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US: Nigerian government, security officials practised corruption with impunity in 2018

US: Nigerian government, security officials practised corruption with impunity in 2018

Government officials were enmeshed in widespread corruption in 2018 despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, according to a report by the United States Department of State. The report, titled “Country
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Army rejects report on farmers-herders conflict, threatens to seal offices of Amnesty International

“It’ll Take A While Before Nigeria Will See Another Political Leader Like Buhari” – Femi Adesina

The Nigerian army has denied a new report on killings resulting from farmers-herders conflict released by Amnesty International (AI). The army said the report is a “fabrication of fictitious allegations
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US consulate grant program gives $453, 568 to 45 Nigerian civic organizations

US consulate grant program gives $453, 568 to 45 Nigerian civic organizations

From January 2018 till date, the United States Consulate General in Lagos has awarded $453, 568 to 45 individuals, non-government organizations (NGOs), and academic institutions. The grants support a variety of worthwhile projects in the areas of human rights, transparency in government, freedom of the media, empowerment of women and youth, health, education, entrepreneurship, and the […]
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Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

The state of Texas was preparing Wednesday to execute a Mexican man sentenced to death in 1993, despite objections from human rights groups. Roberto Moreno Ramos, 64, was due to be put to death by lethal injection at 6:00 pm (0000 GMT Thursday) in the penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas. He was sentenced to death for […] …

Nigerian Scientists don’t understand their human rights – Onu

Nigerian Scientists don’t understand their human rights – Onu

Samuel Bello, Abuja Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said the country has not progressed scientifically, because many Nigerian scientists don’t understand human rights as specific obligations including social and economic rights essential to human well-being. Onu, who stated this, on Monday, in Abuja, at the World Science Day Celebration, with the theme “Science, […]
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Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout

Rebels have fired mortar shells from a planned buffer zone in northwest Syria, a monitor said Sunday, days after they were meant to have withdrawn such weapons from the area. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said rebels in the zone fired several “mortar shells at an army position in nearby Hama province, […] …

Expect brighter future, Buhari tells Nigerians

We gave Intels more than a year, says NPA on termination of agreement

Text of national broadcast by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 58th Independence anniversary, October 1, 2018 Fellow Nigerians, Today is a day of celebration and solemn reflection. It is the anniversary of the day Nigerians realised one of the most cherished of human desires – the desire […] …

‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

A coalition has urged António Guterres, United Nations secretary-general to strip ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of all his associations with the UN, including his recent role as a member of the UN
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