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Nigeria : Speaker Dogara Charges Public Complaints Commission to Address Injustices, Abuse of Power by Security Agencies

Nigeria : Speaker Dogara Charges Public Complaints Commission to Address Injustices, Abuse of Power by Security Agencies

By Joseph Edegbo : Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the newly appointed Chief Commissioner of Public Complaints Commission (PCC ), Chile Igbawua, and other commissioners to ensure that acts of injustice and oppression against any citizen of Nigeria are prevented. He also urged them to uphold the objective of the […]

Egypt Police Arrest Prominent Blogger, Says Rights Group

  Egyptian security forces on Wednesday arrested a prominent blogger and activist critical of the government from his house, a human rights group said. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said a police force raided the house of Wael Abbas’ family at dawn without a warrant or giving any reason. “They took Abbas […]

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Ngeria : Kano, Adamawa To Adopt Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2011.

Destiny Ugorji  : Kano State Head of Civil Service, Mohammad Auwal Na’iya, has said that the State will adopt and operationalize the Freedom Of Information Act. He made the state government’s position known while delivering a goodwill message on Thursday at an FOI Assessment and Awareness joint Roundtable of Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Civil […]

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FIDA Seeks Partnership with Police to Fight Violence Against Women, Children in Plateau State, Nigeria

The International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA) says it is seeking partnership with the police, to fight child rape and infringement of women’s rights in Plateau. Mrs Mary Izam, the Chairman of FIDA in the state made this known when the association paid the state Commissioner of Police, Andie Undie, a courtesy visit on Thursday […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Assembly To Ensure Quick Passage Of Violence Prohibition Bill

  By Juliana Katung   Kaduna State House of Assembly, Northwest Nigeria has promised to ensure the passage of Violence Prohibition Bill before the end of 2018.   Cited as Kaduna State Violence against persons prohibition law , it  is  to eliminate violence in private and public life, prohibits all forms of violence including physical […]

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Nigeria : Women Inclusion Campaign On Peace Process Commences In Gombe Northeast … So!icits Involment of Women By Traditional Council

By Ahmad Umar: A Non-Governmental Organization, Search for Common Ground has commenced dissemination of Gombe State Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR) across the three senatorial districts of the state to enable the inclusion of women in peace process. The State Coordinator of the organization, Chorbe Joshua Gonlur announced the commencement during […]

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Nigerian Court Reaffirms Local Governments’ Powers to Conduct, Register Marriages,…Restrains Federal Agencies

A Federal High Court in Lagos has upheld the exclusive powers of local councils across the country to register marriages in accordance with the extant Marriage Act. It declared as subsisting a 2004 judgment of the court which affirmed the exclusive powers of Local Government Councils to register all marriages. The judge, Prof. Chuka Obiozor, […]

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Nigeria: Labour Asks Fed Govt. To Meet Striking Health Workers’s Demand

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to urgently meet the legitimate demands of the striking workers in the health sector. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, made the appeal while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. Wabba said this appeal has become necessary in order to save the health sector […]

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