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CDHR kicks as hospital detain 10-year old boy in Delta

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Delta State, has petitioned the police over the alleged detention of a 10-year-old boy, Prince Emeghene Idiovwa, by the management of a Warri-based private hospital over unpaid medical bills.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Military burning villagers’ houses, detaining innocent people in Northeast

Amnesty International, on Friday, alleged that the Nigerian military is deploying unlawful tactics, including the forcible displacement and detention of villagers in its purported fight against insurgency in the North-East.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Court grants Agba Jalingo bail after 174 days in detention

Agba Jalingo, a Nigerian journalist on trial for treason, has been granted bail by the court, after spending 174 days in detention in both the police cell and Calabar prison.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

NLC writes federal government, seeks Agba Jalingo’s release

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has joined the growing number of groups that have called on the federal government to free the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, from prison.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

SERAP drags federal government, Cross River to ECOWAS Court over Agba Jalingo’s arbitrary detention

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the government of Nigeria and Cross River state government of governor Ben Ayade to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja “over the prolonged, arbitrary detention; unfair prosecution; persecution, and sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo.”
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Terror as jihadists target key northeast Nigeria road

The bus driver sensed straight away that he and his six passengers were in trouble when the gunmen, dressed in Nigerian army uniforms, stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint.

Colonel Dasuki makes first court appearance after his release

The immediate-past former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday, made his first court appearance after his release from detention.
Sidqi al-Maqt is freed from prison (Haim Horenstein)

Israel frees two prisoners after return of soldier missing since 1982

Two prisoners were released from Israeli detention on Friday, months after Syria returned the remains of an Israeli soldier killed during a 1982 conflict between the countries.

Senator Shehu Sani: $24,000 extortion claim sponsored to tarnish my reputation

A former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, says the claim by the EFCC that he was involved in a $24,000 extortion was sponsored to ”tarnish his reputation and mute him.”
Protesters with a picture of the teacher Ahmed al-Kheir outside a court in Omdurman, Sudan, on Monday.

Sudanese court sentences 27 intelligence agents to death by hanging for teacher’s killing

A Sudanese court on Monday sentenced 27 members of the national intelligence service to death by hanging over the killing of a teacher in detention in February.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: National Assembly’II strengthen judiciary, others

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, has described the release of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and the leader of “RevolutionNow”, Omoyele Sowore, from detention, as a testimony to the fact that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government, respect judiciary.
A group of protesters under the aegis of Guardian of Democracy Initiative on Friday, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, venue of the ongoing trial of #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.

Court summons AGF Malami, DSS chief over Omoyele Sowore’s detention

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Director-General of the Department of Security Sevice (DSS), Lawal Bichi, should appear in court on December 23, over the arrest and detention of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir convicted for corruption

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

EFCC produces Captain Dada Labinjo

The arraignment of the senior Naval officer on a two count charge is going on before justice Muslim Hassan in the Federal high court, Ikoyi Lagos
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC condemns ‘arrest of members’ in Zamfara

The state Chairman of the party, Lawal Liman, condemned the action in Gusau on Thursday while meeting with the 14 local government chairmen of the party in the state.

Former AGF Bello Adoke writes federal government, Interpol over detention

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has written his successor, Abubakar Malami, and the International Police Organisation (Interpol) over his detention.
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he arrives at the front entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. – A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, causing a spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks. The fire, which began in the early evening, sent flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the Paris sky as stunned Parisians and tourists watched on in sheer horror. (Photo by PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

Report: Two arrested for planning to attack French president

Two men close to the ultra-right were indicted for “terrorist criminal conspiracy” and placed in pre-trial detention, as part of the investigation of a bombing project against French President Emmanuel Macron.
Human Rights Watch - HRW

HRW: Many patients in chains in hospitals, rehab and religious centres

Thousands of people with mental health conditions across Nigeria are chained and locked up in various facilities where they face terrible abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Monday.

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