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Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Court restrains IGP, 7 others from inviting, arresting, detaining members of two Enugu communities

An Enugu State High Court has restrained the Inspector General of Police, Assistant Zone 13, Commissioner of Police Enugu State and five others from further inviting, arresting and detaining the people of Amechi Awkunanaw and members of Obeagu Awkunanaw community in Enugu South local government of the state.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA condemns Lekki tollgate arrests

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the arrests of #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters by the police.

Pakistani court bans intrusive virginity test of rape victims

The invasive test, carried out to ascertain if the victim is sexually active, “is declared to be illegal and against the Constitution,” said an order issued by the Lahore High Court.

#EndSARS: Rivers judicial panel calls for memoranda

The Rivers Judicial Commission of Inquiry into policy brutality and violation of fundamental human rights by the Nigeria Police said it has commenced collection of memoranda.
Heavily armed police stand outside the Vienna State Opera amid a terrorist attack in the Austrian capital. Michael Gruber-Getty Images

World leaders condemn Vienna attack

World leaders have condemned a suspected Islamist attack that claimed the lives of four victims in central Vienna.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

#EndSARS: Ebonyi judicial panel receives five petitions on police brutality

The Ebonyi Judicial Panel of Inquiry into cases of police brutality, human rights violations or related extra-judicial killings, says it has so far received five petitions from the public.

Nigeria immigration chief tells officers to avoid image tarnishing indulgences

The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has told officers of the service to avoid issues capable of tarnishing the image of the service.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Police officers didn’t shoot #EndSARS protesters

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has rejected reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters.
Miguel Angel Moratinos

UN official expresses ‘deep concern’ over Prophet cartoon row

The head of a United Nations anti-extremism body has expressed “deep concern” over growing tensions over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, urging “mutual respect” between people of different faiths and political views.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lawyer sues President Buhari, General Buratai, others over Lekki shootings

A lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has filed a N10bn fundamental rights suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 others over last Tuesday night shootings at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

#EndSARS: President Buhari promises to improve governance

Barely 24 hours after presiding over a National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, which was followed by a national live broadcast, allowing the nationwide EndSARS protests, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with former Nigeria leaders, promising to improve governance through the democratic process and sustained engagement.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

#EndSARS: Rivers governor tasks panel to probe if government officials sponsor police brutality

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, inaugurated a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate human rights abuse in the state by the disbanded notorious police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

#EndSARS: What President Buhari told ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan, Gowon, others about protesters – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has told former Nigerian leaders that #EndSARS protesters ‘gradually turned violent’ after the government conceded to their demands.

Court dismisses ex-NHRC chief’s fundamental rights suit against Kaduna government

Nigeria’s Chidi Odinkalu has lost a fundamental rights case which his lawyers instituted against the Kaduna State Government at the Federal High Court.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – full text

Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

[email protected]: No social justice, religious, inter-ethnic tolerance – Mike Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) has said that after 60 years of existence as a nation, Nigeria still grapples with the issue of social justice, equity, religious and inter-ethnic tolerance.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Lawyer drags Imo government to court over administration of criminal justice law

Human Rights Activist, Maxwell Opara, has dragged the Imo State Governor and the Attorney General of the State to Court over the provisions of sections 484 and 485 of the Imo State Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

MKO Abiola’s children freed from detention

Two sons of the late winner of the June 12, 1993 election, Moshood Abiola, have been freed after being detained by the police for 13 days.

Edo Assembly invasion: Court admits seven men to N500,000 bail each

A Benin High Court on Monday admitted seven men who allegedly invaded the Edo House of Assembly complex on Aug. 6, to bail in the sum of N500,000 each.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Olumide Akpata sworn in as 30th NBA President

Mr Olumide Akpata, Head, Corporate and Commercial Practice Group, Templars law firm, was on Friday sworn in as the 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD condemns clampdown on #RevolutionNow protesters

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Court to hear N2 billion libel suit against Omoyele Sowore, others September 30

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Sept. 30 to hear a libel case filed by Global Integrity Crusade Network, (GICN) a Civil Society Organisation against Sahara Reporters and its Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.

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Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Clerics eulogise Osun governor for identifying with them

Clerics in the State of Osun has commended the state Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, for identifying with the christian communities during Covid-19 surge.
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Wednesday, nullified the seven-year jail sentence handed a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.

Olisa Metuh: We must address issues behind IPOB agitations

The former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has said there is need to address the issues that gave rise to the agitations by the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

CDHR: Shoot-on-sight order will only have meaning if soldiers march into forests

However, in a statement issued on Sunday by Osagie Obayuwana, its national president, CDHR noted that such orders will only have effect if forests are raided, as those who carry AK-47 rifles do not stay at bus-stops or in markets.
Pope Francis meets Abdullah Kurdi, father of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy whose dead body was found washed up on a Turkish beach in 2015, in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Vatican Media-Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis meets father of drowned Syrian boy

Pope Francis on Sunday met the father of Alan Kurdi, the boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach six years ago became an image of the suffering of Syrians trying to escape war.
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Chelsea boss ‘absolutely worried’ about quarantine risk for international stars

A "very concerned" Thomas Tuchel suggested Chelsea could stop players leaving for international matches this month if they were required to quarantine on their return.
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Troops kill bandits leader, neutralize dozen others in Kaduna

Troops in Kaduna State have killed Rufai Maikaji, a deadly bandit who commanded over a hundred fighters that terrorized communities in the state.
A Senegalese opposition collective on Saturday called for fresh protests starting Monday, following days of clashes that have left at least four people dead.

Schoolboy among five dead in Senegal unrest

A schoolboy was killed during violent protests in Senegal at the weekend, officials said, bringing the death toll from days of violence in the country to five.
The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Court convicts fake soldier for impersonation, fraud

A Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday found Henry Asuquo guilty on a two-count charge of impersonation, cybercrime and fraud.
Akwa United goalkeeper Jean Efala has been named in Cameroon’s squad for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Cape Verde and Rwanda.

Akwa United goalie Jean Efala named in Cameroon squad for AFCON qualifiers

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