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NHRC, CORAFID demands due justice for Elizabeth ochanya

Godsgift Onyedinefu  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Benue Office and the Civil Organisations Research Advocacy and Funding Initiatives Development (CORAFID) have insisted that due justice must be served in the case of Elizabeth Ochanya who suffered five years of sexual abuse until her death. The 13 years old Ochanya died of

2019: Insecurity and human rights abuses in South East Nigeria–SBCHRO

Editor'a note: This is a Communiqué issued at the end of special meeting of the leaders of South East based Coalition of Human Rights and Democracy Organizations (SBCHRO) and other invited special Persons on issues of general insecurity, human rights abuses in the region and possible threats to the 2019 elections

Knifar Women:  AI demands justice for victims of Boko Haram, military ‘assaults’

•Launches online campaign, secures 2000 volunteers    Senator Iroegbu  The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) has demanded justice thousands of women in North East Nigeria, who were rescued from Boko Haram terrorists but allegedly molested by the Nigerian military. These women have since bandied themselves into a group under the umbrella of

Military’s defence of ‘right to life’ will triumph over Boko Haram terrorism–Buratai

•Judiciary open to assist towards efficient military justice system--CJN Onnoghen     Senator Iroegbu    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that despite the setbacks being encountered by the Nigerian Armed Forces in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations, its commitment to defend the 'fundamental human  right to life' for Nigerians

Rights Violations: FG protecting military officials, Boko Haram terrorists— Amnesty International

•Urges ICC to probe Nigerian gov't failure to sanction perpetrators  Sam Ogun The Amnesty International (AI) has accused Nigeria's Federal Government of shielding the military top brass and commanders as well as Boko Haram terrorists engaged in rights violations from prosecution.   To this end, AI in a statement on Monday to make the

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Time to De-Colonize Human Rights!

Ajamu Baraka The post-WW II promise of human rights was a compact meant for white people only, but a People-Centered Human Rights framework seeks global liberation and transformation. “If human rights are to have any incredibility, any “universal” applicability, any value, they must be seized from the barbaric grip of European and de-colonized.” “…recognition

Ochanya: Future of the Nigerian child remains uncertain — Group

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Safe Spaces for Children Forum has lamented that the environment where children in Nigeria live, grow, develop relationships and discover their purpose in life, has become increasingly uncertain. This was made known at one day inaugural interactive forum of child experts and stakeholders in child protection in Makurdi the

Deji Adeyanju: Army says its not involved yet, blasts Timi Frank

•To commence legal action against activist soon Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Army  has debunked the allegation that it's behind the current ordeal being faced by by a popular government critic and political activist, Mr. Deji Adeyanju who was rearrested after being granted bail from Keffi Prison in Nasarawa State. Army in a Facebook

Terrorism: Beyond the release of detained Nnewi traders–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi and Chidinma Udegbunam All the 43 innocent traders trading at Nkwo Nnewi Markets including members of the Nnewi Motor Spare Parts Dealers Association in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, arrested and detained on phantom allegations of “terrorism”, “arson” and “murder” leveled against them by the Anambra

Deji Adeyanju: ‘Buhari regime’s despotic actions’ fueling the rumours of a  clone–CUPP

•Accuse Chief of Army Staff of being behind new petition to detain Deji Jude Johnson  The coalition of opposition political parties in Nigeria, CUPP has condemned the ordeal being faced by government critic and political activists, Deji Adeyanju at the hands of the country's security agencies.   In a statement on Monday night, the

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