Tag: human rights

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Adebayo EmuleomoDecember 4, 2015

Police begin arrest of Biafra protesters

The protest march embarked upon by members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has gotten ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 19, 2015

Is this the end of police harassment, rights abuse and bribe taking?

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is finally tired of the negativity that trails the mention of its name. Widely notorious for ...

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Kolapo OlapojuNovember 9, 2015

Sambo Dasuki sues FG over threat to his life

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Mohammed Dasuki (rtd) has dragged the Federal Government before a Federal High Court ...

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Isime EseneNovember 6, 2014

Terrible: Gunmen shoot South African rights activist

by Akan Ido Andile Lili, a South African activist has been shot multiple times by gunmen in Khayelitsha, an informal settlement ...

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YEditorAugust 20, 2014

This is biased reporting – DHQ responds to allegations by British media

by James Sambo The Defence Headquarters has faulted an Independent newspaper of London report which accused the Nigerian military of ...

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March 27, 2014

‘Do you hate men?’ – 10 questions you should stop asking feminists

by Zainab Karim Why are you so angry? This question detracts fr,om the real purpose of the feminist movement. Feminists ...

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February 7, 2014

Opinion: The acceptance of Homosexuality in our culture is far from a reality

by Oke Epia A swift reaction came from Ambassador Samantha Power, the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations ...

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January 21, 2014

Femi Aribisala: Why Buhari will never be President of Nigeria

by Femi Aribisala His threats during the campaign for the 2011 elections incited widespread violence in the North after he ...

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January 21, 2014

Opinion: Buhari, may you never (again) become president

by Abdul-Azeez No doubt, the media image of Buhari has been a source of worry to so many of his ...

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November 17, 2013

Opinion: The discrimination against homosexuals (Homo haram) must stop

by Joseph Sewedo Akoro Can politics be politics and religion be religion in Nigeria? It is extremely infuriating how religion ...

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November 16, 2013

The Veil of Silence: TIERs for a society against sexual discrimination (WATCH)

by Akan Ido The human rights movement in Nigeria has undergone a lot of changes in the past few decades. ...

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September 21, 2013

Court awards N10 million against police for shooting victim in Lagos

by ‘Jola Sotubo A Federal High Court in Lagos has awarded the sum of N10 million as damages against the ...

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August 28, 2013

Chidi Odinkalu: Time to behead the monster of prejudice

by Chidi Odinkalu All over our laws, being poor is criminalized. The law establishing the Abuja Environmental Protection Board describes ...

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July 22, 2013

Prison break: Sex criminal escapes prison with spoon and broom handle in Germany

A notorious sex criminal is on the loose in Germany after tunnelling out of his cell using a spoon, a ...

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July 5, 2013

Oh no, they didn’t! Angry mob strips woman for ‘dressing provocatively’ (WATCH)

Victim who was stripped by Akan Ido A woman was stripped naked by a mob in Kenya after getting accused ...

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June 13, 2013

Out of the closet: Gay protesters disrupt trial of alleged homosexuals in Anambra

by Rachel Ogbu Gay rights activists and members of the gay community have protested the arraignment of two men accused ...

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May 25, 2013

Nigeria should respect human rights: First trip to sub-Saharan Africa, and John Kerry is already ‘yabbing’ us

by Hauwa Gambo US Secretary of State and former American presidential candidate, John Kerry has arrived sub-Saharan Africa for his ...

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May 16, 2013

Meet Arwa Al-Hujaili: Saudi Arabia’s first female lawyer

As Arwa Al-Hujaili begins her legal career, she has not only her own expectations to live up to, but those ...

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January 26, 2013

Subomi Plumptre: Gay relationships – The hypocrisy of political correctness

by Subomi Plumptre Do we understand that people have the right to choose what they want to do, not what ...

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January 23, 2013

“Stop trying to be like heterosexuals” – Read from gay people who OPPOSE gay marriages

by Rachel Ogbu Still on our #IssueOfTheWeek, it would seem that there are now two worlds and you must take ...

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December 22, 2012

“She dipped two fingers into me”: One of the victims of the Ogun school ‘virginity test’ speaks out, as SCID takes over case

by Rachel Ogbu The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, has ordered the transfer of the case involving alleged virginity tests ...

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December 1, 2012

Facebook given 72 hours to remove paedophile monitoring page

A convicted sex offender has won a High Court order for the removal of a Facebook page set up to ...

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November 23, 2012

Opinion: Nigerian gays: Victims of ‘scapegoatism’

by Joseph Sewedo Akoro Nigerian oil is a curse in disguise for promoter of LGBT rights. I say this because ...

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November 1, 2012

TICKER: Amnesty International report today accuses Nigerian Army of “serious” human rights abuse

Nigerian security forces have carried out serious human rights abuses in their campaign against the terrorist Boko Haram sect, Amnesty ...

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March 21, 2012

Temitope Shittu-Alamu: On earth it’s Venus vs. Mars

Violence against women is just not right. There is no other way to say it. Its 4:15am, and HE and ...

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OluwapelumiNovember 27, 2011

YNaija Editorial: Baba Suwe – Now that the farce is over

  On Thursday, a Lagos High Court judge put an end, at least for a while, to the charade led ...

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