Category Archives: News

01 Dec
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Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 5

Over the course of the last 5 weeks, the Judicial Panels of Inquiry have revealed specific findings indicating a long history of police brutality in Nigeria that have left victims without justice and emboldened abusers in the Nigeria Police Force ...

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26 Nov
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Nigeria’s 2023 Elections: In Pursuit of Electoral Reforms That Serve the Common Good – Samson Itodo

Nigeria’s 21 years of democracy was tested with the conduct of last year’s 2019 general elections. The elections presented an opportunity for Nigeria to consolidate on the gains of the 2015 elections and deepen her democratic transition, but the polls ...

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23 Nov
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Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 4

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 4 16th – 21st November 2020 With the establishment of State Judicial Panels of Inquiry in response to one of the demands of the #EndSARS protest, Yiaga Africa deployed ...

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23 Nov
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Moving EndSARS Movement from Protests to Power – Ibrahim Faruk

In July 2020, The Guardian, in an article predicted that protests were set to surge globally as COVID-19 drives unrest as “the economic impact of coronavirus is a “tinderbox” that will drive civil unrest and instability in developing countries in ...

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23 Nov
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Women Representation and the Kamala Harris Example – Chinemerem Onuorah

‘‘We did it. We did it, Joe’, the new Vice-President-elect of the United States of America, Kamala Harris was captured in a viral video saying to the President-elect, Joe Biden over a telephone conversation, just moments after reaching the mandatory ...

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16 Nov
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Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 3

Police brutality remains a fundamental human rights issue which requires the state’s commitment to concrete actions that ensure justice for citizens who have suffered different forms of brutality/violation. The setup of Judicial Panels of Inquiry across the states was a ...

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10 Nov
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Escalation of Threats Against Human Rights Activists Putting Nigeria In Negative Global Spotlight

The undersigned coalition of Civil Society Organisations working to promote democracy, human rights and accountable governance hereby express grave concerns about the rise in the level of attacks targeted at human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners especially since the start ...

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09 Nov
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Higher Stakes with the Reappointment of INEC Boss – Moshood Isah

The decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to reappoint Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for another five years seem to have come with ease after slight anxiety. Being the first Chairman of the (INEC) ...

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09 Nov
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Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry – No. 2

31st October – 7th November 2020 In line with the demands of the youth to set up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct, Judicial Panels of Inquiry have been set up ...

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02 Nov
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Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No.1

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No.1 26th – 30th October 2020 On October 14, 2020 The National Economic Council (NEC) led by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo directed ...

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