News - NHRC

NHRC Takes Nigeria’s Right Violation To International Bodies

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Abuja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Tuesday said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration performed poorly in protecting and enforcing human rights of Nigerians.

Buhari Approves Establishment Of State, LG Police

7 months ago /
Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja approved the creation of state and local government police.

Rights Commission Asks AEPB To Mainstream Human Rights Into Its Duties

8 months ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, says there is a need for officials of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB and other agencies in charge of cleaning the Federal Capital Territory, FCT to mainstream human rights into their duties.

NHRC Collaborates With U.S. To Reduce Rising Cases Of Pre-Trial Detentions

8 months ago /
Judiciary 

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, says it is collaborating with the United States of America to reduce the rising cases of pre-trial detentions in Nigeria, in order to improve the criminal justice system in the country.

Odinkalu Warns Against Politicization Of Faith

10 months ago /
Nation 

Nigerians have been advised not to allow political office holders politicize religious matters for selfish interest.

Ekiti Reinstates Permanent Secretaries

1 year ago /
Nation 

The state government has reinstated the six permanent secretaries that were retired unlawfully in 2014 by the immediate past administration led by Ayodele Fayose.

Rights Commission Seeks Justice For Ochanya

1 year ago /
Nation  Oddities 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in strong terms the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl, Ochanya Ogbanje by one Andrew Ogbuja of Benue state polytechnic and his son, victor Ogbuja, which incident led to her death.

NHRC Urges Security Agencies To Respect Rights Of Persons

1 year ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has called on security operatives especially the Nigerian Army and the Plateau State Government to respect the rights of people in the face of recent security challenges that led to the search for a missing Army General.

Nigeria To Begin Voluntary Repatriation Of 91,000 Refugees From Cameroon

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government will begin a voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerians from Cameroon next month.

World Refugee Day: Nigeria To Begin Voluntary Repatriation Of Refugees From Cameroon

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government will begin a voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerians from Cameroon next month.

Sexual Exploitation In Africa: UNHRC Urges African Leaders To Halt Trend

1 year ago /
International News 

African leaders have been told to do more to reduce the rising rate of sexual exploitation of the girl child on the continent.

NHRC Boss Decries Failure To Prosecute Those Behind Hate Speech

1 year ago /
Nation 

The acting Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, has lamented over the non-prosecution of perpetrators of hate speech and election violence in Nigeria.

Senate To Probe Rights Commission, INEC As Another Executive/Legislative Feud Brews

1 year ago /
Nation 

Less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari publicly lamented that executive legislature friction has slowed down the government, another face-off may be brewing in the Nigerian Senate.

100,000 IDPs Get ID Cards In Borno

2 years ago /
Nation 

Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country’s restive northeast. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) began documenting personal details of the displaced at the Dalori camp, just outside the Borno state capital,...

NHRC On El-Zazaaky Protest

2 years ago /
Nation 

Members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shittes on Wednesday marched to the headquarters of the national human rights commission in Abuja to protest against the continuous detention of their leader, sheikh Ibrahim el-zazaaky.  The protesters, mostly women in their hundreds, were at the commission’s headquarters to submit...

Nigerian Senate Wades Into Rape Cases

2 years ago /

The Nigerian Senate has urged the Inspector General of Police to investigate and prosecute violent sexual abuse to the fullest extent of the law to reduce the crime to the nearest minimum. The Lawmakers called on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the National Agency for the Prohibition of...

Minister Of Information Raise Concern Over Hate Speech In Nigeria

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that for Nigeria to achieve a just and egalitarian society, appropriate laws must be enacted to check hate speeches. He stated this Tuesday night in Lagos at the Conference Dinner of the First West Africa Regional Round of the Oxford Prize...

Shiites Ask NHRC To Intervene In Zakzaky’s Continued Detention

3 years ago /

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have appealed to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to intervene in the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The group, popularly known as Shiites, took to the NHCR headquarters in Abuja to protest what they called “a flaunt on the laws of...

#JusticeForEse: NHRC asks police to prosecute Ese Oruru’s abductor

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The National Human Rights Commission has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to prosecute 14-year-old Ese Oruru, who was on Tuesday united with her parents after about seven months of her being abducted from Bayelsa State and taken to Kano State. A regular customer at her mother’s food...

Rights group react to Army/Shiite clash

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian government has been told to thoroughly investigate last week’s clash between members of the Shi’ite Islamic sect and the military in Zaria.   Rights group Access to Justice, referred specifically to video clips of the clash making the rounds and say the footage may not be telling the true story. Several...


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