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U.N. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro speaks during a news conference in Havana, Cuba, April 14, 2017. REUTERS-Alexandre Meneghini

UN human rights expert to assess trafficking in persons in Nigeria

UN Special Rapporteur Maria Giammarinaro will assess the issue of trafficking in persons in Nigeria, during an official visit to the country from Monday to Sept. 10.
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Donald Trump pushes back against coordinated US media attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing back against the coordinated editorial attacks by the U.S. media on him on Thursday over what the media called Trump’s consistent attacks on them.
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SERAP seeks UN rights council special session over Plateau killings

The organization urged the Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution to “condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing killings and revenge attacks on innocent Nigerians and residents by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons as well as the ongoing impunity enjoyed by suspected perpetrators and groups that have suggested these atrocities may be retaliatory killings.”

SERAP drags federal government to UN over ‘flagrant disregard of court orders’

The organization said, “Selective enforcement of court orders if not urgently addressed would ultimately put the rule of law in Nigeria under siege.”

Afenifere urges United Nations to investigate alleged ethnic cleansing

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has urged the United Nations, UN, Special Rapporteur on genocide to investigate what it called the alleged ethnic cleansing by herdsmen in Nigeria.

More than 100 killed since Philippine police returned to Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war

More than 100 drug suspects have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to rejoin his "war on drugs", an official said Saturday.

Eritreans still fleeing brutal regime – UN Rapporteur

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, has reiterated a call on the U.N. not to turn its back on Eritrean nationals who continue to flee the repressive regime back home.

SERAP urges CJN Onnoghen to review membership of Justice Salami committee

The organisation proposes “that for the Salami Committee to perform its tasks effectively and with propriety, it should preferably be composed entirely of members of the judiciary, particularly drawn from available pool of brilliant andincorruptible retired judges.”

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