Lawyers back call for Buhari, govs to account for security votes
Legal practitioners have backed the request by rights body, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project...
Stakeholders blame abuses on non-composition of rights commission
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) yesterday urged the Federal Government to immediately constitute the board of the National Human Rights Commission NHRC for effective human rights monitoring and protection. The coalition, under the auspices of Nigerian Human Rights CSOs on Universal Periodic Review (UPR), noted that the non-composition had impacted negatively on past…
NHRC set to check child labour in Gombe
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Gombe Office, has promised to put a machinery in motion to find solutions to the increasing cases of child labour in Gombe.
2019 Elections: Groups launch human rights violations, election observation platform
Ahead of today’s elections, The Human Rights Advancement and Development Centre (HURIDAC) has launched a human rights reporting platform for rights violations and abuses during the poll. The launch, the body said, was to forestall occurrence of humans rights abuses during the poll because of the importance of the election as it subjects those contesting…
NHRC condemns police siege on Melaye’s residence
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the laying of siege on Abuja residence of Sen. Dino Melaye’s by the police, saying it violates his right and that of his family members.
HURIWA wants murder of Offa robbery kingpin probed by UN, NHRC
A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the United Nations special rapporteur on extralegal execution and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe the murder of kingpin, Michael Adikwu. It condemned the secrecy surrounding the police handling of the suspected armed robbers that robbed banks recently…
How foreigners, vote-buying will undermine credibility of 2019 polls
In just about three months to the 2019 election, there are strong indications that foreigners would be a determining factor in deciding the fate of the coming poll.
NHRC probes alleged killing of 492 Shiites
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has confirmed that it is looking into the alleged illegal killing of 492 Shiites by the army and the police between 2014 and 2018.