National Human Rights Commission
Commission settles over 20 cases of gender-based-violence in Ebonyi in two months
The National Human Rights Commission in Ebonyi said it treated more than 20 cases of gender-based violence from January till date.
Odinkalu leads Tanzanian opposition’s legal team at African Court
A Nigerian human rights activist and former Chairman, Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has dragged Tanzanian government to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Groups fault composition of panels of inquiry in Cross Rivers, Rivers, others
Some civil society groups have expressed concern over the manner in which some Panels of Enquiry on Police Brutality were being established in Cross River, Rivers, and other states of the federation, warning that the committees may not achieve the expected results. Executive Director of ‘We The People,’ Ken Henshaw, said the decision of some…
#EndSARS: Falz Writes President Buhari
Award-winning Nigerian rapper and singer Folarin Falana professionally known as Falz has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. The vocal entertainer has been a strong voice in the ongoing #EndSARS protests seeking an end to police brutality, harassment, extortion, extra-judicial killings among other vices. In the open letter, Falz requested a reconstitution of…
Almajiri: NHRC seeks action from northern leaders
Following the impact of Covid-19, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the development and implementation of a programme of action by Northern States
Jos undergraduate’s killing: NHRC begins investigation
The North Central Office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said it had begun investigation into the killing of Rinji Bala
18 people killed as Nigeria enforces measures to curb coronavirus
Nigeria security agents have killed 18 people in their enforcement of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the National Human Rights Commission said in a report. The death toll caused by the security operatives is higher than the number of people killed by the coronavirus in Nigeria. Current figures from the National Centre for…
Rights group writes NHRC, U.S. over detention of journalists in Cross River
A political pressure group, Concerned Nigerians, has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United States (U.S.) to commence an investigation into the growing clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.
School suspends one student for wearing hijab
The management of the International School, University of Ibadan has suspended a female student, Miss Ikhlass Badru who allegedly flouted the school rules and regulations by wearing a hijab on her school uniform.