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Femi Falana threatens to sue NHRC over Nigerian Navy’s ‘illegal’ detention

Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) on Thursday threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) if it fails to take appropriate actions against the Nigerian Navy (NN) for alleged illegal detention of 67 persons.

Femi Falana calls for release of 40 persons allegedly held by Nigerian Navy

A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 persons reportedly in the detention of the Nigerian Navy.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Detention of 15 Nigerians for 7-month by Navy Illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has decried the illegal detention of 15 civilians and military officers for seven months by the Nigerian Navy without trial.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC seeks commutation of death sentences to life imprisonment

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on the president and state governors to consider commuting the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.

Federal government urged to set up mechanisms to checkmate police brutality

A group, Sterling Centre for Law and Development, has tasked the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, implement the Anti-torture Act to curtail the increasing and continued use of force by members of the security and law enforcement agencies against innocent Nigerians.

AGF: Violation of human rights unacceptable

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said violation of human rights in the country was unacceptable.

Geoffrey Onyeama: Promotion of human rights, key to attainment of peace and security

The Federal Government has said that the promotion of human rights is key to the attainment of international peace and security.

President Buhari signs NDDC Act, others into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Niger Delta Development Commission (Establishment) Amendment Act, 2017.

President Buhari signs 6 bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law six bills including the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 and Anti-Torture Act, 2017.

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.