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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 card previously registered in Hanan Buhari’s name, has made good his threat to sue all the parties involved in Okolie’s ordeal.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to a claim by an ex-senator, Shehu Sani, that he is being unjustly detained.
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, 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.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to youths to stay off crimes, but defend their rights for the development of the nation.
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.
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.
The United Nations Foundation on November, 20, 2019 honoured Chimamanda Adichie, amongst other global leaders in its annual awards ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Novak Djokovic admitted on Sunday he will miss injured rival Roger Federer as he prepares to begin his charge for the Dubai Championships.
Gunmen suspected to be political thugs at the weekend invaded a meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at Emu-Unor community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat organized a one day training on the production of plantain and banana for rural farmers.
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.
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.
Mexico extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his powerful gang may retaliate.
The man according to the police was arrested in Awka, the state capital, and has confessed to sleeping with the boys who are between the ages of 10 and 14 years.
The Nigeria Football Federation has stated that Mr. Bitrus Bewarang remains the Technical Director of the football – governing body and that at no time has the body called for applications from candidates for his position, not to talk of appointing anyone into the post.
The Standard Organization of Nigeria has presented the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification to Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing company.
Chadian soldiers on Wednesday repelled an incursion into a volatile northern gold-mining region from neighbouring Libya, the army said.