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Panic as Lawmakers Receive Security Alert on Boko Haram’s…

Nigerian federal lawmakers are in a panic mode after being notified of a possible attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the National Assembly complex and other public buildings in Abuja, a report by The Punch stated. The newspaper stated that several members of the House of Representatives confirmed on Wednesday, May 5, that they had been notified of the imminent attack by the terrorist group. One of them, a southwest lawmaker whose name was withheld, said his presence would henceforth be limited on the premises. He said: “That is the security alert I saw today. I’m already moving out of here. I’ll only be around when there is a major reason to do so. Nowhere is safe in the country anymore.” readmore

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400 Nigerians Murdered by Boko Haram, Bandits, Herdsmen

No fewer than 400 Nigerians were murdered by Boko Haram, bandits, and herdsmen in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, the latest report from Bismark Rewame-led Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) has said. Besides, the report stated that bandits also kidnapped about 15o persons during the period under review. Quoting Civic Media Lab as a source, Rewane in a report, gave the details of killings, stating that Boko Haram and other Islamic terrorists murdered 100 people: random shooters/arsonists killed 40 people, herdsmen killed 60, while bandits murdered 200, noting that the recent was the abduction and killing of some Greenfield University students. readmore
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“Don’t Sell Arms to Nigeria,” Nnamdi Kanu Tells the…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has urged the United States of America, USA, not to sell arms to the Nigerian government. Kanu in a letter to US President, Joe Biden, begged him to turn down the request by President Muhammadu Buhari, soliciting US military assistance to Nigeria. The IPOB leader, in the letter, claimed that President Buhari had made Nigeria “the most dangerous country in the world.” readmore
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Igbo Think-Tank Writes Army Chief, Warns of Arbitrary Killings

Leading Igbo think-tank, Nzuko Umunna, has warned that state actors may face prosecution at domestic and international fora if they fail to stem arbitrary killings in the South East. In an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, signed by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Ngozi Odumuko, the influential Igbo group noted that the shoot-at-sight order by President Muhammadu Buhari “has been roundly criticized as unconstitutional,” adding that the military high-command has “failed, refused or neglected” to debunk allegation of execution of the order in the South East. readmore
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The UK Pressing Ahead With Bill to Protect Soldiers…

The United Kingdom government is pressing ahead with proposed legislation that seeks to shield its soldiers from prosecution for any war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the face of widespread condemnation from human rights groups and retired officers, and amid stiff opposition in Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government agreed to shelve plans to protect servicemen and women from prosecution for torture, genocide or crimes against humanity. readmore

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UNESCO And Oxford University To Launch A Massive Open…

UNESCO and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford are launching a joint Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on 10 May 2021 for judges and judicial actors on international standards on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists. The 5-week course is open to legal professionals from all justice systems. The course will run from the weeks of 10 May until 07 June 2021, with the possibility for participants to complete the course until 30 June 2021. A certificate of completion will be issued to all participants who complete the course. readmore

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Who Benefits From The Death of Chad’s President Deby?

The killing of Idriss Deby reveals a tangled geopolitical web that is likely to deepen internal divisions in Chad. General Idriss Deby, 68, who misruled Chad for 31-years, died on Tuesday after sustaining injuries in clashes between FACT rebels and his troops over the weekend, the country’s military announced. Will his death lead to peace in this oil-producing nation of 15 million? A state funeral is due to take place on Friday. Or will it lead to more chaos and crises, making a bad situation worse? readmore

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Report: 400 suspects arrested for funding Boko Haram, bandits

For over a decade, there has not been clear information on how Boko insurgents are being funded. The businessmen were arrested in an operation being coordinated by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). readmore

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Why does the International Criminal Court not have more…

America and Israel are not the only countries to reject the court’s authority. THIS MONTH President Joe Biden lifted sanctions on Fatou Bensouda, the outgoing chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), imposed by his predecessor, Donald Trump. Mr Biden also rescinded sanctions, which included asset freezes, on other court officials. The court is investigating whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. readmore