Constitute human rights governing board now, HURIWA tells Buhari
The refusal, for over two years, to reconstitute the governing board of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by President Muhammadu Buhari clearly signpost an administration that has no regard for the human rights of the citizenry, a pro-democracy and non-governmental organization, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has said. HURIWA said that beyond…
‘African governments using laws to stifle internet freedom’
Many African governments have policies that enforce privacy violations, infringements to freedom of expression, access restrictions and hurt other digital rights, a report has revealed.
Nigeria seeks re-election into UN Human Rights Council
Nigeria has launched a bid for re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election scheduled for Monday at the UN Headquarters, New York. Amb. Audu Kadiri, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, stated this in New…
Government raises panel to document Nigeria’s rights record
Acting Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Dr. Habiba Lawal, recalled that the country’s second cycle report was presented in October 2013 at the 17th session of the working group on universal periodic review of the council.