NATIONAL SECURITY: BUHARI HAS SO FAR, FAILED

NATIONAL SECURITY: BUHARI HAS SO FAR, FAILED. Introduction Nigeria is in dire straits.  All over the country, Nigerian citizens, including children, are killed daily by terrorists and criminals as well as in extra-judicial killings by state actors with the government doing little or nothing about it. The government, through the Minister of Defence, has instead callously abdicated its responsibility and …

2020 Report Summary Speech

It is not news that Nigeria is in a precarious place right now and in need of urgent interventions to restore peace and security across the nation. Our tracking of mass atrocities across Nigeria for 2020, (indicated through casualties of violent attacks, clashes, terrorism, kidnappings, and extrajudicial killings) informs that at least four thousand, five hundred and fifty-six (4,556) lives …

The Lekki Massacre: A Call for Justice

Nigeria Mourns strongly condemns the ambush, shooting and physical attacks and killings of unarmed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza on the night of Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 and in other parts of Nigeria. The #EndSars #EndPoliceBrutality campaigns began in response to well documented traditions of predatory, unlawful and lethal methods consistently deployed by the Nigeria Police Force against …

Nigeria Mourns Victims of Mass Atrocities across Nigeria – For Them Democracy has Ended

Between June 10 and 11 of 2020 , about 150 citizens were killed in mass violence across the country. They will not be here. Democracy ended for them. They will never speak again. They will never vote again. #NigeriaMourns today spoke for Nigerians who have died from insecurity in our democracy by publishing a representative list of these victims. In …

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin – Weeks 5

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin Weekly Bulletin Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 Published by the Secretariat of the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition (Nigeria Mourns)               Nigeria’s first 100 days of COVID-19 Nigeria, on Saturday 6th June, 2020, attained the milestone of 100 days since the index case of COVID-19 was recorded in …

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin – Week 4

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin Weekly Bulletin Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Published by the Secretariat of the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition (Nigeria Mourns)               Phase Two of Eased Lockdown The Presidential Task Force on Covid19 (PTF) announced a “Cautious advance into the second phase of the national response to COVID-19,” which …

Human Rights and Governance Bulletin Weekly Bulletin – Week 3

Human Rights and Governance Bulletin Weekly Bulletin Tuesday 26th May 2020 Safeguarding Frontline Health Workers in the fight against Covid-19 in Africa Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent after Asia with about 1.3 billion people. As at 9 am EAT, May 12, 2020, a total of 66,373 COVID-19 cases and 2,336 (CFR: 4%) deaths had been reported in …

Turning The COVID-19 Tragedy into an Opportunity for a New Nigeria: 8 Essential steps

                  In a bid to project Nigeria towards a self-sufficient, modern and inclusive economy, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria  Godiwn Emefiele has proposed 8 essential steps to turning the tide and transforming Nigeria’s ailing economy as it currently stands and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic: Build a base of high …

BEYOND COVID-19: OTHER CHALLENGES

              Drop in the price of oil: Nigeria is faced with an existential crisis in view of the recent crashes in the price of crude oil, resulting from the end of the OPEC+ agreement and the Covid-19 pandemic. The country is particularly vulnerable as it has not fully recovered from the previous crash in …

Civic Space and Security in Covid-19

Bi-Weekly Bulletin Wednesday 29th April, 2020 Published by the Secretariat of the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition (Nigeria Mourns) Introduction The novel corona Virus (Covid-19) was first confirmed in Nigeria on February 27th, 2020 since its outbreak in Wuhan Province of China January 2020. The country’s index case was an Italian citizens who works in Nigeria and had just returned …