#EndSARS violence: Youth group offers dialogue stage

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

A Grand patron of Nigerian Youths and Vigilante Group of Nigeria Engineer Femi Soetan has advised the federal government to organise an immediate interface between leaders of the ongoing protests via the leadership of the Nigerian Youth Organisation (NYO). The Youth and Security patron in a statement emphasised that in order to forestall imminent degeneration of the crisis into full Read More

#EndSARS: Group demands end to protests, cites human rights abuses

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Civil Situation Room has called for an immediate suspension of the #EndSARS protests across the country over human rights abuses.  The situation room, consisting of over 100 human rights groups said the protests have taken a violent twist in recent days, infringing on the rights of other citizens and entrenching criminal activities. Protests demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

#EndSARS: Coalition cautions against blackmailing Army on Exercise Crocodile Smile

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has warned human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, and others against blackmailing the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’.  According to the group, insinuation by Falana that soldiers will be used to quell the #EndSARS protests across the country was totally false.  The army announced on Friday that its annual exercise will commence on Tuesday to identify, Read More

Revealed! How Nigeria loses 361,000 children yearly to malnutrition

October 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Almost three million under-five Nigerian children are malnourished, while 361,000 children die yearly in the country due to malnutrition and related diseases, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) has said.CISLAC Program Officer Health Advocacy, Mr Mohammed Murtala, ‎who disclosed this on Saturday in Kaduna said Nigeria ranked among 20 countries in the world with high malnourished children, which contributed 80% to the Read More

#ENDSARS: NEC sets up Judicial Panel of Enquiry in 36 states, FCT

October 15, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Economic Council (NEC) Thursday directed the immediate establishment of state-based Judicial Panels of Inquiry across the country to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality or extra judicial killings with a view to delivering justice for all victims of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units. Rising from its monthly meeting presided over by Vice Read More

The anti-FSARS protests

October 15, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

 It would be uncharitable not to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for his prompt response to the people’s outcry against the killer unit of the Nigeria Police, FSARS. For the first time since he assumed power in 2015 to the bells and whistles of a people desperate for change, Buhari uncharacteristically acknowledged that the people’s voice matter and that they have an Read More

Implement laws to protect girl-child, NCWS urges FG

October 11, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

   As Nigeria joins the world to commemorate the International Day of the Girl-Child, the National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) Sunday called on the government at all levels to implement laws protecting the girl-child. Its national president, Laraba Shoda, who made the call in a statement to mark the day in Abuja, noted that the importance of the day Read More

Salkida: Ace Journalist raises alarm over ‘image smear campaign, threat to life’

October 9, 2020 Editor 0

Nigerian Journalist, Ahmad Salkida, has raised alarm over alleged effort effort “under different spurious banners and using a few media platforms to drum up a virulent campaign” to smear and call for his head. A strong worded press statement by the Editor-in-Chief, of HumAngle Media, Ahmad Salkida. Friday partly reads; “On October 3, 2020, a platform, GCFR NG, seemingly a parody effort Read More

Interest Lawyers write AGF, want prosecution of Journalist

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

A group of public interest lawyers under the umbrella body of International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) has written the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, calling for the prosecution of a journalist, Mr. Ahmad Salkida, over alleged acts of terrorism. In the letter signed Eze Njokwu, Esq, Advocacy Officer of the group said Read More

IPOB, security clash: Society calls for dismissal of security chiefs

September 24, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

Perceived to have been culpable in the deadly clash between members of pro-Biafra group, IPOB and security personnel in Emene, Enugu, Enugu state on August 23, 2020, a human rights organisation, International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, has called on the federal government to investigate security chiefs in Enugu with the aim to dismissing them from service. Read More

Int’l week of the deaf: Groups advocate inclusion of sign language in national syllabus

September 24, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Rotary Club of Nigeria, Abuja-Jabi, Rotary Club of Nigeria, Abuja-Gwarinpa, the Deaf Resource Centre (DRC), the Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Nigeria (ASLIN) and the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), have appealed to the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, facilitate the inclusion of sign language in the education syllabus of the country. They Read More

Happening now – International Week of the Deaf: Awareness rally rocks Abuja

September 24, 2020 Paul Okah 0

In celebration of the International Week of the Deaf, the Deaf Resource Centre, in collaboration with the Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Nigeria, Rotary Club Abuja-Gwarinpa and Abuja-Jabi district is presently holding an awareness campaign for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) residents to draw attention to the plight of deaf people in Nigeria. The theme for 2020 is “Reaffirming deaf people’s Read More

Revealed! How notorious criminal, Gana, was killed in Benue – Investigation

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

A preliminary report by the Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria has revealed that Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana was killed during a shoot-out with security operatives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, along Makurdi-Gboko Road in Benue state. The deceased terrorist had been declared wanted by security operatives for his atrocities in the state and the environs. He Read More

NHRC urges an end to modern day slavery

August 24, 2020 Binta Shama 0

Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Barr. Tony Ojukwu, has called for an end to all forms of modern day slavery to pave the way for full enjoyment of human rights in the country, by all the rural and urban poor, the rich, the downtrodden, the displaced and the homeless. Ojukwu made the call in Abuja during the 2020 Read More

Kano Police rescue man, 30, confined by father for 7 years

August 14, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Police in Kano state have rescued a 30-year-old man, Ahmed Aminu, who was locked up inside a car garage for seven years by his father and stepmother. A press statement, Friday in Kano, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, Friday in Kano, said the victim was rescued on Thursday, “The Kano state Police Read More

HURIWA condemns clampdown on protesters, challenges new NBC code

August 5, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the clampdown on protesters, just as physically attacking peaceful demonstrators was antithetical to the principles and practices of constitutional democracy, rule of law, and the adherence to the tenets of fundamental human rights. This is as the Rights group called on credible Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to challenge the newly Read More

Reaction trails failed Saudi Newcastle takeover

July 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Amnesty International has suggested the collapse of Newcastle United’s Saudi-backed takeover will be seen as a “sign” that human rights defenders have not been completely disregarded. A proposed £300 million ($390m) purchase of the Premier League club, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) whose chairman is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had been ongoing for several months. The prospective new owners Read More

Kalu: Commission tackles Sagay over Supreme Court judgement

May 21, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

   The Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC) has thrown its weight behind the Supreme Court judgement quashing 12 – year jail term   slammed on Senator Orji Uzor Kalu by Justice Mohammed Idris on the 5th of December, 2019. The acting chairman of the commission, Professor Jummai Audi declared to the Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters that the  Read More