Independence Day, #EndSARS top search in October – Google, COVID-19: NFF confirms receipt of $1m FIFA grant and more
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
Niger Govt. sacks 80 civil servants for fraud, Lagos State pledges 20 cars to outstanding teachers and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Friday.
Migrant crossings on the rise: How to get countries to respect maritime law?
After a lull in the number of migrants risking their lives to reach Europe by sea in recent years, clandestine crossings are on the rise once again. As Europe grapples with how best to handle the crisis, rights groups say they're seeing a worrying trend of countries including Greece and Malta employing illegal and dangerous tactics to push migrants out of their territorial waters. We speak to Louise Carr, a migrant rights campaigner at Amnesty International.
India: Amnesty accuses police of human rights abuses at February riots
Human rights group Amnesty International accused Delhi police of carrying out abuses during deadly riots in February, which were provoked by a new citizenship law. The group accused some politicians of stoking tensions.
N49bn out of N50bn COVID-19 intervention fund disbursed- CBN, FG shuts Kara Bridge in Lagos and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Saturday.
Amnesty International: Number of executions worldwide has gone down
The number of documented executions was the lowest in ten years, according to Amnesty International. But the human rights group estimates that thousands went unreported.
Amnesty International, SERAP, others ask NASS to halt debate on social media bill
Amnesty International, SERAP, others have called on the National Assembly to halt debate on social media bill
Sowore: Nigerian gov't must not disgrace itself- Human Rights Commission
A group, Civil Society Groups for Peace, Sustainable Security and National Development has warned the Amnesty International and the Human Rights Commission in Nigeria to refrain from commenting on the trial of Convener of #Revolution Now protests and publisher of Sahara Reporters and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
U.S. Senator condemns harassment, rearrest of Sowore
Sowore's SenSenator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities. Sowore, a New Jersey resident, was first arrested in August and despite two court orders for his release, Nigerian security services refused to release him until yesterday. Hours later he was re-arrested. Senator Menendez has been involved in securing Mr. Sowore’s release after his family in New Jersey approached his office about it.
'Good Samaritans should not be prosecuted for helping people'
Amnesty International's latest report from the US-Mexico border focuses on activists looking to assist would-be migrants. Its author Brian Griffey says some of the state's steps amount to "contempt for the rule of law."