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#EndSARS: SERAP Wants Commonwealth To Sanction Nigeria Over Attacks On Protesters

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an Urgent Appeal to Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, urging her to use her “leadership position to apply the Commonwealth Charter to hold Nigerian authorities to account for widespread and persistent attacks on peaceful protesters, reports of human rights violations and abuses, … Continue reading #EndSARS: SERAP Wants Commonwealth To Sanction Nigeria Over Attacks On Protesters

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Forgery Charge: Court Convicts DG LASEMA’s Ex-Girlfriend

  A Lagos High Court, sitting in the Igbosere area has convicted a civil servant, Ms Olaide Ibraheem for forging documents of a property belonging to her ex-lover, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osayintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). The court imposed on her a N750,000 fine or a two-year jail term. Ibraheem who is … Continue reading Forgery Charge: Court Convicts DG LASEMA’s Ex-Girlfriend

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Ondo Poll: Group Asks INEC Not To Disappoint Voters

  The pro-democracy group, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to disappoint the people of Ondo in Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Addressing reporters at a briefing in Akure on Thursday, CDD Director, Idayat Hassan, believes this will enable the electoral umpire to reciprocate … Continue reading Ondo Poll: Group Asks INEC Not To Disappoint Voters

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Ondo Election: Desist From Partisan Use Of Security Forces, YIAGA Tells Govt

  A non-governmental organisation, Yiaga Africa has urged the government to shun the use of police and other security agencies during elections. The Executive Director of the group, Samson Itodo, made the appeal on Thursday in Akure, the Ondo State capital ahead of the governorship election in the state. “Given the pervasive threat to safety … Continue reading Ondo Election: Desist From Partisan Use Of Security Forces, YIAGA Tells Govt

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Steve McQueen Opens London Film Festival With Racially-Charged Drama

  Steve McQueen’s latest film “Mangrove” opened the London Film Festival on Wednesday, with the Oscar-winning UK director calling it a “love letter to black resilience”. “Mangrove” is the first in McQueen’s five-film “Small Axe” anthology, focusing on the decades-long struggles of London’s West Indian community against racial injustice. It chronicles nine black protest leaders … Continue reading Steve McQueen Opens London Film Festival With Racially-Charged Drama

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Ronaldo, Juve Internationals Reported For Breaking Coronavirus Isolation

Cristiano Ronaldo and other top Juventus players could face legal action for rejoining their national teams despite coronavirus rules after two positive cases at the Italian champions, local health authorities in Turin said on Wednesday. As well as the Portuguese star, several South Americans including Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Danilo and Rodrigo Bentancur also left … Continue reading Ronaldo, Juve Internationals Reported For Breaking Coronavirus Isolation

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First Female Duo Win Nobel Chemistry Prize For Gene Editing Technique

  Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the US on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the gene-editing technique known as the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping “scissors”, the first time a Nobel science prize has gone to a women-only team. Using the tool, “researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms … Continue reading First Female Duo Win Nobel Chemistry Prize For Gene Editing Technique

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