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Damning Report: There is No Reform in NIGERIA POLICE, No Justice for victims of brutality one year after #EndSARS Protests-AMNESTY International …Investigation panels dashing victims’ hope of getting justice *Pro-government mobs used to instigate violence, Nigeria police lawless violence beyond control *Gravity of human rights violations outrageous, not a single culpable law enforcement agent has been prosecuted * “Nigeria has the worst police force in the world”-World Internal Security and Police Index International *BY MUSTAPHA AHMED/SPECIAL Law Enforcement Correspondent, Abuja

Damning Report: There is No Reform in NIGERIA POLICE, No Justice for victims of brutality one year after #EndSARS Protests-AMNESTY International …Investigation panels dashing victims’ hope of getting justice  *Pro-government mobs used to...

Historic feat for Incorruptible Man: Canadian government throws red carpet for First Nigerian Police Officer, Constable TEWOGBADE OJO in Ontario, celebrates retirement after 42 years of active service…pacesetter in community policing, regarded one of the most honest cops in the world *Theology graduate/minister of gospel engages new immigrants on domestic violence issues, spearhead initiatives that paved way for computer access for young people in the city *Received Canadian Police Leadership Forum Award in 1999, Ilesha born is recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the ProAction Jack Sinclair, Canadian Urban Institute Local Heroes; June Callwood Outstanding Achievement, Bud Knight and Planet Africa awards among others *“Constable Tewogbade Ojo can retire from the job, but you can’t retire from the police family”-Chief Bill Blair, President, Canadian Association Chiefs of Police *“Long before any sociologist or criminologist put to paper what community policing is all about, you (Tewogbade Ojo) were ahead of the game”-Deputy Chief of Police, Peter Sloly *“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in this community and I am not going to walk away from it, even though I have retired from the Service”-TEWOGBADE *BY ADEBOLA ODERINDE/POLICE Reporter, Ontario & BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/ AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Historic feat for Incorruptible Man: Canadian government throws red carpet for First Nigerian Police Officer, Constable TEWOGBADE OJO in Ontario, celebrates retirement after 42 years of active service…pacesetter in community policing, regarded...

Breaking New Ground: University of Lagos Alumnus, ADEOLA AUSTIN OYINLADE becomes first-ever Nigerian to win American Bar Association International Human Rights Award 2021…historic ceremony announced in Chicago, USA, at the maiden Hybrid Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association *The Human Rights and International law expert honoured in recognition of works in advancing human rights solutions in Africa *Award recipient is Principal Partner of Adeola Oyinlade & Co, a law firm based in Lagos, founder of Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative, having graduated from the Faculty of Law with a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degree from the same faculty *“Adeola Austin Oyinlade have advanced solutions to human rights issues across Africa, including the South Sudan political crisis, the Central African Republic crisis, the Congo Democratic Republic armed conflict and Libyan peace talks”-ABA President, Patricia Lee Refo *BY KEMI IBAYI/LAW Correspondent, Chicago & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Breaking New Ground: University of Lagos Alumnus, ADEOLA AUSTIN OYINLADE becomes first-ever Nigerian to win American Bar Association International Human Rights Award 2021…historic ceremony announced in Chicago, USA, at the maiden Hybrid Annual...

INSPIRATIONAL Success Story: MEET Nigeria’s 24-year-old Youngest Attorney, Barrister ESTHER CHUKWUEMEKA called to Bar as Solicitor/Advocate of Supreme Court …Finished High School when she was 13, gained admission to Abia State University two years after, denied registration been underage *Studied Law in Indian University, emerges Best Graduating Law Student in Varsity history *Compulsory attend Nigerian Law School class for Bar Part 1 program from Foreign University *BY NDUKA AKAGANA/Special Education Correspondent, reporting from India

INSPIRATIONAL Success Story: MEET Nigeria’s 24-year-old Youngest Attorney, Barrister ESTHER CHUKWUEMEKA called to Bar as Solicitor/Advocate of Supreme Court …Finished High School when she was 13, gained admission to Abia State University...

