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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan urging him to “use his leadership and position to urgently instruct the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to reverse the new electricity tariff as it is manifestly arbitrary, unfair, unjust and discriminatory.”
In the letter dated 2 August 2013 and signed by SERAP Executive Director Adetokunbo Mumuni the organization said that, “We are seriously concerned about the increased electricity tariff by your government under the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO), and consider this increase as anti-people and a flagrant violation of the human rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized sector of the population.”
The organization said that its “requests are entirely consistent with the country international human rights obligations and commitments,” and threatened “international and national legal actions if the government fails and or…
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Sources at the church told SaharaReporters that trouble started when a Hausa-speaking Muslim man in the area was prevented from parking his car too close to the church building. The measure was put in place as a way of preventing Islamist militants from attacking Christian places of worship on Sundays.
The man, however, resisted the police and soldiers guarding the church. An argument ensued leading to his arrest and humiliation by the security agents who told him to “frog-jump” in front of the church.
After his release by the police, the man reportedly went into the community to mobilize some people to attack the church and burn it down.
Panicked church members left…
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After crazy wild villages and ancient temples, deep vibe and schoolrooms of kids the wilderness seemed like a break.
They live down by the ocean.
We rented a jeep, the big Safari kind, and we had a driver (although in the states I assure you he would never get a license)
As we left our safe walled encampment, I was curious about the walls. I felt more kept in than others being kept out and wondered why.
We drove thru the village and down by the river. The river was full of people. Buses and buses full of people riding to the river.
Many had brought their clothes to be washed… hung out on makeshift lines to dry.
They were jumping in, slashing, dancing, covered in soap.
Huge families arriving together to bath, to play, to connect. Small people, big people, clothed and unclothed.
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