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CFL praises ECOWAS Court’s decision on Cybercrimes Act in Nigeria

Buhari: signs the minimum wage bill into law
The Centre for Advancement of Civil Liberties and Development, also known as Centre for Liberty (CFL) has urged the federal government of Nigeria to commence the process of expunging section 24 from the 2015 Cybercrimes Act and also withdrawing permanently the Social Media and Hate Speech Bills being considered as law in Nigeria, noting that these bills and section 24 of the cybercrimes Act are in violation of the right to freedom of expression.

Insecurity in North: Release Katsina protest leader -Concerned Nigerians group

Deji Adeyanju
Following the arrest and detaintion of the leader of the protest group who called for the resignation of both president Buhari and the Katsina governor, Aminu Masari, the Concerned Nigerians group has asked the Nigerian Police to release Mr. Nastura Sharif whom it said is currently being detained for leading the protest against the insecurity in Northern Nigeria.

Man arrested for using phone line previously owned by Buhari’s daughter

Hanan, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari. 
A man, Anthony Okolie, was arrested for using a phone line previously owned by Hanan, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Supreme Court to deliver judgement on Kano governorship dispute Jan. 20

Court,
The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed January 20 for judgement on the Kano State governorship dispute following the March 9, 2019 election in the state.

Reps may pass bill establishing police for tax collection, remittance

Reps
The House of Representatives may pass into law, a bill that seeks to establish police to  be in-charge of collecting tax from all citizens.

Breaking: Nigeria’s most read newspaper, Punch condemns President “Buhari’s lawless govt.”

Punch Editorial against Buhari
“As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law.” - PUNCH Editorial quotes

IPOB: I will come back to Nigeria to face trial only...

IPOB: Nnamdi kanu
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has given condition under which he may return to Nigeria to face trial.

Sowore, Jalingo: SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to use the court as a tool to suppress citizens’ human rights.”

Breaking: Shi’ites heads to court over proscription

Islamic Movement in Nigeria, a.k.a Shiites, led by Ibraheem Zakzaky
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organization.

Breaking: Court fails to grant El-Zakzaky’s bail application, adjourns to August...

El-Zakzaky
The Justice Darius Khobo-led Kaduna State High Court has, Monday, failed to rule on the bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat after it adjourned  the case to August 5, 2019.