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NHRC Express Disappointment over the alleged Killing of Shiites Members

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the alleged killing of some members of the Shiites on Tuesday while on Ashura annual mourning procession across the nation. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq reacting to the alleged killing of the Shiite members in Abuja, called for an in-depth investigation into the killings with a view to bringing ...

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Host communities for Extractive, Mining Companies lament violations of their rights by expatriates, miners

Demand compensations as decree under the law. Demand quick remediation of environmental hazards and degradation caused by the companies call for stiffer penalties such as repatriation of expatriates, defaulters The host communities to the Extractive and mining companies have lamented flagrant human rights violations in the hands of the expatriates and miners working with the mining companies situated in their ...

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#AbujaPoliceRaidonWomen: National Human Rights Commission Calls for Memoranda

The National Human Rights Commission is in receipt of a report that on Friday the 26th of April 2019 armed security officers led by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) under the auspices of the FCT Joint Task Force raided night clubs and the streets of Abuja. They claimed that the raids were intended to arrest prostitutes. About 71 women ...

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Network of Pro bono Lawyers synergize to expedite access to justice for the citizens

It was some ray of hope for indigent populations in Nigeria as the Network of Pro bono Lawyers formed the agenda for access to justice as the theme for the 2nd Leadership and Capacity Building Workshop held at the Auditorium hall of National Human Rights Commission Abuja on 27 July 2019. Speaking to Journalist, the Program Manager of the Network ...

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“Procure the release of Leah, Grace, others in hostage” CAN to Buhari

The President Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the release of Miss Leah Sharibu, Grace Taku and other hostages in the den of the Boko Haram terrorists. The primary duty of any serious government, according to the CAN President, is the security of lives and property of the governed. CAN said ...

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2019 Ministerial List: ActionAid Nigeria express concern on exclusion of Women, Youths and Persons with Disabilities

ActionAid Nigeria, a human rights and social justice non-governmental organization working to combat poverty and all forms of injustice in Nigeria has expressed disappointment on the number of women in the Ministerial list submitted by President Muhammed Buhari to the National Assembly, the antipoverty organization has described the list as loop-sided and short of meeting the 35% Affirmative Action. Speaking ...

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“Citizens must hold government accountable for election promises on access to WASH’ – WaterAid

WaterAid has called on elected officials to honour their election campaign commitments to prioritise the improvement of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) access over the course of their tenure in office. This they say will help increase citizens’ access to basic WASH services and contribute to responding to the state of emergency in the WASH sector declared by the Federal ...

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#Insurgency: NHRC, UNHCR build Nigeria Army’s Capacity on Human Rights Protection

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have commenced a two-day training for the Nigeria Army on Human Rights and civil Protection during counter insurgency in the Northeast. Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary, NHRC, represented by Mr Iheme Richmond, Assistant Director Investigation disclosed on Wednesday in Damaturu. He said that the war ...

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#Insurgency: NHRC Build Capacity of Military men in the Frontlines

In its efforts to ensure effective Mainstreaming of Human Rights and Humanitarian Principles and Civilian Protection into Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East, the National Human Rights Commission has taken the training for the Military to the Frontlines. In his welcome statement in one of the locations of the training in Bama Borno State, the Executive Secretary of the ...

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‘Infanticide has become a major challenge in Nigeria’ – NHRC Boss

Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq has said that infanticide and other related child’s rights violations pose a huge challenge to Nigeria and as such require concerted efforts by all stakeholders to tackle. The Executive Secretary stated this in Abuja when a delegation of ActionAid International led by the Country Director, Ms. Ene Obi paid a ...

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