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The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.
The Department of State Services has told a Federal High Court sitting in Asaba that some sensitive national security matters cannot be brought to court hence its decision to detain a trader, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks without a valid court order.
The Senate on Thursday commenced amendment to the Federal Capital Territory Customary Court Act, 2007, to expand the jurisdiction of customary courts in the FCT to include criminal trials.
The United States has announced sanctions on Zimbabwe's State Security minister and the southern African country's envoy to Tanzania for their roles in the killings and abductions of protesters.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent “an urgent complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over the arbitrary detention and degrading treatment of deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II).
A popular American actor, Tom Hanks, and his actress wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus, CNN reported.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly would not arrogate to itself the power of exclusively passing the social media bill into law without inputs from the Nigerian public.
The Nigerian Senate is set to conduct the much expected public hearing on the anti-social media bill on Monday, 9th of March 2020.
The European Union is adjusting its Africa policy to focus on strengthening trade even as it targets solving the perennial problems of illegal migration and insecurity.
The federal government on Wednesday said it was committed to promoting and protecting human rights in the country devoid of discrimination.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.
Chief David Lyon, the All Progressives Congress Governor-elect of Bayelsa State who was sacked a day to his inauguration by the Supreme Court said he has been preoccupied with exploring all legal processes and remedies available in the constitution to regain his mandate.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called for a review of existing laws on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions rather than formulating new ones.
A coalition of human rights and pro-democracy groups, yesterday, called on the Supreme Court to order a rerun in Imo State, saying none of the governorship candidates met the required 25 percent of votes in two-thirds of the local governments in the state.
The Supreme Court on Friday struck out an appeal filed by the family of the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, who had prayed for an order unfreezing some bank accounts of the late dictator and other members of the family held in the UK, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
Ebonyi and Imo states are top on the chart for states with high prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in the South East zone of Nigeria. This is according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has rejected the planned arrival of a Chinese medical team to assist the country in its coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
Nigeria has confirmed eight new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total national figures to 232 cases.
Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.
As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over his coronavirus infection.
President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has commended the outgoing Director of Communication and External Relations Department of the bank, Dr. Victor Oladokun, for his exceptional leadership.
Ighalo, 30, has scored four goals in eight appearances and quickly became popular with supporters before English and European football was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Some Lagos residents on Friday expressed worry at the opening of some shops in markets, saying that it was generating crowd that could spread coronavirus.
Katsina United FC coach Henry Makinwa has expressed indifference to the issue of the possible effects of the Covid-19 induced hiatus on the league stressing that the effects of such break on teams would be generic rather than been specific to some teams and as such nothing to brood over.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has said it will continue to work to protect investors and also ensure the promoters of Ponzi schemes are made to face the full wrath of the law