Tag: Benin Republic

Sunday Igboho Released From Benin Prison
Fulani Herdsmen, Human Rights, Judiciary, Justice, Law Enforcement

Sunday Igboho Released From Benin Prison

Popular activist, Sunday Igboho has been released. According to Maxwell Adeleye, a spokesman for Igboho, the Yoruba separatist has been set free from the custody of Benin Republic authorities. In a statement on Facebook on Monday morning, Adeleye wrote: "Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin." "The Activist was released on Monday to a Yoruba Leader and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran." Source: Politics Nigeria
Republic of Benin Legalises Abortion
Legislature, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Republic of Benin Legalises Abortion

The Republic of Benin parliamentarians have voted to legalise abortion and authorised the process under very restricted conditions. The law was passed after a heated debate in the parliament, with some legislators strongly opposed to legalising abortion before the amendment finally passed. According to the new law, women can terminate a pregnancy within the first three months if it is likely to “aggravate or cause material, educational, professional or moral distress, incompatible with the woman or the unborn child’s interest.” Read Also: El-Zakzaky Sues AGF, DSS For N2bn Over Detention, Passport’s Seizure In Benin, abortion was initially authorised if the pregnancy “threatened the life of the mother”, was “the result of a rape or incest” or when “the unborn child has a particularly ...
BREAKING: Court Restrains AGF, DSS From Arresting Igboho, Blocking Accounts
News, Nigeria, Security

BREAKING: Court Restrains AGF, DSS From Arresting Igboho, Blocking Accounts

Justice Ladiean Akintola of Oyo High Court has granted an ex-parte motion restraining the Department of State Security (DSS) and Attorney General of the Federation from arresting, intimidating, harassing, and blocking bank accounts of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. The order was granted following an ex-parte motion moved by his lawyer Chief Yomi Aliu (SAN) at the court on Wednesday. See Also: Gunmen Attack Abolongo Correctional Facility In Oyo, Set Prisoners Free The motion developed from the originating motion seeking N500 billion damages for invasion of his house in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on July 1. Aliu expressed confidence the AGF Abubakar Malami (SAN) will not disobey the court order, stressing that it was given directly against his office. Hearing in th...
Sunday Igboho to Know Fate Monday
News, Security

Sunday Igboho to Know Fate Monday

Days after the arrest of embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou Benin Republic, the legal battle which would determine his release, will be decided on Monday. The 48-year-old agitator has been in the eye of the storm since he was arrested. He is being held after he was arrested with his wife on their way to Germany on Monday night. The Nation had reported Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Southwest Governors and some other people were working behind the scenes on Igboho’s case. Some Yorubas residing in Cotonou, Republic of Benin have also expressed optimism over his possible freedom on Monday. In a virtual session on Sunday monitored by The Nation, they (Igboho’s supporters) are planning...
JUST IN: Igboho Remanded, Wife Released as Beninese Court Adjourns Hearing
News, Security

JUST IN: Igboho Remanded, Wife Released as Beninese Court Adjourns Hearing

Embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has been remanded at Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou till Monday July 26. But Ropo, his wife, a German citizen, was released and the judge ordered return of her passport. Igboho, was arraigned before the Cour D’Appel De Cotonou on immigration-related offences by the government of the Benin Republic. The Nation reports Igboho and his wife have been in custody since their arrest at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou as they attempted to board a flight to Germany on Monday. They were interrogated by Beninese security operatives at the Brigade Criminelle facility between Wednesday and Thursday.
BREAKING: Sunday Igboho Arrested in Benin Republic
News, Nigeria, Security

BREAKING: Sunday Igboho Arrested in Benin Republic

Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic. His media aide, Olayomi Koiki, has also fled the country, it was learnt. Igboho was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night. Several supporters who are close to the embattled agitator confirmed his arrest to The Nation on Tuesday. One of them said Igboho had a Benin Republic passport and was on his way to Germany before he was arrested on Monday night. Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic. His media aide, Olayomi Koiki, has also fled the country, it was learnt. Igboho was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night. Several supporters who are close to the embattled agitator confirmed h...
AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Forced To Train In Darkness Ahead of Benin Clash
AFCON, Africa, Football, Nigeria, Sports, Youths

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Forced To Train In Darkness Ahead of Benin Clash

Super Eagles were forced to train in darkness at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo on Friday ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic. According to a report by Completesports, the stadium officials put off the light at the ground for the entire duration of the team’s training session. Nigerian journalists were also barred from entering the stadium. The Super Eagles are scheduled to face the Squirrels at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo on Saturday. Nigeria top Group L with eight points after four rounds of matches, while Benin are second with seven points. A draw tomorrow will guarantee the Super Eagles passage to the AFCON to be hosted by Cameroon in January.
We Have No Plan To Make Benin 37th State of Nigeria –Ministry
Africa, Breaking News, News, Nigeria, Politics

We Have No Plan To Make Benin 37th State of Nigeria –Ministry

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has dismissed media reports that the Republic of Benin aspires to be the 37th state in Nigeria. In a statement issued by the ministry spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, Onyeama said the report was misleading. “The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to misleading reports in the media that the Republic of Benin is aspiring to be the 37 State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in the presence of his counterpart from the Republic of Benin, granted an interview after a very fruitful meeting between ministerial delegations from both countries and stated therein ‘… the President of Benin Republic said he would like the relations between the two countries ...