• Activist and Rights lawyer Fred Agbaje is dead

    Activist and Rights lawyer Fred Agbaje is dead

    A human rights lawyer and civil rights activist, Fred Agabje has died in London after battling with an undisclosed ailment for several months.

    Sources within the legal profession said the late Agbaje had not been seen in public for some months before his eventual death.

    Agbaje was shortlisted several times for the SAN rank but never bagged the prestigious rank.

    Meanwhile, no official statement has been issued yet in respect of the deceased lawyer.

    However, reacting to the death of the rights activist, Barrister […]

  • Sue your governor if your rights are violated – Fashola tells LGAs

    Sue your governor if your rights are violated – Fashola tells LGAs

    Sue your governor if your rights are violated – Fashola tells LGAsA former Lagos State Governor and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babtunde Raji Fashola, has advised local government chairmen and their executive committee members who may feel dissatisfied with the existing relationships between their councils and the state government, especially in terms of fiscal and political autonomy, should approach competent law courts for sound adjudication.

    Fashola said the abuse of local government autonomy by state governments in connection […]

  • Militants threatens guerrilla warfare over rights abuses by military

    Militants threatens guerrilla warfare over rights abuses by military

    It was gathered that the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has warned the military to desist from harassing and intimidating helpless women (young or aged) in the name of looking for militants or be prepared for guerrilla warfare.

    The group, in a statement by its spokesman, Gen. Aldo Agbalaja,  reaffirmed its commitment even in the face of military intimidation to its earlier resolve to liberate the region from the oppression of Federal Government and the multi-nationals who they accused of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nigerian Navy denies human rights abuse allegations

    Nigerian Navy denies human rights abuse allegations

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Navy has denied allegations of human rights abuse levelled against it by the proprietor of a Lagos based building construction company.

    Briefing the National Human Rights Commission which had summoned the Navy on the issue, the Managing Director of Navy Building and Construction Company Limited, Commodore Abdul Adamu, said the Navy was a disciplined force and do not involve in any form‎ of human rights abuse in any part of Nigeria.

    He admitted that the Nigerian […]

  • Former Edo deputy speaker sues police over alleged rights violation

    Former Edo deputy speaker sues police over alleged rights violation

    A former deputy speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Fred Omogberale, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Benin against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

    Omogberale is dragging the IGP to court over the alleged violation of his fundamental human rights to personal liberty, privacy and ownership of property.

    Omogberale is praying the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from further harassing, arresting and torturing him at Afuze, Owan East Local Government […]

  • Buhari urges senior military officers to respect rule of law, human rights

    Buhari urges senior military officers to respect rule of law, human rights

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged senior military officers to respect rule of law and human rights in the service to the nation.

    The President made the call at the graduation of Senior Course 38 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna.

    According to him, the military must uphold highest standard of conduct vis-a-vis character, integrity, excellence, service and team work expected of military professionals.

    Buhari said: “You must therefore carry along these values and virtues wherever you find yourself.”

    The […]

  • Court orders DSS and DG to pay N10m compensation for human rights infringement

    Court orders DSS and DG to pay N10m compensation for human rights infringement

    An FCT High Court, Apo, on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) and its Director-General DSS to pay N10 million compensation to one Kasim Kayode for fundamental rights infringement.

    The judge, Justice Peter Kekemeke, ordered the respondents to either charge Kayode to court or releases him unconditionally.

    Kekemeke held that the action of the DSS in detaining Kayode since April 10 was unconstitutional, degrading and inhuman.

    He said the plaintiff ought to have been charged to court because the respondents did […]

  • Court orders FRSC to pay lawyer N200,000 for rights violation in Ebonyi

    Court orders FRSC to pay lawyer N200,000 for rights violation in Ebonyi

    An Ebonyi State High court has ordered the state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to pay the sum of N200, 000 to a legal practitioner in the state, Chinedu Ngele, for violating his fundamental human rights.

    Ngele was on November 9, 2014 stopped by special marshals of the corps in front of the corps office on the Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway, who were on duty in the area.

    He was accused of using expired tyres, which they said, attracted N2, 000 […]