Why Pyrates Confraternity identifies with Sickle Cell awareness- Awofeso

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), an international organisation has a dedicated medical scheme, NAS Medical Mission which provides free medical services to the needy around the world.

Sickle Cell falls under this spectrum and on several occasions in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and other Nigerian cities, NAS has conducted on its own and collaborated with other groups, SCD awareness campaigns. The organization recently donated state of the art Hb detectors to the TunMicro Sickle Cell Foundation for a free genotype verification event in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

IDP camp commends NAS over donation of birthing kits

The leadership of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Durumi, Garki, Abuja has commended members of the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), Sahara Deck, over the donation of birthing kits to the camp to mark the World Refugee Day.

Durumi IDP camp established in 2014, provides shelter to thousands of Nigerians that had fled their villages in northeast Nigeria aftermath attacks by insurgents.

Petition to Immediately Address the Plight of the Flood Ravaged Communities Along the Orashi Area of Rivers State

The State Director,
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Dear Sir,


Between July and October 2012, heavy rains combined with rising water levels resulting from the runoff contributed to the flooding of human settlements located downstream of the Kainji, Shiroro, and Jebba dams on the Niger River; the Lagdo dam in Cameroun on the Benue River; the Kiri dam on the Gongola River; and several other irrigation dams. In some cases, the dams were damaged; in others, water had to be released at full force to avert an overflow. The flooding that followed in parts of Nigeria, pushed rivers over their banks and submerged hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), 363 people were killed, 5,851 injured, 3,891,314 affected, and 3, 871,53 displaced due to the resulting floods.

Jalingo advocates for improved funding of Correctional Centres in Nigeria

Journalist and human rights activist, Agba Jalingo has advocated for improved funding as part of reforms to overhaul Correctional Centres across Nigeria.
Jalingo who himself spent six months as inmate at the Calabar Prison over a report he wrote on alleged mismanagement of public resources in Cross River State stated this at a public lecture with the theme: ‘Towards  Reforming the Administration of Criminal Justice System in Nigeria at the NAS F18 Day.

Olympus Marino Deck Hosts Legal Roundtable, Advocates for Prompt Administration of Justice

Olympus Marino Legal Roundtable

It is estimated that up to 75 percent of persons currently in Nigeria’s custodial facilities are awaiting trial. A large share of them have never had the privilege of appearing in a court to defend themselves before a judge.

A good number of inmates have spent more time in prison awaiting trial then than they would have spent if convicted and sentenced for the crimes they have been accused of.

Pyrates decry alarming violence against women, minors

...Urges NHRC to establish "dedicated" toll-free number to report cases

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity, has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), particularly in Rivers State,
to consider launching a telephone line for reporting violence against women and girls.

NAS made the call in a letter addressed to the coordinator of the commission in Rivers State signed by its Port Harcourt chapter Vice President, Kennedy Barango.

NAS calls for Master Drainage Plan to solve Lagos flood problem

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), Panama Deck, has called for a Master Drainage Plan to solve the perennial problem of flood in Lagos state.

The Panama Deck Capoon, Mr Iheanyi Konkwo in a statement issued on behalf of the deck notes that “over the years successive administrations in the state have continued to grapple with finding a lasting solution to this largely avoidable menace.”

According to him, “unfortunately, this recurring and predictable disaster has repeatedly caused devastating social, security and economic consequences”

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