BIRATAI COMMISSIONS OFFICE TO CURTAIL SOLDIERS’ HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen. Tukur Buratai (4th left), after commissioning the Human Rights Office at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri yesterday. Photo: Omirin Olatunji The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Butatai yesterday commissioned human rights offices and residential quarters for soldiers in Borno State. Buratai said while commissioning the projects […]

PANEL BEGINS MILITARY OFFICERS’ PROBE FOR RIGHT ABUSES

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Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Presidential Investigative Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement begins sitting in Abuja today (Monday). The panel, led by a Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Biobele Georgewill, was inaugurated by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in his capacity as the Acting President […]

LADY TORTURED OVER TATTOO IDENTIFIES CULPRIT POLICEMEN, PETITIONS IGP

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Samson Folarin A 25-year-old undergraduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State, Chioma Pius, who was allegedly tortured by some policemen attached to the Rivers State Police Command, has identified the patrol team behind the attack. The victim, who spoke with our correspondent on Wednesday, said the matter had also been taken to the Public […]

POLICEMEN BEAT LADY PULP IN RIVERS FOR TATTOOING HER BODY, SEE PIX

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Samson Folarin A woman, Chioma Pius, has accused men of the Rivers State Police Command of assaulting her for having tattoos on her body. Pius, who claimed to be travelling in a cab from Bayelsa to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, said she was stopped by the policemen at Elebrada Junction, Emohua, Rivers State. […]

IN FACEBOOK POSTS, GOODLUCK JONATHAN REMIBDS NIGERIANS THE FREEDOM THEY ENJOYED UNDER HIM

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Olusola Fabiyi and Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday took a swipe at the move by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to curb hate speech. The ex-leader shared a picture of a quote he made on Facebook in 2014. The post read in part, “I am the most abused and insulted President […]

SHIITES TO BOYCOTT NIGERIAN GOVT PANEL PROBING RIGHTS ABUSES BY MILITARY; READ WHY

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Despite losing over 300 of its members after a massive clampdown by the Nigerian Army, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has said it will not appear before a government panel established to review such rights abuses. The hundreds of members of the Shiite group were killed in December 2015 in Zaria, Kaduna State, when […]

EVANS TO KNOW FATE ON AUGUST 29

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A Lagos Federal High Court will on August 29 deliver judgment in a N300million suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, against the police. Evans in praying the court to declare his detention illegal. Justice Abdulazeez Anka fixed the date yesterday after taking arguments from Evans’ counsel Olukoya Ogungbeje and lawyers for the police. The judge dismissed […]

EL RUFAI’S AIDE JUSTIFIES ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS, SENATORS IN KADUNA

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai An aide to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has justified a recent violent attack on federal lawmakers and journalists, who were targeted at the premises of the secretariat of Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna. The aide, Uba Sani, who is the political adviser to Mr. El-Ruafai, spoke during an […]