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Reps asks FG to secure release of Nigerians detained illegally abroad

    Reps asks FG to secure release of Nigerians detained illegally abroad

The house of representatives has asked the federal government to secure the release of Nigerians said to be illegally detained in prisons abroad.  The lawmakers said thousands of Nigerians have

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FG promises ‘urgent action’ on ‘illegal detention of 300 Nigerians’ in Italy

    FG promises ‘urgent action’ on ‘illegal detention of 300 Nigerians’ in Italy

Abike Dabiri, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), says the federal government will take urgent action to ensure the release of persons said to be detained illegally in

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Lagos CP redeploys DPO over illegal detention

    Lagos CP redeploys DPO over illegal detention

Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos commissioner of police, has ordered the immediate redeployment of Francis Ani, the divisional police officer of Onipanu area of the state.  Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesman, in

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Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

    Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

The Nigerian navy has transferred the case files of 67 Nigerians in its custody to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for possible release or arraignment in court. In

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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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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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Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

  Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing to sanction the

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‘Navy is not above the law’ — families of detainees demand their release

  ‘Navy is not above the law’ — families of detainees demand their release

Family members of 22 Nigerians detained by the Nigerian navy have called on the authorities to free the detainees after

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Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

  Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has raised the alarm over the alleged unlawful detention of ten more Nigerians by the

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Navy keeps mum over continued detention of citizens without trial

  Navy keeps mum over continued detention of citizens without trial

The Nigerian navy has declined to comment on the continued detention of 15 Nigerian citizens for seven months without trial.

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