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Nigeria: UNICEF criticizes boy’s 10-year jailing for blasphemy

18 September 2020 The UN children’s agency has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old for blasphemy in northeastern Nigeria. His verdict is one of several others in the recent past. Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, has described as wrong the sentencing of 13-year-old Omar Farouk to 10 years in prison. Farouk is also to carry out menial labor while …

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Nigeria: Failure to release report of Presidential Panel a setback for rule of law

15 September 2020 Responding to the failure of Nigerian authorities to release report of the Presidential Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement three years on, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said:   “The failure of Nigerian authorities to release the report of the Presidential Panel that purportedly investigated compliance of armed …

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How corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region

8 September 2020 In the wake of an insurgency that devastated Nigeria’s petroleum industry and sent the economy into a tailspin, the Nigerian government granted unconditional amnesty to thousands of insurgents in 2009. Amnesty provided a clean slate for peacebuilding measures. These were meant to safeguard the communities to which the insurgents would be returning and build capacity for peace, security and development in …

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