DSS ARRESTS JAMES ABIRI AGAIN, MONTHS AFTER FREEDOM FROM 2-YR DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL

DSS arrests Jones Abiri again, months after release from two-year incarceration Four armed men suspected to be operatives of Directorate of Security Services (DSS) on Saturday whisked away a journalist, Jones Abiri, to an disclosed location. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abiri, the publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, who was incarcerated for two years on charges of terrorism in the past, was whisked away at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to eyewitnesses, Abiri was in company of some collegues at his office at Azikoro junction of…

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LADY RAISES ALARM OVER WHAT MADONNA UNIVERSITY IS DOING TO HER BROTHER OVER FACEBOOK COMMENT, SEE PICS

Lady accuses Madonna University of getting her brother locked up over a Facebook post. Nigerian lady identified as Goodness Chidimma has cries out for help after Madonna University, Okija got her brother, Chijioke Nnamani, locked up after he criticize the institution lecturers on January, 11 2019 on his Facebook post. She revealed that her brother has been in prison since 4th of Feb. She wrote: Nigerians should know what @madonnauniokija is doing to my family My bro, Chijioke Nnamani is an alumni of Madonna uni, Okija campus; mass com set…

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POLICEMAN SHOOTS NEWLY APPOINTED TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN DEAD, SEE PICS

Police officers attached to Julius Berger, Akwa Ibom State shoot and kill a newly appointed task force chairman by name UBONG UDOFIA in charge of Itam Park, Itu L.G.A. One of the police officers who was off duty went to load his vehicle outside the park, by Itam Peace Column against the regulation of N.U.R.W. The task force team who were in charge of the park to stop touting around the park had an encounter with him.He called his colleagues who are attached to Julius Berger.They came with two Hilux…

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ACTING CJN WARNS MILITARY, ACT WITHIN THE LAWS

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja Against the backdrop of its role in the 2019 general election, militarisation of some parts of the country and allegations of human rights abuses in its operations, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, yesterday declared that the military must act within the law during military operations. But the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadidue Abubakar, insisted that the Nigerian military was guided by the law of armed conflict. Speaking as a special guest of honour at the 2019 Law of Armed Conflict…

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ISLAMIC GROUP ATTACKS BUHARI FOR NOT ENFORCING HIJAB ON NIGERIANS

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has faulted the President Muhammadu Buhari government’s position on the hijab saga. The Government was quoted last week as saying that it would not interfere in the hijab imbroglio which has embroiled the South West. In a press statement issued to DAILY POST on Tuesday by MURIC and signed by Professor Ishaq Akintola, its Director, the group said, “The Federal Government cannot afford to close its eyes to this serious human rights abuse within its domain. The whole country is FG’s constituency. Isn’t FG concerned…

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COURT ORDERS EFCC TO CHARGE LAWYER AND SENATOR TO COURT IN TWO DAYS

The FCT  High Court, Apo, on Tuesday ordered the Economic And Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to charge an Abuja-based lawyer, Monday Ubani and a former Senator, Christopher Enai to court or release them on bail on or before March, 28. Justice Silvanus Oriji gave the order after listening to the submissions of the applicants in an ex-parte motion filed by their counsel Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN). The judge also in alternative granted bail to the applicants in the sum of N50 million with two reasonable sureties, who must be civil…

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COURT ORDERS SARS TO PAY ONITSHA BUSINESSMAN 5MIL FOR ILLEGAL DETENTION, TORTURE

 Joe Chukindi  A High Court sitting in Ogidi, Idemili North LGA of Anambra State has ordered officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and an officer of the Nigeria Police Force to pay the sum of N5million as compensation to one Ugochukwu Oraefo for extortion, illegal arrest, unlawful detention and torture Oraefo, an Onitsha based businessman was in 2018 arrested at his factory by men of the squad and taken to their office at Awkuzu, where he was unlawfully detained, subjected to excruciating torture and criminally extorted the sum of…

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STILL ON ONNOGHEN, OKUPE AND ADEYANJU

By Femi Adeniyi Law courts are globally pre-sumed to be temples of justice where impartial judgements are dispensed. The least that could ever be expected from any government is to deliberately resort to using the instrumentality of law to discredit perceived political opponents, as well as dissenting voices. Justice Onnoghen News broke out early this year that Justice Walter Onnoghen, who has now been suspended as the Chief Justice of the Federation, had failed to declare his assets and maintains bank accounts in foreign currencies and equally made efforts to…

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DOKPESI RELEASES AFTER DETENTION AT AIRPORT

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent television (AIT), has been released. DAILY POST had reported that the media mogul, who was returning to the country, after seeking medical treatment in Dubai, was arrested by security operatives at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. But a tweet on AIT’s official Twitter handle on Friday evening said the Dokpesi was released ‘after over an hour of detention. The tweet reads, “Media magnate, Raymond Dokpesi, has been released after over an hour of detention at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on…

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BIRATAI COMMISSIONS OFFICE TO CURTAIL SOLDIERS’ HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

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 at Maimalari Cantonment, the Headquarters of 7 Division of Nigeria Army in Maiduguri that the establishment of the human rights office would checkmate human rights violations by the troops and against troops. “I am happy…

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