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IPAC celebrates court ruling stopping INEC’s from deregistering parties

The Inter-Party Adversary Council (IPAC) has described the court judgement stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering political parties as a victory for democracy and the unborn generation.
Tope Akinyode, lawyer to Mr Anthony Okolie, an Asaba-based businessman detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for owning a SIM previously registered in Hanan Buhari’s name, has made good his threat to sue all the parties involved in Okolie’s ordeal.

President Buhari’s daughter, DSS, MTN sued for N500 million over SIM card saga

Tope Akinyode, lawyer to Mr Anthony Okolie, an Asaba-based businessman detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for owning a SIM card previously registered in Hanan Buhari’s name, has made good his threat to sue all the parties involved in Okolie’s ordeal.

EFCC: Shehu Sani not detained for criticising President Buhari

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to a claim by an ex-senator, Shehu Sani, that he is being unjustly detained.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC tackles Lagos traffic wardens over abuse of Muslims rights

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has tackled the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) for infringing on the religious rights of the agency’s Muslim officers who are currently undergoing training in Idimu, Lagos.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer alleges police threat to life

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, alleged that the Anambra State Police Command was after his life.

Human Rights Day: NHRC urges youths to shun crimes, defend rights

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to youths to stay off crimes, but defend their rights for the development of the nation.
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National Assembly advised to immediately withdraw Hate Speech bill

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) has advised the National Assembly to immediately withdraw the Hate Speech bill that has generated bad blood among Nigerians, declaring it as contradicting the principles of fundamental human rights and tantamount to pursuing a policy that is self-serving.

Indictment: Lawyer asks court stop federal government from extraditing Air Peace chief to US

A Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi, has instituted a suit at Federal High Court, Abuja for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, who is facing fraud allegations in the United States of America.
UN Foundation’s Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, Michelle Milford Morse, presents Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with the UN Global Leadership Award on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the UN in New York. She is the youngest Aftican to be honoured

UN Foundation honours Chimamanda Adichie with Global Leadership Award

The United Nations Foundation on November, 20, 2019 honoured Chimamanda Adichie, amongst other global leaders in its annual awards ceremony.
Wole Soyinka

Omoyele Sowore: Wole Soyinka condemns attack on protesters

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on civil society organisations to strategize and coordinate their responses to attacks on human rights by state agents under President Muhammadu Buhari.

Journalist slams N150 million damages suit against DSS over ‘unlawful detention’

A journalist, Chido Onumah, had dragged the Department of State Services (DSS) and its Director General before the Federal High Court Abuja, over his alleged unlawful arrest and detention by operatives of the security agency last month.
A blogger and human rights activists, Steven Kefas, currently in Kaduna Prison, has filed a N500m suit against the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and four others for alleged infringement of his fundamental human rights.

Blogger slams N500 million suits against Kaduna governor, IGP, others

A blogger and human rights activists, Steven Kefas, currently in Kaduna Prison, has filed a N500m suit against the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and four others for alleged infringement of his fundamental human rights.

Court denies ‘notorious land grabber’ bail

A Magistrate Court sitting in Sagamu, Ogun State, has denied granting bail to an alleged land grabber, Kamorudeen Lamina, otherwise known as Sir Kay Oluwo, who is standing trial for murder and armed robbery.

Akwa Ibom government frees journalist after two nights in prison

Mary Ekere, the journalist who was thrown into jail by the Akwa Ibom government for taking photos of task force officials, has been set free.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor orders probe into killing of FUOYE students

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has called on the state police Commissioner, Mr Amba Asuquo, to expose those behind the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) during a protest.
Nnia Nwodo

IPOB now dangerous – Ohanaeze chief

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has narrated how he was shamelessly attacked by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, in Nuremberg-Germany on Saturday.

Ogoni head for Supreme Court over Ken Saro-Wiwa’s ‘murder’

Ogoni people have declared that they would approach the Supreme Court for justice over the murder of their son and environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. He was murdered in 1995, by the military junta.
Cuba's parliament has approved a new electoral law which calls for both a president and a prime minister but has no provision for a multiparty system, maintaining the Communist Party as the only permitted political organisation in the country.

Cuban parliament unanimously approves electoral law

Cuba's parliament has approved a new electoral law which calls for both a president and a prime minister but has no provision for a multiparty system, maintaining the Communist Party as the only permitted political organisation in the country.

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FCT trains rural farmers on plantain, banana production

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Everton seek to lure Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge

The striker impressed against Manchester United in the Europa League in midweek, and has continued to make a name for himself on the continent since scoring a brace against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last year.
Iranian men vote at a polling station in Tehran. Majid Saeedi-Getty Images

Iran reports record low turnout for general election

Iran’s interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out for the country’s parliamentary election, a record low in such polls since the Islamic revolution.