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alt  NIGERIA AGREES TO PAY N50 BILLION NAIRA TO CIVIL WAR BOMBS VICTIMS


The Federal Republic of Nigeria has agreed to pay N50 billion naira in compensation to the victims, families and communities affected in 11 of the country’s 36 States by landmines and bombs, remnants of the country’s three year civil war that ended in 1970, according to the terms of settlement agreed between the government and representatives of the victims.



The affected states are in the South-East, South-South and North Central parts of the country.

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 ECOWAS COURT ADJOURNS TILL 29TH NOVEMBER HEARING IN CASE BROUGHT BY FAMILY OF DECEASED POLITICIAN ALLEGING ABDUCTION AND MURDER AGAINST THE NIGERIAN POLICE


The ECOWAS Court of Justice has fixed 29th November 2017 to hear the statement of defence of the counsel to the Federal Republic of Nigeria Mr. Michael C. Abu in a case brought by the family of a deceased politician, Kyase Chia alleging the violation of his right to life and dignity by the Nigerian police.


This followed his alleged abduction on 14th August 2015 by officers of the Nigerian police during which he was shot and later died.


At the resumed hearing of the suit on 16th of October 2017, the lead counsel to the plaintiffs, Professor Agboji Madaki filed an application indicating his readiness to call for oral evidence from all the witnesses and claimants who were in Court.

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 ECOWAS COURT AWARDS 18 MILLIONS IN DAMAGES AGAINST NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE DIGNITY AS WELL AS PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE INFLICTED ON THREE WOMEN

The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, has awarded the sum of 6 million naira each as compensation to an actress Dorothy Chioma Njemanze and two other women for the violation of their human rights to dignity following the physical, sexual and psychological violence inflicted on them by agents of the Nigerian State.


Ms Njemanze, a Nollywood Actress and three others approached the Court in suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/17/14 asking for 100 million in damages for the ‘pain, suffering and harm to their dignity including physical, mental and emotional trauma’ following the treatment meted to them by agents of the State at various times’ while arresting women suspected to be prostitutes in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

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 ECOWAS COURT DISMISSES ELECTION-RELATED CASE IN THE GAMBIA


The ECOWAS Court of Justice has on Tuesday 10 2017 dismissed for lack of jurisdiction,  a suit filed by the President of one of Gambia’s opposition parties in conjunction with a former Minister of Information, alleging that the 7th July 2015 Election Amendment Act passed by the country’s National Assembly violated their fundamental human rights.


Delivering judgement in the case filed on 23rd August 2016 by Mr Omar Jallow, former President of the Peoples, Progressive Party and Mr Amadou Scattred, a former minister of information, a three member panel of Judges held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to adjudicate on electoral issues of Member States.

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