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Security guard tortured to death for ‘stealing jewellery’

A security guard at a residence on Gabriel Okoyi Street, Ikate-Lekki, Springbay Estate, Lagos State, Bitrus Peter, has died from injuries he reportedly sustained in the hands of two naval ratings.
Omoyele Sowore

Human rights lawyer calls for Omoyele Sowore’s release

A human rights lawyer and national coordinator of Advocates of Peoples Right and Justice, Mr Victor Giwa, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to release the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, following his purported arrest by officials of the Department of State (DSS) at the weekend.

Femi Falana seeks ICC prosecution of Yahya Jammeh

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to “immediately open an investigation into the allegations of international crimes committed by the government of former president Yahya Jammeh.”

Femi Falana: Nigeria heading towards anarchy if insecurity not halted

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana and former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa have warned President Muhammadu Buhari to take pragmatic steps in tackling wanton insecurity and ethnicity brewing in the country as the nation is already heading towards anarchy.

Femi Falana: CCB’s refusal to disclose assets declared by presidents, governors illogical

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has condemned the Code of Conduct Bureau over its refusal to grant a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project on the ground that asset declaration form is private information.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Detention of 15 Nigerians for 7-month by Navy Illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has decried the illegal detention of 15 civilians and military officers for seven months by the Nigerian Navy without trial.
Segun Osoba

Segun Osoba cautions Nigerians on restructuring

A radical historian, who taught generations of students at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Dr. Olusegun Osoba, has cautioned Nigeria over what he described as the ubiquitous use of the word ‘restructuring’ by the ruling elites, describing it as a recurring and blatant lie that has been used to deceive Nigerians as the solution to the economic, political and social ills in the country.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

State police: National Assembly toying with Nigeria’s security – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Tuesday accused the National Assembly of towing with the nation’s security.

Femi Falana writes AGF Malami, faults repatriation of Cameroonians

A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has faulted the repatriation of non- Nigerians into Cameroon, saying the action lacks legality.

Court grants motion to serve Atiku Abubakar via substituted means over claim of citizenship

A Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday granted a motion exparte to serve former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, through substituted means in a suit filed against him alleging that he was not a citizen of Nigeria.
The Ebonyi Council of Traditional Rulers on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari would get the support of many voters in the state at the February 16th presidential election.-8

Kayode Ajulo: Southeast will vote for President Buhari

Mr Kayode Ajulo, a Human Rights Lawyer, has expressed optimism that the people of South East region will vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 16 polls.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: No court can stop prosecution before Code of Conduct Tribunal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says no court has the right to stop a trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky blind, in need of medical attention – Femi Falana tells court

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and counsel to detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, yesterday, at a court hearing, said his client has lost one eye and was in need of urgent attention.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Charges against Justice Onnoghen illegal, null and void

A Lagos-based Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, says the charges pending before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, are illegal.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC - Kogi West)

Submit yourself for arrest immediately – Femi Falana tells Senator Melaye

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has advised Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, to submit himself for arrest without any delay.

Femi Falana, others ask federal government to end Zamfara killings

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana; Transition Monitoring Group (TMG); Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), and other rights activists have tasked the federal government to end the incessant killings in Zamfara State.

Femi Falana asks Nigerian Army to stop targeting Amnesty International

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it would make a case for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging the human rights group “is working hard to destabilise the country.”

ASUU strike: Federal government set to meet with union on Monday

The Federal Government will meet with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on Monday Dec.10, over the ongoing nationwide strike.

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New minister urged to save National Youth Council

President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Mr. Bello Bala Shagari, has expressed confidence that the new Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, would save the NYCN from what he described as political interference.
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Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus

E! News has confirmed that the Hunger Games actor has filed for divorce from “Mother’s Daughter” singer, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the breakup. The court documents, obtained by E! News, state that Hemsworth is not asking for spousal support.
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VAR: Only thieves complain of security cameras – Jose Mourinho

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) that was introduced into the Premier League this season, saying that only thieves complain of security cameras.