Federal Government inaugurates NHRC Governing Council

The Federal Government has inaugurated members of the governing council of the National Human Rights Commission, scoring itself high on the protection of the rights of Nigerian citizens and the decision to suspend Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, over his bribery indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI[Read More…]

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…]

Federal Government inaugurates 9-man panel to investigate allegations of human rights violations by SARS, Police

The Human Rights Commission has created an independent investigative panel to look into cases of human rights violation by the recently disbanded SARS unit and the entire Police Force.   This development has come in the wake of the recent EndSARS protests where citizens have made human rights violation allegations against[Read More…]

#EndSARS: Human Rights Commission calls for submission of complaints

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has called on the public to submit complaints of human rights violations against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS or other units of the Police to the Independent Investigations Panel, IIP on human rights violations. The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu who disclosed[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…]

Extra-judicial killings, unlawful arrest and detention across Nigeria during extended lockdown – NHRC report

The National Human Rights Commission releases reports of alleged rights violations that left 11 persons killed across Nigeria during the extension of the Lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Federal Government had extended the Lockdown period for 14 more days effective 13th – 27th April 2020. The lockdown period was[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…]

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…]

After Extra-Judicially Assassinating Civilians In Zaria, Nigerian Army Filed Complaint With Human Rights Commission

The Nigerian Army has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the alleged assassination attempt on the life of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai along Sokoto road in Zaria, Kaduna State on Saturday, December 12, 2015 by members of the Shiite sect. Presenting a two-page[Read More…]