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NAPTIP sacks six staff for demanding sex, bribes from suspects

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct. NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, Stella Nezan, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. Mrs Nezan explained that the offences committed by the

CAN urges FG, security agencies to free Leah Sharibu, others

•Says she is too young to die in captivity Jude Johnson  The President of Christian Association Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, has called on the Federal Government and all security agencies to free Leah Sharibu and other captives of the Boko Haram terrorists before it is  too late since it is

Ashura Mourning: Shiites allays fear over Friday’s procession in Abuja

Jude Johnson The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also acknowledged and known as Shiites, have discountenanced some messages that have gone viral on the social media insinuating that the Shi’a annual religious mourning procession, popularly known as Ashura will be violent in Abuja and other cities across the nation, with some

Violence in Cameroon’s anglophone regions escalates, ‘spiralling out of control’- AI

•Warns separatist attacks could escalate, as armed men target school Ruth Maclean The Amnesty International (AI) has warned that brutal attacks on civilians and security forces in anglophone regions of Cameroon have escalated in recent weeks and could rise even further in the run-up to presidential elections next month. A self-declared member of the Ambazonia

Rising cases of criminalities, torture in Anambra worrisome – Report

•Accuse security agents of extortion, maltreating residents  •Calls on Gov. Obiano to arrest the situation  Jude Johnson The human rights activist group, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has raised the alarm over what it alleges as rising cases of extortion, torture and other forms of criminalities in

Army 38: Again, dismissed officers petition Buhari

•Challenge president to prove his 'integrity' •Insist on justice Jude Johnson  The group of 38 Army officers who were dismissed in a controversial circumstances in 2016 has agained petitioned  President Muhammadu Buhari, to seek redress and justice. This third petition  Buhari by the aggrieved officers seeking for justice over a decision by the Lt-Gen.

NCC, CPC begins investigation in the Telecommunications Sector

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), have announced the commencement of a joint regulatory investigation into consumer issues in the telecommunications industry.   This was disclosed after the formal inauguration of a joint investigative committee on Monday at the NCC Headquarters, Abuja. The joint committee explained that

Africa’s selective approach to human rights

The AU must allow for open debate on all human rights issues, including sexual orientation. Despite research and historical accounts detailing homosexual behaviour in certain pre-colonial and traditional African societies, the idea that homosexuality is ‘un-African’ persists. In Africa it is frequently perceived as both a taboo and an import from

NAPTIP to Establish Sex Offenders Register

•RoLAC, stakeholders provide official gazzet copy of VAPP Act Godsgift Onyedinefu   The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has announced plans to establish a sex offenders register which will contain names of perpetrators. Director NAPTIP , Ms.Julie Okah-Donli informed that the aim of the sex register which will be