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"After 16 Years Of Civil Rule, We're Decsending To Anarchy"

"After 16 Years Of Civil Rule, We're Decsending To Anarchy" | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
After overviewing the 16 years of civil rule in Nigeria, a human rights group the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) says we’re descending into anarchy.

The group has held a press conference in Lagos entitled ‘Before Hope is Lost’ and dedicated to the state of the nation.

“The hopes of Nigerians that a return to civil rule would bring a definite enthronement of the rule of law and full observance of human and other liberties have been routinely dashed,” the 7-page-long statement, presented at the conference, read.

“In addition to an atmosphere of impunity, events in the country since the return of our society to civil rule in May 1999 sadly indicate that Nigeria is gradually sliding towards anarchy.

“Except for the few state actors and their family members, relations, friends and contractors, life has been precarious and is nothing short of confronting danger and confusion.

“The situation has become so hopeless that our people, especially those of us who were in the trenches during those dark days of military authoritarianism, have began to question why we fought the military in the first instance.

“There are ominous signs which signal great danger for the 2015 general polls. One is the flawed process of the distribution of the Permanent Voters Cards PVCs nationwide as we all have witnessed where many registered voters risk being disenfranchised from participating in the coming election by INEC’s refusal to issue them with their PVCs,” the group noted.
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Nigeria Lawmakers Pass Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

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Nigeria's House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any "public show" of affection by a same-sex couple.
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Nigeria police crack down on fuel protests | OccupyNigeria

Nigeria police crack down on fuel protests |  OccupyNigeria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Nigerian government held an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the second day of mass protests, after one person killed and more injured.

It resolved to provide hundreds of buses, among other resolutions, to cushion the impact of the subsidy, but, it did not back down from its decision to remove the subsidy.

The unions rejected this and called for an "indefinite" national strike and mass demonstrations to shut down sectors, such as oil production starting, on Monday if the government did not restore the fuel subsidy.

"If the government fails to do so, they direct that indefinite general strikes, mass rallies and street protests be held across the country with the first on Monday, 9th January, 2012," the National Labour Congress and Trades Union Congress said in a joint statement released on Wednesday.

"All offices, oil production centres, air and sea ports, fuel stations, markets, banks, among others will be shut down."

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Nigeria army to open abuse probe

Nigeria army to open abuse probe | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Nigeria's army is ordered to investigate allegations of abuse of civilians by soldiers fighting the Boko Haram Islamist sect.
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Nigerian Military Accused Of Committing War Crimes

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Graphic new video footage from northeastern Nigeria shows the country's military carrying out abuses against civilians as part of their fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The international human rights group also accused the military of killing of more than 600 released prisoners.

The violence against civilians constitutes "war crimes," Amnesty alleged.

One video shows military personnel and civilian vigilantes calling five detainees from a row of 16 young men and boys, then slitting their throats one by one before dumping the bodies into an open grave.

AGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Graphic new video footage from northeastern Nigeria shows the country's military carrying out abuses against civilians as part of their fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said Tuesd...

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Nigerians still not happy with Goodluck’s offer, says no to #N97

Nigerians still not happy with Goodluck’s offer, says no to #N97 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced that government will subsidize fuel prices and immediately would slash the prices to about $2.75 (£1.80) a gallon after nationwide protests and stri...

 

[Will to be free.....of high energy costs!]

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FACTORY78 - Occupy Nigeria (London).

Nigerians living in the UK demonstrated in front of the Nigerian Embassy London.This was done in solidarity with friends and family back home against the recent fuel subsidy removal by the Nigerian government. Fuel at the pumps have seen cost tripled in some cases making the cost of living for most Nigerians unbearable. Factory78tv was on the scene to bring you what went on at the UK Occupy Nigeria ( London ) rally....
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