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Amnesty International researcher disgraces Nigerian military spokesman on national TV

Morayo Adebayo, a researcher with Amnesty International was on Channels TV on Wednesday to discuss their report on extrajudicial killings by the Nigerian military. The report and other crimes by the Nigerian security agencies have been published on Naijiant.com. Adebayo, was calm, collected and gave a detailed description of how they gather the evidence, reach their conclusions and share the …

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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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Time to slap a Trump-style travel ban on Buhari

US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the US from seven countries has kicked up a worldwide storm.  Following on from that decision, 1.3m people in the UK signed a petition asking the UK government to call off Trump’s state visit to the country because of his potential to cause embarrassment to their Queen.  It is now being …

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Senator Ben Murray-Bruce condemns the shooting of pro-Biafrans celebrating Trump’s inauguration

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has come out strongly against the alleged killing of 11 pro-Biafran demonstrators by Nigerian police in Port Harcourt yesterday. The demonstrators, who are reportedly members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a group seeking the secession of the southeast of Nigeria from the rest of the country, organised a rally in support of the inauguration of …

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Nnamdi Kanu: An Igbo in Jewish clothing

Nnamdi Kanu, the self-styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who want the secession of southeast Nigeria from the rest of county, showed up in court for his treason trial in Jewish skull cap and a shawl with the Star of David. It is not clear if Kanu has converted to Judaism while in detention since October 2015. …

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Human Rights Watch slams Buhari’s dictatorial tendencies

Nigeria: Disturbing Intolerance of Dissent Violent Crackdown on Protesters Mars Security Reform Efforts Growing concerns about intolerance of dissent and a heavy-handed response to protests dominated Nigeria’s human rights landscape in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2017. Government rhetoric about security sector reform and improving accountability for rights abuses has yet to translate into …

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New Year, New IPOB?

The agitation for the secession of southeast Nigeria from the rest of the country by organisations such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and others is unlikely to end in this New Year. While acknowledging the challenges faced with Boko Haram, Niger Delta militancy and clashes with Shia Muslims, President Muhammadu Buhari tried to ignore the burning Biafran issue …

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Buhari blunder: Pulls out of Enugu trip following IPOB threats

President Muhammadu Buhari ducked out of opening a Southeast Economic and Security Summit in Enugu today following threats made by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who are campaigning for the secession of southeast Nigeria from the rest of the country. The group in a statement on 19 December warned that Buhari must steer clear of “Biafraland or have himself …

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Nigeria fails to come to grips with separatist “New Biafra”

A treason trial will start next month in a Nigerian high court that has major implications for the country’s stability. In the dock will be Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Along with three other people, he is facing a charge of “treasonable felony”. Biafra was the secessionist Igbo enclave of southeastern Nigeria that existed …

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