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Preaidential panel receives 103 human rights violation cases against SARS

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, said on Monday that 103 complaints of alleged human rights violations were received by the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. Mr Ojukwu, who doubles as the chairman of the presidential panel, said this at the second sitting of

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Nigeria

•Aid workers fear attacks by Boko Haram Rafiu Ajakaye At least 260 UN aid workers have been withdrawn from Nigeria’s northeast over fears of attacks by Boko Haram militants, a spokesman said. Samantha Newport, UN spokeswoman in Nigeria, said in a statement late Wednesday that a spike in militant activists in the region

Tens of thousands flee extremists attacks in Nigeria—UN

Michael Olukayode The United Nations expressed “grave concern” about an upsurge of violence in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, which has been ravaged by Islamist group Boko Haram’s insurgency. Clashes in late December between government forces and “non-state armed groups” forced more than 30,000 people to flee to Maiduguri, the capital of

Voyage of Life or Death

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them.This edition examines the risks posed by such migration and makes recommendations on how the challenges can be addressed. The phenomenon of irregular migration has become a major global security

World, Nigeria failed to protect children in conflict in 2018–UNICEF

•Violent conflict affects almost 500,000 Nigerian children, education of 3.5m •Widespread violations against children in conflict continue in shocking year-on-year trend Senator Iroegbu  The UNICEF said that the countries and governments across the world including Nigeria, have failed to protect children in conflicts, puting at risk the education of 3.5 million

Alleged Rapist of 11-year old granted bail, threatens victim’s family

..Victim Develops VVF Infection   Amid glaring evidence of sexual defilement, the Minna Chief Magistrate Court 3 has granted bail to one Zakari Yusuf, a serial rapist, alleged to have tormented and sexually abused an 11-year old girl, Safiya Muhammad.   The Court also adjourned hearing into the case till Tuesday 8 January, 2018. Safiya,

Nigeria vs AI: Consequences of ignoring credible reports on rights violations–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Uju Joy Igboeli and Chidinma Udegbunam   Combination of Government insincerity and dishonesty, falsehood and propaganda, ethnic chauvinism and religious extremism, tribalism and nepotism, militarization and failed intelligence, incorrigibility and entrenched impunity and intolerance and censorship are the fundamental drawbacks inherent in the central Administration of Retired Major Gen Muhammadu

Farmers-Herders Conflict: How Nigerian govt’s failures caused nearly 4,000 deaths – Amnesty International

Editor's note: The Amnesty International Nigeria will today, launchthe report: ‘‘Harvest of Death: Three years of bloody clashes between herders and farmers’'. The report shows the human cost of the cycle of violence between herders and farmers in parts of Nigeria affected by the clashes which resulted in alarming death

How Southeast governors donated N12bn to aid killings, militarization of the region–SBCHROs

•Alleges marginalised in Nigeria military formations, demands Igbo IGP •Accuses govs of secretly adopting Buhari for the 2019 election   Godsgift Onyedinefu      The Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights & Democracy Organizations (SBCHROs) has accused the Governors of donating an accumulated sum of N12 billion in aid of alleged killings and militarization of the

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