Bizman petitions NHRC, PCC over KASUPDA’s plan to demolish property

April 13, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A Kaduna based businesman, Alhaji Bello Barau has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Public Complainant Commission (PCC) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to save him from the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) from demolishing his property. In the petition dated March 31, 2021, and signed by his counsel, Chiedu Gwam Esq., Barau said Read More

Benue: CSO commends Army for display of professionalism

April 11, 2021 Editor 0

A Civil Society for Peace and Good Governance, has commended the Nigeria Army for their professionalism by bringing the lastly peace solutions in the Benue valley. The group while commending the Nigeria Army for what it described as its “professional conduct by making sure that peace and sanity was restore in the area, despite the high level of Insecurity across Read More

What killed my husband, Odumakin’s wife opens up

April 4, 2021 Editor 0

Dr Joe Okei Odumakin, the widow of the late human rights and pro-democracy activist, Yinka Odumakin, has said her husband died of respiratory issues due to COVID-19 complications. She her husband had recovered from COVID-19 out a week ago. In a statement she personally signed on Saturday, titled; “A part of me is gone.” The statement read in part: “With Read More

Lekkilies: Group wants AI, others sanctioned as US vindicates Nigerian Army

April 1, 2021 Editor 0

Following a report by the United States Department of State on the alleged killing of protesters at the Lekki toll gate, the Centre for African Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called for sanctions on Amnesty International, Cable News Network (CNN) and others for misleading the world.  The group said the US has vindicated the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing during the Read More

Sacrifice all to fight GBV, ICWWA, ASWAN task FG, stakeholders

April 1, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Regional Director of International Community of women Living with HIV/AIDS West Africa (ICWWA) Assumpta Reginald, has charged all stakeholders to sacrifice everything at their disposal to fight the menace of Gender Based Violence (GBV), stressing that it was time the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) goal 5 which is to reduce incidences of violence is achieved in the country. Reginald Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Effium communities petition Police IG, AI, demand military presence

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Indigenes of Ezza Effium communities in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have petitioned the federal government over the lingering crisis in the community.  The petition filed through their Solicitor, Sampson I. Ekigbo, Esq and signed by Hon. Chinedu Awo, urged the FG to take decisive actions to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled community.  The petition Read More

China’s Xinjiang: A model of inclusiveness and good governance

March 31, 2021 Joseph H.P. Golwa 0

One of the greatest deficits in communication and development the world continues to experience is the place and role of “Rumour-mill industry”. Rumours and propaganda have inflamed passions, escalated tensions and violent conflicts throughout human history. Even as recent as with the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, propaganda or disinformation about the virus and against China have thrived.This, coming particularly from Read More

TY Buratai: A new vista in diplomacy

March 28, 2021 David Onmeje 0

The recent appointment of the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd) as Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari threw up yet the political sentiment among Nigerians who largely see things from the prism of politics instead of the bigger picture. The hues and cries over the appointment by a handful political opponent is an indication that Read More

Human trafficking worst form of slavery – NHRC boss

March 26, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq. has described human trafficking as the worst form of slavery in Nigeria. Mr. Ojukwu made the remark while speaking on the theme “Ending Slavery Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative to Justice,” during this year’s ceremony marking the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Read More

PEF: Coalition clears Bobboi of nepotism allegations, lauds ES for transparent leadership

March 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria (CHRGN) has absolved the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalization (Management) Board, Ahmed A. Bobboi of allegations of nepotism.  The coalition noted that Bobboi has displayed an unalloyed commitment to achieving the mandate of the agency through the introduction of policies that promotes transparency and accountability.  It said it came to this conclusion after Read More

How SARS tortured me for refusing to pay SARS officers N5m – Petitioner

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A car dealer, Timothy Ogbeye, told a National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Wednesday that he was tortured by SARS operatives in Anambra for refusing to pay N5million. The NHRC independent, is investigating alleged human rights violations by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and other police units. Mr Ogbeye stated this while giving evidence before the panel in his Read More

Same-Sex Marriage: The Pope Has Spoken!

