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A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

SERAP to sue Cross River governor, PDP over detention of journalist Agba Jalingo

A non-profit organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue Cross River government and the state governor, Ben Ayade, over the continuous detention of a Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna)

Coalition declares Senator Shehu Sani ‘prisoner of conscience’

The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has disclosed of its resolve to mobilise against the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu for “violating the fundamental rights of Sen. Shehu Sani, from Kaduna State”.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: ICC has agreed to commence probe into IPOB, Shiite killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has concluded arrangement, according to Falana, to take over the prosecutorial responsibility, starting with preliminary investigations into the alleged extra-judicial killings of members of the Shiites movement and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana writes AGF Malami over the detention of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife

Senior lawyer Femi Falana has written an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, over the detention of Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We had right to hold Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki despite court orders

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the federal government had the right to continually detain Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore; and a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), despite court orders.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

2020: Let’s build a strong and united Nigeria – Archbishop Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins has urged all Nigerians to join hands together to build a strong, united, peaceful, progressive nation in the year 2020.

Femi Falana: AGF can’t release anyone on compassionate grounds

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, does not possess the constitutional power to release anyone on compassionate grounds.

Group urges President Buhari to stop clampdown on ‘perceived enemies’

As reactions continue to trail the release of Omoyele Sowore and Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), the International Human Rights Commission has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to embrace a new model of conflict resolution rather than arresting and detaining political opponents.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: We won’t stop complaining about ‘religious persecution’

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has said it will stop complaining about religious persecution in the country only when all Nigerians perceive that rule of law, fairness, and social justice were allowed in the country.

Satguru Maharaj Ji asks federal government to publish names of looters

Satguru Maharaj Ji, the founder of One Love Family, has asked the the Federal Government to publish the names of those who confessed to stealing monies and those who have begged for plea bargaining in order to deepen President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti corruption war.

AGF: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s fate rests with Kaduna government

The release from custody of the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky can only be decided by the Kaduna State government, the Federal Government has said.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: National Assembly’II strengthen judiciary, others

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, has described the release of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and the leader of “RevolutionNow”, Omoyele Sowore, from detention, as a testimony to the fact that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government, respect judiciary.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We released Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki out of mercy, obedience to court order

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Friday that the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, from detention by the Federal Government was based on compassionate grounds.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: Sambo Dasuki’s, Omoyele Sowore’s release shows President Buhari’s respect for rule of...

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, Opeyemi Bamidele, has said the release of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and #RevolutionNow Convener Omoyele Sowore from detention proved President Muhammadu Buhari as an apostle of the rule of law.
The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has finally reunited with family tonight after four years in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS)

United Kingdom applauds federal government for releasing Sambo Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore

The United Kingdom has applauded the Federal Government for releasing the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and the Convener of the #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

Detention: President Buhari should apologise to Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki – Timi Frank

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to apologise to the duo of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki for trampling on their rights.
The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has finally reunited with family tonight after four years in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS)

Colonel Dasuki: I have no feud with President Buhari or anyone

A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has stated that he has no feud with President Muhammadu Buhari who ordered his incarceration for four years despite meeting bail conditions.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Governor Fayemi lauds President Buhari over Sambo Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore’s release

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has lauded President Mohammadu Buhari for the release of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and Journalist/Activist, Omoyele Sowore, from detention.

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Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha, representing Taraba South Senatorial District and Senate Deputy Minority Leader, on Sunday, voiced his endorsement of ‘Operation Amotekun’ recently launched by governors in South-West zone.
Mrs Marian Onuoha, aka Mama Sure P, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged the winner of rerun election for the Isiala Mbano-Okigwe-Onuimo Federal Constituency seat conducted by the INEC on Saturday.

APC, AA win Imo rerun elections

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Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi

Lagos government arrests 14 illegal sand dredgers in Banana Island

The Lagos State Government has arrested 14 illegal sand dredgers on the shoreline of Ikoyi-Lekki axis in Banana Island during a compliance enforcement exercise.
Nigerian professional football league side Akwa United has completed the signing of Chan Eagles defender Olisa Ndah.

Akwa United sign defender Olisa Ndah from Remo Stars

Nigerian professional football league side Akwa United has completed the signing of Chan Eagles defender Olisa Ndah.
Two second-half goals from Osimaga Duke and Spencer Bassey gave Dakkada FC a comfortable 2-0 win over Jigawa Golden Stars in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 17 game decided on Saturday.

Dakkada thrash Jigawa Golden Stars to move fourth on NPFL table

Dakkada football club scored twice in the second half to beat Jigawa Golden Stars in the matchday 17 of the Nigeria professional football league game played at the Nest of Champions in Uyo on Saturday.