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As Nigeria prepares for general elections in February, a series of attacks by Boko Haram has focused attention on the security situation in the country.
The Amnesty International has blamed the military for the death of about 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) ,over two days, as they held a peaceful religious procession around Abuja.
Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of resorting to threats and a smear campaign since May 24 when it released its report (“They Betrayed Us”) documenting the prevalence of sexual violence against women and girls detained in militarised ‘satellite camps’ under the control of soldiers and militia.
Some protesters stormed the office of Amnesty International in Abuja on Wednesday, accusing the human rights group of blackmailing the military.
Amnesty International (AI) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged crimes perpetrated by the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
More than 2,300 suspected members of the jihadist group Boko Haram were expected to appear in court in Nigeria from Monday in unprecedented mass trials to be held behind closed doors.
“We, therefore, call on the government to ensure that victims of human rights violations are allowed to present evidence to the commission without fear and with all the necessary protection,” the statement read.
Some trained ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday, besieged electoral office over alleged non inclusion in the elections duties.
The European Union Electoral Observation Misson in Lagos says it has 20 teams currently monitoring the process of the general election across the country.
At the traditional homestead of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Agbaji, Kwara State, a great number of citizens arrived early to cast their votes but there were no INEC officials on ground.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed dissatisfaction with the Independent National Electoral Commission following the malfunctioning of the card reader at Agasa polling unit 11 where the Governor and his wife were registered to vote.
Major roads and streets in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, on Saturday witnessed a heavy presence of joint security operatives deployed to conduct stop and search on vehicles.
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to remain committed and not allow the election postponement deter them from exercising their rights on Feb. 23.
Watford forward Isaac Success has shaken off his hamstring injury and will be available for Friday’s [today] Premier League clash With Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium, manager Javi Gracia has confirmed.
The Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, who is contesting on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), on Saturday, declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) needs to sit up and focus on its responsibility so that they would not constantly subject Nigerians to unwarranted discomfort.
Reactions have been trailing the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to reschedule the Presidential and National Assembly Elections in the country initially billed for February 16.
The Embassy of the United States of America, Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have announced a closure of their offices on Friday, February 22, in observance of the public holiday declared by the federal government.