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Senate investigates Buhari’s alleged human rights violations, assault on constitution

• To debate ‘infractions’ • Summon AGF over executive ordersThe Senate has scheduled for debate and investigation allegations of human rights and constitutional violations by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The recent enactment of the controversial Executive Order No. 006 as a legislation, which permits security agencies to freeze assets of persons

Corruption, root of Nigeria’s underdevelopment, human rights violations- Ojukwu

•NHRC, EFCC partner on anti-corruption war  Jude Johnson The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Tony Ojukwu, has said that corruption is at the root of underdevelopment and human rights violations in Nigeria. Ojukwu stated this on Tuesday when he led a delegation on a tour to the Economic and Financial

Contempt of Court: Ex-NEMA Spokesperson wants Lai Mohammed, others jailed

Jude Johnson  A former Chief Information Officer with the Federal Ministry of Information, Yushau Shuaib has asked the National Industrial Court (NIC) to commit the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed to jail for allegedly refusing to comply with the judgment of the court. Yushau, who was a former spokesperson

NHRC, Plan Inter’l harp on quick assent to Child Protection Bill

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Human Rights Commission (NHCR), Plan International and other stakeholders have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give children a gift by granting speedy assent to the 2018 Child Protection and Enforcement Agency (establishment) Bill. This was the major highlight at a one-day symposium to commemorate 2018 Day of

Deadly Violence Grips Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions- AI Report

• Marked by indiscriminate killings, mass displacement •Troops destroy villages, torture at least 23 including minors to extract “confessions” •Armed separatists attack 42 schools, kill 44 security forces members Godsgift Onyedinefu The Amnesty International (AI) has reported escalating violence across the Anglophone region of Cameroon perpetrated by the troops and armed separatists. AI in

Minister calls for domestication of Child Rights Act in Northern Nigeria

•Says Nigerian child still not safe •National Children Parliament resuscitated, inaugurated Jude Johnson, Ngozi Onyedinefu and Oluwatosin Komolafe The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, has called on Northern states to domesticate the child right Act in order to effectively tackle the persisting violence faced by the Nigerian child. Alhassan

HURIWA alleges plot to raid Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President’s home

•Raises alarm over plan to turn Nigeria into a one-party state Jude Johnson The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has raised alarm over alleged plot to invade the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu's home To this end, HURIWA called on all Nigerians of goodwill, World leaders, the United Nations Organisation,

UN allocated $11m for internal displaced people in the North East

The UN says it has allocated 11 million dollars (about N4 billion) to help 60,000 internally displaced people in Borno and other humanitarian operations in North-east Nigeria. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said nine billion dollars (about N3.2 billion) would be used to provide life-saving aid