SPITTING FIRE! ‘I was never served a court proceeding personally by my estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu’-Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation …She lied against me, Nigeria police launch investigation into alleged abuse of court process as case adjourned till 21st April 2021 Justice Oriji rules: “It is the Police to investigate whether the acknowledgement containing the endorsement with the name of the respondent was actually forged or not. The plaintiff had in her application alleged that the ex-minister denied her custody of her children. The bailiff should have insisted on serving the respondent personally. The purported service of the processes is hereby set aside. A fresh hearing date is hereby served on the respondent” *ROBERT ALOMA/ Judiciary Reporter, Abuja

  SPITTING FIRE! ‘I was never served a court proceeding personally by my estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu’-Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation …She lied against me, Nigeria police launch investigation...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: ‘I Suffered Pain, Slapping and Humiliation in the Hands of Femi Fani-Kayode’-ex-wife, Precious Chikwendu, former beauty pageant fumes …He repeatedly kicked me on my stomach several times even when I was pregnant, confined me to Hospital when I attempted to escape * Demand full custody of their four sons in a court affidavit of an originating summon pursuant to Section 69 of the Child Rights Act * Lament: “I met Fani-Kayode in 2014 at the peak of my beauty career and we fell in love. We began living together and had children- a son age five and a set of triplets age three” * Fani-Kayode currently spends N1.8million on food, toiletries and left over on the children monthly while only him doles out N575,000 on clothing * Says: “I want court to compel him to give me a monthly payment of N3.5million for the upkeep of our four sons” *BY TOLULOPE AYOBAMI/Judiciary & Domestic Violence Reporter, Nigeria

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: ‘I Suffered Pain, Slapping and Humiliation in the Hands of Femi Fani-Kayode’-ex-wife, Precious Chikwendu, former beauty pageant fumes …He repeatedly kicked me on my stomach several times...

FACING THE MUSIC! European court faults United Kingdom for unlawfully deporting Nigerian man, CHARLES UNUANE as disproportionate violation of human rights whose kids are British citizens…ruling claim ‘not good for a democratic society’ * Judges in Strasbourg found that the removal violated right to family life as guaranteed by article 8 of the European convention on human rights * This 57-year-old had appeal supported by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and awarded €5,000 (£4,447) * Court did not make an order for him to be returned to the United Kingdom * Convicted earlier for falsifying 30 applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom, given a community sentence and ordered to pay a fine *BY TOM TAYLOR, REPORTER, Britain & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

FACING THE MUSIC! European court faults United Kingdom for unlawfully deporting Nigerian man, CHARLES UNUANE as disproportionate violation of human rights whose kids are British citizens…ruling claim ‘not good for a democratic...

COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church Arrested for violating ban on public places of worship in Federal Capital Territory…Christ Embassy, 15 other churches shut * Church in full session when members of the ministerial task force team arrived * Team waited for the pastor to conclude worship before approaching him to explain his wrongs and handcuff him * Task force team dispersed worshipers at the Christ Embassy Church located at Jahi District of the FCT * Enforcement team also shut down the popular H-Medix Pharmacy located at Wuse II District of the FCT, following complaints received at the FCT COVID-19 Situation Room that the pharmacy has no gun thermometers, other required items to ensure safety of customers and staff * BY DEBORAH JOHN/RELIGIOUS CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church Arrested for violating ban on public places of worship in Federal Capital Territory…Christ Embassy, 15 other churches...

DEPORTATION THREAT: Nigerian Couple, RASHEEDAT and AFEEZ BAKARE in Tears…beg Canadian Government ‘Daughters risk Genital Mutilation if returned home’ * Family of four arrived Ontario in 2017, had another daughter in Canada a year later *After denial of refugee status, Rasheedat, now five months pregnant, collapsed and was taken to hospital * Recently, the government issued a temporary delay on the family’s deportation order * “My children’s lives, my husband’s life are at risk. We ran away because they wanted to circumcise my baby girl — the one I brought from Africa. When I got to Canada, I had another baby girl. Currently, I’m pregnant with another baby girl. Now [I’ll have] three baby girls — [and all of their lives are] going to be at risk”-Rasheedat *BY TOLU ABODERIN/REPORTER, ONTARIO & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DEPORTATION THREAT: Nigerian Couple, RASHEEDAT and AFEEZ BAKARE in Tears…beg Canadian Government ‘Daughters risk Genital Mutilation if returned home’ * Family of four arrived Ontario in 2017, had...

MORE TROUBLE OVER ALLEGED RAPE: Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International Traveling Passport Seized; House, Office Searched…as Congregation abandons church in droves * Secured bail after making available two level 16 officers with landed property in Abuja *Embattled ‘man-of-God’ report daily to Police HQ on a daily basis * ‘We are gathering strong evidence of rape against the COZA Pastor’-Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department BY TOMIWA ORIYOMI/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA & SAM IKADE/RELIGIOUS REPORTER, LAGOS

MORE TROUBLE OVER ALLEGED RAPE: Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International Traveling Passport Seized; House, Office Searched…as Congregation abandons church in droves * Secured bail after making available two level 16 officers...