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NIGERIA MARKS 2019 DAY OF THE DISAPPEARED

Globally, August 30th has been set aside to remember those who have disappeared. As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 international Day of the Disappeared/Missing Persons, the National Human Rights Commission has called on relevant government agencies including individuals living in Nigeria to show support and assistance to both the victims and families of missing ...

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NHRC, SAVERA AFRICA SYNERGISE TO TACKLE SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has blamed the increasing spate of sexual violence on silence and fear of stigmatization on the part of victims, saying that exposing the perpetrators will rather go a long way to tackle the menace. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq who stated this when the President of Savera Africa Gender Initiative (SAGI), ...

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8th Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum #DRIF20 Opens for Applications

Paradigm Initiative has opened applications for the 8th Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (#DRIF), April 21 – 23 2020. The Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (#DRIF) has become an important platform for shaping conversations at the intersection of human rights, development and digital technologies in Africa. The Forum has in the past welcomed digital rights activists, telecommunications industry professionals, government ...

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NCC Approves Spectrum for 5G deployment, Will it work?

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the use of spectrum 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz for the trial of 5G services in the country. NCC okays the use of spectrums 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz for 5G services. The approval was announced by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, at the maiden International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Digital African ...

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ECOWAS Parliament synergize with Stakeholders on rights of the elderly

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed the urgent need to Institute human rights framework to address the human rights concerns of over 10 million elderly persons in Nigeria. The Director Human Rights Education and Promotion of the Commission, Muhammad Nasir Ladan (mni) stated this when he led a delegation of stakeholders to the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja. According ...

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Host communities for Extractive, Mining Companies lament violations of their rights by expatriates, miners

Demand compensations as decree under the law. Demand quick remediation of environmental hazards and degradation caused by the companies call for stiffer penalties such as repatriation of expatriates, defaulters The host communities to the Extractive and mining companies have lamented flagrant human rights violations in the hands of the expatriates and miners working with the mining companies situated in their ...

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Amina Mohammed advises #Nigerian Youths to never trade their Dignity for pecuniary gains

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Environment and current United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed has urged the Nigerian youths to never trade their dignity for pecuniary gains which are often temporal and may even dent their images and that of their fatherland. Amina stated this while delivering her Keynote address at the launching of Future Awards Africa 2019 in Abuja ...

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PMB re-appoints Adesina, Shehu as media aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Femi Adesina as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, and Malam Garba Shehu as Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity. A statement issued by Mr Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director (Information), Media Unit of the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday said the President also re-appointed Mr Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant, Media ...

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MultiChoice plans to slash DStv/Gotv subscription price for African viewers!

Africa’s biggest pay-TV provider, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced plans to reduce the subscription prices of DStv and GoTV across East Africa – Ugandan, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. This follows a decision by rival, StarTimes, to lower its prices in the region. The pay-TV provider announced the reduction plans earlier this week, revealing that the price could be cut by up ...

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Gov Ihedioha promises qualitative education for all Imo Indigenes!

Imo State governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has revealed the steps being taken by his administration to provide qualitative education in the state. The governor who made this revelation at a Stakeholders’ Interactive Meeting on Education in Owerri, the state capital, on Tuesday, said the state government will not play politics with the future of the younger generation. He said ...

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