Archive for July, 2020

A BILL FOR AN ACT TO MAKE THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES DECLARED BY PUBLIC OFFICERS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC, PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF DECLARANTS AND OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH

ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1. Objectives of the ActThe objectives of this Act are:(a) give effect to the right to inspect declaration of assets and liabilities of public officers as provided in the Third Schedule Part 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended);(b) […]

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The NDDC Cesspool

Eze Onyepkere The current mind-boggling revelations in the ongoing legislative probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission throws a direct challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to fight corruption. Will the administration live up to expectation in the fight against corruption by taking drastic but lawful steps against the perpetrators of the heist? This discourse […]

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SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (SGBV)

THE MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS The World Health Organisation has recognized SGBV as a significant public health issue. SGBV includes acts that inflict physical, mental and sexual harm on an individual. Globally, one in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence. Roughly 20 percent of women have experienced sexual abuse before the age of 18 […]