March 19, 2021 Don Eze 0

The Pope’s word is like a decree, a law, unalterable. In the Catholic Church, they say that the “Pope is infallible”. In other words, that the Pope, while sitting on his Chair, cannot make a mistake. As Vicar, or representative of Christ on earth, the Second Person of the Trinitarian God, the Pope would thus be speaking the word of Read More

IPC tasks FG, policy makers, others on women’s participation in electoral processes

March 17, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) has called on the federal government , policy makers, media, civil society groups and related stakeholders to uphold the obligations of achieving gender equality in political representation, effective participation of women in the electoral process and mitigation of gender bias and inequality. IPC made the call in a statement by the Executive Director, Mr Lanre Read More

The ominous signs on North’s education

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

An exclusive report published by this newspaper on Tuesday to the effect that in about three months, bandits have serially attacked not less than five schools in both the North-west andNorth-central states of Nigeria, paints a gloomy picture for education not just in these geo-political zones but also in the entire North in particular and the country in general. The Read More

NHRC signs MOP with NACA to fight Aids

March 15, 2021 Binta Shama 0

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) have signed a Memorandum of Partnership (MOP) that will enable the two organisations to pull their unique mandates and resources together to fight HIV/AIDS. The executive secretary of the commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq. who stated this in Abuja recently when he signed the MOP on behalf Read More

A/Ibom: PPDF, PRAWA dialogue oil community on peaceful co-existence with oil Coy

March 15, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Peace Point Development Foundation (PPDF) and Prisons Rehabilitation And Welfare Action (PRAWA) have engaged an oil rich community, Mkpanak in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state in a dialogue on the need for peaceful co-existence with multinational oil companies. The event tagged; “strengthening capacities to promote security and human rights good practices around extractive and other industries in Read More

Against female genital mutilation

March 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, Nigeria joined the global community in marking this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Female genital mutilation or FGM is regarded worldwide as a human rights violation, torture and an extreme form of violence and discrimination against girls and women. The victims of this cruelty are girls in their infancy and early teens. Adult women Read More

Partner other agencies to implement non custodial measures — CGC directs field officers

March 12, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Acting Controller General of Nigerian Correctional service, John Mrabure, has urged , staff of the Non Custodial Directorate to ensure high level partnership with other concerned agencies in order to effectively implement the non custodial measures and ensure a peaceful and safe nation A Statement by the Service Public Relations Officer Chukwuedo Humphrey Thursday, the Controller General who was Read More

Awa Kalu, SAN marches on at 68, by Sonny Ajala

March 9, 2021 Dr. Sonny Ajala 0

‘It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed’ by Harvey S. Firestone. When shortly after the end of the Nigerian and defunct Biafra hostility of the 1967-1970 era, the young, tall, handsome, water fatigued but determined Awa Uma Kalu boarded the Bus sometime in 1973 en route the university of Ife to study Law; little could anyone have correctly Read More

Education collapse: What else is left for us?

March 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria things keep getting awful every second which if it continues, the life of a poor man is at a very big risk because no scale can presently weigh the kind of killings and abductions Nigerians are going through. We have nothing to be proud of as Nigerians even with the so called fundamental human rights enshrined in the Read More

IWD: FIDA Nigeria decries increasing VAW

March 8, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

As the world marks another International Women’s Day (IWD), the Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria has expressed concerns over what it described as the “astronomical rise in Violence Against Women (VAW)”. The group noted that sexual violence against women and domestic violence top the list across the country. It’s chairperson, Rekia Rachael Adejo-Andrew, stated this in Abuja during a Read More

WACOL trains 100 CSOs on legislative advocacy

February 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Women Aid Collective (WACOL) has trained Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) involved in the promotion and protection of human rights of women and girls on how to engage the legislature in order to ensure that bills that concerns women development are passed into law as well as follow-up on its implementation. Founding Director of  WACOL/Tamar SARC who is also the former Read More

U.S senators urge Biden to press Turkey on human rights

February 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Turkish government has vowed to improve relationship with the United States of America under President Joe Biden, the POTUS has been urged to mandate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to stop all forms of anti-human rights activities. According to Reuters, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate during the urged President Joe Biden’s administration to push Turkey to do more Read More

Abduljabar: Rights group vows to defend cleric

February 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Following the controversy that erupted in Kano over what the state government described as “inciting religious comments” credited to Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir Kabara which led to the banning of his Islamic preaching, the executive director (North), International Human Rights Today Initiative, Barrister Said bn Usman, has said the group was determined to fight for the cleric’s fundamental rights. Stated this Read More

Group trains 60 Yobe stakeholders on SGBV response, coordination

February 9, 2021 Editor 0

As part of an effort to provide care for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) during the second wave of coronavirus, a group Initiative for the Development of the Needy, Less privilege and Widows (INOL) has trained 60 stakeholders on SGBV across Yobe state. Declaring the training open in Bade, Damaturu and Potiskum local government councils, the Executive Read More