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Northern Group Calls For ICC Probe Of Buhari Over 2011 Post-election Violence

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A human rights group, Northern Coalition for Democracy and Justice (NCDJ), Monday, asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arraign the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari for post-election violence in 2011.

According to a statement by the group, the former head of state should face justice over the violence that led to the death of 800 people, as well as destruction of churches and schools.

The APC however denied the claims, which it argued were politically motivated.

“They will not stop at anything to try to derail Buhari,” said Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of the APC. “I can see the hands of the government behind it.”

The NCDJ alleged that the 2011 violence included acts of murder, torture and rape systematically directed at people perceived not to be in support of Buhari, who ran for presidency under the umbrella of defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

The call by the human rights group is not coming for the first time. In 2011, NCDJ named Buhari and CPC’s National Secretary, Buba Galadima, as being behind the deaths and destruction, because, according to it, the two incited the people to violence with their calls before the election that the voters should violently defend their votes. NCDJ however said it decided to submit more evidence after the former military ruler emerged as the main candidate in February’s presidential elections.

“We have a lot of very strong evidence we are submitting to the prosecutor,” said Goran Sluiter, a Dutch law professor acting for the NCDJ. He said he wanted to ensure Buhari did not escape justice by winning political office.

Buhari is set to run for Nigeria’s presidency in the February 2015 elections on the platform of the APC.

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  1. zumunta zakka

    December 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    why are you accusing dis old man pls leave him gallon

  2. amni

    December 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    USELESS BASTARDS! RELIGIOUS bIGOTS. WAS IT oNLY CHURCHEs DAT wAS BURNTS?

  3. OTA TADE

    December 16, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    First thing first, he should go and finish the criminal cases against him before running for public office. As it presently stands he is not a fit and proper person to be president of Nigeria. He should save this country the embarassment of Kenya when Kenyatta was charge before the same court for similar offences.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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