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Sexual Violence: NHRC receives 754 complaints from 27 states, FCT

Sexual Violence: NHRC receives 754 complaints from 27 states, FCT

…As Adamawa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Lagos, Sokoto Top List By Tordue Salem, Abuja The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has received a total of seven hundred and fifty-four (754) complaints involving over nine hundred and fifty-four (954) victims from twenty-seven (27) state offices, including the headquarters, which is speedily being resolved, with Adamawa, Cross River, […]

NHRC Probe Unit orders Police to produce killer-officer of 5 in Delta

NHRC Probe Unit orders Police to produce killer-officer of 5 in Delta

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations by defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Thursday, ordered the Police to produce the medical records and post mortem report of one Ovoko Godwin Onomrerhino who was allegedly killed by the Police in 2019. The Investigative […]

NHRC probe panel recovers land documents seized by Police

NHRC probe panel recovers land documents seized by Police

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and other units of the Nigerian police has retrieved land documents seized from one Me. Gabriel Ofoma, by the Nigerian Police. The IIP gave a landmark judgement in favour of a complainant, Mr. Gabriel […]

NHRC probe panel summons Ex-Zamfara Gov over allegations of torture, detention

NHRC probe panel summons Ex-Zamfara Gov over allegations of torture, detention

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violation by defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Wednesday ordered the former governor of Zamfara state, Sen. Ahmad Sani Yerima to appear before it over allegations of torture and detention of a Katsina State businessman, Alhaji Musa […]

Nigerians need you to speak up now, OGYPEDI tells NANS, NLC, NHRC, Others

Nigerians need you to speak up now, OGYPEDI tells NANS, NLC, NHRC, Others

The Organization for Global Youth’s Peace Empowerment and Development Initiative, OGYPEDI, has lamented the silence of pressure groups across the country in the face of growing economic hardship facing  Nigerians. This came on the heels of the official announcement by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, that the country has once again dipped into recession. […]

Nigeria Police officers on foreign missions excel but… — NHRC

Nigeria Police officers on foreign missions excel but… — NHRC

Men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are willing and capable of protecting the rights of the people, as they have excelled while on international duties. However, the harsh environment, condition and the Force as currently structured, makes it difficult for them to perform their duties well. This was the submission of the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, who added that “majority of police officers are very willing to do their job.”

NHRC independent panel of investigation receives 150 petitions —Ojukwu

NHRC independent panel of investigation receives 150 petitions —Ojukwu

The National Human Rights Commission panel of investigation into the allegations of human rights violations against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has received 150 complaints. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu,  who made this known at the inaugural sitting of the Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations, said that the […]

NHRC parters NBA to assist victims of human rights abuses

NHRC parters NBA to assist victims of human rights abuses

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have signed an agreement to assist persons with complaints of human rights violations against the defunct Special Anti-Rubbery Squad (SARS) and other Tactical Units of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Police Brutality: Reps, NHRC, NBA brainstorm on new law

Police Brutality: Reps, NHRC, NBA brainstorm on new law

Move to free detained Nigerians By Tordue Salem – Abuja The House of Representatives will partner the National Human Rights Commission and the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) on a proposed law,   to end police brutality, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila disclosed on Wednesday. Besides, the NBA President, Olumide Akpata, has promised to work assiduously with the Green […]

#ENDSARS: NHRC commends FG on dissolution

#ENDSARS: NHRC commends FG on dissolution

The National Human Rights Commission has commended the Federal Government for promptly dissolving the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), an action it said showed the qualify of a listening government. The Commission spoke in reaction to an announcement on Sunday by the Inspector General of a Police, Mohammed Adamu, dissolving the special squad. According to a statement […]

NHRC receives 1m rights violations yearly, urges support to fight menace

NHRC receives 1m rights violations yearly, urges support to fight menace

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it receives more than one million complaints of human rights violations each year. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, disclosed this when he led his team on a courtesy visit to the Chi limited in Lagos on Wednesday. He said there was the need for […]

Asthmatic patients were forced to accept to be COVID-19 positive — NHRC

Asthmatic patients were forced to accept to be COVID-19 positive — NHRC

As group seeks establishment of Rights Abuse Court By Davies Iheamnachor – Port Harcourt The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has expressed regrets over rising cases of human rights abuses in Rivers State, noting that the rights of many Asthmatic patients have been violated in Rivers State by some hospitals. The Directors of the NHRC […]

HIV: NACA, NHRC parley to tackle human rights violations

HIV: NACA, NHRC parley to tackle human rights violations

By Sola Ogundipe The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, are collaborating on human rights issues to enhance the national HIV and AIDS response. Speaking in Abuja during a visit to the Director- General of NACA, Dr. Gambo Aliyu, the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Mr. […]

Southern Kaduna killings: Most annoying, devastating — NHRC

Southern Kaduna killings: Most annoying, devastating — NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFNhas condemned the killings in Southern Kaduna, asking the State and Federal Government to be proactive about a lasting solution. It will be recalled that nearly one hundred people had been killed in the area in the last seven days, and not even […]