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State Govts Use Criminalization of Petty Offenders for IGR –PRAWA

Senator Iroegbu The Prisoners' Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has accused various state governments in Nigeria of exploiting the petty offenders in Nigeria for money making purposes. This was the highlight of the Media Capacity Building Workshop on Penal Reform in Abuja by PRAWA in partnership with the Open Society

Supreme Court Judgement: How ‘overzealous’ security agents harassed me, other journalists–NUJ Chairman

Senator Iroegbu As the nation awaits with baited breath the the fate of six governors whose election are currently being challenged at the Supreme Court, the information has been coming in bits and pieces. For the fact the judgement which could have been delivered on Monday were adjourned until Tuesday (today)

IHRD: What EU, celebrities and activists said about human rights situation in Nigeria

Senator Iroegbu and Maureen Okpe The International Human Rights Day is commemorated on the 10th of December every year and was duly marked in 2019 by the Nigeria, European Union, British Council as well as other governmental and non-governmental groups. Our Nigerian celebrities as well as social and human

Post-Conviction Bail: Nigerians should be angry with Orji Kalu, says Odinkalu

•Ex-governor disrespected the court •Says 70% inmates poor, cant afford legal services Senator Iroegbu The former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has expressed displeasure at the ex-Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, for his attempt to buy his way out of prison through

CLEEN Foundation Bags 2019 Human Rights Award

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Human Rights Commission has awarded CLEEN Foundation formerly known as the Centre for Law Enforcement Education in Nigeria, the 2019 Human Rights Award for immense contributions in strengthening law enforcement agencies for the protection of human rights in Nigeria. Receiving the award on Sunday 8th December 2019

SARC: 60% of rape survivors in Nigeria are children 0-14yrs

•15-20 % of rape victims are boys •As over 10,000 victims counseled in six years Maureen Okpe Statling statistics have revealed that over 60 percent of rape victims in Nigeria are children between 0-14 years, while a further 15-20 percent survivors are boys. This was the disclosed at the 5th Network Meeting of Sexual Assault

Sowore: Alleged Court arrest order on DSS boss false, fabricated–Security Sources

Senator Iroegbu The reports making rounds that Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered for the arrest of the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has been described as false and malicious attempt to tarnish his image. Security sources denied as total fabrication, the reports Bichi

Gender-Based Violence: Osinbajo urges stakeholders to identify, prosecute offenders

•Calls for preventive measures  •UN, EU, others assures commitment towards ending violence •Sex Offenders Register launched  Maureen Okpe The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on relevant  stakeholders to identify and punish all culprits of Gender Based Violence (GBV), reiterating the need for preventive measures to be in place in order to deter pepetrators