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2208, 2018

Peace Corps of Nigeria Delegation Departs for UN Conference

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , |

The United Nations (UN) has invited the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) to attend her 67th Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organisation (DPI/NGO) conference scheduled for its headquarters in New York, United States.

2505, 2018

Peace Corps of Nigeria Remains a Legal entity, Court says, reprimands Civil Defence

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: General, News|

Despite the setback suffered by Nigerian Peace Corps Bill at the House of Representatives, on Thursday, a Federal High Court in Abuja, has declared that the Corps was a “lawfully registered organization that has the rights to carry out its programs in the country within the ambit of the law.

1012, 2017

Peace Corps Award Ceremony – Dickson Akoh Applauded for Rural Development

By |December 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Photos|

Ogoli-Ugboju district area of Otukpo Local Government of Benue State, was over the weekend, 9th December 2017, a cynosure of National attention, as people thronged in, from far and near to defy the aged long maxim of “a prophet never being honour in his own town”.

2111, 2017

Peace Corps Changes Ceremonial Dress, warns against Illegal Production

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: General, News, Photos|

It was a unique and colourful Tuesday morning being 21st November, 2017, as the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh, officially unveiled the new ceremonial dress of the Corps. The unveiling ceremony, which took place during the National Executive Council/State Commandants’ Meeting held at the National Headquarters of the Corps, Gwarimpa Abuja, was witnessed by members of the Board of Trustees, National

1111, 2017

I am resuming in my office – Peace Corps boss tells police IG

By |November 11th, 2017|Categories: General, News|

The National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Dickson Akoh, has declared that he would resume in his office in Abuja on Monday, November 13 despite police barricade. Akoh made this declaration following the alleged refusal of the police to leave the office headquarters despite a court ruling against the action. The office located at number 57 Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme way, opposite Jabi Lake, Jabi, Abuja,

911, 2017

Peace Corps wins N2bn Human Rights Suit against Nigerian Police

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: General, News|

Today, the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) won its N2bn Human Rights Suit instituted against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Nigerian Police Force and 4 others. The presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Gabriel Kolawole also gave a 7-day ultimatum that the National Headquarters of the Corps located at No 57 Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme way, opposite Jabi Lake, Jabi, Abuja, be unsealed. The National Commandant

2109, 2017

Peace Corps Celebrate International Peace Day

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, General, News|Tags: , , |

September 21 is celebrated as World Peace Day annually. The 2017 event, which had the theme ‘Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All’, was organised at the instance of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, under the leadership of Dr Dickson Akoh at the old Parade Ground, Area 11, Abuja. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, in his address, charged Nigerian youths to be ambassadors and

2507, 2017

BREAKING: Senate finally passes Peace Corps bill

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency. The Senate adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately passed the bill last year. However, after the harmonisation of the two separate

2007, 2017

SENATE 2019: AKOH ADVOCATES FOR OLD OKPOKWU AND OJU

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

SENATE 2019: AKOH ADVOCATES FOR OLD OKPOKWU AND OJU * Proposes An Endowment Fund to cater for Onov’s Children As the tussle for 2019 approaches, so many eavesdropping, particularly imagined fabrications, have filled the Benue political firmament. Amidst these permutations, the National Commandant of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Ambassador Dickson Akoh disabused the mind of the general public, over the rumoured 2019 Senatorial ambition. Speaking to journalists, during his condolence

303, 2017

The Police Treated us unfairly – Peace Corps Commandant, Dickson Akoh

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , |

The National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson Akoh, has described as crude and unjust, his arrest and detention alongside 47 others, by the Nigeria Police, saying they were manhandled. The Police, Army and Department of State Security (DSS) had on Tuesday night, raided the National Headquarters of the Corps and, in a ‘Commando style,’ arrested the Corps Commandant and 47 senior officers of the Corps.

