The shrinking civil space is a global phenomenon. The introduction of laws, policies and practices by states to restrict civil society is happening in all parts of the world, including both established democracies as well as emerging and post-conflict economies, although it varies in intensity in a different part of the world with the third world and the developing countries been hit the most....Read More
This year alone, from January and October 2020 the number of force brutality incidents, and these include the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the Nigeria Customer Service, stands at 88. About 116 people have been killed in these 88 incidents. Of the 88 incidents, at least 51% of cases (46) were attributed to police...Read More
A rapid assessment of the impact of the lockdown on women across the country conducted by PWAN , has revealed amongst other issues, that there has been an increase in reporting of sexual and gender-based violence related offences across the country since the lockdown began. The economy of the country has not been spared, the organized private sector which plays host to the airlines, bank,...Read More
On Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division delivered its judgment in Kehinde Ogunwumiju, SAN v. Nigerian Customs Service Board & Anor: Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1113/2019. The Plaintiff (Kehinde Ogunwumiju, SAN) via his counsel Tunde Ahmed Adejumo, Esq had approached the Court via an Originating Summons primarily seeking a declaration that in view of the...Read More
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the principal law enforcement agency in the country with a staff strength of 371,800. It has staff deployment across the 36 states of the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). There have been several security challenges which cut across the nooks and crannies of the country and the rate is so alarming. Terrorism, Kidnapping, Armed robbery,...Read More
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR SURVIVAL AGAINST COVID-19
According to the United Nations, about 2 billion persons (which is roughly 30% of the world population) experience some form of disability. In 2019, the National Assembly of Nigeria estimated that 20 million persons in Nigeria are living with disability.
Disability is defined as any condition that makes it more difficult for a...Read More
The COVID-19 is a new virus, which has caused huge havoc across the globe and its resulted in it being studied by scientists, researchers, and medical practitioners. Some of the best ways of flattening the curve of the spread of the virus as advised by medical personnel are to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, its impact on the health of individuals and how it spreads.
The advice by...Read More
Since the end of the 2nd World War in the summer of 1945, the world had never seen any greater devastating experience as the Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19 Pandemic which broke out in November 2019 in the Wuhan Province, China.
Nigeria had it’s first index case on 27th February 2020 when an Italian traveled to Lagos from his home country. Since then, things have not been the same in our...Read More
The International Women’s Day is here again.
A day to celebrate women’s achievements in varied spheres of life. It’s been a long time coming and we are thriving.
Yes, we are thriving in the socio-economic, cultural, political and security spheres. But before we talk about our wins, let’s see our current challenges.
Challenges Faced So Far…
According to the International Parliamentary...Read More
The recent ongoing attempt by the Nigerian Senate to reintroduce a bill that seeks to penalize persons found guilty of hate speech in Nigeria has drawn the attention of the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria.
Here is our analysis of the Hate Speech Bill.
The recent ongoing attempt by the National Assembly to regulate engagement on social media activities in Nigeria has drawn the attention of the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria.
Here is our analysis of the Social Media Bill.
Training on Impact Communication for NGOs facilitated by Mr. Diego Okenyodo (Isu Media) and Mr. Crispin Oduobuk (BW Binary) commenced on the 18th through the 21st of June 2019.
The training sessions commenced at 9:30 am and ended at 2:10 pm daily. It was a fully participatory and enlightening session as participants were schooled on many communication areas like audience segmentation,...Read More