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Polls: Mixed Feelings Trail Deployment of Soldiers

The deployment of soldiers ahead of Saturday’s Presidential election is sparking mixed reactions among residents in Lagos and Ogun state. While some residents see the deployment as a welcome development, others are lamenting that the roadblocks mounted by the soldiers on major roads have resulted to traffic gridlock, adding that their presence is intimidating. TELL,

UN to Plead for 54 Convicted soldiers

The United Nations has disclosed plans to take appropriate action over the imminent execution of 54 soldiers sentenced to death by the Nigerian Army. In a letter to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Summary or Arbitrary Executions, stated that the UN is considering appropriate action, including

Death Sentence On 54 soldiers Genocidal — Falana

Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has described as “genocidal” the recent sentencing of 54 soldiers to death by an army court martial. While strongly condemning the death sentence, Falana said the convicted soldiers, the second set to be condemned to death, had been sent on a suicide mission by army authorities ill-equipped and poorly

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