Again, Buhari Govt told to comply with UN directive on Nnamdi Kanu
A lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who is the counsel to the detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has advised the Federal Government to avoid any diplomatic conflict with the United Nations (UN) by releasing the separatist leader from detention.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Ejiofor declared that Kanu “is a political prisoner and must be freed immediately”.
It would be recalled that the UN Working Group had requested Nigeria to ensure Kanu’s “immediate and unconditional release”.
The document indicted both Nigeria and Kenya for Kanu’s unlawful arrest, illegal transfer, torture and continued detention, and recommended payment of adequate compensation to him.
UN Working Group took the decision on April 8, but made its recommendations public on July 20.
According to the document, Nigeria has six months to comply with the UN Opinion or the world body would be forced to take action.
Since the document was made public, Nigeria is yet to formally comment on the matter despite growing clamour for the country to comply.
Source: Politics Nigeria
BREAKING: Terrorists Release Children Abducted On Abuja-Kaduna Train
The children were abducted alongside their parents and other passengers when the terrorists bombed the rail track and gunned down some persons.
Different captives were released over a period of four months.
In a statement on Wednesday, Tukur Mamur, a Kaduna-based publisher who negotiated the release of some of the passengers, said the children and their parents were released after the intervention of Sheik Ahmad Gumi.
“Disturbed by the gory videos images of four teenage children belonging to same family he saw in the last video released by the attackers of the AK9 Train, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Gumi for the first time since the abduction of the innocent passengers of that train over 4 months ago has reached out to the abductors through his Media Consultant.
He sent Allah’s messages to them and consistently pleaded with them to consider the release of the poor children and their innocent parents. It was learnt that the health condition of two of the teenage children has deteriorated since the flogging incident that affected their helpless father. A total of additional 7 hostages were therefore released on Wednesday.”
Another filmmaker Otu Njama dies
Another Nigerian filmmaker, Otu Njama has died, barely 24 hours after the death of popular playwright and filmmaker, Biyi Bandele.
Njama was in his early thirties.
He suffered high blood pressure and was found dead in his apartment at First Unity Estate in Badore, Ajah in Lagos state.
His death was confirmed by his sister, Judith, on Wednesday.
She explained that her brother visited a doctor, who advised him to rest after his blood pressure read 200.
However, Njama said he had a show on Thursday, August 11, 2022, despite doctor warnings.
Meanwhile, Judith said her brother never told her about his health issues.