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At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days – and another was harassed while covering anti-government protests by civil society groups and opposition parties in the capital, Luanda, on October 24, according to news reports and Teixeira Candido, secretary general of the Union of Angolan Journalists (SJA), who spoke with CPJ via messaging app. All those detained were released without charge, Candido said.
About 32 civil society groups have jointly signed a petition demanding for prosecution of all the security personnel involved in the bloody shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki TollGate in Lagos on Tuesday night.
A coalition of civil society organisations has condemned the attacks launched against protesters, demanding an end to police brutality and all related abuses nationwide.
A coalition of over 70 human rights organizations, under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday raised fears over alleged commercialisation of votes in Nigeria, describing it as threat to electoral system.
The Centre for Democracy and Development on Saturday condemned the high incidence of vote-trading recorded in the Edo State governorship election.
The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned against vote buying and dissemination of fake news during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has warned that the current tone of political engagements in Edo State poses a great threat to a smooth electoral process in the state.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Edo State, has tendered apology to the residents of the state, especially those who turned 18 this year, for not being able to participate in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has raised the alarm that mobile courts are being used to extort alleged defaulters of lockdown violations in parts of the country such as Kaduna and Kano states.
As expectations continue to heighten over the public hearing on “The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132)” popularly referred to as the ‘Social Media Bill’, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the motive of the bill, and described it as an attempt to gag the social media space.
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), student groups, the Media, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others on Monday rejected the social media regulation bill.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Nigerian government to address the systemic barriers plaguing women’s rights in the country.
The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in Osun State has trained the local government chairmen in the state on sustainable development.=
Following the re-arrest of convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, DSS, at the Federal High Court Abuja, last Friday, Amnesty International Nigeria, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and other civil society groups have threatened to embark on mass action, if the Federal Government failed to release him unconditionally within 14 days.
As voters in the Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency cast their votes on Saturday, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called for a credible process.
As voters in Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency vote on Saturday, CDD has called for a credible process reflecting the democratic will of the people.
Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voters turnout in future elections.
Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.
Nigerian equity market on Monday sustained its positive outlook as the overall performance measures, NSE ASI and market capitalisation rose further by 0.28 per cent.
The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of 31-year-old Bashir Gorau as member of the State Executive Council.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic always wants to play, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said on Wednesday, before their Europa League game against Sparta Prague.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Mr Adebutu Kessington, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, on his 85th birthday.
Igbo leaders have since Thursday afternoon been locked in an indoor meeting at Enugu government house.