Since the rich are united in exploiting our resources, the poor must unite to free themselves from poverty —Falana

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that rich Nigerians “are united in exploiting our national resources”. He therefore called on the poor Nigerians to equally unite to free themselves from the shackles of poverty. According to Falana, the unity of Nigeria is based on the ruthless exploitation of the working people. The human... Continue Reading →

Kankara: Education Under Attack In Northern Nigeria – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has strongly condemned Friday’s attack on Government Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and the abduction of over five hundred boys by Boko Haram Terrorists. Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, in a statement on Tuesday, said the abducted students risk being harmed or being forced to... Continue Reading →

DSS arrests human rights lawyer, Omoribo for protesting at Presidential Villa

A Lagos based human rights lawyer, Malcolm Omirobo has been arrested for embarking on a one-man protest and demanding to see President, Muhhamadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. While attempting to progress into the villa, omirobo was approached by CSP Isah Hadejia who tried to stop him from continuing with the protest. Hadejia... Continue Reading →

International Criminal Court accused of ‘gross complacency’ after decades of violence in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been accused of "gross complacency or worse" towards Nigeria, where an Islamist insurgency has left thousands of Christians and other Nigerians dead. The ICC has spent the last 10 years investigating claims of war crimes in Nigeria by Islamist faction Boko Haram as well as Nigeria's own security forces,... Continue Reading →

Nigerian protests: A once-in-a-generation moment for change

Last month, the protests that gripped Nigeria for weeks reached a bloody peak. On October 20, security forces opened fire on unarmed demonstrators at a toll gate in Lekki, outside Lagos, which, according to Amnesty International, killed 12 people. Witnesses described how CCTV cameras and lights were shut off before the shooting started, apparently in... Continue Reading →

Anambra Judicial Panel Youth Members Raise Alarm Over Freezing Of Bank Accounts Of #EndSARS Protesters

Youth representatives at the Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Extra-judicial Killing and other Related Matters have condemned the freezing of bank accounts of #EndSARS protesters and other forms of intimidation by the police and Nigerian Government agents. Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria had obtained an ex parte order to... Continue Reading →

Senate to investigate conviction of six Nigerians for funding Boko Haram in UAE

The Senate said on Monday it would open an investigation into the conviction of six Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for funding the Boko Haram sect. The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal had last week upheld the conviction of the six men – Surajo Abubakar Muhammad, Saleh Yusuf Adamu, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan,... Continue Reading →

Nigeria Police, Minister bow to pressure, arraign 72-year-old journalist in court

Consequent upon pressures from the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and various groups across the country; the Nigeria Police Force, on Monday, arraigned a 72-year-old journalist, Pa. Oga Tom Uhia in Court. Pa. Uhia, Publisher of Power Steering Magazine, has spent 30 days in secret detention, allegedly on the order of the Minister of State... Continue Reading →

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