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IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

    IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

On a breezy morning in March 2019, Ogar Jumbo, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was driving his two kids to school when he was

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Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as a form of punishment

    Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as a form of punishment

The Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia says  flogging as a form of punishment has been abolished in the kingdom. The country’s supreme court said the move is part of efforts

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Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

    Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, says the arrest of the suspect “who created and shared” fake videos depicting a wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sadiya Farouq, minister

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‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

    ‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, says he did not instruct Johnmary Jideobi, a lawyer, to file a human rights suit on his behalf. The US indicted Onyema of

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‘Horrifying spectacle’ — Buhari speaks on rescue operation at Kaduna religious centre

  ‘Horrifying spectacle’ — Buhari speaks on rescue operation at Kaduna religious centre

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the abuse of over 300 persons at an Islamic centre at Rigasa, a suburb of

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‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

  ‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

Children reportedly detained by the Nigerian military in recent years have recounted how the security agencies kept them in horrible

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Falana: Buhari celebrating 100 days but many Nigerians languishing in detention

  Falana: Buhari celebrating 100 days but many Nigerians languishing in detention

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigerians are anguishing in detention facilities across the country while President Muhammadu Buhari is

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Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

  Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

The Nigerian military has detained at least 3,600 children in the north-east where the Boko Haram war is being fought,

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Presidency accuses Amnesty of supporting call for overthrow of Nigerian constitution

  Presidency accuses Amnesty of supporting call for overthrow of Nigerian constitution

The presidency has accused Amnesty International (AI) of supporting the call for the overthrow of the Nigerian constitution. The Nigerian

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Nigeria back to Abacha days, says Soyinka on Sowore’s arrest

  Nigeria back to Abacha days, says Soyinka on Sowore’s arrest

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has described the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), as

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