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ICC

April 19, 2022

#EndSARS: Osinbajo begs ICC prosecutor for fair treatment

The Buhari regime used lethal force to quell the historic #EndSARS protests of October 2020.

ICC prosecutor Karim Khan and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
October 21, 2021

ICC won’t charge Buhari with war crimes if he declares bandits as terrorists before executing them: El-Rufai

The Kaduna governor said he has written several letters since 2017 urging the Nigerian president to declare the violent gangs as terrorists.

Bandits and Buhari
May 15, 2021

Fresh N192bn contract breach penalty threatens FG’s Mambilla power project

The contract breach by the Nigerian government has now stalled progress of the power plant, as the Chinese bank says it would not release the funds until the legal standoff ends.

Mambilla
March 3, 2021

ICC begins war crimes investigation in Palestinian Territories, Israel kicks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision anti-Semitic, saying it only left one response, namely to fight for the truth.

International Criminal Court
December 14, 2020

Nigeria opposed to undermining ICC’s mandate: Malami

Mr. Malawi warns against weakening of Rome Statute by attacking the ICC.

Nigeria's Attorney General, Abubakar Malami
December 11, 2020

Our investigation confirmed Nigerian military committed war crimes: ICC Prosecutor

The war crimes tribunal is also seeking to bring Boko Haram elements to justice for crimes against humanity.

General-Tukur-Buratai
November 20, 2020

#LekkiMassacre: One month after, Ahmed Lawan’s Senate still quiet on military onslaught

Mr. Lawan’s silence could play into the hands of his critics, who have long ridiculed his leadership as a ‘rubber stamp’ of the Buhari administration.

Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan. [CREDIT: Senate Twitter handle]
November 18, 2020

Nigeria: A decade of impunity and inaction

Various commissions and inquiries have been set up to investigate alleged crimes committed by the military since 2009, but none led to any prosecution of perpetrators.

Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International
November 7, 2020

Explainer: Does the Lagos #EndSARS panel have powers to probe the army?

Friction between the panel and the army has brought forward questions about the panel’s powers and the likely outcome of this probe.

The Lagos panel of inquiry on #EndSARS. [CREDIT: Bella Naija]
November 4, 2020

#LekkiMassacre: ICC opens preliminary findings against Nigerian Army, other actors

The international crimes tribunal says it is proceeding with its investigation into how Nigerian soldiers quelled #EndSARS on October 20.

General-Tukur-Buratai