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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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NCDC/NFELTP TO HOLD 4TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE IN ABUJA

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) is hosting the 4th NCDC/NFELTP Annual Scientific Conference in Abuja, from the 10th to 11th of September 2019. The conference with the theme “APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY: Providing Evidence for Public Health Action” will bring together the best minds in the field to assess the ...

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Mohamed Yahya formally assumes duty as Head of UNDP in Nigeria

UNDP’s newly appointed Resident Representative, Mohamed Yahya, formally commenced his duties in Nigeria. Mr Yahya will be UNDP’s first Resident Representative following the UN reforms that resulted in the separation of UNDP’s activities from the Resident Coordination system. In May 2018, the UN General Assembly, through Resolution A/RES/72/2, agreed to reform the United Nations development system (UNDS) by making far-reaching ...

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Ohaneze Ndigbo to promote culture of peace at 2019 Igbo Day celebration!

Igbo Day 2019 Planning Committee, an Adhoc Committee of Ohaneze Nd’igbo Abuja FCT has announced that the theme for Igbo Day 2019 Celebration is aimed at promoting culture of peace among Igbo indigenes, at a press conference in Abuja. ‘The theme of 2019 Igbo Day Celebration which is “Promoting Culture of Peace for socio-Economic Development” couldn’t have come at a ...

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NHRC urges organisers of Ashura procession to be mindful of Citizens’ Rights

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the organisers of Ashura procession to be mindful of human Rights of the citizens. This note of caution became important after the commission received complaint from the Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (AFIMN) alleging plot by the police to attack their members during their scheduled procession on Tuesday 10th ...

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NCDC RESPONDS TO CASES OF YELLOW FEVER IN BAUCHI STATE

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State. Three of the confirmed cases are residents of Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) and the fourth case is a tourist who was visiting Kano State and also visited the Yankari Games Reserve in the same LGA in Bauchi State. NCDC was first notified on ...

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#SaveOtumura: A mystifying Slum in the Heart of Mega City! (Part 1)

Whether we shy away from its reality or remain indifferent to its devastating effects amongst us on daily basis, corruption remains a major bane to economic, social, environmental and political development anywhere you find it. This is the case of the residents of Ilaje-Otumara, a mystifying community of Ebute-Metta West on the Lagos Mainland where its habitants have resigned to ...

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NHRC Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians and Other Nationals in South Africa

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in strong terms the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Nationals in South Africa. In a Press statement by the Commission released yesterday, says xenophobic attacks demonstrate the height of intolerance and discrimination that should not be allowed in any civilized society. The Commission has however, contained the following in its efforts ...

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NHRC Boss harps on human rights Education, advocacy as potent tools in curbing violations

Advocacy and human rights education are potent tools in addressing human rights challenges, the Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has said. Ojukwu who stated this during a press interview in Abuja noted that though the Commission has a duty to remind government of its obligations, large scale human rights violations has made citizens to erroneously expect ...

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UN urges Nigeria to speed up the passage of Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

The United Nations has called on the Nigerian Government to speed up the passage of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill. This call is contained in its concluding observations from Nigeria’s review at the 126th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee which held at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from July 1-26, 2019. The global body urges that ...

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