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AllAfrica.com
'Govt Won't Force IDPs Out of FCT'The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Muhammad Sani
'Govt Won't Force IDPs Out of FCT'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 hours ago
The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Muhammad Sani Sidi alongside Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof Bem Angwe said that the Federal Government would not forcefully relocate Internally... Read more
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New Kerala
Govts should recognise the role of NGOs in mental healthcare, says NHRC acting chairperson A day-long meeting of state health secretaries on mental healthcare, organize
Govts should recognise the role of NGOs in mental healthcare, says NHRC acting chairperson
New Kerala / Posted 10 hours ago
A day-long meeting of state health secretaries on mental healthcare, organized by the National Human rights Commission, began in New Delhi... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for yearsSixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawy
In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years. His father should have been let out in 2003, but the impoverished family could not pay... Read more
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FOX News
In India's prisons, high bail demands keep the poor languishing behind bars for yearsLUCKNOW, India – Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of h
In India's prisons, high bail demands keep the poor languishing behind bars for years
FOX News / Posted 12 hours ago
LUCKNOW, India – Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years. His father should have been let out in 2003, but the impoverished... Read more
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Denver Post
In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for yearsLUCKNOW, India (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most
In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years
Denver Post / Posted 12 hours ago
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years. His father should have been let out in 2003, but the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for yearsLUCKNOW, India (AP) � Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most
In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 13 hours ago
LUCKNOW, India (AP) � Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years. His father should have been let out in 2003, but the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt to Get Missing Persons Data - NHRCThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has promised to ensure that governm
Govt to Get Missing Persons Data - NHRC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has promised to ensure that government maintains a data of every Nigerian as well as account for every citizen missing or in captivity by insurgency group BokoHaram. Executive Secretary of the commission,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rights Activists Demand Gani's ImmortalisationLagos — A coalition of human rights activists who gathered to mark the sixth an
Rights Activists Demand Gani's Immortalisation
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Lagos — A coalition of human rights activists who gathered to mark the sixth anniversary of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi's death in Lagos yesterday restated calls for his immortalisation. The activists who gathered under the aegis of the Gani... Read more
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New Kerala
NHRC seeks report on action on Bengal women protestors The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a report from
NHRC seeks report on action on Bengal women protestors
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government following complaints that women protestors were assaulted by police... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Heightening Concern for the Internally DisplacedA two-day summit on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria was recently
Heightening Concern for the Internally Displaced
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
A two-day summit on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria was recently organised in Abuja by the Civil Society Legislative Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
NAF Alpha Jets Hit More Targets in Sambisa ForestBy Abdullahi Umar, Bayo Oladeji, Hajara Aliyu and Kareem Haruna The Nigerian A
NAF Alpha Jets Hit More Targets in Sambisa Forest
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
By Abdullahi Umar, Bayo Oladeji, Hajara Aliyu and Kareem Haruna The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in its bid to sustain the ongoing air assault against the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in Sambisa Forest, has continued to hit vital targets with a view to... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Couple fight for return of baby CarmenGordon Lake poses with baby Carmen and the woman claiming to be the original eg
Couple fight for return of baby Carmen
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
Gordon Lake poses with baby Carmen and the woman claiming to be the original egg donor for the surrogate birth that has left the US-Spanish gay couple fighting over custody. (Photo from Facebook) Related Stories The American-Spanish gay couple... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Uighurs under watch as CSD investigates ties to terrorismUighurs caught entering the country are taken to a holding centre in Songkhla (
Uighurs under watch as CSD investigates ties to terrorism
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
Uighurs caught entering the country are taken to a holding centre in Songkhla (above) but many live freely in communities. (File photo courtesy of Radio Free Asia) Related Stories The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) is keeping a close watch on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Family of Detained Biz Man Petitions COAS, OthersThe family of a businessman detained by the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno S
Family of Detained Biz Man Petitions COAS, Others
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The family of a businessman detained by the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno State has petitioned the Chief of Army Staff, the National Security Adviser and the National Human Rights Commission over "unlawful detention." The petition, signed by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Does African Court On Human and Peoples Rights Have Teeth to Bite?Today's guest is Dr. Solomon Ayele, who is the new Commissioner for the African
