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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

Rights Violations: ICC never accused Nigerian Army of war crimes–Official

•Acknowledges preliminary investigation on allegations  Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Army has debunked the reports alleging that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that Nigerian army is guilty of war crimes against humanity. According to the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, the allegation "is not true". Usman in a statement on

How Nigeria’s military committed war crimes against humanity — AI, ICC

calls for investigation Godsgift Onyedinefu The Amnesty International (AI) has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation against Nigeria over serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law committed by both the terrorists group, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram and

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

UNN still respects federal character, human rights – Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, yesterday, reaffirmed the commitment of his administration in upholding  the federal character, and the fundamental human rights in all its endeavours. He said the institution is working assiduously to restore the dignity of man by giving everybody a level

Africa’s selective approach to human rights

The AU must allow for open debate on all human rights issues, including sexual orientation. Despite research and historical accounts detailing homosexual behaviour in certain pre-colonial and traditional African societies, the idea that homosexuality is ‘un-African’ persists. In Africa it is frequently perceived as both a taboo and an import from

Buhari, May sign defence partnership, economic deal

•Pledge cooperation against Boko Haram, human trafficking Senator Iroegbu   The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK), Mrs. Theresa May, have signed two agreements - Defence and Security Partnership and Economic Development Forum. Buhari and May who signed the agreements at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday

Rule of law vs National security: Buhari’s argument, an assault on human rights – HURIWA

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The human right writers association of Nigeria HURIWA has strongly rejected President Muhammadu Buhari's recent argument on National security above rule of law, describing it as a bogus concept that will override respect for human rights and adherence to the rule of law. National Coordinator, HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko while

Bloodshed: FG should ban activities of IMN nationwide –  Human rights group 

•Threatens to drag AGF before ICC, UN Jude Johnson A human interest organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), has expressed concern over the failure of the Federal Government to designate the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) (popularly known as Shiites) as a terrorist organization. The group was particularly worried that the government failed to