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Amnesty International highlights the level of official lawlessness in Nigeria

Amnesty International published their 2016/2017 annual report yesterday and the Nigeria section is troubling. It states in the opening part of the section: “The conflict between the military and the armed group Boko Haram continued and generated a humanitarian crisis that affected more than 14 million people. The security forces continued to commit serious human rights violations including extrajudicial executions …

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2Face cancels protests scheduled for Monday

The nationwide protests on Monday against the desperate economic situation in Nigeria, led by singer 2Face Idibia, with rallies planned in Abuja and Lagos, has been cancelled. In a tired and emotional message posted on Instagram, Idibia claimed it was a “fear of hijack” by other forces and that the point he wanted to make “was not worth the life …

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Despite attempts to stop it, 2Face says the show must go on!

There have been several attempts to undermine the nationwide protests led by award-winning singer 2Face Idibia and set to go ahead on Monday 6 February. The protests include two rallies in Lagos and Abuja.  First, the Lagos police boss reportedly warned against holding the protest, but had to backtrack after facing a backlash from many Nigerians, especially on social media …

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High Court ruling saves Mpape residents from mass demolitions

Following yesterday’s Abuja High Court ruling on Mpape settlement, Abuja, Morayo Adebayo, Amnesty International Nigeria’s Researcher said: “The Abuja High Court judgement declaring the planned demolition of Mpape community illegal comes as a massive relief to its hundreds of thousands of residents. “The judgment which declared that Nigerian authorities have an obligation to refrain from forced evictions and make policies …

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Sad state of affairs at the National Stadium Abuja

The National Stadium in Abuja was built in 2003 at a cost of $360m. It was built to host the 8th All Africa Games which took place in October 2003. The 60,491 seater is supposed to be an ultra modern multipurpose sports complex, but looks nothing like that today. With facilities in such a state of disrepair, it’s no wonder …

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