240 Boko Haram suspects including 29 children died in Giwa Barracks— Amnesty Int’l

Amnesty International has again accused the military of human rights abuses, this time of arbitrarily detaining 240 Boko Haram suspects, including 29 children at Giwa Barracks who later died in overcrowded cells. The international rights group also accused staff of the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency of secretly burying the suspects at More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Gunmen kidnap two Germans in Kaduna

Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria. Assistant Superintendent of Police Aliyu Usman with the Kaduna Police Command confirmed that gunmen took archaeologist Peter Breunig More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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APC prays for PDP over its leadership crisis

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has prayed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, resolve its leadership crisis soon to enable it take up responsibility as a viable opposition. In a statement by its National More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Boko Haram recruited 2,000 children in 2016 – UNICEF

The terrorist Boko Haram group recruited about 2,000 children in 2016 and used them as child soldiers, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said. UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, disclosed this as global More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Court frees Indian brothers, sets aside committal order

A Federal High Court sitting n Lagos has freed three Indian brothers, who were sent to prison custody for one month for disobedience of court order. Affected by the court’s order were Chandru Ganglani, Bharat More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Fresh crisis in Southern Kaduna claims 21 lives

Army general, police commissioner relocate to quell trouble A fresh crisis has erupted in Southern Kaduna, despite the presence of security agents as armed Fulani herdsmen launched attacks on four communities More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Weather: Again, Osinbajo fails to make Akure for commissioning of Mimiko’s N1.5 billion event centre

Acting President Oluyemi Osinbajo on Monday failed again to make Akure, the capital city of Ondo State for the commissioning of the N1.5billion worth International Event Centre, Akure, built by the outgoing administration More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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London police called to arrest The Guardian’s reporter over Buhari

Daughter, Saraki sighted at Abuja House Fayose flays APC leaders over president’s health Security staff at the Abuja House in London yesterday called in policemen to arrest a correspondent of The Guardian More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Eight female suicide bombers hit Maiduguri

4 trucks burnt, many terrorists, civilians feared killed in blasts and Cross-Fire Many terrorists, civilians feared killed in blasts, crossfire In what would have been one of the most audacious attacks by Boko More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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I never planned to be a polygamist but…–Jide Kosoko

Till date, if you ask Jide Kosoko what his only regret is in life, the actor would tell you that it is being a polygamist. However, not many people know how the thespian became a husband to many wives. While chatting More...