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Violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’

Violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’

Grave violations against children in conflict remain “alarmingly high”, with the coronavirus pandemic increasing their vulnerability to abduction, recruitment and sexual violence, a new United Nations report has found. In its annual Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) report (PDF), released [...]

June 23, 2021 Human rights
Nigerian Navy Personnel Sack Ogun Community To Take Over Land

Nigerian Navy Sack Ogun Community To Take Over Land

Residents of Fowowawo, a community in the Owode Egba Local Government Area of Ogun State are currently fleeing their area after power-drunk personnel of the Nigerian Navy invaded the community and started taking over their lands. Hopefornigeriaonline learnt that the [...]

June 22, 2021 Human rights
UK envoy warns of famine threat in Ethiopia’s Tigray

UK envoy warns of famine threat in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The United Kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations has warned famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and the country’s north. UK Ambassador Barbara Woodward told reporters in New York on Tuesday there is a risk that hundreds [...]

June 16, 2021 Human rights
350,000 people in famine conditions in Ethiopia’s Tigray

350,000 people in famine conditions in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Some 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are facing “catastrophic” food shortages, according to an analysis by the United Nations agencies and aid groups. “There is famine now in Tigray,” UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said after the report’s [...]

June 11, 2021 Human rights
Ejiofor: How I Survived Army, Police Invasion

Ejiofor: How I Survived Army, Police Invasion

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, whose residence was invaded at the weekend by armed policemen and soldiers has recounted his ugly experience in the hands of the security personnel.  In a statement on Tuesday, Ejiofor thanked [...]

June 9, 2021 Human rights
Mbaka: Why I Didn't But Private Jet

Mbaka: Why I Didn’t But Private Jet

Founder and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has explained why he refused to acquire a private jet like other pastors. Mbaka said although he has the funds to acquire private jets also, he would rather [...]

June 8, 2021 Government and politics, Human rights
AGF Malami Asks Buhari To Suspend Nigerian Constitution

AGF Malami Asks Buhari To Suspend Nigerian Constitution

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency across the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  According to Peoples Gazette, this is based on a secret memo [...]

June 3, 2021 Human rights
LASG Declares For Safety Measures

LASG Seals Chinese Firm Declares For Safety Measures

The Lagos State Government has affirmed commitment to safety of lives and property of its citizens. This assertion was made by the Director General, Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola while sealing Mingy Trading Company Limited, located at No 11, Ila [...]

May 28, 2021 Human rights
Zulum: Child Rights bill ready for assent in Borno

Zulum: Child Rights bill ready for assent in Borno

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that the bill to domesticate the Child Rights Act is almost ready for his assent to become a law in the state. He made this known during an interaction with Ms Ulla Mueller, [...]

May 27, 2021 Human rights
People face ‘horrific’ situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray

People face ‘horrific’ situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region is facing a horrifying situation with people dying of hunger, health services destroyed and rape “rampant”, according to the World Health Organization chief, who is from the region. “The situation in Tigray, Ethiopia, is, if I [...]

May 18, 2021 Africa, Human rights
Remains of slain Akwa Ibom job-seeker laid to rest

Remains of slain Akwa Ibom job-seeker laid to rest

The body of Iniubong Umoren, the 26-year-old University of Uyo Philosophy graduate, who was raped and killed by a fake job recruiter, has been buried. Miss Umoren, an orphan, was buried on Friday at her hometown, Nung Ita, Ikot Essien in Oruk [...]

May 15, 2021 Crime, Human rights
Record 29 million in the Sahel in need of humanitarian assistance

Record 29 million in need of humanitarian assistance

A record 29 million people in six countries of the unrest-hit Sahel region are in need of humanitarian assistance in the face of “unparalleled” insecurity and growing hunger, the United Nations and NGOs have warned. In a statement released on [...]

April 29, 2021 Human rights
Rivers Teachers Protest Non-payment Of 5 Years

Rivers Teachers Protest Non-payment Of 5 Years

Some government primary and secondary school teachers in Rivers State, yesterday, protested non-payment of their five years salaries by the state government. The protesters, who took over the entrance of the Rivers State Government House with placards bearing different inscriptions [...]

April 23, 2021 Human rights
Obaseki reassures Edo people on campaign promises

Obaseki reassures Edo people on campaign promises

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reassured the people of the state that his government will fulfill all promises made during his second term electoral campaigns. He said the state had commenced the process of creating a 30-year development plan [...]

April 19, 2021 Human rights
NMA pleads with FG to respond to doctors’ needs

NMA pleads with FG to respond to doctors’ needs

Dr Enema Amodu, the Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), FCT chapter, on Sunday, pleaded with Federal Government to respond to the needs of health workers in the country. He made the plea at a news conference in Abuja in [...]

