Bandits’ attacks: 10 students killed, 780 abducted, 61 in captivity —Amnesty International

As the year hobbles to an end, horrible security statistics being rolled out by global watchdog, Amnesty International, shows that children in Nigeria have become the major target of attacks by bandits.  In a statement on Thursday, the organisation claimed…

#EndSARS @ 1: Anniversary of protests divides citizens – Terh Agbedeh

It is exactly one year today, Wednesday, October 20 since the #EndSARS Protests were brought to a screeching halt with what has become known as the Lekki Tollgate Shootings. Soldiers reportedly mobilised from a brigade stationed in Lagos State, allegedly…

*Falana, Falz, others protest insecurity, poverty in Lagos (Punch)*‎Lagos-Ibadan rail: FG assures host communities of assistance (Guardian)

Falana, Falz, others protest insecurity, poverty in Lagos (Punch) Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and his Musician son, Folarin, aka Falz, along with scores of Lagosians took to the streets on Monday to protest against the insecurity and…

Amnesty calls on FIFA to press Qatar on worker rights

Amnesty International on Monday called on football’s global governing body FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to improve conditions for workers in the Gulf country. Doha has made a series of reforms to its employment…

Lekki shootings: 100 days after, Amnesty accuses govt of cover-ups, intimidation

Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian government of covering up those responsible for the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and Alausa in Lagos State in October 2020. The organisation made the accusation in a press statement issued…

“They came to kill”: Lagos shooting survivor recalls experience

She hasn’t been able to sleep for a week and at first wanted just “to stay hidden”. But this survivor of the shooting of peaceful Nigerian protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos last week says she realised that she…

*Lagos APC denies impending power tussle between Sanwo-Olu, Abiru (Guardian) *Lagos registers continuous assessment scores for JSS 1 admission (Nation)

Lagos APC denies impending power tussle between Sanwo-Olu, Abiru (Guardian) Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the report that its candidate for the forthcoming October 31, 2020, Lagos East senatorial bye-election, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, is being…

Another 124 people catch coronavirus across Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed a total number of 124 new cases of COVID-19 the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus in the country. The NCDC made the announcement Thursday night on its…

Amnesty International, Ezekwesili, SERAP, condemn AIT shutdown (Punch)

Rights groups including Amnesty International and Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project as well as a former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, have slammed the Federal Government for shutting down the Africa Independent Television and Raypower 100.5FM. Daar Communications, owned…

Amnesty International calls for release of Maryam Awaisu of #ArewaMeToo

Amnesty international has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Maryam Awaisu, writer and activist who is a leading light of the #ArewaMeToo movement. The group is pursuing justice for victims of sexual violence in Nigeria. Maryam Awaisu was,…

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