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Rising Attacks on Peaceful Protesters Point to a Rapidly-closing State of Civic Space in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE #ENDSARS/ENDSWAT: Rising Attacks on Peaceful Protesters Point to a Rapidly-closing State of Civic Space in Nigeria | WEDNESDAY: OCTOBER 21, 2020 The ACTION GROUP ON FREE CIVIC SPACE IN NIGERIA strongly condemns the shooting spree at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night in Lagos where scores of protesters have been reportedly killed and…

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“ADVOCACY CENTRE IS ONE OF THE MOST PROACTIVE NGOS IN RIVERS STATE”, NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has described Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) as “one of the most proactive NGOs in Port Harcourt”, Rivers State. The Commission made the remarks through its State Coordinator, Mrs. Chinwe Okoroji on Monday, October 5, 2020 during Advocacy Centre’s presentation of its monitoring report of human rights violations and…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE, ACTION GROUP ON FREE CIVIC SPACE IN NIGERIA DEMAND URGENT REVIEW OF CAMA 2020 AT A SENSITIZATION AND PRESS BRIEFING WORKSHOP

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) under the auspices of Action Group on Free Civic Space on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 organised sensitization program and press briefing on the Companies and Allied Maters Act (CAMA) 2020 recently passed into Law and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 7, 2020. The sensitization and press…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE’S COVID-19 AND HUMAN RIGHTS AWARENESS PROGRAM ON RADIO BEGINS BY 11:30AM TODAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 ON WISH, 99.5FM PORT HARCOURT

BACKGROUNDS: Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Nigeria on February 27, 2020 and from then till date, it has spread to all States of Federation. As at 11PM on Sunday, September 13, 2020, there are 56,256 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 1,082 deaths as well as 2,207 in Rivers State…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE CREATES AWARENESS ON COVID-19, DISTRIBUTES FREE FACE MASKS, INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION MATERIALS ON CORONA VIRUS DISEASE IN AHOADA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF RIVERS STATE

The ADVOCACY CENTRE’S COVID-19 awareness and sensitization campaign being organised in partnership with Land is Life today, August 13, 2020 took campaigned in makeshift markets and motor parks in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.Recall that the ADVOCACY CENTRE’S COVID-19 awareness and sensitization campaign was flagged-off in Bori-Ogoni in Khana Local Government Area…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE MARKS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2020 WITH A CALL ON GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS TO PRIORITIZE YOUTH ISSUES

As the World Marks International Youth Day 2020 today, August 12 with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) wants the government at all levels in the country to prioritize youth issues.   The youths are said to be leaders of tomorrow but viewing their contribution from global perspectives…

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ADVOCACY CENTRE COVID-19 SENTIZATION TRAIN MOVES TO ETCHE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF RIVERS STATE

Today, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) took its COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitization Campaign to Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State after flag-off on July 31, 2020 in Bori, Khana Local Government Area. The COVID-19 awareness and sensitization campaign which took place in the Igbodo Community Makeshift market that exist…

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NINE YEARS AFTER: UNEP REPORT ON OGONI YET TO RECEIVE ADEQUATE ATTENTION

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) recalls that the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) assessment report on Ogoni was published on August 4, 2011, nine years ago. We also recalled that the audit of Ogoni environment followed years of struggle premised on environmental degradation, economic strangulation and political marginalization of the area which came to…

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