Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "amnesty international"

    Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the humanitarian crisis in the north-east "has turned into an industry".He said the crisis in the region is now a source of money for government officials as well as local and international organisations.Shehu said this on Thursday while speaking at the launch of a new report by Amnesty International detailing how internally displaced [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Thousands of women and girls who survived Boko Haram violence in the north-east are being abused by the Nigerian security forces, according to Amnesty International (AI).In a report unveiled in Abuja on Thursday, the organisation said investigations showed how women, young girls and children were “raped and starved to death” by soldiers in various internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.The report [...]

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    Presidency questions credibility of Amnesty’s report on rape

Presidency questions credibility of Amnesty’s report on rape

The presidency says Amnesty International's report alleging human rights violation by Nigerian security agencies is inherently battling with credibility, falling vehemently short of evidential narration.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, made this position known in a statement in Abuja.Amnesty will on Thursday release the report titled 'They Betrayed Us: Women who survived Boko Haram [...]

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    Seek justice for Zakzaky beyond Nigeria, Amnesty Int’l tells IMN

Seek justice for Zakzaky beyond Nigeria, Amnesty Int’l tells IMN

Amnesty International (AI) has advised the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to seek justice for  Ibrahim Zakzaky, its leader, and members held in detention by the Kaduna state government, outside the Nigerian judiciary.Osai Ojigho, AI country director, who spoke in an interview on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion, asked the group not to relent until it exhausts all options [...]

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    Amnesty kicks against plan of Onitsha NBA to give awards to ‘human rights violators’

Amnesty kicks against plan of Onitsha NBA to give awards to ‘human rights violators’

Amnesty International (AI) says the proposed recipients of the human rights award by the Onitsha, Anambra state, branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) are undeserving of the awards.In a statement on Monday, AI described the recipients as “human rights violators” whose actions it says “bring up memories of torture and other forms of cruel and unlawful treatment”.It added that [...]

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    Amnesty: Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa

Amnesty: Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa

Amnesty International has described death penalty as discriminatory, saying the country imposed the highest number of death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa.There are currently 2,285 Nigerians awaiting execution.Ossai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, said this on Thursday at the presentation of the 2018 Amnesty International death penalty report 2018 in Abuja.Ossai observed that despite Nigeria’s security challenges made evident through [...]

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    Amnesty urges FG to ‘never again’ let Dapchi incident reoccur

Amnesty urges FG to ‘never again’ let Dapchi incident reoccur

Amnesty International (AI) has asked the federal government to learn from the abduction of some schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state, by protecting schools in the north-east.On Wednesday, 105 girls out of 110 were released. Five are said to be dead and one is still missing.Osai Ojigho, AI director in Nigeria, described the release of the girls as a huge relief [...]

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    Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty International (AI) says the Nigerian military was aware of the presence of Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, hours before 110 schoolgirls were abducted.The organisation said its investigation revealed the security forces “failed to act” on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards Dapchi on the day of the abduction.The insurgents raided the [...]

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    Amnesty ‘uncovers’ serious negligence by Shell, Eni in Niger Delta oil spills

Amnesty ‘uncovers’ serious negligence by Shell, Eni in Niger Delta oil spills

Amnesty International (AI) has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Italian oil giant Eni of “serious negligence” in cases of oil spills in the Niger Delta region.In its latest research, AI said the "irresponsible approach" of the two companies to oil spills in the Niger Delta is worsening the environmental crisis and the plight of those affected.Mark Dummett, business and [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers killed IPOB members who resisted arrest of Kanu

Amnesty: Soldiers killed IPOB members who resisted arrest of Kanu

Amnesty International (AI), human rights organisation, has alleged that soldiers killed some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Umuahia, Abia state capital on September 14.According to a report released by the organisation, the military said those killed attempted to resist the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group.Kanu made his last public appearance on September 14, 2017. [...]

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    INTERVIEW: This govt is becoming intolerant of opposition, says Amnesty International director

INTERVIEW: This govt is becoming intolerant of opposition, says Amnesty International director

In the last few months, there have been allegations bothering on human rights abuses across the country: from extrajudicial killings to maltreatment by security agencies as well as government's perceived slow response to crisis. At least 150 Nigerians have lost their lives in situations which commentators say the government could have prevented. Osai Ojigho, country director of Amnesty International, spoke [...]

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    Falana: This govt is failing in its ‘most basic’ duty

Falana: This govt is failing in its ‘most basic’ duty

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the government is failing in its "most basic" duty of protecting citizens.The lawyer said this while reacting to a claim by Amnesty International that the deployment of soldiers in various communities had resulted in “excessive use of force, unlawful killings and extrajudicial executions.”Osai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, had said that at least 35 [...]

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    Amnesty: Herdsmen getting away with murder… they’ve killed 168 people this year alone

Amnesty: Herdsmen getting away with murder… they’ve killed 168 people this year alone

Amnesty International says clashes between farmers and herdsmen have resulted in at least 168 deaths in 2018 alone.In a statement on Monday, Osai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, called on the government to find a lasting solution to the crisis.“The Nigerian authorities’ response to communal violence is totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective, and in some cases unlawful," Ojigho [...]

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    Amnesty on herdsmen killings: It’s not enough for govt to make pronouncements

Amnesty on herdsmen killings: It’s not enough for govt to make pronouncements

Amnesty International has condemned the wave of violence in the country, asking the federal government to punish all those involved.According to the organisation, over 80 people were killed between January 1 and January 5 in Benue, Rivers, Taraba and Kaduna alone.In a statement signed by Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, the human rights organisation clamoured for accountability [...]

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    Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty International (AI) has urged the federal government to ensure justice is done over the “unlawful killings" of hundreds of Shi'ites in Kaduna two years ago.Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the military between December 12 and December 14, 2015.Speaking on Tuesday in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the incident, AI regretted that “no one [...]

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    Nigerians have only 24 hours to stop devastating NGO bill, Amnesty warns

Nigerians have only 24 hours to stop devastating NGO bill, Amnesty warns

If Nigerians fail to rise up against the proposed law to regulate activities of civil society organisations (CSOs), the effects will be devastating, Amnesty International has warned.Amnesty said the bill is capable of "shrinking the freedom of Nigerians".Despite the opposition the bill has faced, the house of representatives announced on Monday that it would push through with a public hearing, having passed [...]

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