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NHRC calls for Constitutional amendement to enable ex-convicts hold public offices

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advocated for a constitutional amendment to extant laws prohibiting ex-convicts from contesting elections and holding public offices in Nigeria saying that such a practice negates the essence of reformation which the Nigerian Correctional Service is mandated to administer to inmates. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq who stated this in Abuja ...

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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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“Your Contributions in the fight against insurgency matter’ NHRC Boss urges MDAs

The Executive Secretary of The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq has called on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government to brace up to the challenge of contributing their quota in the fight against insurgency in the North East. Ojukwu made this call during a two-day training for MDAs with Protection Mandates in Maiduguri, the Borno State ...

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‘Military has been actively engaged Conflicts in volatile regions’, NHRC says

The Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, said on Tuesday that in the face of conflicts the Nigerian Military had been actively engaged. Ojukwu said this in Abuja in his welcome address at the opening ceremony of a four-day advanced training on human rights for Nigerian Army officers by the human rights institute. The ...

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Protection of the civilians is key in Counter Insurgency Operations – NHRC Boss

Civilian protection is key in counter insurgency operations in the North East, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq has said. He made this known in Yola during a two-day training on mainstreaming human rights and humanitarian principles and civilian protection into counter insurgency operations in the North East. The training which is an annual ...

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[Read, Dowload] The Chairman Presidential Panel’s Statement On Sars Reform

The executive secretary National Human Rights Commission and Chairman Presidential Panel on SARS Reform 2018, Tony Ojukwu ESQ., during the submission of the panel’s report at the Presidential Villa yesterday revealed some of the high points contained in the report of the panel. Mr. Ojukwu stated that the report is in Four (4) Volumes: Volume I: Executive Summary (40 Pages), ...

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Presidential Panel Chairman Debunks Report that Buhari Approved State, LG Police

In a statement released yesterday by the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission and Chairman, Presidential Panel on SARS Reform, Tony Ojukwu ESQ, refuted the news that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of State and LGA Police as recommended by the Panel. THE PANEL CHAIRMAN, MR. OJUKWU CLARIFIED THAT THE PRESIDENT ONLY DIRECTED THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION/PERMANENT ...

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