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Nigeria: People With Disabilities Launch Charter For Full Inclusion In Electoral Processes

Nigeria: People With Disabilities Launch Charter For Full Inclusion In Electoral Processes

By Longtong Ibrahim People with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria have officially launched the PWDs charter, demanding for a level playing ground from government, political parties, as well as both the national and state electoral bodies to fully participate in electoral processes of the country. Some of their demands are that INEC should employ qualified PWDs […]

Child Protection Bill, Kaduna Assembly Gives Reasons For Delaying Its Passage Into Law

The long awaited domestication of the Child Rights Act, otherwise called Child Protection Bill pending in Kaduna State House of Assembly, might receive legislative attention when the Assembly resumes from its recess, official of the Assembly said. The bill if passed to law, will among other things, protects children in the state, especially the voiceless […]

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Rights Violation: Nigerian Army Investigates Trending Videos On Social Media, Warns against IPOB Propaganda Clips

The Headquarters of 82 Division Nigerian Army has commenced investigation to ascertain the source and actors in a video clip trending on social media and other platforms purportedly showing troops humiliating some people at a check point in Abia State, southeast Nigeria. The Division’s Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement […]

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ICYMI: Risks In Re-Arresting Nnamdi Kanu

By Niran Adedokun Has anyone noticed that rather than diminish, agitations for the restructuring Nigeria has grown in the aftermath of President Muhammadu Buhari’s crossing “our national red lines” speech penultimate Monday? It started with a reaction from the Southern Leaders Forum, a congregation of groups from the three zones of Southern Nigeria. The SLF, […]

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Nigerian Islamic Group Condemns Killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

By Auwal Mohammed Gombe (Nigeria) — Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN) has condemned the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. This was contain in a press statement signed by Ahmad Yakubu Jumba Secretary General of the organization and made available to AFRICA PRIME NEWS in Gombe northeast Nigeria. The statement, incident is far more harrowing and […]

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Nigerian News Agency Staff Unions Issue Out 21 – Day Strike Notice

Three labour unions in the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) have issued a 21-day strike notice to implement three demands. The unions are the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services (AUPCTRE) and the Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union (RATTAWU). In a formal letter conveying […]

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Libya: Arbitrary Detention Of Refugees, Asylum Seekers And Migrants Must Stop — Doctors Without Borders

Médecins Sans Frontières is calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya. For more than a year, the international humanitarian organisation has been providing medical care to people held inside Tripoli detention centres in conditions that are neither humane nor dignified. “Detainees are stripped of any human dignity, […]

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Stringent Bail Conditions: Kaduna Journalist, Binniyat May Spend Additional 40 Days In Prison

By Amos Tauna Former Bureau Chief of Vanguard Newspapers in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, Luka Binniyat, standing trial before justice Bashir Sukola at Kaduna High Court on alleged false publication is likely to spend another 40 days in prison till October 9 following the stringent bail conditions given since July 20, 2017. Binniyat has been in […]

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