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 …

THE TILTED SCALES OF JUSTICE

This week, Nigerians received news of the conviction by the High Court of Adamawa State five persons on charges of culpable homicide punishable with death for the killing of a pastoralist in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa. Given the facts of the case, it would appear that the security agencies were diligent in the task of investigation as well …

THE CRISIS IN THE BENUE VALLEY AND OTHER PARTS OF NIGERIA

  A JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY COMMUNIQUE Preamble   We, a coalition of more than 100 Nigerian civil society actors held an emergency meeting in Abuja on Monday April 30, 2018 to deliberate on the escalating violence in the Middle-Belt/Benue Valley of Nigeria and other parts of Nigeria, and its attendant humanitarian crisis.  The Meeting received briefings from different parts of Nigeria …