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“NNHRI-WA Set to release Human Rights Situation Report of Member States” says NHRC Boss

The Network of National Human Rights Institutions in West Africa (NNHRI-WA) is to publish a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in it’s member states. The immediate past President of NNHRI-WA, Tony Ojukwu Esq disclosed this in Abuja recently during a formal handover ceremony to the new President of the network, Mr. Joseph Whittal and Chairman Ghana Commission on ...

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#IDGC: Human Rights Commission vows to priotise issues limiting Nigerian Girl Child

The National Human Rights Commission has congratulated Nigerians particularly the girl child on the celebration of the #internationaldayofthegirlchild2019, #IDGC. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu Esq stated this in a press statement in Abuja on Friday, 11th day of October, 2019. He further stated that the day provided a very unique opportunity for government and well meaning ...

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NUTRITION STAKEHOLDERS ENDORSE 5% ALLOCATION OF NATIONAL, STATE BUDGETS TO NUTRITION

Nutrition stakeholders across Nigeria have endorsed the allocation of five percent (5%) of the National and States’ total budgets to nutrition programmes and activities. This recommendation is contained in a communique signed at the end of a two-day meeting organized recently by CS-SUNN in Lagos State on improved nutrition investments in the 2020 state annual budgets with key stakeholders of ...

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‘Enough is Enough to SGBV cases in Nigeria!’ -NHRC Boss, Ojukwu reacts to #SexforGrades

The National Human Rights Commission has condemned in its strongest term the prevalence of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the country, especially the several allegations of sex for marks being perpetrated by lecturers in institutions of higher learning. NHRC Boss, Mr Ojukwu esq Reacting to the media report making the rounds on the alleged case of “sex for ...

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SARS has struck again! Attacked UniZik Students unjustly

Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has struck yet again at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Akwa on 3rd of October 2019. The university Students were attacked by SARS in the night while sleeping in their rooms beaten to stupor for the allegations they knew nothing about. Read the account of one of the victims of the attack below: SARS ATTACK: STORY OF ...

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[Video] Korea strengthens collaboration with Nigeria to improve on access to quality education

As part of the efforts to improve Nigerian children’s access to quality basic education, the Republic of Korea in collaboration with the Nigerian government have constructed a school, the Nigeria-Korea model primary and junior secondary in Abuja, Nigeria worth USD 15 million. Well over 72 teachers and school administrators were also trained in Korea to be able to deliver efficient and ...

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GOV FINTIRI VOWS TO SUPPORT NHRC/UNHCR PROTECTION ACTIVITIES IN ADAMAWA

The Executive Governor of Adamawa State Rt Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has pledged strong commitment to support the work of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) in alleviating the sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Returnees and other Vulnerable Groups in the State. Governor Fintiri made this pledge when he received ...

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#INSPIREUSWA: WEST AFRICAN AUTHORS CHANGING GENDER CONVERSATIONS THROUGH POWER OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING!

Worldreader’s Inspire Us project in West Africa, supported by Helen Gurley Brown’s Pussycat Foundation, is advancing West African authors and changing the conversation about gender norms through the power of stories, delivered via mobile phones. By addressing critical issues (like violence against women, family planning, and women’s autonomy) and providing positive literary role models – the Inspire Us collection of ...

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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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