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#EndSARS: 20 CSOs endorse call for expulsion of Amnesty International from Nigeria

#EndSARS: 20 CSOs endorse call for expulsion of Amnesty International from Nigeria

*Accuse agency of attempting to destabilize the country By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-A total of 20 civil society organizations have endorsed the call for the expulsion of Amnesty International from Nigeria,over its unethical role in the aftermath of #EndSARS protests. The CSOs accused the international rights body of fueling the recent unpleasant outcome of the hijacked […]

Traditional ruler faults amnesty’s claim on alleged Lekki shooting

Traditional ruler faults amnesty’s claim on alleged Lekki shooting

The Olowu of Kuta in Osun, Oba Adekunle Oyelude has faulted claims by the Amnesty International that it tracked troops of the Nigerian Army to Lekki Toll Gate, where they allegedly shot at protesters on Oct. 20. Oyelude said this in a statement on Friday in Ibadan, calling for a probe into the claim. “Although […]

Lekki shootings: How troops moved to toll gate — Amnesty Int’l

Lekki shootings: How troops moved to toll gate — Amnesty Int’l

…At 6:29pm local time in Lagos, two military vehicles were filmed leaving Bonny Camp …Later footage showed four vehicles with flash lights in a convoy, and they appeared to be vehicles used by the Nigerian military and police. …Same vehicles head east along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, in the direction of the Lekki Toll Gate. …Vehicles […]

ENDSARS: Amnesty International reacts to attack on protesters

ENDSARS: Amnesty International reacts to attack on protesters

The Amnesty International Nigeria has reacted to “sponsored armed thugs attack on peaceful protesters” in the country. Amnesty International in a tweet on Thursday stated; “Sponsored armed thugs have so far unleashed violence on peaceful protesters in; Abuja; Alausa in Lagos; and in Kano” The organisation claimed that; “From Kano, we are just receiving disturbing […]

Amnesty International’s campaign against peace in Nigeria

Amnesty International’s campaign against peace in Nigeria

By Sylvanus Ochojila International human rights organization, Amnesty International just overdid itself in its campaign to undermine peace in Nigeria. With its latest hatchet job, a report titled “NIGERIA: Government failings leave rural communities at the mercy of gunmen”, the organization has erased the last doubt as to whether it will put up the pretext […]

Violence may mar Edo election if… — Amnesty Int’l

Violence may mar Edo election if… — Amnesty Int’l

…CSOs protest, petition British High Commissioner over violence …Akoko-Edo monarchs sue for peaceful poll …APC petitions CP over mission of officers in Okpella …Policemen in Okpella, Agenebode, Akoko-Edo doing their job – Osagie …We didn’t deploy any personnel—Police …As Edo Govt denies claim of planned attack By Gabriel Enogholase, Omeiza Ajayi & Ozioruva Aliu with […]

Africa: Armed conflicts and state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations

Africa: Armed conflicts and state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations

Protesters across sub-Saharan Africa have braved bullets and beatings to defend their rights in the face of continuing conflict and state repression, Amnesty International said today as it published its annual review of human rights in the region. The organisation highlighted the bravery and defiance of people who took to the streets to demand change […]

Amnesty Int’l, SERAP, CSOs to NASS: Drop anti-social media bill now

Amnesty Int’l, SERAP, CSOs to NASS: Drop anti-social media bill now

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja Ahead of Senate’s public hearing on the proposed law to regulate the social media, Amnesty International Nigeria, Socio-Economic Rights Advancement Programme, SERAP, and 108 other civil society groups have urged the National Assembly to halt further proceedings on the Bill. They made the call at a World Press Conference on Wednesday […]

Western nations allegedly sponsoring Amnesty International to destabilise Nigeria ― AU

Western nations allegedly sponsoring Amnesty International to destabilise Nigeria ― AU

By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja The Economic, Social and Cultural Council, one of the organs of the African Union, on Wednesday said Western countries are allegedly sponsoring Amnesty International to destabilise Nigeria. Leader of a delegation of the group, Mr Tunji Ashaolu, stated this during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt […]