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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 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 of ...

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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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Stakeholders advocate for speedy passage of WPEOS Bill 2018

Major stakeholders working to promote women participation and role in political leadership are currently scalling up advocacy for the speedy passage into law the Women Participation in Elective Office Support Bill 2018. According to the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, while addressing the participants at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, “This Bill when passed into law ...

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NJC asks Onnoghen to respond to petitions in seven days

In an effort to resolve the financial indictment levelled against the Hon. Mr Justice Onnoghen which led to his forceful ejection from the office, National Judicial Council (NJC) has held an Emergency meeting which took place yesterday, 29th January, 2019. According to the Press Statement signed by Soji Esquire stated that the emergency meeting ended while NJC asking Mr. Justice ...

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NBA Summons An Emergency NEC Meeting Over Onoghen’s Suspension!

The NBA Statutory NEC Members are to hold an emergency meeting over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. The Notice which was dated the 25th day of January, 2019, and disclosed to TheNigerialawyer (TNL), is fixed to hold at the NBA auditorium, NBA House, Plot 1101 Muhamadu ...

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“Thousands of Nigerians are being killed in Ghana Prisons”, Nigerian Prisoner cried out!

A Nigerian sentenced to life imprisonment in one of the Ghana Prisons has cried out asking the Nigerian Government to intervene and save Nigerians that are being imprisoned unjustly and killed across Ghana Prisons on daily basis. The prisoner whose name is Emmanuel according to a reliable source had been sentenced to 135years behind bars said thousands of young Nigerians ...

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CCB vows to prosecute civil, public servants over non asset declaration

The Code of Conduct of Bureau (CCB), on Tuesday, warned that it was more than ever prepared to prosecute erring civil servants and public office holders at both federal and state levels against non-declaration of assets. NCC building CProf. Isah Mohammed, Chairman of the bureau, gave the warning in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. He advised civil servants and ...

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