• End killing of Shiites now, HURIWA tells government

    End killing of Shiites now, HURIWA tells government

    A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has asked the Federal Government to end without further delay the frequent attacks by security forces of members of the Shiites Islamic Movement in parts of Northern Nigeria.

    Besides, the Federal Government has been asked to investigate the allegation that Southern Kaduna indigenes are being killed by armed Fulani mercenaries to chase the survivors out of their ancestral land because of the recent findings of huge gold deposits […]

  • Release of killers of Igbo woman in Kano provocative – HURIWA

    Release of killers of Igbo woman in Kano provocative – HURIWA

    Branding it “a primitive attempt to stoke up inter-ethnic conflict”, the Pro-democracy Non-Governmental Organization, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has condemned the Kano State Government for nullifying the prosecution of the suspected killers of Bridget Agbahime, the 74-year-old Igbo woman in Kano State.

    The group’s position was made known in a statement made available to the media in Abuja by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Director of Media, Zainab Yusuf.

    HURIWA also totally condemned the Nigeria […]

  • Ondo guber: Don’t be intimidated – HURIWA tells INEC

    Ondo guber: Don’t be intimidated – HURIWA tells INEC

    It was gathered that the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission not to be intimidated by politicians ahead of November 26 governorship poll in Ondo State.

    The National Coordinator of the organisation, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko, gave the charge in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

    He said that INEC should strive to ensure that the election was credible and transparent in spite of perceived intimidation by some politicians and their parties.

    He said that the commission […]

  • HURIWA condemns release of Boko Haram members

    HURIWA condemns release of Boko Haram members

    Vexed by the zero-prosecution of Boko Haram members since coming to office over a year and half ago, a pro-democracy Non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA), has upbraided President Muhammadu Buhari’s undue premium placed on releasing alleged terrorists rather than diligently prosecuting them over crimes against humanity.

    HURIWA said it was not opposed to the release from military detention of innocent people but is of the view that whilst innocent detainees are freed and compensated for the violations […]

  • HURIWA urges UN to investigate deaths in EFCC cell

    HURIWA urges UN to investigate deaths in EFCC cell

    Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate alleged cases of torture and extra-legal executions in detention facilities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other prisons.

    Besides, the rights group cautioned government to take proactive security and intelligence steps to secure lives of those currently being tried for alleged membership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), especially Nnamdi Kanu.

    The group described them as political prisoners.

    In a […]

  • HURIWA threatens to drag Buhari‎ to ICC over Fulani herdsmen killings

    HURIWA threatens to drag Buhari‎ to ICC over Fulani herdsmen killings

    Rights group, Human Rights Writers Association ‎of Nigeria (HURIWA), has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for his lack of political will to go after the various armed Fulani marauders unleashing bloody violence on different communities in Southern Nigeria.

    Its threat follows the latest attack on a community in Enugu State on Thursday.

    The group threatened to compile evidence of crime against humanity against the president and drag him before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for conspiracy in the mass slaughters […]

  • Don’t Islamize Nigeria – HURIWA tells Buhari

    Don’t Islamize Nigeria – HURIWA tells Buhari

    The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has set its sights on the Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Danbazau (retd.), accusing him of flouting section 10 of the Nigerian Constitution (as amended) by taking directives from a private religious leader – the Sultan of Sokoto – in adjusting a national holiday from two to three days.

    The group also faulted the Federal Government for creating a considerable degree of uncertainty and causing commotion to businesses and the private sector by the unilateral […]

  • Nigeria may be dragged to ICC over killing of IPOB and MASSOB members, says HURIWA

    Nigeria may be dragged to ICC over killing of IPOB and MASSOB members, says HURIWA

    The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has warned that the illegal killings of the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement of the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) during the commemoration of the 49yh year declaration of Biafra Republic could be dragged to the International Criminal Court (ICC) if not attended to.

    This is as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a statement yesterday raised the alarm over the fate of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fulani herdsmen should be treated as terrorists – HURIWA tells Buhari

    Fulani herdsmen should be treated as terrorists – HURIWA tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has faulted the continued silence by President Muhammadu Buhari on the wanton killings by Fulani herdsmen terrorising farming communities across Nigeria.

    The group called on him to give clear directives to armed security operatives to treat them as terrorists.

    The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.

    According to him: “HURIWA is demanding the removal of the Director General of the Department […]