• Danjuma denies media reports of role in Niger Delta Riverine Protection Programme

    Danjuma denies media reports of role in Niger Delta Riverine Protection Programme

    Army veteran and elder statesman, Lt Gen Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) has reacted to reports in major national dailies where he was referred to as the Coordinator of Niger Delta Riverine Protection Program.

    The report further quoted him copiously and ascribed delivering the mandate of the Program to him.

    This was contained in a statement sent to the media by the Head of Media and Communications of the Presidential Committee on The North East Initiative PCNI, Alkasim Abdulkadir.

    “With the foregoing Gen. Danjuma […]

  • NUPENG calls for adequate protection of oil workers from kidnappers

    NUPENG calls for adequate protection of oil workers from kidnappers

    The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged the Federal Government to give adequate protection to oil workers returning from the field to prevent being kidnapped.

    The President of NUPENG, Mr Igwe Achese, made the plea on Monday in Lagos.

    He condemned the kidnapping of 14 oil workers of Nestoil returning from Egbema-Ohaji field to Port Harcourt, Rivers, by yet-to-be identified kidnappers.

    Achese expressed shock at the act and called on security agencies to spread their dragnet to rescue […]

  • Policemen sleep with us forcefully without protection – S*x workers cry for help

    Policemen sleep with us forcefully without protection – S*x workers cry for help

    A community based organization of sex workers, Ohotu Diamond Women Initiative (ODWI), has called for help over the alleged ill treatment its members receive from policemen.

    In a statement made available to newsmen, the organization disclosed that sex workers are easy targets for randy policemen who harass and rape them without protection.

    “Sex workers deserve the basic respect and protection from violence that each nation owes its citizens. But in many settings, police abuse of sex workers receives scant public attention despite […]