No foreign interference able to undermine rule of law in Hong Kong

May 14, 2021 Zhong Sheng 0

The rule of law is never to be played with, and those who go against the laws shall never escape punishment. The District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) recently sentenced Joshua Wong Chi-fung, an instigator of the Hong Kong riots, as well as other three persons, four to ten months in jail for participating in an Read More

Rotary club of Abuja trains over 50 indigent women

May 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Rotary Club of Abuja, Kubwa district has trained over 50 indigent women in Kungabukon community in Bwari Area Council, Abuja on different vocations to improve their livelihood.Numbering over 50, the beneficiaries who were mostly full-time house-wives were trained on how to produce Izal, detol, air freshner, hypo, liquid soap, small chops like samosa, spring roll, puff-puff as well as Read More

NYSC: HURIWA backs call for youth trust fund

May 1, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has  thrown their weight behind the call by the Director-General of NYSC, Brig,-General Shuaibu Ibrahim , to establish youth trust fund for Nigerian graduate youths in order for then to actualise their entrepreneurship  dreams. The rights group commended President  Muhammadu Buhari  and the  management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for their efforts in Read More

PRAWA mourns rights activist, says death big loss to humanity

April 27, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) said the death of renowned human rights activist Innocent Chukwuma is a big loss to humanity, noting that his contributions in different spheres of human rights protection and promotion especially to police reform in Africa and Nigeria in particular is commendable. In a statement made available to Journalists in Abuja by it’s Deputy Director Ogechi Read More

Bizman petitions NHRC, PCC over KASUPDA’s plan to demolish property

April 13, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A Kaduna based businesman, Alhaji Bello Barau has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Public Complainant Commission (PCC) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to save him from the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) from demolishing his property. In the petition dated March 31, 2021, and signed by his counsel, Chiedu Gwam Esq., Barau said Read More

Corps member’s death: Again hospital clears air

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The circumstances surrounding the death of a female corps member at a private hospital in Abuja three years ago are again being laid bare in order to put to rest all the fictions about it. AWWAL GATA reports. In the midst of numerous reports by local and international media about the shooting of protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October Read More

Stop assaulting Buhari’s fundamental right to life, group cautions London protesters

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

The protests by some Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom is unguided, unwarranted and an assault on his fundamental human right to life Nigeria First Movement has said. According to the group, it is within President Buhari’s right, like every other citizen, to seek routine medical checkup.  Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, Secretary-General, Richard Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Effium communities petition Police IG, AI, demand military presence

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Indigenes of Ezza Effium communities in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have petitioned the federal government over the lingering crisis in the community.  The petition filed through their Solicitor, Sampson I. Ekigbo, Esq and signed by Hon. Chinedu Awo, urged the FG to take decisive actions to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled community.  The petition Read More

IPC tasks FG, policy makers, others on women’s participation in electoral processes

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) has called on the federal government , policy makers, media, civil society groups and related stakeholders to uphold the obligations of achieving gender equality in political representation, effective participation of women in the electoral process and mitigation of gender bias and inequality. IPC made the call in a statement by the Executive Director, Mr Lanre Read More

KWARA HIJAB CONTROVERSY: Tension as Muslim, Christian leaders lock horns, Parents throw stones at one another

·           The raging brouhaha generated by the use of Hijab (veil for Muslim women) in schools in Kwara state, appears to have taken a dangerous turn as both proponents and opponents of the matter were in near-fisticuff Wednesday in Ilorin, the state capital. At the height of the crisis, the state government directed the closure of 10  secondary schools February 19 to avert Read More

Stakeholders advocate trust funds for women in politics

March 11, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Concerned stakeholders have advocated the need for Nigerian women to build political structure towards promoting maximum participation in politics and other spheres of life. The stakeholders also called for establishment of trust fund and media support in assisting women with political ambition to build networks, break social and economic barriers. These were the recommendations at a one-day sensitization workshop on Read More

Agents want NASS to dump Customs bill

February 22, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has urged the National Assembly to jettison the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap C45 of 2004, which is currently under review, to forestall collapse of the nation’s economy. NAGAFF said the bill presently at the National Assembly has some lapses that could mar the nation’s economy and encourage human Read More

Group trains 60 Yobe stakeholders on SGBV response, coordination

February 9, 2021 Editor 0

As part of an effort to provide care for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) during the second wave of coronavirus, a group Initiative for the Development of the Needy, Less privilege and Widows (INOL) has trained 60 stakeholders on SGBV across Yobe state. Declaring the training open in Bade, Damaturu and Potiskum local government councils, the Executive Read More

