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.
UN, NHRC urge Shettima to tackle sexual violence in IDP camps, others
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and NationalHuman Rights Commission (NHRC) have urged Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State to tackle sexual violence in Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps (IDPs). Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu made the call while presenting the “human rights and humanitarian protection recommendations” to Shettima at a two-workshop in Maiduguri.…
‘We will be fair in investigating case of missing general’
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Armoured Division, Nigeria Army, Jos, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, has assured that the military would be fair, while investigating the circumstances that led to the disappearance of General Idris Alkali. He stressed that the military will be fair and respect the rights of Nigerians, especially the people of Durra-Du…
Group, NHRC walk against torture in Nigeria today
The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) in collaboration with the National Committee Against Torture (NCAT) and National Human Rights Commission...
NHRC faults human rights violation allegation against military
The Executive Secretary of National Human Right Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu has said the Amnesty International (AI) allegations against Nigerian Armed Forces are not credible.