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Nigeria: Thousands forced to flee their homes amid gunshots and tear gas

Residents at the Otodo-Gbame waterfront community in Lagos, Nigeria, are being forcibly evicted and their homes destroyed by bulldozers as security services used tear gas and live bullets to clear the area, Amnesty International reports. The eviction, which is ongoing at the time of writing, is being carried out in direct violation of a court ruling issued in January specifically …

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Amnesty International continues to expose the criminality and dishonesty of the Nigerian military

Amnesty International Nigeria’s Morayo Adebayo was on telly yesterday to defend her organisation’s 2016 annual report from attack by the Nigerian military. The annual report on human rights in Nigeria, based on two reports last year, chronicled the extrajudicial killings of the Nigerian army against Shia Muslims, pro-Biafran protesters, torture and other abuses in detention centres in the northeast of …

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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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Buhari critic Babatunde Gbadamosi arrested by DSS

A fervent critic of the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari and one-time governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi aka BOG, was arrested in Lagos by Nigeria’s secret police – the Department of State Services (DSS). Gbadamosi, a regular on Nigerian TV, public affairs analyst and scourge of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on social media tweeted this morning: …

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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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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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UK court gives Shell green light to profit from abuses in Nigeria

A UK High Court ruling that two Niger Delta communities devastated by oil spills cannot have their claims against Shell heard in the UK could rob them of justice and allow UK multinationals to commit abuses overseas with impunity, Amnesty International said today. The High Court ruled today that Royal Dutch Shell cannot be held responsible for the actions of …

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Nigeria must comply with court order to release Zakzaky

The Nigerian authorities must immediately comply with a High Court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from detention, said Amnesty International. El-Zakzaky, and his wife Malama Zeenah Ibraheem, have been in detention without charge for more than a year following a clash between his supporters and the Nigerian military …

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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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