Groups sue AGF, military over operation python dance 111 in Southeast
Civil society organisations have filed a suit against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Chief of Army staff, Lt. General Turkur Buatai and General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Emmanuel Boman Kabuk, over infringement of fundamental rights through military operations. The organisations, comprising International Human Rights…
FG explains reasons for adopting NACS action plan
Relying on its resolve and ratification of the global anti-corruption convention, including the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), the Federal Government has said it has approved the implementation of the National Anti- Corruption Strategy....
Trial of Boko Haram suspects, good progress for Nigeria’s justice sector – AI
Amnesty International has commended the Federal Government over the trial of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, describing the ongoing trial as ”good progress for the justice sector”.
Malami heads committee on prison decongestion
The Federal Government has constituted a Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy as part of plans to decongest the nation’s prisons.
Foundation writes Adeosun over alleged N7b legal fee on Abacha loot
The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on the alleged payment of $16.9 million (about N7 billion) to lawyers in the recovery of $321 million Abacha loot from Luxembourg.
FG okays prisoner-swap deal with China
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ratified a prisoner-swap deal with China to facilitate the repatriation of Nigerians serving jail terms in the Asian nation to complete their sentences at home.
Dasuki’s continuous detention, assault on rule of law, say lawyers
Worried over the continuous detention of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), despite being granted bail by the court, some Nigerian lawyers have decried the situation, saying it is flagrant assault on rule of law. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on July 2, 2018...
How Buhari’s executive order stokes resentment in polity
President Muhammadu Buhari’s proclamation of Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 on the “Preservation of Assets Connected with Serious Corruption and other Related Offences” has generated...