Halt country’s drift towards absolute dictatorship, CSOs, others warn
With the third invitation extended by the Department of State Services (DSS) to a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Nigerians...
At least 1,100 villagers killed in Nigeria this year: Amnesty
More than 1,100 villagers have been killed this year by armed gangs in several states across central and northwest Nigeria, where raids have escalated, Amnesty International said in a report Monday.
Impunity by SARS makes mockery of anti-torture law, says Amnesty International
The Federal Government has failed to prosecute a single officer from the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) despite anti-torture legislation passed in 2017 and evidence that its members continue to use torture and other ill-treatment to execute....
Nigerian military encourages sexual abuse, brutality of children at rehabilitation centres – Amnesty
Global rights group, Amnesty International, has accused the Nigerian military of unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram,
Group charges government to end death penalty
A group under the aegis of Amnesty International has called on the government to abolish death penalty, noting that the practice is inhuman.
Algeria police arrest anti-government protesters
Algerian police arrested around ten demonstrators at an anti-government protest in Algiers on Saturday, an AFP journalist said. Nearly 300 protesters tried to march in the capital
Nigeria defends $500 million Chinese loan, troops on counter-terrorism
The Federal Government yesterday denied allegations by Amnesty International (AI) that Nigerian troops burnt some villages and forcefully displaced the residents.
Amnesty urges probe into troops 'razing' of Nigerian villages
Amnesty International on Friday called for an investigation into the alleged burning of villages by Nigerian troops in the volatile northeast following a recent surge in jihadist attacks.
Amnesty International, police differ on cult killings in Rivers
Amnesty International and the Rivers State Police Command are singing discordant tunes over the recent cult-related killings in the state.