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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana calls on federal government to publish names of naval, police detainees

A Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on the federal government to publish names of the 67 Nigerians ‘illegally’ detained and held incommunicado by the Nigerian Navy and Police since last year.

Femi Falana urges President Buhari to direct all authorities to publish names of detainees

Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct all authorities to publish names of all detainees in their custody and the locations they were being kept.

Family of 13-year-old rape victim demands justice

The family of a 13-year-old girl who was raped by a tailor in Misau, Bauchi State, and has been delivered of a baby is demanding justice for their daughter.

Femi Falana threatens to sue NHRC over Nigerian Navy’s ‘illegal’ detention

Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) on Thursday threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) if it fails to take appropriate actions against the Nigerian Navy (NN) for alleged illegal detention of 67 persons.

Femi Falana gives NHRC ultimatum to compel Navy for release of detainees or face...

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has given the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), seven days ultimatum to compel the Nigerian Navy for the release of detainees in its custody or face legal action.

Man absconds as 13-year old rape victim gives birth to baby girl

A 13 year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a tailor in Misau local government area of Bauchi State has been delivered of a baby girl at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi.
Police made good their vow to prevent a planned march today by #RevolutionNow protesters in the country.As early as 7am, armed policemen, backed by soldiers blocked the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos, where the march was expected to take off.

#RevolutionNow: Police disrupt protests in Lagos, Abuja, other

Scores were injured while many Nigerians including journalists were arrested and brutalised by the police during protests against the alleged ineptitude of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration on Monday.

NPC, NOA others join primorg in campaign against extortion in birth registration

Stakeholders in the campaigns against extortion in the birth registration have reaffirmed that birth registration in Nigeria is free of charge.

NHRC: Shiite-Police clash may escalate

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over the manner the protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) is being handled by security agencies.

Chidi Odinkalu drags NHRC to court over ‘illegal’ oath of secrecy

Erstwhile chairman of National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, yesterday, approached the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, asking it to abort plan by the commission to administer oath of secrecy/confidentiality on its staff.

CLO tasks federal government to protect Nigerians in foreign countries

Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme, the chairman of Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO), Anambra State chapter, has lamented the indiscriminate killings of Nigerians in foreign countries, especially in South Africa, without appropriate response from the Federal Government.

Insurgency: NHRC, UNHCR train Nigerian Army on human rights protection

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have commenced a two-day training for the Nigeria Army on human rights and civil protection during counterinsurgency in the Northeast.

NHRC begins training for military in theatre operation in Adamawa

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has begun two-day training, for military, to stem human rights violations and enhance civilian protection into counter insurgency in the theatre of the operations in Adamawa
ISIL fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group has claimed through its news agency AMAQ.

Soldiers get training on human rights

The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has embarked on the training of soldiers on mainstreaming Human Right in their operations in the frontline.
President Buhari receives Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS (2018) in State House on 3rd June 2019 1

President Buhari calls for implementation of SARS reform

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja directed the Inspector General of Police, Ministry of Justice and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to work out modalities for the implementation of the report of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), within three months.

Police arrest teacher over alleged sexual abuse of pupils

The police in Sokoto State have arrested one Malam Murtala Mode, a teacher of an Almajiri school in Arkillan Magaji area of the state for allegedly having unlawful and forceful sexual intercourse with six of his pupils.

NHRC, Abuja agencies agree on suspending nightclub raids

The National Human Rights Commission said on Sunday that it had reached a resolution with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and other agencies of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to suspend the raids of nightclubs and other leisure places in Abuja.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC condemns arrest of sex workers in Abia

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday has decried the recent arrest of sex workers and closure of brothels in Umuahia, the Abia capital, on the orders of the state government.

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Gunmen attack: Nasarawa deputy governor wasn’t the target – Police

The Nasarawa state Police commissioner, CP Bola Longe, has said that the state deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, was not the target of the Tuesday night gunmen attack on his convoy which left three police officers and a civilian driver dead.