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Sowore: Archbishop of Canterbury replies SERAP

Senator Iroegbu The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby has responded to the request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his “friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving

We will not release Sowore until the ‘right persons’ show up—DSS insists

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) has insisted that Omoleye Sowore, Convener of Revolution Now protest will not be released untill those who stood for him as surety in court comes for proper documentation. The Spokesman of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunnya said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja on

FG, Labour meet to end minimum wage rumpus

Maureen Okpe The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Wednesday met in different sittings with the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), and Nigeria Labour Congress to sort out the differences in adjustment. A statement made available in Abuja by the

RUTF Stock-out: Two children Die as nursing mothers cry Out to Bauchi Gov for quick intervention

Segun Adewale Following the death of two innocent children who suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Kirfi LGA CMAM Center of Bauchi State due to stock-out of the Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) in the area in the last one month, an urgent call has

Boko Haram: Expect more prosecution of human rights violators–NHRC

Mukaila Ola  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said more prosecution of human rights violation in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East should be expected. Speaking at the opening of a three-day training for ministries, departments and agencies of government (MDAs)

Shiites Crisis: Court grants FG’s request to proscribe IMN as terrorist organisation

Jude Johnson The Federal Government has obtained a court order to proscribe the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly acknowledged and known as Shiites Islamic Sect, as a terrorist organisation. The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the proscription of the Shiites’ movement as protests by the Islamic

Glimmer of Hope? The only seven women who made Buhari’s ministerial list

Editor's note: President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the list of his ministerial nominees to the senate with only seven women out of the 43 names. This means that women have only 16 percent of the proposed cabinet. However, this represents a marginal increase in an administration that has often

Miyetti Allah: Rights of movement, assembly and association not for violent entities–Intersociety

Editor's note:  The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) had  in its latest statement reminded the Miyetti Allah  Kautal Hore threatening other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria that the fundamental human rights of Nigerians to move freely across the country or part of it, assembly themselves or

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