Olubadan was advocate of human development – PDP, APC

January 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Deputy National Chairman, South of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, described the late Olubadan as a good advocate of human development, unity and progress for many years. “With great shock we received the news of the demise of the great Monarch HRM Olubadan of Ibadan land who joined his ancestors in the early hours of today, Read More

Stop discrimination against female gender – Activist

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The need for employer of labour not to discriminate and deprive women of their rights to get jobs based on their gender have been reiterated. A women rights activist, Dr. Oyinkansola Longe, who is the chief executive officer of a civil society organisation, Nigeria IdealKoncepts Women Dreams Foundation made the the observation at a programme organised for women in Akure, Read More

Equal treatment of human beings’ll reduce friction, promote peace- NHRC

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

National Human Rights commission has said that equality treatment of all human beings would reduce friction and promote peace in the society. The executive secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu SAN, stated this in a press statement at the commemoration of 2021 International Human Rights day. Explaining the theme : ” Equality – Reducing inequalities, Advancing Human Rights”, Read More

Human right: NHRC to award stakeholders

November 12, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu has said that the Commission has put in place arrangements for the nomination and selection of deserving federal institutions, state government and civil society organizations (CSOs) for recognition at the 3rd edition of the National Human Rights Awards coming up in December. The NHRC boss disclosed this before during Read More

Keren: HURIWA to mobilise youths against Ministers over inaction on rape victim

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has berated the Minster of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen and her counterpart in the ministry of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over their alleged inaction with regards to the rape of a – 14 year old boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Keren-Happuch Akpagher, which eventually led to her death. Mother of Keren-Happuch, Vivien Read More

EndSARS: Man seeks N100m compensation for deceased brother

November 3, 2021 Binta Shama 0

A complainant before the IIP-SARS, Confidence Leera, Monday in Abuja, asked the panel to order a summary dismissal and prosecution of ASP David Ahmed Agbo, mentioned alongside five other Police officers over alleged unlawful arrest and enforced disappearance of the complainant’s brother, Edward Dumsira. A press statement issued by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) media unit said the complainant Read More

IHRC, federation honour NYSC over reforms

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has received commendation from the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Geneva Switzerland for its commitment in realising the objectives of fostering national cohesion and unity amongst youth as well as entrenching unity amongst the different tribes and ethnic groups in Nigeria. The IHRC in a letter of commendation signed by its Read More

SERAP moves to halt FG’s plans to monitor Nigerians’ WhatsApp messages

October 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested a Federal high court sitting in Abuja to stop the Federal Government from going ahead with its plans to track, intercept and monitor WhatsApp messages, phone calls, and text messages of Nigerians and other people. The group, in a statement, said it approached the court for its pronouncement on the constitutionality Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Kogi CJ urges lawyers to cooperate with the bench

October 8, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Chief Judge of Kogi state, Hon. Justice Richard Olorunfemi, has charged lawyers in the state to see themselves as critical stakeholders in the administration of justice. He urged them to cooperate with judges in the state in order to effectively dispense justice to the people.He gave the charge while presenting newly appointed judges for the High Court of Justice Read More

NHRC urges stronger security presence in schools

October 1, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the federal government to protect schools, students and teachers from all incessant attacks. Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu stated this during the multi-stakeholders’ forum on safe schools organised bythe commission in collaboration with PLAN International and other stakeholders on Tuesday in Abuja. The forum was to provide a Read More

Court orders Ugwuanyi to investigate killing of 22 unarmed youth in Emene

September 30, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state High Court has ordered Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to constitute a judicial commission of inquiry into the gruesome murder of twenty-two unarmed youth by the Nigerian security agencies in Emene, Enugu state. On August 23, 2021, no fewer than 22 unarmed youth were extra-judicially killed by combined security operatives, made up of Nigerian Army, Nigerian Read More

DWAI seeks media support for inclusion

September 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Deaf Women Aloud Initiative,(DWAI) a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) has sought the support from citizens especially the media in propagating inclusiveness for the deaf community across   the country. Its Executive Director Hellen Beyioku-Alase, made the appeal in Abuja during a one day workshop it organised for the media with support from Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (RoLAC) and MariesStopes Nigeria tagged Read More

Global Rights, CSOs lament Twitter ban, demand conducive environment for businesses to thrive

September 22, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights, has lamented the ban on microblogging site, Twitter, saying that the losses necessitated by the ban are unquantifiable and not restricted to finance alone as lack of information has also led to loss of lives and property. Addressing participants Wednesday in Abuja during a workshop on business, human rights and the shrinking civic space, the Read More

Gbajabiamila’s patriotic counsel

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, stirred the hornet’s nest when he said recently that the refusal of “miscreants and criminals masquerading as separationist activists” in the South-east and South-west to come forward for debate and accommodate dissenting views simply gives them away as Boko Haram and ISWAP elements. Although the speaker, who made the statement last week in his address Read More

I’m a man with more than 9 lives – Charly Boy

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s weird musician and song-writer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, aka Charly Boy, whose latest efforts in the film and music industry is causing waves across the local and international scenes has said that he is a man of more than nine lives.  Charly Boy who is currently enjoying a post-Covid-19 deserved holiday in London revealed that he could count more than 13 Read More

ITUC-Africa lampoons UAE for brutalising, deporting migrant workers

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUCAfrica) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement by the general secretary, Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, said using excessive force, including stun guns, beatings, and also sexually exploited and harassed women, by among Read More

Breaking – ‘Human rights violation’: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues SSS DG

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Director General of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency have been sued by an Abuja based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, over alleged violation of the fundamental human rights. Consequently, Opara, a lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had in a suit filed on Monday, demanded compensation of N50million with an Read More

ASUU condemns attack on members by DSS operatives

September 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), ABU Zaria chapter has described recent attack on its Kano zonal coordinator by personnel of Department of State Service (DSS) as an act of recklessness and lawlessness. The chairman of Union, Prof.Rabiu Nasiru, who stated this at a press briefing held at its secretariat, ABU Zaria, said the ASUU viewed the action as Read More

Gov. Diri tasks new CP on human rights, seeks special outfit for waterways security

August 13, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri has urged the new Commissioner of Police in the state Echeng Eworo Echeng  to respect of the fundamental rights of residents while tackling crime.  Governor Diri gave the charge when he received CP Echeng in his office in Government House, Yenagoa, on Thursday.  A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor Read More