April 5, 2021 Human rights
Nigeria threatens striking doctors with no-work, no-pay policy

Nigeria threatens striking doctors with no-work, no-pay policy

The Nigerian government said it might be forced to implement a no-work, no-pay policy for striking doctors if the ongoing industrial action persists. Nigeria’s labour and employment minister Chris Ngige on Friday stated that it will not hesitate to ‘invoke’ [...]

April 3, 2021 Human rights
Nigeria’s Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

Nigeria’s Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has resolved to commence an indefinite strike on April 1, 2021, if the government refuses to accede to its demands. This was the outcome of its Extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held on Saturday [...]

March 29, 2021 Human rights
Daughter of Slain Shiite Demand N5 Billion

Daughter of Slain Shiite Demand N5 Billion From Police

A young lady, Fatima Kabiru-Ahmed, who is a daughter of Kabiru Ahmed, a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria killed by the police, has filed a N5 billion lawsuit against the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to compensate for [...]

March 22, 2021 Human rights
Hope

Magical Transformation Of A Boy Left To Die After Being Accused Of Witchcraft

Magical Transformation Of A Boy Left To Die After Being Accused Of Witchcraft Sometimes in February 2016, this young boy was condemned to die after a pastor accused him of witchcraft and his images went vural. Abandoned by his parents [...]

July 13, 2019 Human rights

NSCDC rescues three abandoned children in Akure

NSCDC rescues three abandoned children in Akure; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo State, says it rescued three children abandoned at different locations in the state. Corps Commandant Pedro Awili made the announcement in an interview with [...]

June 9, 2018 Human rights
Femi Fani Kayode

5 useful Idiots And The Spirit Of The Accursed Slave 3

Tony has been one of the most courageous, consistent and celebrated voices in the struggle for emancipation from military rule, freedom from northern hegemony and the establishment of democracy in Nigeria for the last 30 years and his words are [...]

March 28, 2018 Human rights
Mother Of Boy Who Was Killed In Owerri Bursts Into Tears As PDP Visits

Mother Of Boy Who Was Killed In Owerri Bursts Into Tears As PDP Visits

On Sunday, 27th August, 2017, the Imo state chapter of the Barr. Charles Ezekwem-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid heart wrenching sympathy and condolence visits to the families of the victims of the demolition of the ancestral Eke Ukwu Owerre [...]

August 28, 2017 Human rights
Northern Governors

Northern leaders vow to protect Southerners living in the North

In a move likely to reassure Southerners residing in Northern Nigeria of their safety, governors of 19 northern states and traditional rulers of northern extraction, yesterday, vowed to protect the lives and property of Southerners in the North. They also [...]

July 29, 2017 Human rights
Court Hears Evans’ Case Against Police July 13

Court Hears Evans’ Case Against Police July 13

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed July 13 for hearing in a N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, against the Inspector-General of Police. Evans, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed [...]

July 6, 2017 Human rights

My name is Emmanuel Emeka, a prisoner in Ankaful maximum security prison, Cape Coast Ghana

I’m serving a jail-term of 130yrs imprisonment and I’m presently in my 8th year – Ankaful maximum security prison We appeal to the Nigerian government to please come to our aid. The condition here has been so unbearable for (we) Nigerian [...]

June 27, 2017 Human rights
Police Arrests Mother For Selling Her Baby

Police Arrests Mother For Selling Her Baby For N250,000 In Lagos

Police Arrest Mother For Selling Her Baby – A 22-year-old lady along with six other suspects have been arrested by the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command over the sale of a day old [...]

May 15, 2017 Human rights
Chimaobi Okorie

Killer Of Police Inspector, Ecobank Staff Shoot Dead By Police

Chimaobi Okorie, a suspected killer of a police Inspector, Vincent Umeh, attached to Umuahia Zone 9 and a 30-year-old staff of Ecobank in Okigwe, Enyioma Okwudiri at the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state, has been reported to have [...]

April 17, 2017 Human rights
Shomzy

Beautiful Female Airforce Officer Slew By Her Boyfriend In Benue State, To Be Buried In Lagos (photos)

Beautiful Nigerian Airforce officer, Oladipupo Solape popularly known as ‘Shomzy’, who was shot to death by a colleague and lover, would be laid to rest in Badagry. Late Shomzy Oladipupo was killed by boyfriend, Lieut Kalu on Sunday, March 12 [...]

March 22, 2017 Human rights

Defendant Excretes In Courtroom Causes Adjournment Of The Case

Defendant Excretes In Courtroom: Lagos—Drama as  defendant, Avekpon Bernard, 18, who is standing trial for conduct likely to cause breach of the peace, alongside 22 others, before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, yesterday, excreted in the dock, while the Court [...]

September 21, 2016 Human rights
Benue Herdsmen Attack

Death Toll In Benue Herdsmen Attack Hits 59

Benue Herdsmen Attack – AT least, 59 persons were late Saturday night and early hours of Sunday allegedly killed following the renewed hostilities between suspected Fulani herdsmen and farmers at Turan Council ward of Logo Local Government Area of Benue [...]

June 20, 2016 Human rights, Societal issues