Odinkalu faults government’s order on private sector not to adjust prices
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....
NHRC commends Udom over fight against gender violence, rape
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has received kudos from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for his fight against rape and other gender-based violence
Police extortion was our biggest challenge during five weeks of lockdown, Nigerians lament
As residents of Lagos State officially make a debut to the streets today after a five-week lockdown to contain the spread of the pandemic, some residents of Lagos and Abuja, the Federal Capital City, have said that police extortion and harassment was their greatest nightmare...
NHRC reports 105 rights abuses in two weeks lockdown
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has disclosed that it received and documented 105 complaints of human rights violations perpetuated by law enforcement agencies. It also mentioned Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV), saying the report covered March 30 to April 13, 2020, the period of the initial lockdown by the federal and state governments. The…
NHRC condemns attack on judges over political decisions
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the growing culture of attack on judges and the Judiciary over judgments on political cases.
NHRC opens panel on sexual, gender-based violence in Kano
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday unveiled its North-West panel of investigation in Kano to examine the prevailing human rights abuse and recommend
Ganduje restates commitment to human rights protection
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has restated his administration’s commitment to respect and protect human rights to education, health, justice and life.
Re-thinking national human right commission’s role in the Niger Delta
It is a time-honoured suggestion that during a period of rapid economic growth, nations, as well as corporate organizations, must continue investing even though it may...
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.