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JTF vs Boko Haram: A significant number have been extra-judicially executed – Amnesty International

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Amnesty International (AI), a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights worldwide, has released its latest report on the atrocities carried out by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, as well as human rights violations perpetrated by Nigerian security forces in response. The report titled, ‘Nigeria: Trapped in the cycle of violence’, was presented to the media, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

According to the Secretary-General of AI, Salil Shetty, who presented the report, the brutal actions of Nigeria’s security forces in response to Boko Haram’s campaign of terror were making an already desperate situation even worse.

Shetty told reporters, “The cycle of attack and counter-attack has been marked by unlawful violence on both sides, with devastating consequences for human rights of those trapped in the middle… People are living in a climate of fear and insecurity, vulnerable to attack from Boko Haram and facing human rights violations at the hands of the very state security forces which should be protecting them.” He then added that, “Every injustice carried out in the name of security only fuels more terrorism, creating a vicious circle of murder and destruction.”

The report decried lengthy detentions without charge or trial; without proper notification of family members, without being brought before any judicial authority, and without access to lawyers or the outside world. Adding, “A significant number have been extra-judicially executed.” Meanwhile, in reaction to the report, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police, CSP Frank Mba, dismissed the report, describing it as lacking credibility.

Source: Punch

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week
WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has given an update on releasing the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

The Council early on Wednesday morning announced that the result would be released next week.

Also Read: WAEC Releases 2020 WASSCE Timetable

The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide.

The examination body stated that the exact date for the result will be announced soon.

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