Category Archives: Human Rights

Presidency Probes Army Over Alleged Human Rights’ Abuses

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has formally inaugurated a presidential panel to investigate allegations of human rights’ abuses against the armed forces.The panel, headed by Justice Biobele A. Georgewill of the Court of Appeal, has as members: Major-General Patrick Akem, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, Mrs. Hauwa Ibrahim, Mr. Jibrin Ibrahim – member, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwakama and a representative of the Office of the National Security Adviser. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 14 August 2017

Peace Corps slams N2bn suit against Police, DSS, AGF, over alleged unlawful arre‎st

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), has slammed a N2bn suit against the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the arrest and detention of its National Commandant, Amb (Dr.) Dickson Akoh and 49 others. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 9 March 2017

U.S. pledges to assist Nigeria in justice administration

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Government would assist Nigeria in human rights and justice administration. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 15 February 2017

Army charged to court for alleged breach of fundamental human right

The Nigerian Army has been charged before Justice Vera Venda of the FCT High Court sitting in Jabi for alleged breach of fundamental human right. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 30 January 2017

Nigeria: Disregard of Human Rights and Dignity of Detainees

A most unpleasant event occurred in an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos Island recently, which illustrated the total disregard of the human rights and dignity of detainees and inmates in the custody of the Nigerian law enforcement agencies. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali September 28, 2016

Zaria Clash: Human Rights Commission Indicts Army, Shiite

The National Human Rights Commission’s report on the Army/Shiite clash in Zaria, Kaduna State, has called for the speedy trial of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who blocked the convoy of Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 22 September 2016

Man who named dog Buhari alerts over threat to life

Just back from detention, Joachim Iroko Chinakwe and his wife, Mrs Ifeoma Chinakwe, have intimated the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) of the rising threats to their lives. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 30 August 2016