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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

Human rights commission proposes law for elderly

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has proposed a legal framework to ensure welfare and protection of the rights and wellbeing of the elderly in the society.

ECOWAS charged to enhance protection for older persons

HelpAge International, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), urged parliamentarians from Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to enhance protection for older persons in Africa.

Real theft in Nigeria is by the executive – Ex-NHRC chief

Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), says the “real theft” ongoing in the country is in the executive, not in the parliament.

Kaduna governor leads police to raid another ‘torture home,’ rescues 147 inmates

Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Saturday led a team of policemen on an impromptu visit to Malam Niga’s rehabilitation Centre at Rigasa Community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State where one hundred and forty-seven men, women and children were rescued and taken into protective custody by the Kaduna State government.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Child rape ‘becoming alarming’ in Gombe

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to the Gombe State Government to domesticate the Child Rights Act to curb the increasing cases of child sexual abuse in the state.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC advocates end to gender violence, abuse in schools

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for an end to growing sexual abuse and gender-based violence in schools and institutions of higher learning in the country.

200 Kano vigilantes to train against human rights violation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it plans to train 200 vigilantes on professional conduct to reduce human rights violations in the state.

Police review order on weapons use by officers

The Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched the Revised Force Order 237, which is concerned with the acquisition and deployment of electro-musculsar disruption technology based weaponry.
The University of Ibadan International School, Ibadan, has suspended a female Muslim student, Miss Ikhlass Olasubomi Badiru for wearing Hijab (headscarf) in July this year.

University of Ibadan school suspends student over hijab

The University of Ibadan International School, Ibadan, has suspended a female Muslim student, Miss Ikhlass Olasubomi Badiru, for wearing Hijab (headscarf) in July this year.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor vows to supports NHRC/UNHCR activities

The Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has reiterated government commitment to supporting the protection activities of the NHRC and UNHCR geared towards alleviating challenges of IDPs and vulnerable in the state.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Police killing of Shiites makes life worthless

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday condemned the killing of Shiites and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during their Ashura annual mourning procession across the nation on Tuesday.
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.

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Femi Falana: DSS operatives apologized to judge over court’s invasion

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that the leader of the Department of State Service (DSS) team that invaded the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu over the incident
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