Does African Court On Human and Peoples Rights Have Teeth to Bite?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Today's guest is Dr. Solomon Ayele, who is the new Commissioner for the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) Africa's principal human rights body. He is the first Ethiopian to be in this position and the youngest ever at only 36.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sexual Harassment, Intimidation Hinder Women's Participation in Election - StakeholdersA coalition of NGOs and other stakeholders on Tuesday identified sexual harassm
Sexual Harassment, Intimidation Hinder Women's Participation in Election - Stakeholders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
A coalition of NGOs and other stakeholders on Tuesday identified sexual harassment, intimidation and lack of support as some causes for the declining rate of women's participation in elections. This was observed at the launch of the "Stop-Violence... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
An Eagle Eyed View of the NBA's Annual ConferenceThe Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) where
An Eagle Eyed View of the NBA's Annual Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) where lawyers, judges, academics and stakeholders in the legal profession converge to learn, exchange ideas, re-energise, reflect upon and proffer solutions to the ceaseless... Read more
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New Kerala
NHRC issues notice to UP officials over minor's repeated rape The NHRC has issued notice to the chief secretary and director general of pol
NHRC issues notice to UP officials over minor's repeated rape
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
The NHRC has issued notice to the chief secretary and director general of police, Uttar Pradesh, over the repeated abduction and rape of a girl by a sub-inspector and his accomplices, a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015UPON the restoration of civil rule in 1999, the Olusegun Obasanjo Administratio
The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
UPON the restoration of civil rule in 1999, the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration ensured that the ICPC Act was enacted to deal with the menace of corruption. Following the decision of the commission set up under the law, to arrest some officials of... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Protest as sisters sentenced to be raped in IndiaThousands have signed a petition to stop two Indian sisters being gang-raped an
Protest as sisters sentenced to be raped in India
Sky News Australia / Posted 5 days ago
Thousands have signed a petition to stop two Indian sisters being gang-raped and paraded around a village naked with blackened faces as punishment for their brother's 'crimes'. Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
India village council orders rapes of two sistersDelhi - The rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities
India village council orders rapes of two sisters
News 24 South Africa / Posted 6 days ago
Delhi - The rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of two young women, after their local village council ordered them to be raped and paraded naked after their brother eloped with a married... Read more
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Aljazeera
India village council orders rapes of two sistersThe rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensu
India village council orders rapes of two sisters
Aljazeera / Posted 6 days ago
The rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of two young women after their local village council ordered them to be raped and paraded naked after their brother eloped with a married woman. The... Read more
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Calcutta News
NHRC notices to the Health Secretary, AIIMS Director, Delhi Police The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of
NHRC notices to the Health Secretary, AIIMS Director, Delhi Police
Calcutta News / Posted 6 days ago
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a man ran from one hospital to another here in the national capital to save the life... Read more
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New Kerala
NHRC notices to the Health Secretary, AIIMS Director, Delhi Police The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of
NHRC notices to the Health Secretary, AIIMS Director, Delhi Police
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a man ran from one hospital to another here in the national capital to save the life... Read more
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New Kerala
Union health secretary, AIIMS, Delhi Police get NHRC notices The NHRC has issued notice to the union health secretary, director of AIIMS a
Union health secretary, AIIMS, Delhi Police get NHRC notices
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
The NHRC has issued notice to the union health secretary, director of AIIMS and the commissioner of Delhi Police over reports that an injured girl died after failing to receive timely... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
More than 92% of Indian Muslim women want ban on verbal divorce: PollNEW DELHI: Indian Muslim men are legally allowed to verbally divorce their wive
More than 92% of Indian Muslim women want ban on verbal divorce: Poll
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
NEW DELHI: Indian Muslim men are legally allowed to verbally divorce their wives under the ‘triple talaq' Islamic law. The husband can repeat the word 'talaq', which means 'I divorce you', three times and instantly end the marriage. But a recent... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Over 92% of Indian Muslim women want ban on verbal divorce: PollNEW DELHI: Indian Muslim men are legally allowed to verbally divorce their wive
Over 92% of Indian Muslim women want ban on verbal divorce: Poll
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
NEW DELHI: Indian Muslim men are legally allowed to verbally divorce their wives under the ‘triple talaq' Islamic law. The husband can repeat the word 'talaq', which means 'I divorce you', three times and instantly end the marriage. But a recent... Read more
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New Kerala
NHRC issues notices over electrocution of child in DDA park The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of
NHRC issues notices over electrocution of child in DDA park
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that a nine year old child, Saurabh Sharma was electrocuted when he went to fetch a kite in a DDA... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
10 excuses for being absent from Bersih – Edward Beruang Published: 28 August 2015 7:17 AM 1. The rally will disrupt business The au
