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Nigerian Army, Amnesty International clash at Presidential Panel of Inquiry over alleged rights violations

Amnesty International, AI, yesterday, testified before the Presidential Investigation Panel investigating the alleged violation of human rights by soldiers involved in the fight against insurgency in the country.

Boko Haram: Amnesty International fails to prove human rights abuses before presidential panel

The Nigerian Army team, led by Prof. Yemi George (SAN), who cross-examined Amnesty International’s researchers at the tribunal on their methodology, said the entire report lacks any iota of credibility to be published in the first instance, if not for selfish motives.

Military: Osinbajo inaugurates judicial c’ttee to review human rights abuse

By its terms of reference, he said the Commission is empowered to review extant rules of engagement applicable in the Armed Forces of Nigeria and extent of compliance thereto.


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Police commission assures on regular promotion of policemen

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Donald Trump bans Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to ban Venezuela’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro. It’s the first cryptocurrency-related executive order a president has issued and another blow to an already dubious virtual token that’s supposedly backed by oil reserves, as Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has said.

Arsenal, Real Madrid to stage two legends matches for charity

Arsenal and Real Madrid will stage two legends matches this year, with former club greats getting together to raise money for charity.

APP: Nigeria at brink of total collapse

The National Chairman of the Action Peoples Party, Ikenga Ugochinyere, on Monday stated that Nigeria is at the brink of total collapse under President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration.

Angela Merkel congratulates Vladimir Putin, urges dialogue to address ‘challenges’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday congratulated Vladimir Putin on his re-election as Russia's president, while stressing the need for continued dialogue to address key "challenges".

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Antonio Conte and Ernesto Valverde go head-to-head as Chelsea look to upset Barca

Antonio Conte has said he will consult his players ahead of Chelsea´s Champions League clash with Barcelona on Wednesday and after the game he might do better to seek out Ernesto Valverde.

North Korea to halt nuclear testing during talks with US

South Korea’s National Security Adviser, Chung Eui-yong, says North Korean President, Kim Jong Un, has agreed to halt nuclear and ballistic missile testing while dialogue is ongoing between North Korea and the US.

Zimbabwe: ‘Charismatic’ lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa to challenge military-backed Emmerson Mnangagwa

Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades.

Olusoji Fasuba laments shortage of Nigerian sprinters at world stage

African 100m record holder, Olusoji Fasuba, has revealed his frustration with Nigeria’s inability to produce world class sprinters after he quit the scene.

Angola’s ex-leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos said on Friday he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.