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Amnesty International sends a clear message to Nigerian govt: Threats won’t deter us from defending human rights

The Nigerian military is increasingly resorting to threats, intimidation and smears to discredit Amnesty International’s work documenting the human rights violations it has committed, Amnesty International said today. On 24 May 2018 the organization released a report, “They Betrayed Us”, which documented the prevalence of sexual violence against starving women and girls detained in satellite camps under the control of Nigerian …

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Nigeria sleepwalking to disaster with Shia Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari suggested that Nigerian youths are lazy during a recent trip to the UK.  But it appears that Nigeria’s current teetering from one crisis to the next is down to his intellectual laziness and shockingly poor understanding of how his action and inaction contribute to escalating already dire situations. Nothing proves this more than the response of the …

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At least 100 people kidnapped along road in northern Nigeria

At least 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past few days, officials, witnesses and relatives of the abducted told Reuters on Tuesday, underscoring the insecurity still afflicting parts of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari won elections in 2015 partly on promises to bring security to Nigeria but has struggled to fulfil them. He …

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Reckless police crackdown against unarmed protesters put lives at risk in Nigeria

Responding to a violent crackdown by Nigerian police on members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) protesting the detention of their leader in Abuja, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “This was a needless resort to violence by Nigerian police against a group of unarmed protestors. The IMN members gathered in Abuja were perfectly within their rights in demanding …

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‘No amount of killing will stop us,’ vow Nigerian Shias

One person has been reportedly killed and several others injured after members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the police in the capital Abuja. The police, using tear gas and live ammunitions, forcefully dispersed Shia protesters demanding the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, at the Unity Fountain on Monday. Sheikh Zakzaky has been detained without …

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Buhari can help Trump answer this question

US President Donald Trump said today as their military launched air strikes against Syria: “I also have a message tonight for the two governments most responsible for supporting equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime. To Iran and to Russia, I ask: what kind of a nation wants to to be associated with a mass murder of innocent men, women and children?” …

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