Borno lawyers tackle Nigeria Army over curfew
20 May
2015
Written by Femi Erinle

Borno lawyers tackle Nigeria Army over curfew »

The Nigeria Bar Association in Borno State has accused the authorities of the 7 Division Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, of flagrant abuse of the Read more...

Condemned soldiers: Lawyer appeals to Jonathan, COAS
11 May
2015
Written by Femi Erinle

Condemned soldiers: Lawyer appeals to Jonathan, COAS »

The Counsel for 12 soldiers condemned to death by a General Military Court Martial for alleged mutiny, Enokela Onyilo-Uloko, has cried out to Read more...

Falana petitions African Commission over unlawful arrest of Zambian activist
5 May
2015
Written by Femi Erinle

Falana petitions African Commission over unlawful arrest of Zambian activist »

Following the arrest and prosecution of an anti-corruption activist, Mutembo Nchito, by the Zambian government, Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has appealed to Read more...

Rights group berates Nigerian Army for unlawful detention of police officers
27 Apr
2015
Written by Femi Erinle

Rights group berates Nigerian Army for unlawful detention of police officers »

A rights group, Committee for Democracy and Rights of the People, CDRP, has described as “unlawful, unwarranted and totally unacceptable” the Read more...

SERAP asks Jonathan to drag South Africa to African Commission over attacks on Nigerians.
21 Apr
2015
Written by Femi Erinle

SERAP asks Jonathan to drag South Africa to African Commission over attacks on Nigerians. »

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the government of President Goodluck Jonathan to “urgently take legal action against the South Read more...

Inmates: Abandoned By Courts, Abused By Government
15 Apr
2015
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Inmates: Abandoned By Courts, Abused By Government »

Prisons facilities are generally meant for convicted persons, but the opposite is the case in Nigeria as the population of ‘illegal residents’ popularly Read more...

Today in History: First American anti-slavery society organized
14 Apr
2015
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Today in History: First American anti-slavery society organized »

First American anti-slavery society organized

On April 14, 1775, Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia helped organize the first American society for Read more...

Court orders EFCC to produce detainee
7 Apr
2015
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Court orders EFCC to produce detainee »

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  to produce a detainee, Read more...

We won’t drop suit against Army – Al Jazeera journalists
7 Apr
2015
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We won’t drop suit against Army – Al Jazeera journalists »

Two Al Jazeera journalists who were on Sunday released by the Nigerian military after 12 days in detention have vowed to maintain their Read more...

Today in History: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is released from prison by Babaginda
23 Mar
2015
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Today in History: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is released from prison by Babaginda »

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Fela Anikulapo-Kuti made outspoken attacks on the Nigerian government. When the people returned to power in 1979, Kuti began his own Read more...

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