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Nigeria: People With Mental Health Conditions Chained, Abused

11 November 2019 Ban Chaining; Provide Mental Health Services Thousands of people with mental health conditions across Nigeria are chained and locked up in various facilities where they face terrible abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. Detention, chaining, and violent treatment are pervasive in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation centers, traditional healing centers, and both Christian and Islamic faith-based facilities. “People …

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Buhari’s “private visit” to London, more questions than answers


5 November 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari is at it again on a London trip shrouded in secrecy, evasion and probable lawbreaking.  The Globetrotter-in-Chief returned to Nigeria from a trip to Russia last month and then headed off to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia three days later.  He didn’t bother return to Nigeria from Riyadh and instead flew from there to London last …

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Nigeria’s new media code sparks worries over freedom of expression

2 November 2019 Nigeria has announced it will tighten regulations on social media in a bid to fight the “cancer” of fake news and disinformation, but the proposal has triggered an outcry over a potential crackdown on freedom of expression. Information Minister Lai Mohammed says the measure to strengthen the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the state agency overseeing media regulation, …

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