Killing of policemen in Taraba: Fears, assurances as Malami takes over trial, drops military suspects
Until August 6, 2019, it would have been difficult to imagine that Nigerian soldiers could aim at a moving vehicle, kill three police officers and two civilians guarding a kidnap kingpin...
Stakeholders advocate non-custodial sentencing
Stakeholders in the justice system have advocated the implementation of non-custodial sentencing to decongest prisons and to give the right punishment to offenders.
Lawyers seek probe of funding sources for election petition by incumbent
Lawyers under the auspices of the Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) has stressed the need to investigate the sources of funding for election petition process by a respondent...
CSOs berate security agencies over citizens’ rights
Coalition of civil society groups has condemned what it described as the harassment of democratic and humanitarian organizations, restrictions on rights to press freedom, speech and association by security agencies.
Agbakoba seeks review of election petitions cost
A senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has sought reduction in the cost of filing and procuring relevant documents for election petitions tribunals in the country. The firm particularly lamented that the N400,000 fee could discourage potential petitioners ahead of the 2019 polls. Represented by…
HURILAWS threatens to sue FG over violation of federal character principle
Frederick Fasehun has urged the presidency to address the restructuring of the country by considering recommendations of the 2014 National Conference for the country’s peaceful co-existence as a matter of urgency.
Lagos State anti-kidnapping bill stokes controversy over death penalty provision
Lagos State House of Assembly on January 5, 2017 passed an anti-kidnapping bill and prescribed death penalty for convicts whose victims die in their custody.