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Reps probe death of Nigerian man allegedly tortured by Indonesia immigration officials

Reps probe death of Nigerian man allegedly tortured by Indonesia immigration officials

The House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated its committees on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to investigate the allegations of heavy-handedness and inhuman treatment of a Nigerian citizen, late Arinze Igweike, and other Nigerians by Indonesian officers, and report back within four weeks.

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LIB had reported that Igweike was allegedly beaten to death while in the custody of Indonesian immigration officials. 

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The latest development followed the adoption of a motion on “Urgent need to address the violation of human rights and unfair treatment of Nigerians in Indonesia”, by Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu.

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In her motion, the lawmaker noted that Indonesia is a signatory to the United Nation’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights of 1948, which advocates for the protection of the fundamental rights and freedom of every human being.

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She, however, expressed concerns that despite various reports of the heavy-handedness of Indonesian security and law enforcement officers towards Nigerians that have led to allegations of illegal arrests, detention, tortures, extortions, and other unreported fundamental human rights breaches, nothing has been done to reverse this “unfortunate and unsavoury trend.”

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Chuba-Ikpeazu recalled the recently reported case of a Nigerian who was arrested in Jakarta by Indonesian immigration police for unidentified offences and eventually died in police custody without any proceedings being brought against him.

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The lawmaker also recalled that in July 2020, another Nigerian, identified as Chukwueze died after he was allegedly arrested, extorted and tortured by Indonesian Immigration officials, thereafter resulting in massive protests at the Nigeria Embassy in Jakarta against discrimination and targeted raids by Indonesian officers.

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“There is urgent need to address the heavy-handedness and inhuman treatment meted on Nigerians by the Indonesian Authorities, before more Nigerians lose their lives, as this will undoubtedly strain the relationship between the Nigerian and Indonesian government if not addressed.” she added. 

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Soldiers accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure to disperse them (videos)

Soldiers accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure to disperse themSoldiers have been accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure, Ondo state’s capital to disperse them.  The students who took to the streets to protest against having an extended time in finishing their degree programs due to the strike, alleged that the soldiers also destroyed some items they turned up for the protest with.  Here are some tweets and videos below…………………. Soldiers accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure to disperse themSoldiers accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure to disperse themSoldiers accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure to disperse themSoldiers accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure to disperse them      View this post on Instagram           A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial). Soldiers accused of shooting at students protesting against ASUU strike in Akure to disperse them (videos) Follow Linda Ikeji Blog.

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Veeki Royce Gradually Becoming Nigeria’s Leading Gospel Artiste

Veeki Royce Gradually Becoming Nigeria

Nigeria’s Gospel artiste Veeki Royce is gradually becoming one of the most recognized gospel artiste in recent time with her mind blowing hits like “On God” ‘Son of God’ and her latest single”Iremide”  trending on major Radio stations nationwide.

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It’s no doubt that veeki  Royce who in less than 2 month gained recognition in the Nigeria music industry with her hit single “On God” is the hope set to re-ignite gospel vibes back in Nigeria with her touch of uniqueness.

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Veeki Royce Gradually Becoming Nigeria

 

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Latest single Iremide is one song you can’t resist listening to but the biggest fear is, can she face the heat in the Nigeria music industry?

 

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2023: PDP extends dates for congresses, election of candidates

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has extended the dates for the conduct of its congresses and primary elections ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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The extension was made known on Tuesday in a statement jointly signed by the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and National Secretary, Chris Anyanwu.

The statement noted that the party was again “compelled to change the dates for congresses and primaries due to unforeseen circumstances.”

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In the new schedule released by the party, State House of Assembly primary elections is to hold on Saturday May 21, while that of the House of Representatives has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Monday, May 23, is set for the party’s Senate primaries while its governorship primaries will hold on Wednesday, May 25.

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The schedule was however silent on the date for the party’s presidential primary election.

The party also noted that due to the insecurity situation in the South-East region with the attendant sit-at-home order every Monday, the Senate primaries in the region will hold on Tuesday, May 14.

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“In the case of the South-East region, due to the sit-at-home currently being observed on Mondays, the Senate primaries will now hold on Tuesday, May 24,” the statement added.

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