203, 2017

DSS releases Peace Corps of Nigeria Commandant, Dickson Akoh

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

The National Commandant of Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has been released by the Nigerian Police Force. This is after the men of the Police Force in conjunction with the Department of State Services, DSS, had on Tuesday arrested Akoh when they invaded the new National Headquarters of the Corps. The youth-based organization whose Bill was passed by the National Assembly, has recently come under assault by security agencies. Upon his

103, 2017

Peace Corps of Nigeria commissions new Headquarters in Jabi

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: News|

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) yesterday commissioned a new National Headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking at the ceremony, National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dr. Dickson Akoh, said moving into the new office complex at a time when the Bill for An Act to Establish Nigerian Peace Corps has been passed by both Chambers of the National Assembly and presently

2502, 2017

UN approves 7 annual grant pass for Nigerian Peace Corps

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , |

The United Nations has granted 7 slots to the Officers of the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), to enable it participate in all United Nations meetings and conferences, including that of the General Assembly, for the year 2017. This was even as the Corps has successfully concluded its annual accreditation for the membership of the UN regular committee on Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for the current year 2017. Addressing newsmen at

1202, 2017

Peace Corps Is Youth Development Body – Akoh

By |February 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

Amb.(Dr) Dickson Akoh is the national commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria. In this interview with DAVID ADUGE-ANI, he  speaks on the Bill establishing the Peace Corps of Nigeria and other issues surrounding his organization. Can you give us a background of the Peace Corps of Nigeria? It all started when i was in  the Nigerian Army Cadet Corps in Government College, Garki. Before then, I was in Boys Scout Movement,

1002, 2017

House of Reps Denies passage National Unity and Peace Corps Bill

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, February 10, 2017, Reps spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas said the National Assembly did not merge any organisation with the Nigerian Peace Corps. “One thing I want to clarify is that in the House, we don’t have any Bill known as National Unity and Peace Corps Bill,” Reps spokesman said. “I want to say that we don’t have anything as National Unity and Peace Corps or

802, 2017

Peace Corps: Putting the Record Straight

By |February 8th, 2017|Categories: News|

PEOPLES DAILY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017 By Rogers Edor Ochela Prior to the passage and harmonization of the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) Bill by the National Assembly, which is currently awaiting President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent, the only entity known to Nigerians and the international community with the nomenclature of Peace Corps is the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) headed by Ambassador (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh. Ask any Nigerian on

1512, 2016

Amb Akoh visits Armed Forces Radio

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb. (Dr) Dickson Akoh was a Guest at the Armed Forces Radio, an hour program where he extensively discussed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill; the increasing wave of unemployment, Peace, Security and Sustainable Development.

1212, 2016

A note from the Peace Corps of Nigeria to the General Public

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , |

...TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC You have carefully followed Readings of the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill from the Hallowed Chambers of the National Assembly; you have also celebrated with us on the timely passage of the Bill. Now you know Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) - the true PEACE CORPS in Nigeria (not National Unity and Peace Corps.) You also, can now clearly distinguish between the Recruitment Form of both organizations

1012, 2016

Universal Peace Federation awards Amb. (Dr) Dickson A O Akoh of Peace Corps of Nigeria

By |December 10th, 2016|Categories: Events, General, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

It was a glamorous showcase as the Universal Peace Federation of Nigeria in her Annual Assembly 2016 presented an award to the Nigerian Peace Corps through the National Commandant Amb. (Dr) Dickson A. O. Akoh FCITr, FCPA who was ably represented by his deputy Dr. Edet B. Ekpeyong (DNC Administration/FCT commandant) who equally received an award of AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE. The event which took place at Owerri Hotel plaza, Imo

2511, 2016

Nigerian Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , |

The Senate on Thursday passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill which seeks to empower, develop and provide gainful employment for youths. The Bill, which was sponsored by Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC-Borno), was first read at plenary on March 10, 2016 and scaled second reading. It seeks to facilitate peace volunteerism, community service, neighbourhood watch and nation building. The bill will also facilitate the training of youths to advance

2306, 2016

Nigerian Peace Corps Bill Awaits 3rd Reading In The Nigerian Senate

By |June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Nigerian Peace Corps Bill sponsored by the Senate Leader, Distinguished Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume is awaiting third reading by the Nigerian Senate. It should be recalled that the Senate Committee on Interior under the Chairmanship of Distinguished Senator Usman Bayero Nafada recently conducted a Public Hearing on the Bill. The Committee received 287 memoranda from major Stakeholders, Civil Society Organizations and the General Public out of which 96% were

