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Buhari is president today because we have a generation that forgets history —Odinkalu 

Chidi Odinkalu needs no introduction to those familiar with Nigerian legal terrain. A professor of Law, he   served as Chairman,  Governing Council of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission. Even as he has worked in government, Odinkalu doesn’t shy away from telling those in power how to manage the people they represent when the need arises. His activism has taken him to different places,   all in his efforts to see a better world. 

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As Nigeria launches the Police Duty Solicitor Scheme: Looking back, looking forward

Today marks a significant milestone in the effort to address the crisis of irrational and interminable pretrial detention in Nigeria. Force Order 20, which is launched today, institutionalizes the Police Duty Solicitor Scheme (PDSS) in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). It is the result of over one decade of partnership involving the NPF, the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON) and civil society, including the Rights Enforcement and Public Law Centre (REPLACE) and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

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