CSO petitions Human Rights Commission over EFCC’s continued detention of Galaxy Construction Boss, Babagana Dalori.

A Civil Society Organization, Centre for Public Accountability (CPA), has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the continued detention of Engr Babagana Abba Dalori the Managing Director of Galaxy Transportation and construction Services, who has been illegally detained by the EFCC, since March 2019. The group led by its Executive Director, Comrade Olufemi Lawson, in a petition submitted on Thursday asked the NHRC to in the interest of rule of law and compliance with human rights obligations, call the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC to order an…

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FUT Ogoja Will Create Over 5,000 Direct Jobs, Says Cross River Youths

…again, appeals to PMB to assent to bill Cross River youths under the auspices of the Greater Ogoja Development Initiative (GODI) on Tuesday reenacted it’s appealto President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the bill seeking the establishment of the Federal University of Technology, Ogoja (FUTO) passed by the National Assembly, saying over 5,000 direct jobs will be created. The youth group stated this through it’s spokesperson, Prof Odey Osha in Abuja at a World Press conference tagged “Making the Voice of Northern Cross River Count’’, where it further enumerated the…

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El-Zakzaky’s Comic Dance In India

By Abraham Otigba Nollywood, Nigeria’s home movie industry is getting enriched every day, with new actors and actresses. I love it’s comedy brand passionately because of it’s exhilarating treats. When ace comedy actors like Nkem Owoh,. Francis Odega, Mr. Ibu ( John Okafor) and the real stamp of comedy, Sam Loco ( of blessed memory) and so forth, perform their “miracles” on stage, I know God has blessed Nigeria. These comic actors are “crooks,” because they quietly steal both my money and laughter, even in depressive moods, very nicely. I…

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Buratai: Nigerian Army’s Symbol Of Discipline

By Nkechi Odoma The office of the Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) is powerful anywhere by every yardstick of perception. The occupant of the exalted office, and in the case of Nigeria now, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai who wears a second heavier badge as leader, counter- insurgency operations is an influential personality by all standards. As Nigeria’s number one soldier, the COAS wields enormous powers both within and outside military circles. And in the age of perennial and festering insurgency in Nigeria, Gen. Buratai ought to have been…

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Sallah: North-East residents express joy over the peaceful celebration, wants other stakeholders to emulate Buratai, Nigerian Army

  Residents of North-East Nigeria have expressed joy over the peaceful celebrations during the Eid celebrations. This much was gathered when our reporters visited communities in the various states in the North East. The atmosphere was calm with Muslim faithful’s going about their Sallah celebrations without fear from harassment and intimidation.   In the communities visited in Borno State, the resident expressed delight that the Boko Haram terrorist was not able to disrupt their festivities, unlike in times past where bombs would detonate in religious centres and other places where…

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Buhari’s Decision That Changed Boko Haram Narrative

By David Onmeje A South African adage says;” Even an ant can hurt an elephant.” So, on May 29, 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office as Nigeria’s democratic leader, it was clear, his first, second and third immediate priorities centered on ending Boko Haram terrorism. It was not controvertable even to the blind that Boko Haram had repressed Nigeria and it’s security forces in conquerors might. Buhari’s first official action was to order the Security Chiefs he inherited from the preceding administration to take the war…

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Wall Street Journal lied on secret burial of Nigerian soldiers by military – Experts investigation reveal

Contrary to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal where it alleged that the Nigerian military had buried thousands of soldiers in secret graves, new investigation by experts has shown that the media outfit lied in its claim. The WSJ had in an article entitled, “Nigeria Buries Soldiers at Night in Secret Cemetery” alleged that the military buried soldiers in unmarked graves in the North East. However, latest investigation carried out by a team of researchers in a global think tank called The Global Amnesty Watch said the report…

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IRT killings: Shocking revelations emerge as top Taraba politicians fingered in bloody clash

Fresh facts have emerged over the recent clash between men of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police and some personnel of the Nigerian Army in Ibbi area of Taraba State. Recall that the two security agencies have been at loggerheads over the killings of some cops in Taraba State penultimate week ago. However, latest revelation by the Taraba Truth and Justice Committee showed that there might be a political dimension to the clash. According to the group, the clash might not be unconnected with the ongoing power tussle…

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El-Zakzaky seeking escape route from justice- Group warns US, UK over IMN leader’s refusal to take medication in India

The Advocates of Social Justice For All (ASJA) has reacted to the refusal of the leader of the outlawed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, to take his medication in Indian hospital where he was flown to for treatment. Recall that a Kaduna State court had granted the IMN permission to travel abroad for medication. However, latest report had it that El-Zakzaky has refused taking medication from doctors in the Indian hospital, insisting that he wants to be treated by those booked to treat him before he and his wife…

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Taraba IRT Killings: Police embarking on media trial to pre-empt presidential panel report – human rights group

The Good Governance and Leadership Project in Nigeria (GGLPN) has accused the Nigerian Police of embarking on media trail in the Taraba Intelligence Response Team (IRT) killings with the motive of influencing the outcome. In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, had on Friday, constituted a 7-man Joint Investigation Panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the unfortunate Wukari incident. The panel, headed by Rear Admiral IT Olaiya, has a representative each from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force, Police,…

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