COVID-19: Police Asked To Respect Human Rights in Enforcing Compliance

WARRI/Nigeria: A renowned human rights and Peace advocate in Nigeria, Comrade Mulade Sheriff, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, AIGs and Commissioners of police in various states of the federation to strongly advise, caution and charge officers of the police force to kindly respect the fundamental rights of Nigerians and other Nationals in the enforcement of lockdown, closure and restriction of movements across the Nation. Comrade Sheriff who is also the National Coordinator of a foremost Peace, human rights and Environmental advocacy NGO, the Center for…

SERAP Seeks Weekly Publication of Spending Details on Covid-19 …Sends FOI Request to Government …Wants Weekly Details of Exact Funds and Other Resources Allocated By the Authorities and Received From the Private Sector …Wants FG to Disclose Information on the Exact Number of Tests That Have Been Carried Out For High-Ranking Public Officials and Politicians

ABUJA/Nigeria: Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government to “publish weekly details of exact funds and other resources allocated by the authorities and received from the private sector, as well as details of use and planned use of any such funds and resources to combat the spread of coronavirus (or COVID-19) in Nigeria.” SERAP is also asking the Federal Government to: “disclose information on the exact number of tests that have been carried out for high-ranking public officials and politicians, the number of any such high-ranking…

Drug and Substance Abuse in Nigeria: Hauz of Elnathan to the Rescue

By Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel The origin of the social malady of hard drugs intake and merchandise among the young global population cannot be precisely ascertained.   Records have it that hard drug consumption and general drug abuse is as old as any human misdemeanor. In recent times, the planetary upsurge in the number of youths of both genders involved in this act is rather distressing. This is the reason why many countries have imposed stiff and even in some cases draconian sanctions for those found wanting in the act. Whether these…

Bible Translator Dies in Nigeria

KOKO/Nigeria: Deacon Stephen Ejueyitsi Aganbi, a Bible translator, has died in Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local Government. A statement issued in Koko said Deacon Aganbi died in his home early hours of Thursday. Deacon Aganbi, 99, served as chairman for the Itsekiri Bible Translation Project. The team completed the Old and New Testament Translation in the Itsekiri language. The statement signed by Business Mogul, Mr. Felix Aganbi said the late Bible translator, gifted interpreter and scholar had a strong influence in Itsekiri literature. ‘’Deacon Stephen Ejueyitsi Aganbi was a…

OPINION: COVID-19 Scourge; From Socioeconomic Wars to ‘Global Peace’

By Jerome-Mario Utomi There is no event in recent history of the world that did so well to demonstrate how united and peaceful the world could be than the current outbreak of, and effort by the global community to find lasting solution to the pandemic Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The infectious disease according to the World Health Organization (WHO), causes respiratory illnesses (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty in breathing. The virus is spread primarily through contact with an infected person…

Your Role in the Attainment of Democracy is commendable, Okowa Tells Bola Tinubu at 68

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday congratulated former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as he clocks 68 years on Sunday. Okowa said that Tinubu’s role in the attainment of democracy in the country and promotion of peace and unity as well as his leadership role in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) must be appreciated. In a statement issued on Saturday in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the governor recalled with gratitude the APC Chieftain”s patriotic and unrelenting service to the…