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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ELECTORAL VIOLENCE: INEC PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY ACTION, MILITARY BLAMES POLICE

…Insiders’ accounts of election rigging in Rivers, Bayelsa …Military grave danger to our democracy – Bayelsa Council of Elders …Hold Wike responsible – Nigeria Army …Soldiers, APC behind the mess – Wike …Gov Dickson warns of his next plan By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South, Sam Oyadongha (Yenagoa), Egufe Yafugborhi and Davies Iheamnachor (Port Harcourt) SINCE  the last polls, things have not been normal in Rivers State, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, suspended, March 10, the electoral process due to heavy violence that dogged the March 9 elections…

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PANEL BEGINS MILITARY OFFICERS’ PROBE FOR RIGHT ABUSES

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 on August 11 to, among others, investigate allegations of human rights abuses levelled against the military by Amnesty International. Our correspondent, on Sunday, sighted an invitation sent by the panel to an author of a…

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