Friday, February 23, 2018

Tag "Peace Corps"

    N’assembly may override Buhari if he withholds assent on Peace Corps bill, says senator

N’assembly may override Buhari if he withholds assent on Peace Corps bill, says senator

Mao Ohuabunwa, senator representing Abia north, says he expects President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Peace Corps of Nigeria bill into law.The bill was sent to the president for assent after it was passed by the national assembly in July.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Ohuabunwa said there is no reason for the president not to sign the bill.The senator said [...]

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    Reps panel gives police 48 hours to vacate Peace Corps headquarters

Reps panel gives police 48 hours to vacate Peace Corps headquarters

The house of representatives committee on public petitions has ordered the police to vacate the headquarters of the Peace Corps of Nigeria in Abuja.At its meeting on Tuesday, the committee asked the police to vacate the headquarters within 48 hours.The meeting followed a petition written to the house of representatives over the purported refusal of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, [...]

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    CSOs petition reps over police ‘refusal’ to reopen Peace Corps headquarters  

CSOs petition reps over police ‘refusal’ to reopen Peace Corps headquarters  

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity (CCSOJE) has petitioned the house of representatives over the “total disregard of court judgements” by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police.The group accused the IGP of refusing to unseal the office of the Nigerian Peace Corps against court orders.In November, a federal high court in Abuja ordered the police to unseal [...]

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    Peace Corps tackles police, says ‘we were not proscribed’

Peace Corps tackles police, says ‘we were not proscribed’

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) says the establishment has not been proscribed by the federal government.Millicent Umoru, the public relations officer of PCN, said this in Abuja on Wednesday at a news conference.The spokesperson faulted a recent statement by the police that the PCN was proscribed by a federal government gazette in 2013.She said the claim held no water, [...]

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    Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has asked the federal high court, Abuja, to jail Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged disregard of court orders.The corps made the plea in Form 48 on contempt of court filed before the court on Wednesday.It accused the police of allegedly refusing to vacate the headquarters of the organisation which it sealed since February [...]

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    Drama as police prevent reopening of Peace Corps headquarters

Drama as police prevent reopening of Peace Corps headquarters

There was drama at the headquarters of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Abuja as civil society organisations clashed with the police over an attempt to reopen the premises.Last week, a federal high court in Abuja ordered the police to unseal the premises which had been cordoned off since February.After the court ruling, Dickson Akoh, Peace Corps commandant, had said he [...]

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    Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the police to pay N12.5 million as damages to Peace Corps for unlawful invasion of the organisation's headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.At its sitting on Thursday, the court also ordered the police to unseal the headquarters of the corps.In February, security operatives stormed the organisation's headquarters and arrested Dickson Akoh, its commandant, alongside 48 officials.Six [...]

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    34 Peace Corp officials arrested in Lagos

34 Peace Corp officials arrested in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has announced the arrest of 34 officials of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, a para-military organisation.Olarinde Famous-Cole, spokesman of the command, who disclosed this on Friday, said the officials would be charged to a mobile court on Saturday.“The command has arrested 34 members of the Peace Corps,” he said.“The organisation is illegal, therefore the command [...]

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    Peace Corps will save Nigeria from criminality, says Dalung

Peace Corps will save Nigeria from criminality, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says assent to the Peace Corps bill will save Nigeria from "criminality."Dalung said this when he received the harmonised version of the bill from Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, on Wednesday.The minister said he loses sleep over jobless youths on street. He said if the country does not invest in [...]

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    Senate: We passed a bill on the peace corps introduced by Akoh

Senate: We passed a bill on the peace corps introduced by Akoh

Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, spokesman of the senate, says the peace corps bill passed by the national assembly is the one introduced by Dickson Akoh.On Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber passed the bill after it adopted a conference committee report on the proposal.Akoh, commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, and Chinedu Nneji, commandant-general of National Unity and Peace Corps had [...]

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    Finally, senate passes Peace Corps bill

Finally, senate passes Peace Corps bill

The upper chamber of the national assembly has passed the Nigerian Peace Corps bill.The senators passed the bill based on an advice by the committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.Before passing the bill, the upper legislative chamber adopted a conference committee report on the bill.The report was presented by Bayero Nafada, a lawmaker from Gombe state.By this action, the [...]

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    We are not opposed to the establishment of Peace Corps, says NSCDC

We are not opposed to the establishment of Peace Corps, says NSCDC

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it is not opposed to the establishment of the Peace Corps of Nigeria.Musa Faruk, deputy comptroller, who represented Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, commandant general of the NSCDC, said this when he appeared before the senate committee on judiciary on Tuesday.Lamenting the challenge of inadequate security personnel in the country, Muhammadu said the establishment [...]

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    Peace Corps is ‘419’… it’s just like MMM, says Akpabio

Peace Corps is ‘419’… it’s just like MMM, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, on Tuesday compared Peace Corps of Nigeria to the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) scheme, which he described as "419".The term 419 is used to describe illegitimate deals.Contributing to a debate on the peace corps of Nigeria bill at plenary, the minority leader said the upper legislative chamber could not afford to pass the [...]

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    Akoh, peace corps commandant, granted N10m bail

Akoh, peace corps commandant, granted N10m bail

A federal high court in Abuja, on Wednesday granted Dickson Akoh, national commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, bail in the sum of N10m.In his ruling, John Tsoho, the trial judge, said the court was inclined to grant the bail to the applicant because the alleged offences were not capital in nature.The court said the submission of the complainant that the [...]

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    Over 7,000 Peace Corps personnel stranded in Kano, Kaduna

Over 7,000 Peace Corps personnel stranded in Kano, Kaduna

More than 7, 363 personnel of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) in Kano and Kaduna states have been affected by the recent clampdown on the corps operations by the police.While 3,000 personnel were recruited in Kano 4, 363 were engaged in Kaduna.In Kano, the government had facilitated the recruitment and training of 2,000 youths into the corps.Khadija Muhammed, deputy [...]

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    Falana: Peace Corps must be embraced because Nigeria is under-policed

Falana: Peace Corps must be embraced because Nigeria is under-policed

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said the Peace Corps of Nigeria must be allowed to operate under the law because Nigeria is under-policed.Falana condemned the recent arrest and parading of Dickson Akor, national commandant, Peace Corps, by the police.He said this while speaking with journalists on Saturday in Abuja after securing the release of Akor from police custody.The police in a [...]

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