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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stakeholders in the campaigns against extortion in the birth registration have reaffirmed that birth registration in Nigeria is free of charge.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains one of the best in his position in the Premier League.
Flood has taken over residential quarters and major roads in Maiduguri following heavy rainfall in the past two days in the metropolis.
Despite the cocky posture of Egypt in the table tennis event of the 12th Africa Games, South Africa coach, Ashley Wagner believes Nigeria is a team to beat in Morocco.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged government officials travelling abroad to inform the ministry and Nigerian missions in destination countries of their travel schedules to ensure their security and safety.
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.
Driving bans imposed on older diesel-powered vehicles are to go into effect on certain heavily polluted streets in two districts of Berlin from the beginning of October, officials said on Thursday.
They urged President Muhammadu Buhari, National Assembly and Pension Commission (PenCom) to either repeal the policy or direct the pension administrators to pay the shortfalls.
After two seasons at Chelsea, Davide Zappacosta is set for a change of scenery for the upcoming campaign.
The board of Masters Energy Group has constituted a new management following the resignation of Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah from the board.
Frank Lampard has labelled himself the worst loser in the world after watching Chelsea lose to Liverpool on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.