prohibition Act

By Gabriel Yough, Ipas, a Non governmental Organization (NGO) championing campaign for women Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights on Wednesday called on all state governments in Nigeria to pass violence against persons prohibition Act (VAPP) to reduce maternal mortality rate. Barr Hauwa Shekarau, the Country Director of Ipas made the call at the ongoing annual Providers Network Conference with the ...

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Group to Continue Work on Digital Rights Bill Despite Refusal of Presidential Assent

The pan-African digital rights advocacy organization, Paradigm Initiative, has expressed disappointment over the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill, saying “the refusal of the President to sign the Bill is a huge setback for human rights online in Nigeria.” It would be recalled that the Bill was transmitted to the President ...

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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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