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‘You don’t go to cell and expect to be served chicken’ — Enugu police defends ‘inhumane’ prison condition

    ‘You don’t go to cell and expect to be served chicken’ — Enugu police defends ‘inhumane’ prison condition

The Enugu state police command has come down hard on a Twitter user who drew its attention to the “inhumane” condition of police cells in the state. One Twitter user

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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

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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

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State of emergency declared in Ethiopia

    State of emergency declared in Ethiopia

Exactly 24 hours after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned, Ethiopia has announced state of emergency. The ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met and decided to impose emergency rule in the Horn

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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

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Court strikes out Patience Jonathan’s N2bn suit against EFCC

  Court strikes out Patience Jonathan’s N2bn suit against EFCC

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out the human rights abuse suit which Patience Jonathan, former first lady, filed

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How 14-year-old who fled Boko Haram was ‘serially raped by soldiers’

  How 14-year-old who fled Boko Haram was ‘serially raped by soldiers’

Some security officials in the north-east have been accused of preying on the victims they have been assigned to protect. Last

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Falana writes Buhari: DSS embarrassing your govt with unlawful arrests

  Falana writes Buhari: DSS embarrassing your govt with unlawful arrests

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of “embarrassing” the current administration through “illegal”

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Shell kicks as Amnesty calls for its probe over ‘horrific crimes’ in Ogoni

  Shell kicks as Amnesty calls for its probe over ‘horrific crimes’ in Ogoni

Amnesty International (AI) has accused Shell Development Company of Nigeria of complicity in the “horrific crimes” committed by the Nigerian

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Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

  Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Nuradeen Sagir, acting chief judge of Kano state, has ruled in favour of a minor over the violation of her

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