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Amnesty International

Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

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.
Journalist Agba Jalingo has been released from prison custody after meeting his bail conditions.

Amnesty urges Nigeria to drop treason charges against Agba Jalingo

Amnesty International has asked the federal government and Cross River government to drop treason and other charges against Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.

Mino Raiola slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, insists Paul Pogba not a ‘prisoner’

Super agent Mino Raiola has hit back at Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after insisting Paul Pogba is not a ‘prisoner’.
Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have started an all-for-all prisoner swap, after which all remaining prisoners of the five-year conflict should return home, the office of Ukraine's president said on Sunday.

Ukraine begins prisoner Swap With Separatists

Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have started an all-for-all prisoner swap, after which all remaining prisoners of the five-year conflict should return home, the office of Ukraine's president said on Sunday.
Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities.

New Jersey senator condemns Omoyele Sowere’s re-arrest in Nigeria

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities.
A police convoy escort two buses with tinted windows leaving the high-security prison of Lefortovo on September 7, 2019 in Moscow as a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev has begun today, a day after Russian President said for the first time the “large-scale” prisoner exchange with Ukraine was being finalised. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Preparations underway for Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange

A long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev has begun, Russian state television reported on Saturday, broadcasting footage of buses leaving a jail in the capital.
Nigeria’s oldest prisoner, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, who was imprisoned at the Enugu Maximum Prison for over 19 years has finally been released.

Nigeria’s oldest prisoner regains freedom

Nigeria’s oldest prisoner, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, who was imprisoned at the Enugu Maximum Prison for over 19 years has finally been released.
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde insists he has Barcelona backing

Ernesto Valverde insists he has the full support of the Barcelona board, even though the aftermath of the shock defeat to Liverpool has left him feeling like Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.
Ethiopia Prison

92 inmates escape from Ethiopia prison

Ninety-two prisoners have escaped from a prison in Gambella regional state in Western Ethiopia, state media, Ethiopia News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on Thursday in London, England.

Julian Assange’s father calls on Australia to bring him home

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.

Burundi begins mass release of prisoners

Burundi on Friday released the first 142 prisoners from a promised 3 000 detainees to promote reconciliation, the justice minister said, but critics said it was only to ease pressure on crowded jails.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 08, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain’s French midfielder Adrien Rabiot reacts during the French Cup final football match between Les Herbiers and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. – Paris Saint-Germain outcast Adrien Rabiot has been suspended until the end of the month for a reported outing to a nightclub after last week’s Champions League loss to Manchester United. The French international midfielder is in open dispute with PSG and has not played since mid-December after failing to agree a new contract. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Adrien Rabiot ‘held hostage’ by Paris Saint-Germain – mother

Adrien Rabiot’s agent has accused Paris Saint-Germain of holding the midfielder “hostage” after he was suspended for going to a nightclub following their Champions League defeat by Manchester United.

Governor Okowa urges federal government to abolish death penalty in Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday called for the abolishment of death penalty in Nigeria.
Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend the wake of his 7-year-old grandson Arthur, who died of meningitis on Friday, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Saturday, March 2, 2019. NELSON ANTOINE - AP PHOTO

Jailed Brazil ex-president Lula da Silva released for grandson’s funeral

Brazil’s jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived Saturday in Sao Paulo under police escort after receiving permission to attend the funeral of a grandson who died aged seven.
FILE PHOTO- John McCain listens as he is introduced at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, October 2008. REUTERS-Brian Snyder

Senator McCain said he didn’t want President Trump at own funeral – US media

The American media has alleged that the late American statesman, John McCain, has said that he didn’t want President Donald Trump at his funeral.

Senator Ojudu: How Oladipo Diya saved me, others from Sani Abacha’s assassination plan

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, on Wednesday said Oladipo Diya saved him and others from assassination by late dictator, Sani Abacha.

Donald Trump threatens ‘leakers,’ calls them ‘traitors and cowards’

US President Donald Trump vowed to root out “leakers” inside his White House Monday, describing them as “traitors and cowards” in a furious tweet after a series of embarrassing revelations.

Senator McCain bars Donald Trump from attending his funeral

John McCain has reportedly barred U.S. President Donald Trump from attending his funeral when he dies.

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La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

Javier Tebas: La Liga players should expect coronavirus wage cuts

La Liga players have been told it should be "normal" for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.
“In a few weeks, Africa and our neighbours could be facing the same enormous challenges that we here in Europe are currently facing,” said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday.

EU to help Africa, others fight coronavirus with €15 billion

The European Union is set to give 15 billion euros’ (16.3 billion dollars’) worth of support to Africa and other regions of the world for their efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has been caught with an “altered” passport in Paraguay, the country’s Interior Ministry has confirmed. The star, along with his brother, is now being held by police at a hotel in Asuncion.

Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison

Former Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho has been released from a Paraguayan prison after just 32 days over forged documentation.
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Kidnapped Bauchi governor’s brother released

Mr Adamu Mohammad, an elder brother to Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State, who was kidnapped by unknown armed gunmen has been released.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria records 16 more coronavirus cases as total confirmed cases hit 254

Nigeria has announced 16 more cases of COVID-19, the virus that has killed six people so far in the country.