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alt  COURT FIXES 7 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR THE RESUMED HEARING IN CASE BY NNAMDI KANU ALLEGING THE VIOLATION OF HIS HUMAN RIGHTS


The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice will on 7th February 2018 rule on whether to award cost against the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the late filing of its preliminary objection challenging the Court’s jurisdiction in a case brought by the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu alleging the violation of his human rights.

Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Counsel to the Mr Kanu had asked for N10 million in costs as the  preliminary objection by the defendant on the jurisdiction of the Court was baseless,  done in bad faith and a ploy to prolong the matter in Court and had requested for short adjournment to enable him respond to the issues raised in the objection.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT DISMISSES HUMAN RIGHTS SUIT FOR LACK OF CAUSE OF ACTION

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 dismissed for ‘lack of evidence in proof’, a class action suit filed by an individual and a Non-Governmental Organization against the Federal Republic of Nigeria alleging the violation of the human rights of the more than 3,134 victims who lost their lives and properties in the Jos crises in the country’s Plateau State.



While the Court deemed the case ‘admissible’ under its human rights jurisdiction, a panel of three judges of the Court held that the Applicants, Akungwang Mangut Sampson and the Nigerian Coalition for International Criminal Court, did not prove their case of the violation of the human rights of the alleged victims.

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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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