• 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 […]

  • Lawyers hiding under human rights to shield looters – NHRC

    Lawyers hiding under human rights to shield looters – NHRC

    It was gathered that the National Human Rights Commission has described as worrisome the practice of some senior lawyers in the country who are using the platform of the fight for human rights to shield treasury looters from justice.

    The NHRC, which described such lawyers as pretenders in the human rights community, vowed on Thursday that it would resist and expose them.

    It called on civil society organisations in the country to team up with it to do so.

    A statement on Thursday […]

  • We have to fight senior lawyers protecting corrupt people – NHRC

    We have to fight senior lawyers protecting corrupt people – NHRC

    According to reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has “condemned senior lawyers and others in public service using human rights to shield corrupt people from prosecution and justice.”

    Professor Bem Angwe, Executive Secretary of the Commission said this at the launch of a report titled: Health in decline: Human Rights Impacts of Corruption in Nigeria’s Health Sector by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in collaboration with the Ford Foundation.

    Prof. Angwe who was represented by Mr Wahab Oyedokun said: “The National […]

  • NHRC indicts army for killing 380 Shiites

    NHRC indicts army for killing 380 Shiites

    Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has accused the military of disproportionate use of force leading to the death of more than 380 members of Shiite Muslims.

    The commission released the report on Thursday in Abuja blaming the Army for the incidence that occurred between December 12 and 14, last year.

    The military engaged the Shiites, who were in a procession under the banner of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), lead by the incarcerated Sheik, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

    Although the Nigerian Army denied killing […]

  • Former Kogi Speaker slams N50m suit on NHRC

    Former Kogi Speaker slams N50m suit on NHRC

    A former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Clarence Olafemi, has sued the National Human Rights Commission for the inclusion of his name as an electoral offender.

    Mr. Olafemi is claiming N50 million as damages for defamation and disrespect to his name by the commission.

    His counsel, Temidayo Eseyin, who confirmed this to journalists in Lokoja on Sunday, said the case was instituted on August 18 in a High Court in Lokoja.

    According to him, the suit is to challenge the […]

  • Sex scandal: Reps summon US ambassador, NHRC

    Sex scandal: Reps summon US ambassador, NHRC

    The House of Representatives’ joint committee on ethics and privileges and foreign affairs investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against three members of the House has invited the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, to appear before it on Thursday, July 14.

    The committee, which commences sitting on Thursday, two weeks after it was mandated to carry out the assignment, also invited the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the three lawmakers alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct.

    Chairman of […]