• Abacha, Jonathan heroes of human rights in Nigeria – NHRC

    Abacha, Jonathan heroes of human rights in Nigeria – NHRC

    According to reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Sunday, described former military head of state, late General Sanni Abacha, and former President of the country, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, as great respecters of human rights in Nigeria.

    Speaking in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State during courtesy call on Governor Dave Umahi at Government House, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe said though Nigerians saw Abacha as military dictator, yet he was the one that brought the human rights they are […]

  • Human Rights: Patience Jonathan files case against EFCC

    Human Rights: Patience Jonathan files case against EFCC

    There is an unfolding drama at the Federal High Court in Lagos, following the hearing of a case bothering on fundamental human rights filed by Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

    Although the former first lady is not physically in court, her supporters are said to have taken over the court premises, protesting EFCC’s allegation against her.

    Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan had filed a 200 million Naira fundamental rights enforcement suit […]

  • Police arrest four kidnappers, killers of human rights lawyer

    Police arrest four kidnappers, killers of human rights lawyer

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Police Force on Friday said it had arrested four suspected kidnappers and killers of the Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based human rights Lawyer, Ken Atsuwete.

    Atsuwete was killed on August 29 along Onuchiolu Road, Aluu in Ikwerre Local Governemnt Area of Rivers State.

    Presenting the suspects to newsmen in Abuja, the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police Don Awunah, said the killing was as a result of a botched kidnap attempt.

    “Contrary to wide public suspicion that he […]

  • Clearing CCT chairman is suspicious – Human Rights Group tells EFCC

    Clearing CCT chairman is suspicious – Human Rights Group tells EFCC

    A pro-Democracy and Pro-transparency Non-governmental organisation – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) – has described as dubious and unprofessional the purported clearance by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Danladi Umar the controversial Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal from alleged N10 million bribery scandal.

    The Rights group has therefore challenged the hierarchy of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) to come forward for a public and media covered debate with Nigerian youth in attendance […]