Posts Tagged: Police

When Votes Count: Yiaga Africa Report for Edo and Ondo Governorship Elections

When Votes Count: Yiaga Africa Report for Edo and Ondo Governorship Elections

The Edo and Ondo governorship elections in 2020 were the first state-wide elections conducted in a pandemic in Nigeria. The elections were conducted amidst intensifying concerns for public health safety with both states experiencing rising numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the period leading to the elections. Both elections were significant for different reasons …

Weekly Updates on EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 8

Weekly Updates on EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 8

14th December – 25th December 2020 In the last two (2) months, the Judicial Panels of Inquiry set up in 26 States have received petitions from victims of police brutality, their representatives, and others as part of the response to the demands of the #EndSARS protests across major cities in Nigeria in October 2020. Reports …

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No.1

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No.1

In October 14, 2020 The National Economic Council (NEC) led by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo directed the immediate establishment of State-based Judicial Panels of Inquiry across the country to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extrajudicial killings. The panels are expected to ensure justice …