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COVID-19 Lockdown: UN Knocks Nigeria, as Buhari Condemns Police Brutality

•14 other countries guilty as hundreds of thousands arrested, detained amid lockdown •Over 23 people killed, many brutalised in Nigeria  •Police use whips and tear gas against poor in South Africa •About 80 countries have declared states of emergency •Police may have killed more than virus in Kenya Senator Iroegbu The United Nations Human Rights

Deadlier than COVID-19, Should Nigerians be Isolated from ‘Killer Security Agents’?

Caveat: There is difference between upholding and protecting Nigeria’s defence and security institutions of which advocacy for sustained reforms must be upheld, and holding individual personnel accountable for their alleged crimes. Therefore, the focus of this article is to condemn the barbaric and atrocious acts of the few bad eggs and criminals in uniform--whose

Obi decries incessant killings of Nigerians in diaspora

•Says we must stop criminalizing ourselves Senator Iroegbu The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 23 Presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that the incessant killings of Nigerians in the diaspora are not unconnected with how little we value human life at home. Responding to a

Zamfara villagers dump corpse at Govt. House in protest of killings

Over 100 villagers from Jirrawa community in Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara on Saturday besieged the Government House, Gusau, with the body of a community member they said was by “bandits”. The spokespersons of the community, Muntari Abdullahi and Muhammadu Sani, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the assailants

Top 10 security related reports in Nigeria | 24.5.19

Capt. Hashim Ibrahim   1. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: ARMY TRAINS 51 OFFICERS, 113 SOLDIERS IN YORUBA, HAUSA, IGBO Lt.-Gen. TukurBuratai, the Chief of Army Staff on Thursday in Abuja said that emerging internal security threats informed the need by the Nigerian Army to train its personnel on proficiency in indigenous languages. Buratai stated this

Peace Group condemns fresh killings in plateau communities

Godsgift Onyedinefu and Nosa Enobhayisobo The Plateau Peace Building Agency (PPBA) has the condemned the killing of innocent people and livestock's in the recent attacks by unknown gunmen in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Bassa and Jos South Local Government Areas (LGA’s) of Plateau State. The Plateau State Police Command on Thursday confirmed

Easter: Love, Tolerance Will End killings – APC

 Nosa Enobhayisobo The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Love and tolerance is the antidote to violence, killings and other divisive tendencies faced in the country. The APC in a statement by the its National Publicity Secretary Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said this while felicitating with Christians at home and abroad on

Easter: CAN urges Nigerians to pursue peace, love one another

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on every Nigerian to embrace peace, tolerance and love one another in the season of Easter and beyond. The CAN in a statement by its President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, said the lack of love is the breeding ground for religious intolerance, killings