Wednesday, 31st May 2023

Death penalty

2 days ago
Kano State Security Council has proposed death penalty for phone snatchers, stressing that the act is akin to armed robbery, hence any individual or group caught in the act should be treated as such.
13 May
hough some countries have cancelled death penalty as punishment for some highly criminal offences, Nigeria still retains it...
24 Dec
Zambian rights activists Saturday hailed as a "huge milestone" a decision to scrap two British colonial-era laws: the death penalty and making criticism of the country's leader a punishable offence.
5 Dec
A coalition of human rights groups has called for abolition of death penalty, stating that statistic has not proved that capital punishment is a deterrent to major crimes.
25 Oct 2022
As the world marked the 20th World Day against the Use of the Death Penalty with the theme “Death Penalty: A road paved with Torture”, two human rights groups, the Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP) and Human Rights Law Service...
12 Oct 2022
Avocats Sans Frontières France, the Ambassade de France in Nigeria, the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nigeria and the Institut Français du Nigéria...
10 Oct 2022
Pope Francis renewed his call to abolish the death penalty on Monday, on the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty. "I call on all people of goodwill to mobilize for the abolition of the death penalty throughout the world," wrote Francis on his Twitter page, where the pontiff has nearly 50 million…
10 Jun 2022
Malaysia's government said Friday it has agreed to abolish the mandatory death penalty, with campaigners welcoming the move but cautioning the country had failed to deliver on previous vows to improve rights.
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.


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NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday condemned attacks against the alliance's forces in Kosovo, after 30 of its peacekeepers were injured in clashes with ethnic Serb protesters.
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Dr Marcel Mbamalu, Publisher Prime Business Africa LAGOS, Nigeria, 30 May 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Foremost publisher and media ace, Dr Marcel Mbamalu, has been nominated to participate in the 2023 Jefferson Fellowships. Dr. Mbamalu is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Prime Business Africa, which also happens to be the only media outfit selected from Nigeria and the…
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ASTANA, Kazakhstan, 29 May 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has received in-principle approval by Kazakhstan’s Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA). This latest approval highlights Bybit’s continued commitment to expanding its presence in emerging and dynamic markets. The in-principle approval subjects Bybit to pre-conditions leading to permanent authorization upon Bybit’s completion…
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President Bola Tinubu has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to vacate the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos, immediately. Tinubu on Tuesday evening said if there were issues between the “two important agencies of government”, they would be resolved amicably. The President said this, according to a…
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The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to treat the issue of subsidy removal with caution. In his inaugural speech at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Monday, Tinubu declared that the era of subsidy payment on fuel has ended. He added that the 2023 Budget made no provision…