2306, 2016

Peace Corps Unveils Anniversary Logo/Medal

By |June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, General, News|

As part of preparations for the forthcoming 18th Anniversary, the Peace Corps of Nigeria, (PCN) held a special ceremony to unveil the anniversary logo and medal. The event took place on the 16th of June 2016. Keynote address was delivered by Dr. Garba Abari (Director General, National Orientation Agency), ably represented by Barr. Ogbedeagu KC. The Senator representing Kogi West District, Dino Melaye, said at the event that the Peace

1506, 2016

Reps Pass Peace Corps Bill

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, General|Tags: , , , , |

The House of Representatives has ignored protests by security agencies, particularly the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, to pass a Bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps. The Votes and Proceedings of the House, which The PUNCH obtained in Abuja on Sunday, showed that lawmakers endorsed the 45-clause report on the Bill, setting it up for concurrence by the Senate. “The Bill sailed through on

2707, 2015

Pictures from PCN 17th Anniversary

By |July 27th, 2015|Categories: Events, General, Photos|

17th Anniversary of the Peace Corps of Nigeria – National Executive Council and state Commandants’ briefing followed by visit and presentation of gift items to the ‘INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE’S Camp, Durumi, Abuja as part of the activities lined up to commemorate the Birthday of National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb. (Dr) Dickson Akoh. Including a World Press Conference to commemorate the 17th Year Anniversary of Peace Corps of Nigeria/Founder’s

2707, 2015

PCN donates food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja.

By |July 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has donated food items  to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja. The Corps which visited the IDPs camp in Durumi, presented different food items to the displaced persons, including bags of rice, groundnut oils and detergents. Speaking during the visit, the National Commandant, Amb Dickson Akoh, stated that the visit was targeted at giving the displaced persons, mostly women and children, a sense of

1903, 2015

More than 1600 Youths passes out from Peace Corps

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: Events, General, News|

1620 Peace Corps Cadets will be commissioned on the 21st of March 2015 in Rivers State. Highlights of the ceremony will include: Parade Drill Peace Night Conferment of State Grand Patron Award - "Commander of Peace". Camp Venue: Modern Primary School, Beeri, Nyakhone District, Khana LGA, Rivers State.

1903, 2015

Amb. Akoh Awarded National Leadership Award

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: Events, General, News|

Peace Corps of Nigeria Commandant, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson A. O. Akoh, FCITr, FCPA was on the 12th of March 2015 selected as WINNER of the prestigious National Leadership Award. The award is said to be very valuable as it marks the end of 4th tenure of the Fourth Republic of Nigeria. The award ceremony was jointly organized by the Office of the Special Adviser to the President in Ethics and

1903, 2015

HB 616 Scaled through Second Reading in House of Reps

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

The Nigerian Peace Corps Bill Title HB 616 Scaled through Second Reading in House of Representatives. The Bill is sponsored by Hon. Joseph Haruna Kigbu. While in the Senate, the bill has scaled through First Reading with the title, SB 502 and Sponsored by Sen. Alkali Jajere.

1903, 2015

PCN PRESENTS…THE PEACE AWARDS

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: Events, General, News|

The PCN has instituted the Awards of Senior Advocate of Peace, International Peace Medal and International Special Peace Envoy to celebrate and recognize the efforts of those who have worked to end conflict of any kind and promote the culture of Peace in Nigeria in particular and the World at large. The historic event will take place at Mid-Town East, One United Nations Plaza New York City, 10017-3575, United States

1903, 2015

Again, Peace Corps wins case against Police

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

The Federal High Court in Uyo, sitting before Justice I.L Ojukwu has declared that the invasion of the State Office of the Peace Corps of Nigeria in Akwa Ibom State by the Police in October last year was illegal and unconstitutional. Delivering judgment in a suit instituted by the Incorporated Trustees of the Peace Corps of Nigeria against the Police, the Court held that it was unacceptable and amounted to

1903, 2015

Peace Corps Bill passes First Reading

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

The Nigerian Peace Corps Bill has passed its first reading at the Senate. The Bill title, HB 616: Nigerian Peace Corps Bill, 2013, is Sponsored by Hon. Joseph Haruna Kigbu and was read 29th April 2014.

