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How Nigerian Military secretly aborted over 10,000 pregnancies of women, girls raped by Boko Haram terrorists

By Advocatenewsng.com THE Nigerian Military is being alleged to have aborted a minimum of 10,000 pregnancies since at least 2013 when it has conducted a secret, illegal abduction programme for women and girls in the Northeast. According to a report by Reuters, many of the women and girls had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants. Fati, who was kidnapped by terrorists and later rescued by the military, narrated her ordeal. She lost contact with her family one night…

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NBA-SPIDEL threatens legal action against Nigerian hospitals over Barr Eke’s assassination

Chairman, NBA-SPIDEL, Monday Onyekachi Ubani, Esq, Ph.D. By Advocatenewsng.com BY a recent statement signed by the chairman of the Section on Public Interest and Development Law, (SPIDEL) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Monday Onyekachi Ubani, Ph.D, ‘the attention of NBA-SPIDEL was drawn to the story of a colleague, Mr Stephen Enyinnaya Eke of Nyanya-Karu NBA branch who was assassinated recently in Abuja in the presence of some of his family members’. According to SPIDEL chairman, Eke was said to…

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CD carpets govt over disobedience of court orders

By Samuel FasuaLeading rights group, Campaign for Democracy (CD) has expressed disappointment in Nigeria’s executive arm of government over the spate of disobedience to court orders.Speaking with newsmen in Akure, the Ondo state capital, CD Secretary-General, Pastor Ifeanyi Odili, particularly condemned a recent installation of a traditional ruler for Iree community purportedly on the orders of outgoing governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, despite a court order stopping the process.An Osun High Court, sitting in Ikirun, recently restrained…

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LEDAP, HURILAWS advocate for abolition of death penalty, recommend life jail

Hangman hooks. By Advocatenewsng.com. At a webinar conference in Lagos in commemoration of the 20th World Day Against the Use of Death Penalty with the theme “Death Penalty: A road paved with Torture”, two foremost human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP) and Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS), which have been championing the reverse of this torture lane in the country, had for the umpteenth time called on the Nigerian Government to put an…

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LEDAP celebrates International Day for victims of torture, asks govt to implement SARS panel report

By Advocatenewsng.com. EVERY June 26, the world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. It is a day set aside for stakeholders to raise critical awareness about torture and rally support for those who have experienced any form of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment by state actors. In commemoration of this year’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), has called on the Nigerian government to implement…

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Why Nigeria should abolish death penalty, by LEDAP, HURILAWS

Participants at this year’s one-day media parley on the abolition of death penalty held at Ojodu, Ikeja Lagos…….recently. By Judicial Editor,(Advocatenewsng.com) As the world marked the 19th anniversary against Death Penalty; the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) and Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) have called on Nigerian government for an immediate review of the use of capital punishment or death penalty in Nigeria, particularly against women and the poor, pending a wholesome reform of the country’s criminal justice system…

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Akpata, Agbakoba, UN Rep, others for NBA Lagos human rights summit

By Editor.In light of the various human rights issues that have trailed the corona virus pandemic, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Human Rights Committee will hold a virtual conference titled: “Human Rights in the Epicentre of Nigeria’s post-COVID Recovery.”The “Human Rights Summit,” an annual event hosted by the branch, will hold on Thursday, December 10, 2020.It is aimed to commemorate this year’s “International Human Rights Day” which has its theme as, “Recover Better: Stand up for Human Rights,”  The…

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Nigerian leaders urged to listen to #ENDSARS protesters’ demands

Mr. Oyetibo, SAN. By Editor-in-Chief. It was Chinua Achebe in one of his books who said: “When you advise the ear to listen and it refuses, when you then cut the head, the ear follows”. So at a time like this, Achebe’s proverb lends credence to all who should be concerned about the critical situation Nigerians find themselves with the ongoing protests by Nigerian youths who are calling for a total reform of the nation’s governance system and a…

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NBA president, Akpata in Kano, meets with Grand Khadi, affirms constitutional right of Aminu to appeal death sentence

Mr. Akpata Esq. By Editor-in-chief. One of the earliest philosophers and Marxists in world history, Channing, once wrote: “The greatest man is he who chooses the right with invincible resolution; who resists the sorest temptations from within and without; who is calmest in storms, and whose reliance on truth, on virtue, on God, is the most unfaltering”. It is with this bold heart and step that the newly inaugurated president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata…

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Entire police unit resigns after two cops’ suspension

Buffalo Police Cops push down a protester, Gugino. Sourced by The Advocate News. An entire unit of the Buffalo Police Department resigned from their assignments Friday after two officers were suspended amid outcry over video showing officers shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, according to the Buffalo News and other media outlets. All 57 of the members of the department’s Emergency Response Team resigned from the unit, which responds to riots and other crowd control situations, according to the…

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