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Nigerian Prisons Overcrowded, Poorly Maintained

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Prisons in Nigeria are in urgent need of funding to achieve major objectives and ensure greater efficiency, said Controller General of Prisons, Nigerian Prisons Service, Jafaru Ahmed. During the maiden visit of the Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Prof. Aderemi Atayero, Admed added the prisons are inadequate compared to the global standard. He further said that high number of inmates ...

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Disabled Are More At Risk Of Attacks In CAR Amid Violence: Report

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People with disabilities in Central African Republic are forgotten people amid forgotten crisis. They are lately at high risk during communal violence that kicked off some four years ago, displacing over 500,000 people. In past few days about 100 people were killed in fresh attacks in the town of Bria. A researcher with Human Rights Watch, Lewis Mudge, said the ...

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What Makes Congo One Of The Most Unstable Countries

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Not less than a million people have been displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo in past one year due to diplomatic crisis. Many have been killed and are dumped in mass graves, but no one cares about it even though it is true several inadequate aid agencies have landed to deal the situation amid a pitiful amount of sanctioned ...

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Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo Becomes New Chief Justice Of Ghana

Ghanian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is confident the newly appointed chief justice, Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, will be an effective leader of the judiciary and she will continue the agenda of predecessor including establishing more specialist courts in the country to make the quality of judicial administration better, redeem the image of Ghana’s judiciary and make the proceeding at ...

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Urges Ministers To Meet Acting President

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has learned a good lesson from past and so has restricted his access to only three aides in a London room. Even his ministers and government officials are not allowed to visit him. Buhari is currently in London under a health vacation for medical checkup and Professor Yemi Osinbajo is the acting president in Nigeria. He ...

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Nambibian Freedom Fighter Andimba toivo ya Toivo Dies At 92

Namibian independence leader Andimba toivo ya Toivo died June 9 at age 92 at his home from a suspected heart attack in the suburb of capital Windhoek. Toivo was one of the longest serving Robben Island prisoners from Namibia. He served for sixteen years and shared the same section of South Africa’s Terrorism Act with former late South African President ...

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Is Muammar Gaddafi’s Son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Really Released?

After about six years the son of Col Muammar Gaddafi has been freed from a jail in Libya. It is not yet known what Saif al-Islam Gaddafi would next do. He was once about to succeed his father as leader of the country. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was detained in 2011 by militia brigade and now one of his lawyers confirmed ...

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