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ICC to rule on former Ivory Coast president, Gbagbo release next week

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International Criminal Court judges will rule next Tuesday on whether to release former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo as his trial for crimes against humanity drags on, the court said. Gbagbo, 73, has spent seven years in detention in The Hague accused of fomenting bloodshed after refusing to accept defeat …

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Nigeria @58 to be marked with fanfare, 8 years after bomb blast


After eight years of lowkey celebrations, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an elaborate programme to mark Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary. It would be recalled that on October 1, 2010, bomb explosions went off around the Eagle Square, Abuja, while Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary celebration was going on. At least 12 …

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ICC told to Engage Buhari over continued killings, impunity


The Nigerian Coalition for the International Criminal Court (NCICC), a civil society concerned with the advocacy for the domestication of the International Criminal Court’s Rome Statute, on Tuesday, charged the court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, to engage the visiting President Muhammadu Buhari, on the continued killings in Nigeria. The coalition also …

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PDP: Presidency lied on Buhari ICC invitation


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the Presidency lied on President Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The PDP in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said contrary to effort by the Presidency to present the invitation as positive for the …

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Buhari told to report himself to ICC


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to use his attendance of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Rome Statute, to report his administration to the court over alleged documented human right abuses, crime against humanity and killings in Nigeria under …

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