1903, 2015

58th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

United Nations invites PCN to the "58th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women". This is to take place from 10-21st March, 2014. The forum which was organized by the Civil Society Section, UN Women (UN entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women), would be attended by some Designated Official Representatives.

1903, 2015

52nd Session of the Commission for Social Development

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

United Nations has invited Peace Corps of Nigeria to attend the "52nd Session of the Commission for Social Development" from 11th-21st of February, 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. This was organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)- Social Policy and Development Division. The theme for this Session is "Promoting Empowerment of People in Achieving Poverty Eradication, Social Integration and Full Employment and Decent

1903, 2015

250 MILLION NAIRA DAMAGES JUDGEMENT PENDING IN COURT

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

A Federal High Court (15) presided over by His Lordship, Hon. Justice Oriji will on Monday 24th of January deliver judgement on the 250 Million Naira damages suit instituted in 2009 by the Incorporated Trustees of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) against the Nigerian Police over the unlawful invasion of the PCN Office on 1st October, 2009 and the subsequent proscription of the Organization - an action the Federal High

1903, 2015

CHIEF JUDGE SUMMONS INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE OVER CONTEMPT OF COURT

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

The lingering face-off between Police and Peace Corps of Nigeria has taken another dimension following the summon of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, by the Federal High Court. This is resulting from the constant molestation and harassment of Members of PCN by the Police despite the Court judgment delivered by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Auta in 2011 restraining the

1903, 2015

The final confirmation of PCN CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH THE UN

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|Tags: , |

On August 1st, 2013, The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) formally conveys its letter confirming the grant of a Special Consultative Status to Peace Corps of Nigeria. This followed the adoption of the recommendation of the UN Committee on Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) at its Substantive Session in July 2013 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Consultative Status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and

1903, 2015

COURT AWARDS PEACE CORPS 5MILLION AGAINST SSS

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

A Federal High Court in Abuja Monday awarded the sum of N5 million damages against the Directorate of State Security Service (SSS) over gross abuse of power against the Peace Corps of Nigeria. In his ruling Monday, Justice Evon Chukwu further upheld the rights of the Nigerian citizens to freedom of association. He advised the two Agencies to henceforth conduct and operate within the ambit of the laws that established

1903, 2015

NATIONAL COMMANDANT TO REPRESENT PEACE CORPS IN NEW YORK

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

On behalf of PCN, the National Commandant, Amb. Dickson A. O. Akoh and the Asst. National Commandant, Patriot Omolola Ahmmed-Amao will be in New York, USA on the 25th of June 2013 to attend a One-Day Conference at the United Nations' Headquarters themed, "Business for Peacebuilding". This Conference is to be co-hosted by the UN Peace building Commission (PBC) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC), and is meant to encourage

1903, 2015

NATIONAL COMMANDANT ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN, NYCN

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

The National Commandant, Amb. Dickson A. O. Akoh was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) which was held on the 23rd-26th of May 2013 at the Aminu Isah Kontagorah Complex, Makurdi, Benue State on the occasion of the Unity Congress. The National Commandant was also given the service of Excellence Award by the Honorable Minister of Youth Development, Hon.

1903, 2015

Court Declares Victory for Peace Corps – (10th Oct. 2011)

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

Court voids proscription of Peace Corps by Police. A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has voided the proscription of the Peace Corps of Nigeria by the Nigeria Police saying that the act is null and void. The Peace Corps of Nigeria had earlier dragged the Nigeria Police , the Attorney General of the Federation, (AGF) and Minister of Justice and the National Security Adviser to the president to court

1903, 2015

—-Establishment of PCN in Federal Unity Colleges – (27th June, 2011)—-

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

The Federal Ministry of Education has granted Approval to the Peace Corps of Nigeria to establish activities in Schools and all 114 Unity Schools in the Federation. The Ministry's approval allows any FUC principal who requires this service to consider and apply for the deployment of PCN Officers to support the general maintenance of discipline as well as motivate students towards the attainment of high moral and ethical codes.

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