Tag: National Human Rights Commission

Just In: Buhari asks Senate to confirm the appointment of Salamatu Suleiman, as Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Salamatu Suleiman, as Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. Buhari also sought the red chamber’s nod for 15 others including Mrs.Beatrice JD. Agba and Mr Soni Daniel, among others as members. Buhari, according to a letter read[Read More…]

NHRC calls for speedy trial of human traffic cases

As Nigeria joins the rest of the global community to commemorate the 2020 International Day Against Human Trafficking (IDAHT), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) calls for more sensitization and speedy trial of human trafficking cases so as to tackle the disturbing malaise trafficking in the country. The Executive Secretary[Read More…]

“Media plays a crucial role in the promotion of human rights” – National Human Rights Commission

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the 2020 World Press Freedom Day amidst the challenges posed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Tony Ojukwu has commended the efforts of Nigerian journalists in creating awareness and[Read More…]

Law enforcement agents in Nigeria have extrajudicially executed 18 persons to enforce COVID-19 lockdown -NHRC

The National Human rights commission, NHRC, has reported that there were 8 documented incidents of extra-judicial killing leading to 18 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown by Government. According to the Commission in a statement issued and signed by Tony Ojukwu Esq, the Executive Secretary, “Out of this number,[Read More…]

Breaking: NHRC Condemns Harassment Of Judicial Officers including Justice Mary Odili

The National Human Rights Commission has expressed concern on recent ‘unwarranted attacks and harassment’ of judicial officers in the legitimate and constitutional exercise of their functions. In a communique by its Director of Corporate Affairs and External Linkages, Lambert Oparah, the NHRC noted that the situation is further accentuated by[Read More…]

Many youths are into various crimes – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to youths to stay off crimes, but defend their rights for the development of the nation. The commission made the appeal on Tuesday in Lagos as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2019 International Day for Human Rights.[Read More…]

Abuja ladies arreste­d, detained and conv­icted by AEPB offic­ials, go to court, demand Justice

by Funke Adebayo The Federal Governm­ent of Nigeria has comme­nced investigations into allegations of women harassment by some officials of Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, after NewsWireNGR Investigations reve­aled the series of abuse carried out by the officials on female residen­ts. “This is particular­ly regarding the rai­ds of women in[Read More…]

Christian Association of Nigeria Drags Fulani Herdsmen To National Human Rights Commission Over Agatu Massacre

The Benue State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, lodged a complaint at the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, over alleged killings and wanton destruction of property in the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen. While submitting a copy of the petition to the Executive Secretary of the[Read More…]

Army to Investigate Cases of Human Rights Abuses … Establishes Human Rights Desk Office

  The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured members of the public, as well as the local and international human rights bodies that the Nigerian Army (NA) under his leadership will investigate all cases of human rights complaints brought before it. Buratai who was represented by[Read More…]

Obasanjo Should Take Responsibility For Corrupting National Assembly With #GhanaMustGo, Human Rights Commission Claps Back

Nigeria’s National human rights commission in few tweets slams ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for calling out the National Assembly led by Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara in a strongly worded letter to the lawmakers. Obasanjo had in the letter accused the lawmakers of perpetrating a culture of financial misconduct with the “opaqueness”[Read More…]