“You are a completely useless Governor, a liability to Kaduna!” – Top Muslim Cleric Cuts El-Rufai to size

A top Muslim Cleric in Kaduna State has severely berated the Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasiru Ahmed El-rufai in the pulpit while delivering a Friday sermon. This is perhaps the sternest criticism of the Governor yet from the religious circle since becoming the Governor of Kaduna state in mid-2015. The Scholar criticised the popular characteristics of arrogance by which the governor has come to be identified in his rule. “You, nobody can talk to you? No one can tell you the truth? There is nobody you respect?” He then declared…

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Editorial: Obey the law

• The Buhari administration should respect fundamental rights A major feature that distinguishes a democracy from authoritarian rule is scrupulous adherence to the Rule of Law. In a democracy, there is no room for impunity or capricious rule. Every citizen, and non-citizen alike, is presumed innocent until he has been afforded the opportunity of arraignment and trial in a court of law. Detention beyond 48 hours can only be at the instance of the court. Besides, every court order is to be obeyed unless or until it is set aside…

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African National Congress resolves to direct government to downgrade Israeli embassy

The ANC has unanimously resolved to direct the South African government to “immediately and unconditionally” downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office. “In order to give our practical expression of support to the oppressed people of Palestine, the ANC has unanimously resolved to direct the SA government to immediately and unconditionally downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office,” the resolution read earlier on Wednesday. Delegates from the North West, together with branches and regions from other provinces, supported the resolution. “Coming to…

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“Israeli persecution of Palestinians in occupied Palestinian land is one of the worst examples of Human Rights Depravation” – Former US President, Jimmy Carter

A former President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter has declared that Israeli persecution of Palestinian land is one of the worst examples of Human Rights depravation. He was talking in a Television feature program, HardBall on MSNBC. Mr. Carter described Israel as an occupier force who confiscated and occupied the Palestinian land. “It doesn’t belong to Israel,” he said. Mr. Carter said Israel is building settlements on a land that doesn’t belong to them, and that amounts to colonisation. “What is being done to the Palestinians right…

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