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PRESIDENT BUHARI GREETS FORMER ABIA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, DR CHRIS A. AKOMAS AT 60

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Dr Chris A. Akomas, on his 60th birthday, wishing the technocrat, administrator and politician more years of strength to keep serving the nation.

Rights group urges Myanmar to stop prosecuting peaceful protesters, drop charges and quash convictions against students

The Myanmar authorities should cease responding to criticism of the government and military with arrests and prosecutions of students protesting human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, adding that they should "immediately drop charges against the students and...

Government denial and inaction worsen food crisis in Turkmenistan

The government inaction in response to the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically exacerbated Turkmenistan’s pre-existing food crisis, Human Rights Watch and the Turkmenistan Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) said on Wednesday. Shortages of subsidized food, accelerating since 2016,...

Rights group urges China to quash 18-year sentence against outspoken property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang

Chinese authorities should immediately quash the 18-year sentence against a property tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.  On September 22, 2020, a Beijing court announced on its...

UN commends Buhari government for human rights in Northeast

Amidst international concerns on the activities of terrorists and violent extreme groups in the North-East, the United Nations has commended the Federal Government’s efforts to improve humanitarian support in the region, saying the Buhari Administration “has...

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seems to know exactly how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed.On Tuesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja, while receiving a visiting...

Report finds U.S. officials’ pandemic response impaired right to vote in primary elections

Responses by election officials in the United States to the Covid-19 pandemic seriously impaired some people’s ability to vote in primary elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.The rights...

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to stop using COVID-19 and anti-terror law as pretext to quell dissent

Cameroon authorities banned demonstrations after the opposition party Cameroon Renaissance Movement (Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun, MRC) encouraged people to take to the streets over the government’s decision to call regional elections, Human Rights Watch said...

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONSOLES BORNO ON LOSS OF TWO EMIRS, CALLS IT DOUBLE TRAGEDY

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of two Borno Emirs- the Shehu of Bama, Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi and the Emir of Biu Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu in a rapid succession as a “rare...

Alleged Nigerian fraudster on FBI watchlist turns self in over $6m internet scam

The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced the investigation of Felix Osilama Okpoh, an alleged fraudster on the watchlist of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, for his involvement in a $6 million...

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