Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "human rights abuse"

    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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    Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the United Nations over the “thoughtless abuse of human rights” being perpetrated by the federal government in the country.In the petition dated April 30 and signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of clamping down on the opposition.The party said there is a [...]

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    Falana: Melaye receiving little dose of the humiliation Nigerians get from police

Falana: Melaye receiving little dose of the humiliation Nigerians get from police

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the treatment Dino Melaye, embattled Kogi senator, is receiving from the police is similar to the “humiliation” Nigerians face in the hands of security agencies.The senator — accused of gunrunning, attempted suicide, among other offences — was arraigned by the police before two courts in Abuja and Kogi on a stretcher.Prior to that, he [...]

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    US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari

US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari

The United States says corruption is being perpetrated as a result of the "failure" of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to implement laws against such practices.In its 2017 Human Rights Report, it said numerous cases of corruption were evident across all levels of government.It added that while the government took steps to investigate alleged human abuses, “impunity remained widespread at all [...]

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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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    Osinbajo sets up judicial panel to investigate human rights ‘abuses’ by military

Osinbajo sets up judicial panel to investigate human rights ‘abuses’ by military

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has set up a seven-man judicial commission to investigate the allegations of human rights violations in the military.Bolaji Adebiyi, director (press), office of the secretary to the government of the federation, said this in a statement. that the commission will be headed by Biobele Georgewill, a justice of the court of appeal.Adebiyi announced that the commission [...]

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