Nigeria: Still no Accountability For Human Rights Very – Amnesty

Despite overwhelming evidence of human rights violations, Nigerian authorities are fueling impunity across the country by failing to ensure accountability, said Amnesty International Nigeria today as Nigeria is being reviewed at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group. Amnesty International Nigeria also raises concerns about restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly and continued imposition of the death penalty. “It is clear that Nigeria is not making progress in terms of bringing human rights violators to justice. We…

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Scam: Federal Govt Claims It Spends N3.5m Monthly To Feed Sheikh Zakzaky – Lai Mohammed 

Nigeria’s Minister of Information (misinformation) and Culture, Lai (lie) Mohammed, has claimed that the Federal Government spends as much as N3.5 million a month to feed detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. This scam far surpasses the five million Naira the government told the federal high court Abuja in July 2016 that it used to feed and treat him from the time of his arrest seven months earlier. This will now mean the government is claiming to spend about one million Naira each 10 days…

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492 Shiites killed by Nigerian govt in four years — Falana

The lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday said over 492 member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, have been killed extra-judicially by the Nigerian Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018. Mr Falana urged the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the killings. Members of the Shi’a group have been brutally assaulted and killed while confronting security operatives in recent years. The IMN leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, were arrested on December 14, 2015, following a bloody clash between soldiers and his (El-Zakzaky) supporters who…

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A Nation That Kills Her Citizens And Justifies It

Last week, two curious events happened in Nigeria and the United States of America respectively. President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh concerning the Jewish Synagogue shooting. Protesters blocked his way with placards that said that he was not welcome. Trump’s motorcade had to turn around and take another route. As the President of the US, Trump is the most powerful leader in the world, because he controls the strongest army and presides over the country with the strongest influence on global affairs. Even though no American has the right to stop…

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Shiites’ Lives Also Matter

So much has been said about the growing fractious relationship between the military and the civil society. Before now, our military especially the army, had been the bastion of discipline, restraint and civility. Growing up, a lot of us fantasized about how we would join the military, and shine before our civilian mates with our neat and well ironed uniforms, shiny boots and smart looks. We fantasized and boasted about how we would defend our nation and people against any external aggression from any quarters no matter how powerful. We…

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Nigerian Army Warns, Expect More Deaths Because We Don’t Have Rubber Bullets

The Spokesman of Defence Headquarters, DHQ, John Agim, has issued a threat that Nigerians should expect more brutal killings of unarmed civilians, especially members of the Islamic Movement, because they would use live ammunition against them as they don’t have rubber bullets. The Defence Spokesperson, Brigadier General John Agim made these threats when he was speaking at the Osasu Show television program, characterized by lies, threats and more lies. The army spokesman lied that only three members of the Islamic Movement were killed, when the army used brute force to…

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More People Slam Nigerian Army Over Abuja Massacre

More and more people are condemning the Nigerian army for the unwarranted attacks on members of the Islamic Movement who were on their religious procession in Abuja last week, leading to the death of 50 unarmed citizens. One of such was by Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, who described silence on this army massacre as criminal.

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Police Handover 10 More Corpses of Shi’ites Killed By Military In Abuja

The Nigerian Police today Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 handed over the remains of an additional 10 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria killed by the Nigerian army in Abuja last week. These were some of the victims the soldiers took along with them after they massacred unarmed members of the Islamic Movement who were conducting a religious event of Arbaeen mourning procession by opening fire on them over three days. These corpses were taken to 3 different mortuaries spread across Abuja as follows: Three were deposited at General Hospital…

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Blood On Their Hands!

There is nothing more appropriate to underscore a nation with broken consciousness and moral fibre than its present army of occupation across the country. It is a sign of dithering hope, fractured nationality, broken dialogue, and a clear absence of national cohesion and unanimity of purpose. Under a democracy, the Police are vested with the responsibility of maintaining law and order, and not the military by whatever guise. The present scenario playing out under the Buhari’s administration is an unusual situation in an unusual country, governed by unusual president struggling…

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A Day To Court Ruling On Zakzaky Bail, Govt Desperately Seeks Ways To Avoid Sitting

It is barely twenty four hours before the much expected court appearance of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife before a Kaduna High Court presided by Justice Kurada, during which he is expected to rule on the bail application put forward by the defence counsels, led by Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria. The court could not sit in about three different occasions previously as the government through its prosecution counsels seeks to frustrate progress in the case, thereby denying possible granting of bail to the sick duo. During the last…

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