Press Releases

Group adopts ‘Protect A Life’ campaign in support of NDLEA

A non-governmental organisation, Adopt A Goal for Development Initiative, says living a drug-free life campaign by the NDLEA is a human right goal that requires inclusive support. The activities of illicit drug cartels and dealers threaten “the right to life, liberty and security of person” under the Universal Declaration of[Read More…]

Brazilian Business School, FDC elects Ezekwesili as board member

Former Vice President of World Bank, Africa Region, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has been elected as a member of Fundação Dom Cabral Board of Trustees, to help FDC consolidate its objectives. The founder and Global Chief Executive Officer of Stefanini, Marco Stefanini, as well as Founder/Board Chairman of MRV Engenharia, Rubens[Read More…]

Amnesty International new investigation exposes global misuse of police batons

Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation today called on governments to support a UN-led process to regulate the trade in law enforcement equipment, highlighting how ubiquitous weapons like police batons are routinely misused in ways which can constitute torture and other ill-treatment. In a new investigation, Blunt Force, the[Read More…]

Radio Now launches ‘The Book I’m Reading’ with RMD

“Radio Now,” an audio content media company dedicated to providing factual, unbiased and Nigerian-focused programming, announces the launch of a brand new programme, The Book I’m Reading. The Book I’m Reading is hosted by legendary actor and culture enthusiast, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly called RMD. The program is supported by Sterling[Read More…]

Buhari begs Nigerian graduates to apply for ‘20,000’ UNDP Partnership Jobs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged Nigerian graduates to apply for the Jubilee Fellows Programme. The programme, a Federal Government initiative in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims to place 20,000 skilled young Nigerian graduates (under the age of 30) into jobs in private and public sector organizations[Read More…]

We shot at Illegal bunkers, not passenger boat –Nigerian Military says

The Nigerian military has refuted reports that its chopper shot at a passenger boat along the Port Harcourt – Bonny waterway in Rivers State last week Thursday. In a statement on Monday, the spokesman for the DHQ, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr said operatives of the force did not shoot[Read More…]

6 Days After NDA Attack: Falana Asks FG to secure release of abducted officer

Nigerian human rights activist and senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has asked the Federal Government to secure the release of the officer abducted during an attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy. Falana’s comments come days after gunmen stormed the NDA Permanent Headquarters in Kaduna State, killing two officers and[Read More…]

APC in Benue says it will boycott Ortom’s stakeholder’s meeting

All Progressive Congress (APC) has asked his members to boycott the stakeholders’ meeting holding on Monday, August 30, 2021 at government house, Makurdi. The state government had extended an invitation to the opposition party to discuss  the proposed privatization of state industries. The state caretaker Publicity Secretary of the party, James Orgunga, in[Read More…]

SERAP demands details of ‘payment of N729billion to Nigerians’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Lagos “to compel the Federal Government to disclose details of proposed payments of N729bn to 24.3 million poor Nigerians, including the mechanisms and logistics for the payments, list of beneficiaries, and how they have[Read More…]

Reps condemn harrasment of Channels TV journalists

The House of Representatives Minority Caucus has described the harassment of Channels Television and its staff as a toxic push against press freedom and citizens’ rights. In a statement on Friday, signed by the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta), the caucus condemned the query issued the Channels Television[Read More…]