MY CORRUPTION STORY: My Sex for Marks Experience

As a student and a citizen of Nigeria, I see myself growing up to become a responsible leader but corruption has a way of manipulating the minds of people. I studied Statistics in Kenule Beeson Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, the former Rivers State Polytechnic. As a National Diploma (ND1) student, I made good grades, not because…

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Human Rights

Gang Wars

In the 31-day period of August 2019, there were 10 documented incidents of atrocity in Rivers state that resulted in 45 killings. This figure is more than double that of the previous month, indicating a further descent into insecurity in parts of the state. The spate of killings reflects a general climate of insecurity and…

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Human Rights

End of visit statement of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions on her visit to Nigeria

Between the 19th of August and the 3rd of September 2019, Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions conducted an official country visit to Nigeria. For 12 days, she examined situations of violations of the right to life by State and non-State actors; the Federal State security strategy and the…

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Human Rights

Paradise of Pedophiles

 In the last decade, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of children living in the streets of Calabar. These kids are exposed to the most horrendous conditions including forced labour and regular physical abuses. To survive each day, these kids depend only on what they can scavenge from refuse dumps, leftovers at…

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Human Rights

Death Toll

The month of July 2019 saw further reduction in cases of atrocious killings in Rivers state. The month also witnessed important interventions by the state government to address the problem of insecurity in the state as well as atrocious killings.  In the 31-day period of July 2019, We the People tracked and documented 11 incidents…

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In The News

CSSD demands audit of N1bn NDDC indebtedness to contractors

The Centre for Social Studies and Development (CSSD) has advocated an audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over alleged N1trn debt to contractors. CSSD Executive Director, Ken Henshaw, said only a thorough audit of the agency would reveal the veracity of its actual indebtedness. Henshaw told The Guardian that it was worrying that…

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