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UN Human Rights C’ttee queries Nigeria on ‘rampant corruption’, Biafra, Shiites killings

•Also Sharia Law, death penalty, anti-gay law •FG denies rights violations, defends El-Rufai's 'anti-Christian' bill, says no Journalist has been arrested Senator Iroegbu  The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations has accused Nigerian government of not doing enough to stem the high level  of corruption in governance and human rights violations

Biafra: Indeed, we are all heroes 

Charles Ogbu Defeated in a war we fought to survive, dehumanized, stripped of our jobs, our assets, our right to human dignity and condemned to live in a state of perpetual poverty and penury with no govt presence other than Police and Army checkpoints, but like the Phoenix, we rose from

1966 Coup, Counter-coup, Civil War: I was all in it…I went through hell in the military–Buhari

•Blames police failure, military deterioration, others for insecurity •Says Buhari, Dogara held the country to ransom for seven months •Scores legislators, police low •Yet to discuss ministerial list, appointments   Jude Johnson    The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed his role in one of the country's most trying times in its journey to nationhood, explaining his

Rights Violations: FG protecting military officials, Boko Haram terrorists— Amnesty International

•Urges ICC to probe Nigerian gov't failure to sanction perpetrators  Sam Ogun The Amnesty International (AI) has accused Nigeria's Federal Government of shielding the military top brass and commanders as well as Boko Haram terrorists engaged in rights violations from prosecution.   To this end, AI in a statement on Monday to make the

Court orders Sen. Abaribe, others to pay N100m over Nnamdi Kanu’s absence

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Eyinnaya Abaribe and two others to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account within two months for their inability to produce the missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafran (IPO), Mazi

Policing: Army’s meddlesome internal security role fuels insurgency-2018–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chidinma Udegbunam and Obianuju Igboeli Editor's note: The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has warned that the constant intervention and involvement of Nigerian Army in the policing of internal security challenges is a potential recruitment factor for insurgency in the country. The Nigerian Army is