By Edith C. Yassin My brother is a rather quiet person with deep insights when he speaks. During the Covid19 worldwide lockdown he opined that "God wanted humans to slow down, stop chasing the wind and listen to each other." Within that period, Nigerian youths had several conversations going, on social media.
Police violence has increased all over the continent. In most cases, perpetrators get away without appropriate sanctions, dealing a blow to the relationship between law enforcement and the public. From Soweto to Nairobi, police brutality cases are on the rise, and citizens are outraged and feel abandoned. Police brutality has become a
By Nneka Chile When Divine Umukoro refused to pay police a bribe after breaking Lagos state’s night-time curfew, she says they slapped her, slashed her car tyres and threatened violence. A video of the incident went viral on Nigerian blogging sites, and Citizens’ Gavel, a non-profit organisation that fights against police misconduct,
Jude Johnson The Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian Police Force (NPF)'s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of engaging in torturing, killing people and other forms of rights violations on at least 82 occasions since January, 2017. In a new report obtained by Global Sentinel on Friday, the international rights
•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
Jude Johnson The Nija Save Nigeria, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated solely to fight injustice and maltreatment of Nigerians has sued the Kano and the Federal Government for N1 billion for negligence at the Federal High Court, Abuja. In a suit No.FHC/ABJ/CS/722/2018 dated July 10, 2018 , filed on their behalf by