10 excuses for being absent from Bersih – Edward Beruang
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 7 days ago
Published: 28 August 2015 7:17 AM 1. The rally will disrupt business The authorities gave this reason for Bersih 1, 2 and 3. Bersih 4 too? Hello, 100,000, maybe even 200,000 people are... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Australia Supports Disabled Nigerian Women With N119 MillionAbuja — The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, HE Jonathan Richardson, on
Australia Supports Disabled Nigerian Women With N119 Million
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Abuja — The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, HE Jonathan Richardson, on Thursday said he was proud of his country's assistance to Nigeria with N119m in its efforts at empowering and supporting people with disability especially women. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerians Must Partake in Buhari's Anti-Corruption Campaign - --ObayuwanaOsagie Obayuwana is a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in E
Nigerians Must Partake in Buhari's Anti-Corruption Campaign - --Obayuwana
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Osagie Obayuwana is a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Edo state. He was also Vice President, Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR. In this interview with Vanguard Law and Human Rights, he reviewed President Muhammadu... Read more
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New Kerala
NHRC notice to Delhi government, DJB over boy's death The national rights panel has issued notice to the Delhi government, Delhi Po
NHRC notice to Delhi government, DJB over boy's death
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
The national rights panel has issued notice to the Delhi government, Delhi Police and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) over the death of a child who was electrocuted in a park in the capital, a... Read more
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The Telegraph
NHRC poser on cop stick in DeogharThe usual Shravan rush at Baidyanath temple in Deoghar Delhi/ Ranchi, Aug. 26:
NHRC poser on cop stick in Deoghar
The Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
The usual Shravan rush at Baidyanath temple in Deoghar Delhi/ Ranchi, Aug. 26: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), taking suo motu cognisance of a media report on the August 10 stampede in Deoghar where 10 devotees were killed, has... Read more
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New Kerala
Concerned by ongoing political violence in Nepal, UN rights office urges peaceful resolution to crisis Voicing concern over continuing political violence and killing of protestors
Concerned by ongoing political violence in Nepal, UN rights office urges peaceful resolution to crisis
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
Voicing concern over continuing political violence and killing of protestors in Nepal, the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday called on... Read more
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New Kerala
UN concern over continuing political violence in Nepal UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville on Tuesday expressed co
UN concern over continuing political violence in Nepal
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville on Tuesday expressed concern over reports from Nepal of continuing political violence, saying a change of approach was the need of the... Read more
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New Kerala
NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Govt. over 52 bonded labourers rescued in Chennai The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of
NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Govt. over 52 bonded labourers rescued in Chennai
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that 52 bonded labourers, mostly minors, from Chhatishgarh and Odisha,... Read more
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New Kerala
Women's panel seeks report in Bengal teen's suicide The West Bengal Commission for Women on Tuesday said it has sought a report f
Women's panel seeks report in Bengal teen's suicide
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
The West Bengal Commission for Women on Tuesday said it has sought a report from police on a girl's suicide after allegedly being molested and publicly assaulted in the city's outskirts. According... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
#BBOG Commemorates 500 Days Since Chibok Girls Abduction#BringBackOurGirls group on Friday started a Global Week of Action to commemora
#BBOG Commemorates 500 Days Since Chibok Girls Abduction
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
#BringBackOurGirls group on Friday started a Global Week of Action to commemorate the 500 days of the abduction of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haraminsurgency. The conveners of the group Oby Ezekwesili and Hadiza Bala Usman, said in a... Read more
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New Kerala
NHRC issues notice to Railway Board chief over Harda derailment The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media r
NHRC issues notice to Railway Board chief over Harda derailment
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports on the derailment of two trains in Harda, Madhya Pradesh in the midnight of August 4, 2015, resulting... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tribunal - Umana Gets Nod to Present More WitnessesAkwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, Thursday, gr
Tribunal - Umana Gets Nod to Present More Witnesses
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, Thursday, granted leave to Umana Okon Umana of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tender additional witnesses and documents to support the petition challenging the April 11... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Akwa Ibom - Umana Gets Nod to Bring More Witnesses, DocumentsThe Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja on Thursd
Akwa Ibom - Umana Gets Nod to Bring More Witnesses, Documents
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
The Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja on Thursday granted leave to Umana Okon Umana of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to tender additional witnesses and documents to support the petition challenging the April 11... Read more
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New Kerala
Chhattisgarh nun rape case: NHRC alleges loop holes in probe. The National Human Rights Commission has found several deficiencies in the in
Chhattisgarh nun rape case: NHRC alleges loop holes in probe.
