Today, the Human Rights Agenda Network (HRAN) celebrates with civil society and the whole nation over the news that President Goodluck Jonathan signed the landmark Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, 2013 (ACJ Bill) on Thursday, 14th May 2015. Continue reading “HRAN Celebrates The Signing Of The ACJ Bill By President Goodluck Jonathan”
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the National Assembly to disclose financial details of its highly secretive constituency allowances, in a landmark judgment that may unearth the true scale of allowances earned by Nigerian lawmakers. Continue reading “Court Orders N’Assembly To Disclose Allowance Paid To Lawmakers”
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis came out squarely against the death penalty once again, calling it “unacceptable” regardless of the seriousness of the crime of the condemned.
Pope Francis met with a three-person delegation of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty March 20, and issued a letter on the occasion urging worldwide abolition. Continue reading “Pope Francis Calls Death Penalty ‘Unacceptable’, Urges Abolition”
After spending 10 years in prison and 5 years on death row, the Court of Appeal in Lagos, today discharged and acquitted Sopuruchi Obed and Otobong Sunday Edet who were convicted and sentenced to death for armed robbery by the Lagos State high court on 29 August 2009. Continue reading “Two Juveniles On Death Row In Lagos”
October 10, 2014: Today, as the world speaks out against the use of the Death Penalty, another exonerated juvenile walks home free after 11 years in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, 8 of which was spent on death row.