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Amnesty International slams Nigerian govt’s poor response to Fulani herdsmen attacks

Osai Ojigho, Amnesty International’s Nigeria Country Director, has condemned Nigeria’s governments at state and federal levels for lacking a “concrete response” to the spate of violence from Fulani herdsmen that has led to hundreds of deaths this January. Ojigho, was speaking to Lagos-based Channels TV this morning. She talked about escalation of the violence beyond to unseen levels and “we …

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Nigeria: Families of hundreds of Shi’a Muslims killed in Zaria still await justice

The Nigerian authorities must ensure justice, truth and reparation over the military’s unlawful killing of more than 350 Shi’a Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015, Amnesty International said on the two-year anniversary of the massacre. No one has been held accountable for the killings, while the families of the missing are still awaiting news of their …

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Nigeria: Government must act in response to fresh allegations of police abuses

Responding to the recent video circulating on social media, apparently showing the aftermath of an alleged killing of a young man by the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria said: “The scale of the reaction to this incident shows that the concerns of the Nigerian people are reaching boiling point. All incidents of violence …

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Was Shell complicit in murder in Nigeria?

Oil giant Shell has a case to answer for its role in human rights violations including murder, rape and torture committed by the Nigerian military government in the 1990s. The victims were the Ogoni people, whose land has been devastated by pollution from Shell’s operations. When the Ogonis organized in peaceful protest, the Nigerian government unleashed a campaign of appalling …

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Nigeria: Deadly mass forced evictions make life misery for waterfront communities

Over 30,000 forcibly evicted from settlements in Lagos state in defiance of court orders 11 people unlawfully killed and at least 17 missing after violent evictions by security forces and unidentified armed men 300,000 others are under threat of further forced evictions Evicted residents not provided with consultation, compensation or alternative housing Nigerian authorities must halt a violent, unlawful campaign …

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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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