ELDER ABUSE DAY:  NHRC tasks citizens on care of elderly

As Nigeria joined the rest of the International Community to Celebrate World Elder Abuse Day, the Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN has called on citizens to imbibe the culture of care and respect for the elderly in order to protect them from any form of human rights violation and abuse. The Chief Human Rights Officer, who made this call during the commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Abuja, noted that elder abuse and neglect was a global social issue which does not only…

NHRC, Civic unveil E-learning App to improve Civil- military relations

In its determination to strengthen Civil-Military relations by integrating human rights principles in Military operations in Nigeria, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in collaboration with the Center for Civilian in Conflict (CIVIC), has unveiled a technologically enhanced E-learning Application to members of the Armed Forces and other Security Agencies to help them better understand the behaviour of civilians during conflict situation.   The APP which is aimed at enhancing a more cordial relationship between the Military and Civilian population in conflict situations was launched with the technical support provided…

No Shortage of Passport booklet anywhere in the world ,says Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior and Chairman, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, today declared that with the new passport reform ongoing at the Nigeria Immigration Service, booklet shortage now a thing of the past.   The Minister made the declaration in Abuja, while decorating the acting Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Alhaji Idris Isa Jere, with the rank of Comptroller General, however stated that the CGI will still be referred to as ‘acting’ according to the terms of his appointment approved by…

MARY NOEL BERJE: The Woman With Capacity

She has been involved in philanthropic activities right from when she was actively with the Nigerian Television Authority NTA Minna. Out of her desire to cater for more less privileged and vulnerable women and children in the society she founded the AYEWOSAI Foundation; an NGO that has been providing financial, moral, social and educational support to thousands of women, youths and children irrespective of their religious and cultural backgrounds. Her philanthropic lifestyle has earned her several awards by Youth Associations, Social, cultural and religious groups as well as International NGOs…

EKITI GUBER POLL: Security Agencies assure NYSC adequate security of Corps Members

The General Officer Commanding, 2 Div Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major General GU Chibuisi, the Lagos State Director, Department of State Services (DSS), Sheikh Waziri and the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Kokumo Babatunde Johnson have all promised adequate security for the Corps Members that would serve as electoral officers during the Ekiti State Governorship Election scheduled for tomorrow.   They stated this today in Ado Ekiti when the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah paid them separate courtesy visits ahead of the election. The GOC described the…

NYSC clears air on demand for WAEC Result before registration in Orientation Camp

The National Youth Service Corps NYSC in a statement signed by Eddy Megwa, Director, Press and Public Relations, has explained rationale behind demand for WAEC Result before the registration in the Orientation Camp.   The statement read;   “The Management of the National Youth Sevice Corps has observed a “SAVE OUR SOUL” letter, purportedly written by a concerned citizen of Nigeria, on behalf of Prospective Corps Members (PCMs), in which he questioned the motive behind the demand and sighting of WAEC certificate as a prerequisite condition to register for service.…

Out-of-school children in Nigeria now 18m from 10.5m in 1999, despite N100tr budget- MacArthur Foundation

The Deputy Director MacArthur Foundation, Mr. Dayo Olaide has indicated that there is an astronomical increase in the number of out-of-school children from 10.5 million in 1999 to 18 million in 2022 despite N100 trillion budget by the Federal Government within the same period.   Olaide spoke on Thursday in Abuja at a policy dialogue on situating Constituency Projects in the 2023 Electioneering Campaigns organised by OrderPaper in partnership with Budgit and MacArthur Foundation.   He expressed disappointment that lawmakers are rather concerned about commendations that they passed the budget…

PVC Attacks: Group asks Tinubu to call his attack dogs to order

Save MiddleBelt Nigeria has called on the Presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to call his attack dogs to order from attacking Nigerians resident in Lagos who wanted to obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) ahead of 2023 Presidential Election.     The group in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Musa David expressed dismay at the recent attack on hundreds of Nigerians who wanted to collect their PVC by suspected thugs who reportedly working for the former governnor of Lagos State.     The Group…

MBAKA: Obi ‘ll remain true to his Godly convinctions, disciplined dispositions – POSN

!The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has described as disappointment, a most disappointing tirade a statement credited to a respected clergy and political activist, Rev. Father Camillius Mbaka, in which he poured out his wrongly strewn sentiments and misconceptions about the persona and character of the frontline presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.   While reacting to the Cleric’s statement through a release signed by its Director, Strategic Communication,Onwuasoanya FCC Jones said;”that Mr. Peter Obi holds Reverend Father Mbaka and the entire Adoration Ministries Family, Enugu in very high esteem, and…

EKITI ELECTION: NYSC DG to debrief corps members, seeks protection from stakeholders

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah will today debrief the Corps Members that would serve as electoral officers in the Ekiti State Gubernatorial election to strictly abide by the electoral laws and avoid any action that can endanger their safety.   Recall that some Corps Members have been trained by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to function as polling officers across the sixteen Local Government Areas of the State in the State Governorship Election holding on Saturday June 18, 2022.   The…