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#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 […]
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ICPC, NHRC, WARDC, others task Nigerians on fight against corruption

ICPC, NHRC, WARDC, others task Nigerians on fight against corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC; National Human Rights Commission, NHRC; Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, and some other government agencies, have called on Nigerians, especially women, to join in the fight against corruption so as to effectively combat crime and other corrupt practices in the country.

Human rights day: NHRC urges youths to shun crimes, defend rights

Human rights day: NHRC urges youths to shun crimes, defend rights

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. The South-West Commander, NHRC, Mr. […]

Sowore: DSS, other security agencies must be law-abiding – NHRC

Sowore: DSS, other security agencies must be law-abiding – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday urged the country’s security agencies to respect the law and act within its confines. The NHRC Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, stated this in Abuja while reacting to Friday’s invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) who re-arrested the […]

CSOs ask NHRC, USA to prevail on C/River govt over alleged detention of 2 journalists

CSOs ask NHRC, USA to prevail on C/River govt over alleged detention of 2 journalists

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Civil Society Organisations, Monday, called on National Human Rights Commission, NHRC and the United States of America, USA, to prevail on the Cross River State Government over the detention of two journalists, Agba Jalingo and Joseph Odok. READ ALSO: CSOs calls on EFCC to investigate Tinubu over alleged money conveyed in […]

NHRC advocates end to gender violence, abuse in schools

NHRC advocates end to gender violence, abuse in schools

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for an end to growing sexual abuse and gender-based violence in schools and institutions of higher learning in the country. Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the commission, made the call while fielding questions from newsmen on Thursday in Maiduguri. Okujkwu said that the menace was […]

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: CSOs urge NHRC to participate, stop human rights violation

Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: CSOs urge NHRC to participate, stop human rights violation

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Ahead of the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections on November 16, 2019, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Thursday, urged the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to actively participate in order to stop human rights violation. This was contained in a letter signed by the Convener, Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju and Convener, […]

Falana to sue NHRC scribe over detained 57 Nigerians

Falana to sue NHRC scribe over detained 57 Nigerians

HUMAN rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, has threatened to sue the Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, if he fails to prevail on the Nigerian Navy to release 57 Nigerians and other nationals being detained in crowded cells at the NNS Beecroft, Apapa in Lagos while 10 others are incarcerated inside a vessel at Marina, Lagos.