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Probe El-Rufai’s over ‘body bags’ threat, Group tells security agencies, NHRC

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) on Friday demanded that security agencies and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) should investigate and document the recent inciting comments by governor Ahmad Nasir El-Rufai because they constitute infractions on the electoral laws of Nigeria.  According to TMG, a coalition of over 400 civic organizations,

Preaidential panel receives 103 human rights violation cases against SARS

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, said on Monday that 103 complaints of alleged human rights violations were received by the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. Mr Ojukwu, who doubles as the chairman of the presidential panel, said this at the second sitting of

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

Nigerian Army, Police killed 492 Shiites in four years — Falana

  •Urges NHRC to investigate killings   Jude Johnson and Kunle Sanni (PT) The Lagos based  lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has alleged that the Nigerian Army and Police extra-judiciously killed over 492 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites in four years between 2014 and 2018. Falana

NHRC tasks FG on national policy to protect civilians in conflict

Godsgift Onyedinefu     Worried over the security situation in the country, the Executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Tony Ojukwu, has called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency, adopt a national policy to protect civilians in armed conflict. The secretary reiterated the recent statement by