News - NHRC

NHRC To Register IDPs Nationwide

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Bem Angwe has ordered all the commission’s centers across the country to start immediate documentation of all internally displaced persons in Nigeria. Angwe gave the directive when he received members of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, who marched to the...

 

NHRC Wades Into Face Off Between Soldiers And Residents Of North Bank, Makurdi

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission has waded into the alleged attack by soldiers from the NASME barracks Makurdi on residents of north bank two in which over 200 vehicles were burnt. The commission promised on Tuesday that it will investigate the incident in which over a hundred houses were destroyed by...

NHRC Wades Into The Feud Between FUT Minna And Host Community

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has waded into the feud between the Federal University of Technology, Minna and its host community, Gidan Kwano. The executive secretary of NHRC, Bem Angwe, who disclosed this in a statement, said the commission has set-up a committee to find a lasting solution to the...

Delegation From Human Rights Commission Visits DAAR

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has scheduled September 21st this year to celebrate its 20th anniversary, during which it hopes to showcase its achievements over the years. Ahead of the event, top officials of the Human Rights Commission were at the corporate headquarters’ of DAAR communications PLC, Abuja to seek...

NHRC Condemns Kidnappings In The Country

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in strong terms the spate of kidnappings in the country. Executive secretary of the commission Professor Bem Angwe made the condemnation while reacting to the recent abduction of the three children of Lere Orekoye in Lagos. He advised parents and guardians not to entrust...

NHRC Says Election Exercise Is An Improvement

4 years ago /
Nation 

Executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission Bem Angwe says although its situation room received complaints of hitches in the build-up to the voting, but Saturdays exercise is an improvement on previous exercises. According to reports, the unique thing about one of the polling units was the display of underlines...

NHRC Deploys Staff As Election Monitors

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has deployed its staff to monitor Saturday’s election throughout the federation and rolled out emergency telephone number for the public. Speaking during a media briefing in Abuja, chairman of the commission professor Chidi Odinkalu, said the presence of large quantities of small arms and light...

NHRC Boss Wants All Hands On Deck

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Ben Angwe, on Tuesday advised individuals, corporate bodies and government organisation to partake in the advancement of Human Rights in the nation. He disclosed this during the inter-ministerial meeting on the review of the National Action Plan (NAP). Covering the...

 

NHRC And Pre-Election Violence

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The National Human Rights Commission says twenty eight policemen have been killed in different parts of the country in pre-election violence this February alone. Chairman of the board of trustees of the commission Professor Chidi Odinaku and executive secretary Bam Angwe who were speaking in Abuja on Friday want the main...

 

NHRC Says Violence Promoters Must Face The Law

5 years ago /
Nation 

The executive secretary of the National Human Right Commission, Professor Bem Angwe says anyone who promotes violence or violate human rights must face the law. Professor Angwe says Nigerians must learn to tolerate one another. He was speaking while receiving a petition from the executives of All Progressives Congress in Ekiti...

NHRC Urges ECOWAS Secretariat To Comply With Community Court's Judgments

5 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday advised the ECOWAS Commission to always comply with the decisions of the Community Court of Justice and set good examples for member states. The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu made the call at the inauguration of the 2014/2015 Legal Year of...

2015 Polls: NHRC Condemns Fayose, Mbaka Over Hate Speeches, Commentaries Ahead of Polls

5 years ago /
Politics 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ‎yesterday decried the alarming rate of hate speeches that have characterized electioneering campaigns and political commentaries in the country ahead of next month's elections. The commission out rightly condemned the‎ advertorial sponsored by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State captioned "Nigeria: Be Warned", saying it...

Former Ghanaian President Kufuor Tells Nigerian Politicians To Comply With Electoral Laws

5 years ago /
Politics 

Former president of Ghana John Kufuor has called on Nigerian politicians to comply strictly with the electoral laws and avoid trampling on the rights of Nigerians as the nation prepares for the 2015 general elections. Kufuor was speaking during a courtesy visit to the National Human Rights Commission to assess the...

2015 Elections: INEC To Use Card Readers To Authenticate PVCs

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says its plan to use a card reader to identify authentic permanent voter cards for the 2015 elections has met all necessary security features and has been verified to be full-proof to ensure that the voting process is ninety-nine percent free of rigging. The commission...

NHRC Kicks Against Federal High Court Ruling On Apo Killings

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the chairman of its governing council Chidi Odinkalu has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its order stopping the execution of the commission’s decision on the killing of eight squatters at the national assembly quarters in Apo.

NHRC to investigate bail granted to Sani Teidi Shaibu

5 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission says it would investigate the Federal High Court judge of the Abuja division, Justice Adeniyi Ademola over his purported controversial handling of the bail granted Sani Teidi Shaibu, a former director of pensions accounts in the office of the head of Civil Service.

Human Rights Commission indicts security operatives on Apo killings

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has been ordered to pay the sum of N10 million to the families of each of the victims killed in the September 2013 raid of an uncompleted building in Apo district of Abuja by security agents.

NHRC to probe all extrajudicial killings in the country

5 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission is to probe all allegations of extrajudicial killing in Nigeria.

Child Rights Act: Forum re-echoes need for its nationwide implementation

5 years ago /

The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Eunice Ngeolege-Kigbu wants all state governments to domesticate the Child Rights Act.

NHRC ON YOBE ATTACK

6 years ago /
Nation  Security 

In its reaction, Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission says the dastardly act is a clear demonstration that the perpetrators clearly do not wish Nigeria well.