Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Osai Ojigho"

    Amnesty asks FG to release report of ‘human rights abuse’ by military

Amnesty asks FG to release report of ‘human rights abuse’ by military

Amnesty International says the delay of the federal government to make public a report by a presidential panel on the alleged excesses of the army is an affront on citizens who are victims.In June 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari set up the Presidential Investigative Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement in [...]

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    Amnesty accuses FG of silencing critics with ‘enforced disappearance’

Amnesty accuses FG of silencing critics with ‘enforced disappearance’

Amnesty International (AI) has asked the federal government to immediately release “thousands of people” who have been subjected to enforced disappearance in various parts of the country.The human rights watchdog said a lot of Nigerians are being held in secret detention facilities across the country without being tried before any court of law.It said this in a statement issued by [...]

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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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    Amnesty charges national assembly to pass ‘long overdue’ anti-torture bill

Amnesty charges national assembly to pass ‘long overdue’ anti-torture bill

Amnesty International has called on the national assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the anti-torture bill which has been at the national assembly since 2012.The organisation made the call on Tuesday at a symposium and moot court competition organised in partnership with faculty of law, Base University, in Abuja.The bill, which aims to criminalise torture and other inhuman treatments, [...]

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    AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

Osai Ojigho, a human rights lawyer, has been named the director of Amnesty International (AI) in Nigeria.Colm Cuanachain, senior director of the office of the organisation's secretary general, disclosed this on Wednesday.Isa Sanusi, media manager of the human rights body in Nigeria,quoted Cuanachain as saying Ojigho’s appointment underscores AI’s commitment to Nigeria.“It will also ensure a strong presence in order [...]

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