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Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Jubilation in Sudan as agreement to hand over power to the people is set...

The ruling military and leaders of the protest in Sudan must seal on Saturday a historic agreement paving the way for a transfer of power to civilians, which the population hopes will bring them more freedom and a better life.
Two months have passed since Anthony Joshua was defeated by the Mexican-American underdog Andy Ruiz Jr in New York, and with a rematch scheduled for December 7, the British boxer has taken action.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter defends Saudi fight venue as game-changer for boxing

Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, on Monday defended a decision to stage the Briton’s heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Three Shiite IMN members die in police custody

Amnesty International has claimed that at least three members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have died in police custody while another 15 members of the group, including minors, have been detained “incommunicado for weeks.”
Prof. Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme

Amnesty programme graduates 16,000 beneficiaries

The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, disclosed at the weekend, that about 16,000 beneficiaries have so far graduated from training under the Programme.

Prisoners go on a hunger strike in Egypt

Amnesty International says 130 detainees in a notorious Egyptian prison have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks to protest what it calls “cruel and inhumane detention conditions.”
Amnesty International

Amnesty: 130 detainees on hunger strike in Egypt’s high-security prison

About 130 detainees have been on a mass hunger strike for more than six weeks in a high-security prison in Egypt, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi

Ten ‘Awawa’ boys now work with Lagos task force – chairman

Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), Mr. Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed yesterday that 10 members of the criminal cult group, known as ‘Awawa boys’ from Agege are now working in his Agency.
Baiq Nuril Maknun's ordeal began years ago when as a temporary teacher at a school on Lombok island she began receiving telephone calls from its headteacher describing his sexual relationship with another woman.

Indonesian woman who recorded boss’s lewd call gets jail reprieve

A woman facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording a lewd phone call by her boss as evidence she was being harassed is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Activists: Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings

Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday.
L to R. Prince Patrick Osobase, Prof. Charles Dokubo,Usani U.Usani and Edobor Iyamu in a photograph after the launch of the fishing training programme for 2,500 Niger Delta Youths

Amnesty: Federal government trains 2,500 Niger Delta youths on fishing, others

The Federal Government through the Presidential Amnesty Programme is set to train 2,500 Niger Delta Youths on fishing and associated seafood production.
Pictures 1 and 2- Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (2nd L) and Service Commanders during the submission of Arms surrendered by repentant criminals at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday

Governor Wike: I will no longer grant amnesty to cultists

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will no longer grant amnesty to Cultists who turn in their arms because most them go back to crime after amnesty was granted.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Torture still rife in Nigeria

Nigerian authorities must do more to end the ongoing use of torture and other forms of ill-treatment by law enforcement agencies, Amnesty International said today, marking International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army issues 24-hour ultimatum to bandits in Zamfara

The Force Commander, Operation Hadarin Daji, Maj.-Gen. Jide Ogunlade on Tuesday issued a 24-hour ultimatum to bandits in Zamfara state to either surrender or face “unprecedented fire-fight”.
Amnesty International

Amnesty suspends Zimbabwe branch after fraud probe

Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.
FILE PHOTO- Khalifa Haftar (C), the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, leaves after an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS-Philippe Wojazer-File Photo

Libyan strongman says to fight until Tripoli ‘militias’ defeated

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a military offensive against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, said in an interview published Sunday he will continue fighting until militias in the city laid down their arms.
Prof. Charles Dokubo, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme says the Amnesty Office has trained a total of 1,401 beneficiaries in various skills in the last one year.

Charles Dokubo: Our children will blame us if amnesty programme fails

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Prof Charles Dokubo, has lamented the poor response of the people of the region to the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the repentant militants in the region.

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to be installed on smartphones

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has confirmed a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install spyware on smartphones.

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Aaron Ramsey makes Juventus debut

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey made his debut for Italian champions Juventus on Saturday in their final pre-season friendly, a 1-0 win over Serie C side Triestina.
Paul Pogba has lauded new Manchester United team-mate Harry Maguire, branding him a “leader” after just one appearance for the club and revealing that he now calls him “The Beast”.

James Maddison: Harry Maguire conducted himself brilliantly

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has lauded former team-mate Harry Maguire for his conduct this summer, despite seeking a move to Manchester United.

Petty jealousy, envy responsible for police, army rivalry – ex-police chief

A retired Assistant Inspector General, AIG, of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, says so long as there is no proper sharing of information among security agencies, the rivalry would remain a regular occurrence.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

SERAP backs EFCC’s probe of ex-President Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to show that former heads of state and other high-ranking public officials are not immune from investigation and prosecution for allegations of grand corruption in Nigeria.”
Saratu Iya Aliyu

Ministers should not learn on the job – NACCIMA chief

Speaking on the factors that should determine, who heads the Ministry of Finance, National President, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, Hajiya Saratu Aliyu, said Nigerians do not want someone who would learn on the job.