The International Federation of Women Lawyers, (FIDA) Nigeria is devastated to report the untimely and unjust passing of our tender client, Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, allegedly following years of sexual abuse, defilement and violation at the hands of her uncle, Mr Andrew Ogbuja and cousin, Mr Victor Ogbuja.
JUSTICE Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday ordered that the former governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole be served with an application brought before the court by an anti-corruption crusader, Bishop Osadolor Ochei seeking an order of mandamus compelling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and commence criminal proceedings against Oshiomhole over allegations of financial fraud.
A Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe on Friday remanded a former Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama, and four others for alleged money laundering. Justice Isa Hamadashin, gave the order when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission presented a seven-count before the court accusing the defendants of money laundering.
The NBA Nnewi Branch has asked the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) to clear Mr. Mazi Afam Osigwe to contest the forthcoming NBA election on the ground on the grounds that he is a complying member of the branch.
The suspended Director-General of Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, on Monday filed a suit before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, challenging his suspension by the Minister of Finance. Mr Gwarzo, who was suspended from office in November over alleged financial misappropriation, is seeking the court to determine some issues pertaining to the minister’s action.
A Responsible Government Cannot Dismiss Reports Of Horrendous Crimes Against Its Own Citizens Without Investigation – Access to Justice
Amnesty International has just published a report titled: ‘THEY BETRAYED US’ WOMEN WHO SURVIVED BOKO HARAM RAPED, STARVED AND DETAINED IN NIGERIA”. The report alleges that the Nigerian military “has carried out systematic patterns of violence and abuse against this population, including war crimes and possible crimes against humanity”.
Human Trafficking And The Right To Freedom Of Movement; A Crossroad Of A Right And An Infringement by Ayomide Eribake O.
In Africa, the act of human trafficking has become preposterous. Thousands of people have attempted being trafficked within and outside Africa- with most of the victims being women and children, mostly from countries like Nigeria, Senegal, Niger, Kenya, and so on. Human trafficking has become worse, due to the ailing fact that most governments have been lax about the security and lives of their own citizens.
Children are perhaps the most verifiable legacy in human history. The questions of our world and the emerging influences of cultural and religious ideologies cannot be dealt with in one earth life, so this leaves us with the profess of continuity as the younger generation braces into the gap to create more questions and perhaps answer existing ones left behind by their progenitors.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State to “immediately withdraw his illegal appointment of Justice Obisike Orji as the acting Chief Judge of the state and restore Justice Theresa Uzokwe, who was unlawfully removed by the State House of Assembly, back to her position as Chief Judge.”
Digital Rights and Freedom Bill 2016: The Hope for Better Protection of Online Rights? By Adeniyi Duale & Ayodeji Sarumi
In the world today, digital platforms and access influence most aspects of our lives and work. From policy making and decision making that enjoys feedback from social media to business decisions made based on research conducted with the help of digital tools, to personal choices made by individuals because of information obtained from their social network, and even to the work of civil society actors that benefit from the huge reach and visibility that digital platforms provides, digital platforms have proved to be extremely useful, and the right to enjoy such freedoms that exist offline should also be available online.