Women advocates gather for late colleagues; Sunbo, Esther

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The entire community of women rights advocates, Thursday night, gathered to pay their last respect to two of its strong voices for women and girls advancement: Dr. Olasunbo Odebode, and Barr. Esther Uzoma. In this report, ENE OSHABA captures the mood the Night of Tribute organised by the Womanisfesto as sad but filled with encomiums on their remarkable lives. Dr. Read More

Agenda for new service chiefs

January 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Not a few Nigerians were jolted when President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday overhauled the nation’s security apparatchik, following the purported resignation of the service chiefs and their on the spur replacements. Although the president had in his New Year broadcast hinted on the planned removal of the service chiefs, not many believed him, owing principally to his reluctance to heed Read More

Rights activist calls for credible council polls

December 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Executive Director, Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), based in Lokoja, Kogi state, Comrade Idris Miliki has called on the states, federal government and the National Assembly to guarantee fair, free and acceptable council election in future. Idris Miliki stated this Monday in Lokoja, while presenting the report on the just concluded council election held in the Read More

Rights activist emerges new AG in Ondo

November 23, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Monday, announced the sack of the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kolawole Olawoye. Akeredolu, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, also announced Mr. Charles Titiloye as a replacement for the sacked cabinet member. Titiloye is a human rights activist and a renowned social critic. He was former secretary of Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu fires Ondo Attorney General

November 23, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has announced the sack of the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kolawole Olawoye. Akeredolu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary on Monday also announced Mr. Charles Titiloye as a replacement for the sacked cabinet member. Titiloye is a human right activist and a renowned social critic. He was former Read More

Stop Morocco genocides in Western Sahara, group tells UN

November 15, 2020 Moses John 0

The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS) has called on the United Nation to stop the genocide in Western Sahara by Morocco. The group in a statement urges the UN Security Council to declare a ceasefire in the area and mandate the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to enforce it. Jointly signed Read More

Understanding Amnesty International as a third force

November 15, 2020 Emmanuel Ome 0

To a sleepy and unprepared world, global terrorism has caught it in deep slumber. All nations of the world have admitted the destructive potency of terrorism which is fast ravaging humanity in all ramifications. But terrorism is not Covid-19 pandemic, so cannot defile solution, if the world sincerely unites against it. From America to London, Africa and a lot more, the Read More

Who is bankrolling Amnesty International in Nigeria?

November 12, 2020 Justine Idakwo 0

In the days before the #EndSARS protests, one of the spectacles Nigerians, and indeed the world, were treated to was the tantrum thrown by a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), who lost his cool when he was pressed for information by a journalist. While briefing journalists as part of a tour of certain states, a journalist told Read More

The problem with our policing goes far beyond SARS

November 6, 2020 Bulama Bukarti 0

SARS is in the limelight yet again, and for all the wrong reasons: allegations of illegal profiling, extortion and extrajudicial killings. The latest furore was triggered by the squad’s checkpoints where they stop young Nigerians going about their normal businesses in cities and search their laptops and phones in the name of investigating cybercrimes. Those found “guilty” of using expensive Read More

EndSARS and the betrayal of our humanity

November 2, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

With the turbulence of #EndSARS protests gradually calming down in states rocked by the senseless riots in the pretext of protests by some Nigerian youths, a lot have been exposed. Nigerians now know the covert agenda of some leaders and senior citizens to destabilize the country, through clandestine sponsorship or encouragement of public anarchy and bloodshed. While there is an Read More

Femi Falana and his mission in #EndSARS shootings

October 27, 2020 Uche John Madu 0

Femi Falana is indeed a character that thrives on controversies. This is understandable in the sense that he ekes his living as a lawyer by courting controversies in the media, thereby increasing his public relevance. Femi Falana is the typical individual that pretends to be on the side of the masses, but in truth, he exploits the masses to his Read More

#March4Nigeria: Military remains heroes of our democracy – Nigerian youths

October 25, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths under the hashtag #March4Nigeria have hailed the Nigerian Army as the heroes of the nation’s democracy for rising up to the occasion amidst vested interests.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja, respected youth activist, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu, said Nigeria would have slipped into anarchy resulting from the #EndSARS protests if not for Read More