CSOs protest clamp down on #EndSARS anniversary briefing in Enugu

October 21, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A coalition of 19 civil society groups in Enugu known as Action Group on Free Civic Space (AGFCS),Wednesday frowned at the rude and abrupt stoppage of a press briefing it earlier planned to mark the anniversary of the #EndSars Now protest. The group in a press statement condemned the clamp down and called on the federal government to, without delay, Read More

IPC condemns brutal attack on GM JAMZ 100.1FM in Ibadan

September 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) has condemned in strong terms last Sunday’s brutal attack on the General Manager, JAMZ 100.1FM, Ibadan, Mr. Tony Awobode, reportedly by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and his men from the Eleyele Police station in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. In a press statement by the Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, expressed shock Read More

George Floyd ‘s murderer sent to over 22 years in jail

June 26, 2021 BBC 0

The US white ex-police officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail. The judge said Derek Chauvin’s sentence was based “on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown” to Mr Floyd. Mr Floyd, 48, died after Read More

Let’s tell Buhari not to forget the police reforms

June 10, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

 In the wake of the brutal and violent suppression of the #EndSARS sit-in protest by our youths at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos, by the Nigerian Army on October 20 last year, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to reform the Nigeria Police. To show he meant business, he immediately scrapped the dreaded SARS and replaced it with S.W.A.T. He had listened to Read More

#EndSARS report: PSC vows to investigate Police ‘misconduct’

May 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has pledged to investigate alleged police misconduct in the report of the Action Group on Free Civic Space in Nigeria, which was presented to the Commission in Abuja.PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said: “The Group, led by Zikora Ibe and accompanied by Okechukwu Nwanguma and Kingsley Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

Police assault ex-NUJ staff in Edo

March 16, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A former staff of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo state council, Mr. Osagie Wealth Efe, has been reportedly assaulted by a police personnel.Osagie was said to have been assaulted by a policeman attached to the Taskforce on Covid-19 Committee at Urhokpota ground, King square in Benin City. Osagie said trouble started when he tried to plead for mercy on Read More

SARS: Ifeoma Abugu died of respiratory complications – Autopsy result

February 26, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Chief Consultant Pathologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada, Dr Abimiku while appearing before the investigative panel on human rights violations by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has said the late Ifeoma Abugu died of respiratory complications. Dr Abimiku in his analysis of the autopsy result conducted on the late Ifeoma Abugu  before the Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd) Read More

Breaking: Lagos Judicial panel compensates 2 with N20m over police brutality

February 19, 2021 Editor 0

Two persons Kudirat Obayomi and Hannah Olugbodi who brutalised by Police have been awarded N10 million each as compensation by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry. The panel was set up to investigate cases of police brutality especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the wake of #ENDSARS protest across the country. The Read More

How to stem police brutality

February 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The denunciation of police is almost becoming a consensus to Nigerians considering they are the government security agency that is closer to the people and an adage says familiarity breeds contempt. By definition, police is a body of people employed and deployed by the government to keep public order, to prevent and solve crime and to ensure governmental statutes and Read More

How to stem police brutality

January 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The denunciation of police is almost becoming a consensus to Nigerians considering they are the government security agency that is closer to the people and an adage says familiarity breeds contempt. By definition, police is a body of people employed and deployed by the government to keep public order, to prevent and solve crime and to ensure governmental statutes and Read More

Counter insurgency: Stakeholders drum support for armed forces

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

A clarion call has been made to all Nigerians to rally round the Armed Forces in their bid to wipe out remnants of terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.  Renowned academic, Prof. Peter Madoki, gave the charge at a one-day summit for target rights groups, conflict managers and social media influencers, Friday, in Abuja.  Prof. Madoki, speaking as Read More

Robbers kill 4 traders, POS operator in Edo

December 5, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Suspected armed robbers, Friday, shot dead four traders at the popular new Benin market in Oredo local government area of Edo dtate.  Four other persons were also said to have sustained varyiny degrees of injuries during the incident.  This was just as another set of robbers reportedly raided a Point of Sales (POS) kiosk and thereafter killed the female operator.  Read More

Re: Okereke’s murder; Mr. Speaker, we need justice not sympathy.

December 2, 2020 Blueprint 0

“My value for human life and my respect for all people, irrespective of social-economic status, is what endeared me to these vendors and these are the reasons why I stop my convoy quite often to connect with them.” – Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. The above quote from Honourable Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, reacting to the death Read More

Centre raises alarm over influx of ‘secret terrorist organisation’ in Nigeria

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has raised an alarm over the existence, secret sponsorship and operation of a terrorist organisation in the southern part of the country.  CESJET, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, alleged that a supposed human rights group, InterSociety for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, are be behind the sect.  Read More

‘Nigerian Army’s actions at Lekki in line with Int’l best practices’

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The conduct of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Tollgate has been described commendable and in tandem with international best practices by a British freelance journalist Michael Edwards. Edwards, who is also an expert in radio-visual analysis, stated this while speaking with reporters on the sideline at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of police Read More

CNN and the soul of Nigeria

November 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any different from what has been Read More

CNN and its ugly intentions against Nigeria

November 20, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalised satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolised the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake news, recycling same news items Read More

DSS and lessons of #EndSARS

November 17, 2020 Anselm Luke 0

The most overwhelming outcomes of the #EndSARS protests must be the stunning reality of “orchestrations by subversive and unscrupulous elements to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country through inciting statements in the guise of political mobilization and supposed pursuit of group interests” which the Department of State Security (DSS) has been alerting the nation to since Read More

AI and its failed neo -colonial agenda in Nigeria

November 14, 2020 Mary Johnson 0

The activities of Amnesty International in Nigeria have generated quite some debates. In some quarters, it has been argued that Amnesty International has a sinister motive with regards to its consistent attacks on the operations of the Nigerian Army in the prosecution of the Boko Haram war in North-East Nigeria. In Nigeria today, we must admit that cases of human Read More

#EndSARS: Cleric prays for Buhari, Nigeria, speaks against conspiracies

November 14, 2020 Editor 0

Renowned cleric, Bishop Sunday Garuba, has declared that all the conspiracies against President Muhammadu Buhari and the country through the EndSARS protests will end in futility.  Bishop Garuba made the proclamation on Friday at Day two of the ongoing 21 days special prayer and fasting organised by National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP). NIFROP’s National Coordinator, Bishop Garuba, alleged that demonic Read More

#EndSARS: Security agents’ impunity, sign of bad governance — Ojukwu

November 10, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, hasdisclosed that the alleged impunity by the security agents is an evident of bad governance in the country. Ojukwu, who was referring to the suspended #EndSARS protests, said the alleged act of police brutality and inhuman treatment was a clear indication that the Nigeria Police Force was not working. The Read More