Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of two TikTok users – Mubarak Muhammad (Uniquepikin) and Nazifi Muhammad – in custody in Kano State. The duo were remanded in prison for allegedly defaming the character of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in one of their comedy skits. In his ruling on Monday,...
  Mrs Anthonia Okonkwo, widow allegedly stripped naked by some youths in an Enugu State community says she did not harvest snails from the sacred forest as alleged by the perpetrators. Okonkwo made the disclosure on Friday when an NGO, the Women Aid Collective (WACOL) led by the Founder, Prof. Joy...
  The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sunday Faleye, has quizzed the Divisional Crime Officer of Ode-Omu Police Division, Matthew Ajayi, who was accused of torturing a woman inspector, Bamidele Olorunsogo. In a video seen by PUNCH Metro on Wednesday, Olorunsogo could be seen displaying the injuries she sustained on...
  A chartered accountant, Anu Hunwathan, has accused a policewoman of assaulting him and tearing his clothes during an altercation at the Badagry Roundabout in the Badagry area of Lagos State. Hunwathan said an argument ensued between him and the cop after she demanded N100 bribe from a taxi driver on...
  The family of Kenneth Ike Ayogu, 29, a patent medicine dealer at Narayi in Chikun LGA, Kaduna state is raising issues with officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, over the death of their son while under their custody. They are alleging that he was tortured to...
  A lecturer at the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa, Fred Ayokhai, has been called out on social media for attacking a 20-year-old student of the institution. In a series of viral videos obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, Ayokhai, who reportedly works at the History and International Relations department of the...
  Vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed on Thursday said it was “highly debatable” to use the word massacre to describe the October 20, 2020 #EndSARS incident at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. However, he stressed that there were surely abuse of procedures and civil rights...
  The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday said that participants of the EndSARS memorial arrested at Lekki tollgate have been released. In an interview with Channels Television, Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin said the police only arrested a few troublemakers who were kept in their custody on the spot...
  The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) says the closure of four broadcast stations in Zamfara is “unlawful” and “unconstitutional”. TheCable had reported that the Zamfara government ordered the closure of some media houses in Gusau, the state capital, for allegedly covering a political rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party...
  Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, demanded the immediate and unconditional release of two Kwara-based journalists allegedly persecuted by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for allegations of defamation. A statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, described the remand of the two pressmen, Akogun Abdulrasidi and Dare Akogun, as “draconian...