• UNIOSUN students protest over alleged incessant harassment by the police

    UNIOSUN students protest over alleged incessant harassment by the police

    There was palpable apprehension over the weekend, at Okebaale area of Osogbo, the Osun state capital, as students of the Osun State University, UNIOSUN, took to the streets in a protest, over alleged incessant harassment by members of the police.

    They had alleged that police officers from the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID), constantly raid their hostels, taking their belongings and arresting the students who, only get freed after parting with huge sums of money.

    The students barricaded the roads, while chanting […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls demands apology from IGP over harassment

    #BringBackOurGirls demands apology from IGP over harassment

    Following declaring by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, that the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group was a security threat and the hostile treatment levelled upon it by the Nigerian Police during it’s march to the Villa, the group has demanded an apology from the IGP.

    Briefing the press yesterday during the group’s Monthly Monitoring Report, one of its members, Veronica Bakam stated that the IGP’s statement was a deliberate attempt to pitch the group against fellow Nigerians without any evidence […]

  • I don’t know solution to sexual harassment in Nollywood – Emem Isong

    I don’t know solution to sexual harassment in Nollywood – Emem Isong

    Popular Nollywood producer, Emem Isong, has addressed the allegations that male producers demand for sex from up and coming female actresses in the industry.

    The script writer told Encomium, “I don’t know anything about that. I am not saying it does not exist, but I wouldn’t know what can be done.

    Emem also shared her thoughts on the notion that the industry is collapsing.

    According to her, “I feel the industry is getting better, though things seem a little bit slower because there […]

  • Ekiti House of Assembly members protest alleged harassment of Fayose by FG

    Ekiti House of Assembly members protest alleged harassment of Fayose by FG

    Twenty-six members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Tuesday staged a public protest over what they termed the Federal Government’s harassment of the State Governor, Ayo Fayose, and members of the House.

    They staged the protest at Okesa Junction in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

    They said the Federal Government was harassing both Fayose and members of the House with its “witch-hunting apparatus”.

    A statement on Wednesday said the Assembly members, who came prepared for arrest with their travelling bags […]

  • ASUU opposes sexual harassment bill

    ASUU opposes sexual harassment bill

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against the Sexual Harassment Bill pending before the Senate.

    According to the union, the aim of the Bill was to undermine university autonomy.

    President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke at a Public Hearing on the Sexual Harassment Bill, 2016, organised by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters in Abuja described the bill as uncalled for.

    Ogunyemi said, “As a global norm, universities and other tertiary institutions are […]

  • IGP extends deadline for tinted glass permit, warns policemen against extortion, harassment

    IGP extends deadline for tinted glass permit, warns policemen against extortion, harassment

    The Police on Tuesday confirmed the extension of the decline for the revalidation of tinted glass permit and firearms licence to July 31, 2016.

    In this regard, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon E. Arase, has directed all State Commands Commissioners of Police to stay enforcement of law on tinted glass permit and firearms licence until the expiration of the deadline.

    Arase, who restated that revalidation of tinted glass permit is free of charge, warned policemen against extortion and harassment of motorists over […]