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State Govts Use Criminalization of Petty Offenders for IGR –PRAWA

Senator Iroegbu The Prisoners' Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has accused various state governments in Nigeria of exploiting the petty offenders in Nigeria for money making purposes. This was the highlight of the Media Capacity Building Workshop on Penal Reform in Abuja by PRAWA in partnership with the Open Society

Coalition demand immediate action against Police brutality of women

Maureen Okpe Over 150 women groups under the auspices of Women Human Rights Defenders and Concerned Citizens in solidarity with Women Aid Collective (WACOL) has called on the federal government to immediately constitute an independent panel to look into the issue of police impunity in the country. The Founding Director, WACOL Prof.

Amotekun: Nextier, Experts Mull State Policing in Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu In view of reactions and growing agitations for Amotekun, key stakeholders in policing matters in Nigeria is set examine critically if state's are allowed to own a state police. This is also coming at a time there is heated debate over the legality and feasibility of State and regional

Chronicles of Maryam Sanda Trial: Alleged husband killer to Know Fate Monday

Jude Johnson Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death will know her fate on Monday when justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court is billed to deliver judgment on her protracted trial. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November

Sowore: Alleged Court arrest order on DSS boss false, fabricated–Security Sources

Senator Iroegbu The reports making rounds that Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered for the arrest of the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has been described as false and malicious attempt to tarnish his image. Security sources denied as total fabrication, the reports Bichi

DSS nabs ‘kidnap kingpin’ who abducted Justice Nwosu-Iheme

Senator Iroegbu The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Stanley Onoriode Ekemaye, described as a “notorious kidnap kingpin” who allegedly masterminded the abduction of Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, a judge with the Benin division of the appeal court. Nwosu was kidnapped on October 30 after being trailed from Ramat Park end of the

Human Trafficking Day: NAPTIP rescues 14,000 victims in 16 years

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, on Tuesday said the agency has since inception in 2003, secured 403 convictions, with over 14,000 victims rescued, rehabilitated and reintegrated back into their various communities. Ms Okah-Donli said this at a lecture organised by