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Chidi Odinkalu

3 Nov 2021
Chidi Odinkalu has cut a niche for himself as a critic of the intellectual hue in the last few years in Nigeria so much that his views are well regarded. His place in advocacy and as a former Chairman of Nigeria Human Rights Commission (NHRC) place him in a privileged position. They confer some credibility…
13 Nov 2020
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai, has filed a N2b suit against former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, human rights activist, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu and others for alleged character defamation.
16 Oct 2020
Some judges’ recent display of gender insensitivity by subjecting female lawyers to make a mandatory choice between the honorific titles ‘Mrs.’ or ‘Miss’ when they announce themselves in their courts
20 Aug 2020
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has said it would petition the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the non-constitution of the governing board for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by President Muhammadu Buhari. It said the absence of the governing council as required by the law means the Commission was unable…
21 Jul 2020
In his infamous letter issued last month to the 1998 transitional President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief T.J.O. Okpoko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), senior Nigerian lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, himself also a SAN, appealed that “it will be a great failure of leadership
3 Jul 2020
Former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu, has blasted the Federal Government for ordering private sector operators not to increase prices of their goods and services, while it increased the Value Added Tax....
7 Dec 2019
A managing partner of a Kaduna based law firm has accused the state police command of harassing and intimidating her. Lawyers to Gloria Mabeiam Ballason of Mive Legals and the lead counsel to Chidi Odinkalu in a suit involving the former chairman and Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai said men of the State Criminal Investigation…
30 Oct 2019
The Federal High Court in Abuja will on Thursday begin hearing in a suit filed by former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, against the governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai and four others. Odinkalu alleges multiple violations of his fundamental rights under the 1999 Constitution, including free speech, due process, fair…
23 Oct 2018
The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has been charged on the need to uphold ethical standard on their social media platforms for the good of the country.
29 May 2018
Members of Global Right and Civil Society groups yesterday in Abuja marked the ‘National Day of Mourning’ for all victims killed across the country. Emotions were freely betrayed as Nigerians from all walks of life converged on the Unity Fountain to mourn and remember the victims of various violent killings across the country.
11 Sep 2017
Renowned professor of Law and a former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, yesterday passed a vote of no confidence on the current administration...
6 Dec 2016
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday warned that criminal elements might capitalize on the midnight raids on residences of alleged corrupt judges to kidnap ...


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