The Wife of the King… By Haruspice 

It was a solemn procession to the cemetery, he bore the pall as the remains of the king was conveyed. Dirges raid the air as sympathizers wailed in muffled whispers and passersby prayed in distant glimpses. It was the final sojourn of the king and he joined to see the king find his abode in the embrace of the earth. Like everyone, he was deeply affected by the death of the king.   Half a way to the king’s resting place, something flashed in his eyes, in a confused daze,…

WSCIJ to present a media justice status report on SGBV Sept 21

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) will publicly present a media justice status report on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria on Wednesday 21 September 2022, titled ‘Missing data, missing justice’. The report, which is an activity under its 2021 Report Women! Female Reporters Leadership Programme (FRLP) funded by Open Society Foundation Africa, provides empirical evidence on SGBV issues as reported in the media and their status in the criminal justice process.   A Professor of law and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons,…

BREAKING: Police Service Commission Chairman, Musiliu resigns

The Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith has resigned his position.   Newsband gathered that the Board of the Commission directed Mr Smith to resign from his position which he obliged.   Meanwhile, the commission has not announced his resignation officially but Dailytrust quoting a source at the commission said that Smith, a former Inspector-General of Police is expected to hand over to Retired Justice Clara Ogunbiyi representing the judiciary at the commission.   Ikechukwu Ani, the spokesman for the commission also confirmed the resignation to our correspondent…

NHRC awards N289.3m compensation to Police brutality victims

The Independent Investigative Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad IIP-SARS through National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, today 14th Wednesday,2022 awarded a sum of N 287million compensation to 74 victims of police brutality.   The IIP-SARS was set up by the Federal Government in November 2020 following the “ENDSARS Protest” which was triggered by nationwide allegations of Police brutality.   The panel under the supervision of National Human Rights Commission NHRC conducted public hearing/investigation on violations of human rights by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and other police units. While speaking,…

Osun Guber: YIAGA’s revelations vindicate my position By Ismail Omipidan

Let me state from the outset that this is not a media trial of the case before the Osun Election Petitions Tribunal. Far from it. This is just an attempt to “synchronise” what I said recently with respect to the outcome of the July 16 election with the revelations from The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement, YIAGA. YIAGA Africa is a civil society organisation, a major stakeholder in our electoral process. Like most Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, they were also in Osun to observe and monitor the election.…

Niger Govt sets aside Equity Fund to support the poor, vulnerable … As Gov Sani Bello launches NICARE

Niger State Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello today in Minna,Niger State capital launched the Niger State Contributory Health Scheme (NICARE).   The State Government has earlier set aside Equity funds from the Consolidated Revenue in the 2022 Budget appropriation to take care of the poor and vulnerable groups. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this at the launching of the Niger State Contributory Health Scheme in Minna.   Governor Sani Bello implored the well-to-do in the society to support the vulnerable ones to have access to health care provisions.   “I also…

DG urges NYSC officials to shun malpractice, demonstrate highest degree of responsibility 

NYSC Officials have been urged to be creative, avoid all forms of malpractice and demonstrate the highest degree of responsibility in the discharge of their duties.   The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah stated this today in his address at the opening ceremony of the Corps Welfare and Health Services Schedule Officers’ Workshop held in Abuja.   Participants for the workshop were drawn from the thirty-six State Secretariats, Area Offices and the FCT.   Speaking on the theme; “Capacity Building to Enhance Security and General Welfare…

Beware of Chain Letters on Internet – Cyber Safety Advocate, Onadipe warns

Founder and CEO of internet safety magazine (non-profit organisation)Mr. Rotimi Onadipe,has advised the general public to be mindful of the danger of chain letters on the internet.   He made the call at his organisation’s weekly sensitisation program on cyber safety which took place in Ibadan on September 10th, 2022.   According to Onadipe, chain letter was another strategy by which cybercrooks perpetrate various crimes through the internet and many people are ignorantly falling victim to the scam due to lack of awareness and education about it.   “Beware of…

2023: SHOULD THE NATION CONSCIOUSLY ELECT A SICK PRESIDENT? By Law Mefor

Nigeria practices presidentialism, and in a presidential democracy, the nation rests on the shoulders of one man. The health of the president is therefore of major premium in determining the electability of a candidate. This gives no room for arguments. All public offices, the office of the president inclusive, demand people who are sound both in body and in mind so that efficiency and proficiency will be brought to bear in the exercise of the duties of the office.   Nigeria is one county where the unthinkable happens all the…