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
The National Human Rights Commission has found several deficiencies in the investigation of the case related to the rape of a nun at Christ Sahaya Kendra, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, in June... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Army Identifies Soldiers Who Tortured Civilian in Nasarawa StateAbuja — Authorities of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, said it had identified t
Army Identifies Soldiers Who Tortured Civilian in Nasarawa State
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Abuja — Authorities of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, said it had identified the soldiers who violated the rights of a member of the public in Mararaba, Nasarawa state, on Aug. 8. Brig.-Gen. Yusuf Shalangwa, Director, Legal Services, Nigerian Army,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Adadevoh, Gani Were Humanitarians Nigerians Should Not Forget - - OdinkaluAs the world marks the 2015 international humanitarian day, the chairman of the
Adadevoh, Gani Were Humanitarians Nigerians Should Not Forget - - Odinkalu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
As the world marks the 2015 international humanitarian day, the chairman of the National Human rights commission, Chidi Odinkalu, has urged Nigerians to remember the sacrifices of some of the nation's finest humanitarians. The human rights chief... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Army Identifies Soldiers Who Tortured Civilian in NasarawaAuthorities of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, said it had identified the soldi
Army Identifies Soldiers Who Tortured Civilian in Nasarawa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Authorities of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, said it had identified the soldiers who violated the rights of a member of the public in Mararaba, Nasarawa state, on Aug. 8. Brig.-Gen. Yusuf Shalangwa, Director, Legal Services, Nigerian Army, made... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerian Army and Human RightsThe display of excessive force by the military in relations with the civil popu
Nigerian Army and Human Rights
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
The display of excessive force by the military in relations with the civil populace is unacceptable. One mark of a professional military force is to display civility in dealing with non-combatants Apparently disturbed by the front-page photograph in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Without the Illegal Allowances, These Are What Your Senators, Reps EarnBy Joshua Olufemi and Richard Akinwumi Going by the remuneration approved for
Without the Illegal Allowances, These Are What Your Senators, Reps Earn
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
By Joshua Olufemi and Richard Akinwumi Going by the remuneration approved for them by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), the annual take-home (excluding estacode, Duty Tour Allowance (DTA) and some sundry allowances... Read more
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New Kerala
Protesting Congressmen cane-charged in Lucknow; 1,500 arrested Lucknow police on Monday cane-charged Congress leaders and workers as they le
Protesting Congressmen cane-charged in Lucknow; 1,500 arrested
New Kerala / Posted 18 days ago
Lucknow police on Monday cane-charged Congress leaders and workers as they led a protest march in the state capital and tried to gherao the Vidhan Sabha during its monsoon session. More... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
NEMA - More Fake IDPs Troop to Camps, As NHRC Expresses ConcernAbuja — Amidst several appeals by humanitarian and civil society organisations
NEMA - More Fake IDPs Troop to Camps, As NHRC Expresses Concern
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
Abuja — Amidst several appeals by humanitarian and civil society organisations to the Nigerian government to intervene in the huge challenges facing the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country, the National Emergency Management Agency... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
My Encounter With Boko Haram Foot Soldiers - Barrister AishaBy Shehu Abubakar and Ibrahim Sawab Maiduguri — Barrister Aisha Kalil Wakkil i
My Encounter With Boko Haram Foot Soldiers - Barrister Aisha
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
By Shehu Abubakar and Ibrahim Sawab Maiduguri — Barrister Aisha Kalil Wakkil is a lawyer and human rights activist with the National Human Rights Commission. The senior legal officer has, for over five years, been into peacemaking between the... Read more
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