Media Urged To Combat Hate Speech Against Women

Dayo Emmanuel The media has been urged to play active role in combating gender related hate speech though objective and conflict sensitive reporting. The call was made at a media roundtable organised by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos recently. Themed ‘The role of the media in combating gender related hate speech online through objective […]

Nigerian Security Forces Ignored Warnings About Dapchi Abductions, Says Amnesty

Tayo Olanipekun Nigerian security forces ignored at least five calls made by members of the community to alert the military of the Presence of Boko Haram around Dapchi before 110 school girls were abducted by the militant group, Amnesty International has said. Around 2pm on February 19, the first call was made to the army […]

Abuses, Unlawful Killings: Amnesty International Gives Nigeria’s Scorecard

Tayo Olanipekun The Amnesty International (AI) has given a scathing report on Nigeria for 2017, accusing the country of carrying out extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, attacks on journalists, forcible evictions and crackdown on protesters. In its report released on Thursday, AI said torture and other ill-treatment and unlawful detention by the police and the State […]

#EndSARS: IGP Orders Reorganisation of SARS As Atiku, Amnesty International, Others, Kick

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim has ordered the immediate reorganisation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country. This is coming at the heels of nationwide #EndSARS protests over alleged unprofessional conducts of policemen attached to SARS. The force Monday afternoon through a release, reacted to agitations of Nigerians who have […]

Avoid repression of Biafra day protests, Amnesty tells Nigerian security forces

The Nigerian security forces must exercise restraint when policing demonstrations marking the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Biafra War on 30 May, and avoid a repetition of the bloodbath caused by their heavy-handed response last year when more than 60 people were gunned down, said Amnesty International on Tuesday. “Last year’s heavy-handed response […]