SERAP asks UN Human Rights Council to hold special session over Plateau killings

A Lagos-based human rights and advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nation Human Rights Council, Geneva urging them to initiate and actively support the urgent holding of a special session of the Human Rights Council to address the ongoing killings of Nigerians and residents by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons in Nigeria, which sadly occured recently in Plateau State where over 80 people were brutally murdered.

We were forced to sleep with 15 men daily – rape victims

Three teenage girls who were raped, made to undergo the act of lesbianism, videotaped and posted on social media have narrated how they were kidnapped on their way from the court and made to engage in prostitution in a village in Ogun State.

ISIS Sneaking Extremists from Syria into Nigeria, Report Warns

Leaders of Islamic State (IS) are sneaking battle-hardened extremists from Syria into Nigeria, UK Sun reported Monday, saying some of the fighters are reportedly sent to the Middle East for training in a “chilling exchange programme”.

Muslim fundamentalists massed in the Boko Haram sect had held Nigeria by the jugular since 2009, maiming and killing thousands of people in the North-east of the country in particular.

Declaring June 12 Democracy Day illegal, but … — Agbakoba

Former President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and human rights lawyer, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, yesterday, said declaring June 12 as the new date for the celebration of Democracy Day in Nigeria was illegal, but he would not challenge it because it was a popular declaration.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently declared the new date as against May 29, on which Nigeria had celebrated Democracy Day since 1999.

APC’s Convention Committee to Submit Report Today

As part of the process leading to the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the screening committee headed by Katsina State Governor, Bello Masari, will thursday submit its report to the party leadership.

This is coming as the party has threatened to deal decisively with the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, if he fails to stop his ‘libelous’ attacks on the party leadership.

Okorocha, Ohakim in war of words

OWERRI—IMO State governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday described Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of the state, as the most hated politician in Imo.

Okorocha was reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, to a statement credited to Ohakim, that some of the Okorocha’s projects that collapsed including the children’s bridge were as a result of poor construction.

Court Sacks Kogi East Senator

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court has ordered the sack of the Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Senator Atai Aidoko. The lawmaker is in the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Justice Kolawole, delivering judgment in a preelection suit, also ordered the immediate swearing in of Air Marshall Isaac Alfa (rtd.), of the PDP, by the Clerk of the National Assembly..

APC Threatens Okorocha over Attacks on Its Leadership

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, that it would not tolerate his constant attacks on its leadership.

The party also faulted an advertorial placed by one of the governor’s associates alleging that it was duly served a court injunction to stop the congress in Imo State, describing it as false and misleading.

In a statement issued Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdulahi, APC accused Governor Okorocha of continuously making libelous allegations against the party and its leaders.

SON harps on IMS Certification for Oil & Gas industry

The need for players in the downstream oil and gas sectors to subscribe to the ISO integrated management system (IMS) certification has been reiterated by the Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Aboloma. This he said was in view of the intricacies associated with the sector and the environmental and safety challenges confronting it.

He stated this at the presentation of integrated management systems certificate to OVH Energy Marketing Limited in Lagos through Mrs. Elsie Ofili, SON Deputy Director, Management Systems Certification.