International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020

Building Back Better Post COVID-19: Enhancing This Ability for All Disabilities, Visible and Invisible

Creating and empowering equality and inclusivity ensures that we play our part to guarantee the rights of all humans to pursue happiness and have a sense of belonging. An all-inclusive society is one built around fairness driven by empathy and innovation - one that leaves no one behind.

Terrorists Massacre 43 Zabarmari Rice Farmers

PRESS RELEASE

The news of the gruesome murder, by terrorists, of 43 farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State in North Eastern Nigeria, is shocking and saddening.

Saturday's attack, the latest in a seemingly endless cycle of murders in the north east especially, and in other parts of Nigeria, represents one of the most barbaric mass executions since the beginning of the insurgency. This unchecked rampage of terrorists poses a continuing challenge to the Nigerian State and its security organs in combating the menace. The situation is increasingly becoming one of despair, with no solution in sight as swathes of territory are daily coming under the control of marauding Boko Haram terrorists and other sundry armed bandits.

International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women

PRESS RELEASE

Today, the world observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. On the 20th of December 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and, on 7th November 2000, officially designated 25th November of every year as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Clamp Down on #ENDSARS Advocates: The Descent into Tyranny

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, condemns in its entirety the continued victimization and intimidation of the advocates of the #EndSARS protests by the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

Nigerians have been jolted by the news that the bank accounts of 20 alleged supporters of the #EndSARS protests have been frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The apex bank had obtained a court order to freeze the accounts claiming it was conducting an investigation into the accounts. In one instance, one of the supporters was prevented from travelling by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) while others were being targeted for arrest.

The NBC Sanction on Privately Owned Television Stations

We view with serious concerns, the sanctioning of privately owned television stations - Channels TV, African Independent Television and Arise Television, over what the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) describes as a gross violation of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code. The NBC accuses the television stations of using "unverifiable online video footages on the social media". The footages that were used by the concerned television stations are on ground recordings which provided information similar to those published by international media organisations such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and CNN, confirming the firing of live ammunition at unarmed protesters.

That Nigeria Beyond Lights Out at Lekki

We condemn without equivocation the attack on unarmed and peaceful protesters in Lekki as well as the looting, destruction of government and private properties, assaults on police stations and policemen, prison-breaks and attacks on innocent Nigerians by thugs. The wanton violence unleashed across Nigeria in the past few hours following the shooting of unarmed protesters at Lekki by people in military uniform, is harrowing and disheartening.

SARS Dissolution: The Need for Police Reform

Thank You IGP. #EndSARS Must in Action Be The End of Police Impunity.

We have received the just announced dissolution of the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS by the Inspector General of Police with considerable contentment. This is an acknowledgement that the voice of the masses matter and should continue to matter in the light of the continued protests against the brutality and impunity that SARS became known for.

Nigeria at 60: Not yet time to roll out the drums

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) felicitates with Nigerians on the country's 60th Independence Day anniversary celebrations. The ritual of Nigeria's yearly independence celebration has over the years deteriorated into a jaded and hollow observance. 

Indeed, the first few years of the nation’s existence were quite remarkable, with giant strides in the areas of agriculture, education, communication, health and so on. Agricultural exports, including Groundnut from the Northern region, Cocoa from the Western region and Palm oil from the Eastern region were the major sources of revenue for the young nation. 

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