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

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, has been under lock and keys since Tuesday, February 28, when the Nigerian Police led other agencies to invade the premises and arrested Akoh and 49 others.

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Peace Corps wins N2bn Human Rights Suit against Nigerian Police

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 of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb ( Dr. ) Dickson Akoh and 49 other officers of the Corps who were arrested on February 28th, 2017, had approached the court, through their Lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi ( SAN ), seeking redress over their unlawful arrest, detention and brutality.

Youths For Peace Organize Peace March

The Youths of Peace in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Nigeria; the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Ohaneze, Yoruba Youth Congress, Nigerian Youth Parliament and a host of other non governmental organisations today carried out a Peace march in solidarity for the unity of Nigeria.

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Peace Corps Celebrate International Peace Day

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 soldiers of peace in whatever they do.

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BREAKING: Senate finally passes Peace Corps bill

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 bills, the Senate had rejected the harmonised version, which has now been approved.

The bill will be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent after the House also approves‎ the harmonised version.

It is not clear if the presidency will approve of the bill as several departments in the executive including the police and the military are opposed to the legalisation of the Peace Corps which is currently a private NGO.

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SENATE 2019: AKOH ADVOCATES FOR OLD OKPOKWU AND OJU

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 visit to the Benue APC Secretariat over the demise of Mr Tyuulugh Onov, the Party State Secretary, Akoh said, he has no intention to contest the 2019 elections, rather the final harmonisation and assent to the Peace Corps Bill is his priority and desire, because that will be more beneficiary not just to Benue South or Benue but to the entire Nigeria Youths.

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

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.

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DSS releases Peace Corps of Nigeria Commandant, Dickson Akoh

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 arrest, Akoh was taken to the Force Headquarters were he was detained.

As at the time of filing this report, Akoh is on his way to the Secretariat of the National Youth Council after he had was filled necessary documents for his release at the FCT Command headquarters.

Peace Corps of Nigeria commissions new Headquarters in Jabi

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 awaiting Presidential Assent is instructive and significant in many ways. Read More

UN approves 7 annual grant pass for Nigerian Peace Corps

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 the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday, the National Commandant of Nigerian Peace Corps, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson Akoh, said he led the NPC delegation to the 2017 regular session of the UN, to discuss issues of growth and development, as they relate to Nigerian Youths. Read More