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Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana; Transition Monitoring Group (TMG); Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), and other rights activists have tasked the federal government to end the incessant killings in Zamfara State.
“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.
Representatives of civil society in the country have described as ‘abuse of judiciary, and the desecration of the nation’s institutions, the non-prosecution of a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, alleging that the judiciary was being used to thwart the course of justice in the land.
Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.
No matter what the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force say in the aftermath of the latest face-off with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, this country cannot justify the measure of force its agents have continued to unleash on this religious group.
Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, the Senior Team Manager, Africa Programme, Open Society Justice Initiative, has harped on the need for election results to be collated and transmitted digitally.
International rights group, Amnesty International, has begun investigation into the arrest and detention of over 100 women reportedly arrested in Imo State, after a protest on August 18.
human rights lawyer, Chidi Odinkalu, says President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs in the country “have become part of the problem” in Nigeria.
Human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, on Wednesday told governors of the 36 states of the federation not to expect President Muhammadu Buhari to help them maintain law and order in their states.
The United States Consulate in Nigeria is to train 100 political reporters and editors ahead of the 2019 General Elections.
A former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, on Tuesday advocated for a compulsory insurance scheme for media organisations that deploy reporters for elections.
“This is critical because, for any society, if you get most things right and your politics is wrong, everything will go wrong,” Obi said.
Former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over incessant killings across the country by herdsmen.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has promised to support Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) and Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, in the quest to promote quality education.
A group known as the Imo People’s Action for Democracy, IPAD, has announced that it will hold a one week rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital against the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led government
A former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government for talking about re-election in 2019.
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Eighteen people died after a bus overturned in western Ethiopia on Wednesday, leaving scores of others with serious injuries, police said.
The meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) expected to discuss the issue of a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers failed to hold on Wednesday due to lack of quorum.
North Korea’s top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.
Leeds United have completed the signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper penning a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Whites.
Barcelona are targeting Uruguay forward Cristhian Stuani of fellow Catalan side Girona as their number one target in the January transfer window, Spanish media reports on Tuesday.
Police in Anambra have confirmed the death of three children following an outbreak of a mysterious fire in Obosi, Idemili Area of the state on Thursday.
A suitcase containing $150,000 in cash was stolen from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, a court in Harare has heard, with the suspected thieves spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals.
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will look into the issue of illegal tax collections with a view to encouraging more private sector businesses to thrive in the country.
The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.