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Ogoni Nine

22 Oct 2021
Indications have emerged that the Nigerian Government may soon grant a posthumous pardon to Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists after brutal execution by a former military regime 26 years ago for fighting for the rights of their people. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the indication, Friday, when he received some of the leaders of…
2 May 2019
A Dutch court ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear a damages suit brought against Royal Dutch Shell by four widows of the Ogoni Nine, environmental activists executed by the Nigerian government in 1995. The four widows accuse Shell of being complicit in a crackdown by the government against peaceful protesters in Ogoniland, in the…


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The death toll from a twin school shooting in Brazil rose to four on Saturday after a teacher wounded in the attack by a 16-year-old shooter wearing Nazi symbols died from her injuries, officials said.
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The Graceful Ageing Fellowship (GRAF) on Saturday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Older Persons Rights and Privileges bill passed by the National Assembly.
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The Faithful Group (TFG), a political group loyal to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has declared support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly impersonating a medical doctor.
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We take a look at some of the bizarre wedding traditions across the world from South Korea’s beating of the groom’s feet to Borneo’s bathroom ban and China’s bride-crying ritual. Beating of the Groom’s Feet In South Korea, grooms are subjected to a certain ritual before they can leave with their new wife. It is…