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#EndSARS probe: Group worries panels’ composition may undermine agitators’ demands

A non-governmental organisation, We the People, has expressed fears that the composition of various State Panels of Inquiry might undermine the genuine intention of federal and state governments to investigate the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Executive Director of We the People, Ken Henshaw, expressed this in a statement he issued in…

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State Level Panels of Inquiry Must be Inclusive and Objective

Following the nationwide #EndSARS protests which has forced the federal and some state governments to re-assess their responsibility of ensuring that law enforcement officers operate within established rules; and that atrocities committed by those tasked to protect are accounted for, different levels of government have established frameworks for investigative processes. Several states have established Panels…

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Address host communities’ issues in new PIB – Expert

Mr Ken Henshaw,  Executive Director,  Center  for Social Studies and Development (CSSD)  says a decent  Petroleum Industry Bill  (PIB) must address  major concerns that will  drive economic growth of oil producing communities and the country at large. Henshaw made this known at a Virtual Masters class on Precept 5 of the Nigerian Natural Resource Charter…

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Police Disrupt We the People’s Independence Day Protest on Bad Governance, Insecurity

To commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, We the People on October 1st, 2020, participated in a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt aimed at calling the attention of the country’s leadership to bad governance, poorly implemented policies, insecurity and killings in the country and the general decline of development indicators in the country.  Unfortunately, the protesters numbering…

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We the People Raise Alarm over Shrinking Civic Space in Nigeria, Trains Journalists, Bloggers and Activists to Defend the Space

In the last five years, Nigeria has witnessed an alarming rise in state backed attempts to stifle the civic space, criminalize democratic dissent and suffocate freedom of assembly and expression. In this period, there has been at least three legislative attempts made to stifle basic freedoms and the civic space. These have included attempts to…

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“Corruption Allegations in NDDC Must be Investigated and Culprits Diligently Prosecuted” We the People Press Conference Demands

We are deeply concerned about recent revelations on the scale of corruption and mismanagement in the Niger Delta Development Commission. We recall that the NDDC was established in 2000 as one of the first tasks of the new democratic government in Nigeria, and conceived as a response to the agitations of the people of the…

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