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Amnesty asks ICC to probe Boko Haram conflict atrocities

Amnesty International asks the International Criminal Court to start full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice
Human Rights Watch - HRW

HRW: Mozambique anti-jihadist forces involved in rights abuses

Security forces in Mozambique waging the fight against jihadists in the country's north are guilty of "serious abuses" of human rights including summary executions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

Singapore is being urged to halt the planned execution on Friday of two men convicted of drug-related offences amid reports four people were hanged in the city-state in the past three weeks.

Gambia probes human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh’s regime

The Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to shed light on human rights violations and abuses carried out during the reign of former president Yahya Jammeh, including summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes.

UN chief urges member states to end death penalty

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on the UN Member States to put an immediate end to the death penalty of criminals.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un invites Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit, saying he would be “ardently welcomed”, South Korea’s presidency said on Tuesday, adding it would pass on Pyongyang’s message to the Vatican.

PDP chairman asks British premier to stop President Buhari’s descent to dictatorship

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has urged the Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May, to stop the Muhammadu Buhari Administration from descent into totalitarianism.
Japanese cult leader Shoko Asahara executed for Tokyo sarin attack - Getty Images

Japan executes seven members of doomsday cult

Japan executed on Friday the former leader of a doomsday cult and six other members of the group that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and shattering the country’s myth of public safety.

Thailand carries out first execution since 2009

Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, putting a 26-year-old convicted murderer to death by lethal injection in a move condemned by Amnesty International as “deplorable”.

Alabama to execute Walter Moody oldest in modern US history

Alabama has scheduled the execution of Walter Moody Jr for April 19. If the state carries out the execution, Moody will be the oldest inmate killed in the modern history of the US, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a group that tracks capital punishment.

UN, HRW allege human rights abuse of African migrants in Yemen

The UN and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday said African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are being subjected to physical and sexual abuse in detention.

Egyptian rights groups denounce execution of 15 militants

Seven Egyptian rights groups have condemned the execution of 15 suspected Islamic militants convicted of staging a deadly attack on an army checkpoint four years ago in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Muhammadu Buhari: National migration policy to be adopted soon

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that a national policy on internal displacement is in the process of adoption, adding that it will help regulate the internal displacement crisis and complement the fight against the Islamist insurgency in the north east.

Kano government proposes N500 million to establish public service institute

The Kano State Government says it will establish a Public Service Institute for the constant training of its workers.
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways: We were never interested in Nigeria Air

Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive officer of Qatar Airways, says his company was not looking to be a core investor in the national carrier project, Nigeria Air.

Recruitment: Police commission receives 158,773 applications 18 days after

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has received 158,773 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force.
Ashley Young concedes that Manchester United have been left feeling disappointed and deflated after suffering a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool.

Ashley Young: Manchester United disappointed, deflated after Liverpool loss

Ashley Young concedes that Manchester United have been left feeling disappointed and deflated after suffering a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool.