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16 Nov 2021
Former Lagos State Solicitor-General, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN) in this interview with YETUNDE AYOBAMI OJO spoke on topical issues, including calls for the abolition of the death penalty, judiciary independence
8 Oct 2021
Sierra Leone's president on Friday signed a bill abolishing the death penalty, declaring the West African country had "exorcised horrors of a cruel past" after a long campaign to end capital punishment.
8 Oct 2021
An Abuja-based lawyer and human rights activist, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has canvassed abrogation of the death penalty in the country.
27 Jul 2021
Access to Justice (A2J) has condemned the infliction of the death penalty on convicts, given the vulnerabilities and frailties of Nigeria’s judicial system.
25 Jul 2021
With the unanimous votes by Sierra Leone’s Parliament to abolish death penalty, Sierra Leone would be the 23rd country in Africa to abolish death penalty, if President Julius Maada Bio signs
14 Jun 2021
An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 12 Muslim Brotherhood members, including two senior leaders of the outlawed Islamist movement, a judicial official said.
7 Jun 2021
The Federal Government says it may consider capital punishment for railway track vandals in the country.
25 Mar 2021
Virginia on Wednesday became the first southern US state to abolish the death penalty and the 23rd state in the country to end capital punishment.
10 Oct 2020
Avocats Sans Frontières France (ASF France), also known as Lawyers Without Borders, yesterday, joined the global call for an end of death penalty.
5 May 2020
A group under the aegis of Amnesty International has called on the government to abolish death penalty, noting that the practice is inhuman.
28 Apr 2020
Chad on Tuesday abolished the death penalty for terrorist activities, Justice Minister Djimet Arabi told AFP.
26 Feb 2020
The Osun State House of Assembly yesterday held a public hearing session on a bill for a law to prohibit kidnapping, banditry, ritual killings and other related offences, and recommended death penalty for kidnappers.


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Mrs Ann Agom-Eze, a female senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi chapter has urged the party to support aspirations of female politicians in the party.