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Kano rerun was a spectacle of fraud, violence — says HURIWA

Asks INEC to Annul re-run results The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has upbraided the acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu for allegedly permitting armed thugs of political parties to unleash violence during Saturday's governorship re-run poll in parts of Kano state. HURIWA in a statement signed by

Over 18,000 Christians could be killed in Nigeria if…—Intersociety

Claims over 200 killed within two months of 2019 Jude Johnson The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has warned that over 18,000 Nigerians of Christian faith could be killed within eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari administration, if he fails to take proactive steps to stop the perpetrators.   Intersociety

US accuses Nigerian govt. of gross human rights violations

*Alleges use of state agents for unlawful killings The United States has accused the Nigerian government and it agents of committing gross human rights violations, especially  “arbitrary and unlawful killings.” This was contained in a recent report titled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” available on the Department of State website. The report, which took a look at Nigeria’s

Guber polls: Don’t undermine the military institution, HURIWA tells politicians

The Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on politicians and relevant stakeholders not to rubbish the military institution through unsubstantiated allegations of military interference in the just concluded gubernatorial elections. The group made this call at a press briefing on Monday as it threw its weight behind

Probe Human Rights Abuses In Nigeria’s Elections, CERLSI Tasks ICC

The Civil Empowerment & Rule of Law Support Initiative, (CERLSI) has tasked the International Criminal Court (ICC), to investigate and sanction alleged perpetrators of Human Rights Abuses reported to have been carried out by Nigerias security forces during the February 23rd 2019 Presidential Elections. Making this call, CERLSI deputy executive

Deji Adeyanju released from prison

After Seventy-eight days of his arrest, Activist Deji Adeyanju has been released from custody. Adeyanju was freed from Kano Central Prison on Friday afternoon. The freedom comes nearly two weeks the Kano State High Court granted the activist a bail.. Adeyanju said he was on his way to Lagos, from where he

HURIWA condemns killings, violence during elections

..Says INEC must Compensate victims with N100M each Godsgift Onyedinefu A pro-constitutional and pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the violence in the presidential and National Assembly elections which left dozens of citizens dead. The group particularly condemned the physical harassment of a Deputy commissioner of