Jonathan rules out prisoner swap with Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants a month ago. Britain’s Africa minister Mark Simmonds, who is in Nigeria for talks about the international rescue missi...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Israel Approves Prisoner Release Ahead Of Palestinian Talks

Israel on Sunday approved the release of 104 Arab prisoners in a move intended to facilitate the restart of peace talks with the Palestinians and end nearly three years of diplomatic standstill. Thirteen ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet authorized the release, seven voted against...

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Posted on Jul 28, 2013

Death Row Prisoner To Be Executed By Firing Squad In Benin

A death row prisoner in Nigeria is due to be executed by firing squad later this week after prison authorities dragged him to the gallows where they hanged four other men on Monday night, Amnesty International has said. They were the first known executions in the country since 2006. Benin Prison authorities i...

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Posted on Jun 25, 2013

Amb Ashiru tasks partner governments on swift implementation of Prisoner Transfers

By Citizens Platform Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru, has called for a swift conclusion of the Prisoners Transfer Agreements (PTA) between Nigeria and countries in Europe. The Minister made this call on Monday, 17 June 2013 at a two-day seminar organized in Berlin for Heads of Nigerian Miss...

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Posted on Jun 17, 2013