Nigerian Army and where Sowore got it wrong

October 16, 2020 Charles Mbani 0

Failed presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and the convener of the failed #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, is not one to count his teeth with his tongue. If he were, he would have realized that picking on the Nigerian Army, even at the height of the #EndSARS/#EndSWAT protest, will not do much to boost his stature as one who Read More

Salkida: Ace Journalist raises alarm over ‘image smear campaign, threat to life’

October 9, 2020 Editor 0

Nigerian Journalist, Ahmad Salkida, has raised alarm over alleged effort effort “under different spurious banners and using a few media platforms to drum up a virulent campaign” to smear and call for his head. A strong worded press statement by the Editor-in-Chief, of HumAngle Media, Ahmad Salkida. Friday partly reads; “On October 3, 2020, a platform, GCFR NG, seemingly a parody effort Read More

Interest Lawyers write AGF, want prosecution of Journalist

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

A group of public interest lawyers under the umbrella body of International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) has written the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, calling for the prosecution of a journalist, Mr. Ahmad Salkida, over alleged acts of terrorism. In the letter signed Eze Njokwu, Esq, Advocacy Officer of the group said Read More

General Buratai and the audacity of courage

October 2, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

Wars are sad experiences anywhere once allowed to start. Terrorism wars and in the case of Nigeria, domesticated as Boko Haram insurgency and its Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) allies are not easy, but they have had their globally publicized dream to conquer Nigeria terminated. The agenda of the sponsors of terrorism and other conspirators in this satanic scheme Read More

AGF ‘ll kill EFCC – Legal practitioner

September 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Barr. Kingdom Okere, has condemned the move by the National Assembly to scrap the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and make it a department under the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice. Okere who noted that the AGF office has the power in section 174 of the 1999 Read More

Security: PMB and his loudest trumpet

September 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has scored many goals in different sectors of the Nigerian economy since 2015 when he assumed leadership of the country. Even though this fact has not been highlighted strategically by the media handlers of the President, in some quarters, it was stated that the body language of the president is not keen on grandstanding Read More

In Yobe, NHRC trains military on civilian protection

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has engaged key officers and soldiers of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole in Yobe state in a training to reduce the high rate of infringement and violation against civilians. The training which was declared open at Summit Hotel in Damaturu, Yobe state capital by the Executive Secretary of the Commission represented by deputy director Investigations, Read More

Revealed! How notorious criminal, Gana, was killed in Benue – Investigation

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

A preliminary report by the Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria has revealed that Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana was killed during a shoot-out with security operatives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, along Makurdi-Gboko Road in Benue state. The deceased terrorist had been declared wanted by security operatives for his atrocities in the state and the environs. He Read More

SAN seeks funding, trains NHRC staff on ACJA

September 6, 2020 Binta Shama 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chinonye Obiagwu, has advocated more funding for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to enable it effectively discharge its mandate, as well as monitor the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) across the country. The legal luminary, who was a guest lecturer at a zoom training held recently for staff of NHRC Read More

Dissecting two Sharia Court judgments in Kano

August 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kano state was in the news the whole of last week over two judgments delivered by two Sharia Court judges. BASHIR MOHAMMED takes a look at the provisions for the judgments and reactions so far.For blasphemy against Prophet MohammedAt the time the 22 year-old Kano-based singer, Yahaya Aminu Sherif, allegedly blasphemed the personality of Prophet Mohammed in a derogatory song Read More

Uneasy calm as Coronavirus kills governor

August 14, 2020 Anadolu Agency 0

Vivas, a strong ally of President Nicolas Maduro, announced on July 19 that he had tested positive for the disease. “He died in combat…taking care of his health and all of us in this difficult battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Vice President Delcy Rodriguez wrote on Twitter. Vivas is the third high-level Venezuelan official to contract the coronavirus. The country Read More

#RevolutionNow: How Security operatives shaved my hair with bottle – Victim

Security operatives Wednesday cracked down on protesting members of  #RevolutionNow Movement  across Nigeria. The protesters who marched out peacefully were molested and arrested by security agents from the State Security Service (SSS), the Nigerian Army, and the Police. They were demanding good governance, proper infrastructural development, end to extrajudicial killings, the sack of service chiefs over the poor security situation Read More

Breaking: Adesina positioned for another term as AfDB probe clears him of US corruption allegations

July 28, 2020 Agency Report 0

All is now clear for Akinwumi Adesina to emerge as President of African Development Bank (AfDB) for a second after an independent review cleared him of any corruption allegations. The three-member Independent Review Panel include Mary Robinson, who is a former President of the Republic of Ireland, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Chairperson of Read More

SGBV grave violation of human rights – Malami

July 23, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has described Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) as grave violations of the human rights of victims. The AGF made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja, while inaugurating the Inter-Ministerial Management Committee on Eradication of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. According to the Minister, Sexual and gender-based violence Read More