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Nigerian Court Orders Police to Pay N300 Million for Killing Shiite Members

KADUNA, Nigeria - In a landmark decision, the Federal High Court in Kaduna, Nigeria, has ordered the Nigeria Police Force to compensate the families...

Human Rights Violation: The Plight of Professors of Nigerian Universities Jailed in Cameroon [MUST READ]

It has been over six years since professors of Nigerian universities, citizens of Cameroon, were kidnapped at Nera Hotel in Abuja. They were meeting to...

Ghana’s Parliament Passes Stringent Bill with 3-Year Jail Term for Identifying as LGBTQ+

ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana's parliament has passed a controversial bill imposing severe penalties on LGBTQ+ identification and support activities. The legislation, passed on Wednesday, February...

Courage Amidst Superstition: Kogi Hero Awarded for Saving Lives from Mob Justice

LOKOJA, Nigeria - In a ceremony held in Lokoja, the capital of Nigeria's central state of Kogi, an individual's bravery was honoured amidst the...

Witch Persecution, Sharia Court and Legal Defence in Bornu, By Leo Igwe (READ)

Early this year, the office of the National Human Rights Commission in Bornu drew the attention of the Advocacy for Alleged Witches to the...

International Outrage as Opposition Leader Peter Herminie in Seychelles Charged with Witchcraft

VICTORIA, Seychelles - In an unprecedented turn of events, Patrick Herminie, the primary opposition figure in Seychelles, faces charges of witchcraft alongside seven other...

Edo Court Affirms Citizens’ Right to Record Police Arrest, Frees Tricycle Rider

BENIN CITY, Nigeria — An Edo State Magistrate Court has dismissed charges against a tricycle rider for riding in a Government Reserved Area, GRA,...

Dementia and Witchcraft Accusations in Imo State: A Call for Compassion and Understanding

IMO, Nigeria - In a shocking incident in Imo State, southern Nigeria, an elderly woman was publicly accused of witchcraft, stripped naked, and left...

Katsina Man Seeks Divorce from 14-Year-Old Child Bride After Male Doctor Attends Birth

KATSINA, Nigeria - A disturbing incident unfolded in Katsina State, where a man has reportedly divorced his 14-year-old underaged bride for accepting the aid...

Calls Mount for New Investigation into Governor Timipre Sylva-Era Police Killing in Bayelsa

ABUJA, Nigeria - Timi Frank, a former official of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is urging the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun,...

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