[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Charles Quaker Dokubo, a professor, as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.
[Premium Times] A large number of youth claiming to be former armed militants in the Niger Delta area of Ondo State on Friday protested in Akure, the state capital, over their non-inclusion in the extended amnesty program.
[Leadership] A coalition of militant groups in Ondo State yesterday gave oil companies operating in the state three days to leave over non-enrollment of their members in the Federal Government Amnesty Programme.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian authorities must ensure justice, truth and reparation over the military’s unlawful killing of more than 350 Shi’a Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015, Amnesty International said on the two-year anniversary of the massacre.
[Premium Times] Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in Cameroon are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday.
[Vanguard] More groups have thrown their weight behind recent calls for the sack of Amnesty International from the country owing to its claimed disreputable role in the current fight against Boko Haram in the North Eastern Nigeria.
[Deutsche Welle] At least 800 people have died since the start of the Oromo protests in Ethiopia one year ago, according to Amnesty International. Thousands have been detained after the government imposed a state of emergency.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Khartoum is attempting to counter the international uproar following allegations of the Sudanese government’s use of chemical weapons against citizens of Darfur, by filing a lawsuit against Amnesty International.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -About 2,000 girls and boys have been kidnapped by Boko Haram since the beginning of 2014, according to Amnesty International
[This Day] Abuja, Warri and Yenagoa -Barring any major progress in the ongoing dialogue between the federal government and stakeholders in the Niger Delta to end the attacks on oil and gas installations, the Nigerian military is in process of wrapping up plans to launch a major offensive against the militants sabotaging facilities in the oil-rich region.