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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…
21 Jun 2018
A human rights activist and member of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Comrade Christian Njoku, has been allegedly shot and killed by policemen attached to the Ekpan police division in Delta State. According to the Delta State police spokesman, Andrew Aniamaka, the deceased was a member of a four-man robbery gang…
16 Apr 2018
Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called for a state of emergency on security following the recent killings of scores of Nigerians in Taraba, Benue, Kogi and Kaduna and Kwara states. The rights group said the wanton murders clearly reveal the disturbing level of “insensitivity to the value of life of Nigerians…
9 Jul 2016
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has warned the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to put on hold or scrap its recent pronouncement on full enforcement of the street ...


Mental health experts have said that growing insecurity, and forced displacement, among other challenges in the country, are capable of increasing mental health issues in the country.
The police in Enugu State, yesterday, said it is not aware of reports making the rounds that gunmen have issued a 10-day sit-at-home notice in the entire Igbo-Eze North Council of the state.
The people of Nsukka West Constituency, in Nsukka Council of Enugu State, yesterday, gathered in their numbers in Nsukka town to celebrate Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party
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The traditional ruler of Obeagu-Ugwuaji Autonomous Community in Enugu South Council, Enugu State, Igwe Christopher Ikenga, yesterday, dismissed allegations of land grabbing and intimidation leveled against him
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Emmanuel Gyan and his wife, Deborah Pam, On Saturday, won the male and female categories of the Warri Effurun Peace Marathon concluded at the Warri Township Stadium.