Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag "NHRC"

    Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing to sanction the Nigerian Navy for the "illegal detention of 67 persons".In a letter dated August 15, Falana gave the commission seven days to sanction the navy for the continued detention of the individuals or face court action.The senior advocate of Nigeria had [...]

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    Odinkalu sues Human Rights Commission over ‘plan to force’ secrecy oath on staff

Odinkalu sues Human Rights Commission over ‘plan to force’ secrecy oath on staff

Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has sued the commission over its alleged plan to compel its staff to sign a secrecy oath.He filed the suit before the federal high court, Abuja, on Monday.He said the commission has no powers to compel its staff into subscribing to an oath of secrecy.In the suit, Odinkalu argued that [...]

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    Senate probes Ojukwu’s ‘assumption of office’ despite non-confirmation

Senate probes Ojukwu’s ‘assumption of office’ despite non-confirmation

The senate has resolved to investigate the reported assumption of office by Anthony Ojukwu, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).In December 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ojukwu to head the commission.But the senate is yet to confirm him, alongside other presidential nominees.A nominee yet to be confirmed by the senate cannot resume office except in acting capacity.Raising a point of [...]

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    You can’t declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, human rights group tells military

You can’t declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, human rights group tells military

The Nigerian Human Rights Community (NHRC) says it is not within the jurisdiction of the military to declare the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist group.On Friday, the defence headquarters branded IPOB a militant terrorist organisation.The south-east governors also announced a ban on all activities of IPOB in the geo-political zone.In a statement by Micheal Ajayi and Sanusi Suleiman, [...]

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    FG must protect rights of all Nigerians, says NHRC 

FG must protect rights of all Nigerians, says NHRC 

Oti Ovrawah, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), says Nigeria needs to step up in its effort to uphold social justice, development and the advancement of human rights.Ovrawah said this in a statement signed by Fatima Mohammed, the chief press officer of the commission, in commemoration of the 2017 international day for social justice.The international day for [...]

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    REMINDER: Soldiers who brutalised civilian in Mararaba haven’t been handed over to NHRC

REMINDER: Soldiers who brutalised civilian in Mararaba haven’t been handed over to NHRC

The Nigerian army is yet to fulfill its promise of releasing to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the soldiers who brutalised a citizen at Mararaba, near Abuja on August 8.The citizen, whom the army claimed was a robber, was stripped naked and brutalised in public on the busy Mararaba road 10 weeks ago.The torture happened one day after Tukur Buratai, chief of [...]

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    GEJ, GMB to hold joint broadcast against violence

GEJ, GMB to hold joint broadcast against violence

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is working towards brokering a deal that would see President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) hold a joint broadcast condemning election violence.Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the commission, said the idea is for Jonathan and Buhari to jointly speak to Nigerians and tell them that the [...]

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    Odinkalu: Fr. Mbaka breached electoral act twice

Odinkalu: Fr. Mbaka breached electoral act twice

Ejike Mbaka, an Enugu-based Catholic priest, breached the electoral act twice by his “on-the-pulpit” comments on political matters, Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has said.In November, Mbaka expressed support for the president when Patience Jonathan, the first lady, paid him a visit at his Adoration ground.During the visit, he derided those asking President Jonathan to [...]

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