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Man arrested for allegedly defiling house-help

Ogun state Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested one Abiodun Amosu, 42, for allegedly defiling his 16-year-old house-help.

SARS overhaul: Delta CDHR demands holistic Police reform

The Delta State branch of Committee for Defense of Human Rights (CDHR), has applauded the acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the directive to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to overhaul the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), describing it as a ‘step in the right direction’.

Governor Okowa solicits community support for effective policing

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Of Delta State has stressed the need for immediate communities support, calling on the organised private sector, to join hands with police operatives in their localities to improve the security of their domains.

President Buhari urged to obey court ruling on ex-NSA Dasuki

Following Monday, July 2 ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ordering the release of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on bail, lawyers have called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to obey the order.

ERM: Ex-President Obasanjo, others betrayed Nigerians by refusing to honour MKO Abiola

A group under the auspices of Ekiti Recovery Movement (ERM), has described the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Kashimaawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), as the pillar of Nigeria democracy.

SERAP, CACOL, CDHR back Wole Soyinka on Hall of Shame for looters

Three civil society organisations have supported Soyinka’s call on the President to set up a Hall of Shame for corrupt past leaders and politicians.

ADC: We’ll shutdown Aso Rock if ex-President Obasanjo is touched

The African Democratic Congress, which has been adopted by Obasanjo, has warned the Federal Government that it will shut down the Presidential Villa if Obasanjo is harmed.

Policemen detained for ‘shooting two men‘ in Delta hotel

Two trigger-happy policemen who shot at a 33-year-old man, Blessing Obaro Ozoka, and his cousin at popular hotel along the DSC expressway in Udu local government area of Delta state last weekend have been detained at the Command headquarters in Asaba.

Looters’ list: Federal government should release names of ex-PDP chieftains in APC – CDHR

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, has described the controversial list of treasury looters released by the Federal Government as an insult to Nigerians.

N13.5m allowance: Senators must refund illegal allowances – CSOs

Two civil society organisations, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership and the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, have said the members of the Senate must be compelled to refund the excesses on their allowances, going by the revelation made by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

Land Use Charge: NBA to welcome President Buhari to Lagos with protest

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, has restated its resolve to embark on another round of protest on March 29 over the reviewed Lagos Land Use Charge.

CDHR calls for restructuring of Nigeria

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights has called for the restructuring of Nigeria, describing it as a trite demand which “requires all the will and commitment necessary.”

Zamfara killings: Security agencies failed us – Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has accused security agencies in the country of failing to prevent killings in his state despite alerting them about an impending attack 24 hours before the recent invasion of communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of 39 persons.

Governor Bello an overzealous opportunist – CDHR

The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) has accused Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello of being over zealous in his support for president Muhammadu Buhari.

Is Nigeria ready for cattle colonies?

The Federal Government’s plan to establish cattle colonies as a way of checking the incessant herdsmen/farmers clashes has continued to attract reactions and vast interest since it was announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, three weeks ago.

CDHR faults Governor Umahi’s blanket endorsement of serving Ebonyi legislators

The Ebonyi chapter of Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has appealed to Gov. Dave Umahi to rescind his blanket endorsement of State and National Assembly members from Ebonyi for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

CDHR threatens showdown with filling stations selling fuel above pump price in Delta

The Delta State chapter of the Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has threatened massive clampdown on filling stations in the state, especially within the Warri axis and its environs, selling petrol over the approve N145 per litre.

CDHR calls for adequate funding of police

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on Sunday called for adequate funding of the police to enable it carry out its responsibility effectively.

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