Buratai made the call in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sagir Musa, on Saturday in Abuja.
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An 80-page brief providing arguments, evidence, exhibits and appendices had been filed by a consortium of 101 lawyers that included five former Attorneys General of states in the North West and North Central Nigeria, Senior Advocates of Nigeria and several former national and state Nigerian Bar Association officials.
This was contained in a reply signed by the Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the ICC, Mark P. Dillon
SERAP urged Bensouda to “push for those suspected to be responsible for these crimes, mostly security officials, soldiers, some politicians and other actors who directly or indirectly have individually and/or collectively contributed to the attacks, deaths and injuries, and are therefore complicit in the crimes, to be tried by the ICC.”
The group urged the Federal Government to withdraw plans to use soldiers to quell the protests that have rocked major cities across Nigeria.
Juries of ICC, an organ of the United Nations General Assembly, are replenished every nine years for nationals of its 123-member nations. They are saddled with prosecution of war crimes, genocide, international crimes, crimes against humanity and aggression. The election is to be conducted at the 19th session of the Assembly.
The endorsement was announced by the Secretary-General, IHRC, Prof. Rafal Wasik, when he led his team to visit the Chief Judge in his office on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, Buhari leader made the call when he delivered a keynote address at the Solemn Hearing to commemorate the 20thanniversary of the Rome Statute of the ICC.
President Buhari also welcomed Netherlands’ commitment to establish a technical committee to work with the Nigerian side on the best approach to address the shrinkage of the Lake Chad
Consequently, the party directed that its flags at all its offices and formation at all levels across the country be flown at half-mast during the period in honour of the victims.
The organization advised President Muhammadu Buhari to “instruct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami to open discussion with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to establish whether substantial grounds and the requisite elements exist to warrant the intervention of the Prosecutor in this case.
The PDP said this in a statement on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The President of the Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, a Nigerian, made the remark in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen after a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof Geoffrey Onyeama
A civil society organisation, Initiative for Civil Rights Advancement in Nigeria, levelled the accusation against Ortom and Ishaku in a petition dated January 16, 2018 and signed by Engr. Yakubu Bulama, Information Officer of ICRAN, and addressed to the Office of Madame Fatou Bensouda of the ICC.
The pan-Tiv traditional institution predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari would not score any vote if he seeks re-election in 2019
Uganda is not planning to arrest al-Bashir, in spite being a signatory to the Rome Statute that established the ICC, Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni’s press secretary, Don Wannyama, said.
The country had launched the process of leaving the court 2016, with the government saying the ICC was biased against African nations.
In the petition, HEDA, which has a Special Observer Status with the UN ECOSOC, said its findings revealed the callousness and unfairness of the Myanmar’s military troops and government to the minority Rohingya Muslims.
In a statement dated 3 September 2017 and signed by SERAP deputy director, Timothy Adewale, the organization said that: “The allegations of corruption against Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke suggest the manifest failure of the government of former president Goodluck Jonathan to protect Nigerians from such heinous crimes”.
In a statement on Wednesday by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, the organization said: “SERAP can confirm that the ICC is now considering our petition. We have received communication from Mark P. Dillon, Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the ICC indicating that the court will give due consideration to our petition.”