Buhari’s hostility to human rights

President Buhari The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd)’s regime appears more determined than ever to rely on repression as a means of responding to dissent and public criticism. Its record of failure to uphold human rights and the rule of law has been too consistent: empty promises, more excuses, ambivalence, intolerance, and state-sanctioned brutality.… Continue reading Buhari’s hostility to human rights

Blasphemy: Sharia council urges Ganduje to approve death sentence for Kano singer

Governor Ganduje of Kano State The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria, SCSN, has advised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State to approve the execution of the musician, Shariff Yahaya Shariff,  recently sentenced to death by Shari’ah court in Kano for alleged blasphemy. SCSN applauded the courage of Qadi Ali Kani of the Upper Shari’ah… Continue reading Blasphemy: Sharia council urges Ganduje to approve death sentence for Kano singer

ECOWAS suspends Mali, takes decision on arrest of President Keita

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended Mali membership following the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. The decision is coming amid jubilation in Mali after soldiers detained the president. ECOWAS in a statement on Tuesday also closed borders of its member states’ with the country. The… Continue reading ECOWAS suspends Mali, takes decision on arrest of President Keita