The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) and New Nigeria Initiative (NNI), yesterday, declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed to tackle insecurity and socio-economic challenges confronting the country.
9 Dec 2019
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) at the weekend called for the disbandment of the Department of State Services (DSS)Speaking in Lagos at an event to mark the adoption of the Charter on UN Declaration of Human Rights..
30 Sep 2019
Fifty civil society groups, including the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project...
24 Sep 2019
Coalition of civil society groups has condemned what it described as the harassment of democratic and humanitarian organizations, restrictions on rights to press freedom, speech and association by security agencies.
19 Sep 2019
Sowore, who is the publisher of an online publication, Sahara Reporters, was arrested at a Lagos hotel and has been charged at a Federal High Court with treason and plot to destabilise the government.
24 Aug 2019
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) yesterday commended the Police and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu on their resilience to push and unravel the facts of the unfortunate incident of the murder of three officers with the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) as well as some civilians killed by errant officers of the Nigerian Army at Ibi, Taraba state.
20 Aug 2019
Leading rights group, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) yesterday called for quick Federal Government’s intervention on a Nigerian, Suliamon Olufemi,...
26 Apr 2019
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has again urged Federal Government to reform the Nigeria Police to curb extra–judicial killings and human rights violations in the country. He noted that there is need for Nigeria to imbibe international best practices in human rights protection and enforcement to ensure that liberal democracy thrives. Falana the made…
5 Apr 2019
Lagos State chapter of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to decongest prisons in the state before leaving office on May 29. Its Chairman, Comrade Alex Omotehinse gave the charge during a visit to the state government as part of activities to marking the group’s 30th anniversary yesterday.…
19 Feb 2019
Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Akwa Ibom State branch, has blamed the abrupt postponement of the federal elections billed for Saturday, February 16, on inadequate preparation on the part of the electoral umpire. It expressed disappointment over the development, which it said negatively impacted the country’s economy. The chairman, Pius Ntuen, in…
31 Jan 2019
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has opposed the proposed N27,000 minimum wage approved by National Council of State.
10 Jul 2018
The Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) yesterday alleged that the Delta State police command was trying to frustrate and sweep under the carpet investigation into the shooting death of its member, Comrade Christian Njoku, by policemen on patrol duty.