Tag: human rights

ItunuoluwaMay 18, 2017

U.S sanctions on missile work show ‘ill will’ – Iran

by Itunuoluwa Adebo Iran said on Thursday that the new U.S sanctions targeting it’s ballistic missile program show “ill will” ...

ItunuoluwaApril 17, 2017

Arizona State University professor lets students organize anti-Trump protest instead of taking final exams

An Arizona State University professor has allowed a group of students to organize anti-Trump protests instead of taking the final ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 30, 2017

Opinion: Between Nigeria and Amnesty International

by Jideofor Adibe A group of protesters recently barricaded the Abuja office of Amnesty International (AI) and asked the international ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 20, 2016

Ayo Sogunro: In Nigeria, we’re still wrong about rights

by Ayo Sogunro Quite often, I have found myself compelled to defend the fundamentals of human rights to supposedly educated ...

ToluDecember 14, 2016

‘I only acted as a govt. spokesperson,’ Reuben Abati explains role in passage of anti-gay law

Dr. Reuben Abati, the former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan today explained his role in the signing of the ...

AzeezNovember 29, 2016

High Court dismisses Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s suit against EFCC

A fundamental human rights suit filed by embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia against the the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) seeking her ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 26, 2016

Just In: Human Rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje is dead

Constitution and Human Rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje is dead, according to The Punch. Agbaje passed on in London on Saturday after ...

Mazi EmekaNovember 22, 2016

#HumanRight2016: TIERs partners Y!/YNaija.com to hold discussion conference on human rights

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com will hold a discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 15, 2016

The Thread: Boko Haram – State terror spawns anti-state terror

Chris Ngwodo, writer, consultant, analyst and public speaker is giving perspective to the rise of terrorist groups in Nigeria. He ...

AzeezNovember 14, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top 5 stories you should monitor today. Human rights: Falana urges Buhari to release ex-NSA Dasuki Human ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 6, 2016

Opinion: Is Nigeria a house falling?

by Jideofor Adibe When Karl Maier published his book This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria in the year 2000, ...

Isime EseneSeptember 27, 2016

The Media Blog: That’s how the Nigerian Army packed 10 journalists from one media house

The Nigerian Army now suddenly has an interest in the media. Before you start thinking it’s good stuff, let’s put ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 26, 2016

Opinion: ‘Buhari’ – When you give a dog a bad name

[A conversation between two friends on #FreeJoeChinakwe] Neighbour: My neighbour, Nkan beǃ Ahmed: Neighbour, Neighbour. How far na? What’s the ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 19, 2016

PROFILE: What Ken Saro-Wiwa told Chidi Odinkalu in 1993

by Mazi Emeka He almost single-handedly raised the profile of Nigeria’s human rights body, daring to confront the same government ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 1, 2016

Opinion: The world should intervene in gender-based violence, human rights violation in Libya

by Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi Migrating from their home countries to another in search for a better “economic pasture” has been an ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 14, 2016

Court stops increase in electricity tariff, orders reversal

In what a large part of the Nigerian populace would consider as cause for jubilation, a Federal High Court in ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 11, 2016

7-year-old arrested over the murder of 12-year-old boy

A 7-year old pupil, Chibuike Oramalu has been detained by the Enugu State Police Command as the principal suspect in ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 21, 2016

‘I have immunity just like the president’ – Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of placing a restriction on his ...

Dele BenjaminJune 17, 2016

Obanikoro responds to EFCC home invasion with N100m lawsuit

Former Minister of State for Defence, Muslius Obanikoro has filed a N100 million lawsuit against the Federal Government at a ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 29, 2016

Opinion: All of President Buhari’s achievements in 365 days

As General Buhari celebrates his one year in office as president of Nigeria, I have been searching frantically like many ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 24, 2016

Saraki’s detained aide finally released by DSS

An aide to the Bukola Saraki, the Senate President has been released from the custody of the Department of State ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 9, 2016

The DSS appears to have killed a man for nothing – and his family isn’t having it

A man suspected to be the friend of a suspect wanted by the Department of State Services in Lagos state ...

Mallam YeroApril 15, 2016

ICC begins probe of Nigerian Army, Boko Haram on human rights abuses

The International Criminal Court, has commenced the process of investigating human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army. The ...

Adebayo EmuleomoFebruary 24, 2016

Falana drags CBN to court over ‘weakened naira’

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, February ...

Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 6, 2016

Human rights violations: UK mustn’t offer military aid to Nigeria – AI

Amnesty International has urged the United Kingdom to stop supporting Nigeria’s war against corruption, owing to the flawed record of ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJanuary 28, 2016

‘You can’t claim to have nothing to do with arms funds fraud’ | Falana replies Okonjo-Iweala

Femi Falana has issued a response to former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s blistering bashing of him after he urged the International Criminal ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJanuary 3, 2016

‘We’ll report Father Mbaka to the Pope over fake prophecy about Buhari’

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka of peddling rumors and sensationalism in his ...

Adebayo EmuleomoDecember 16, 2015

Shiite-Army clash: Muslim leaders to hold ’emergency meeting’ in Abuja

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called for an emergency ‘expanded general purpose meeting’ in response to the ...

Adebayo EmuleomoDecember 14, 2015

Islamic council warn Buhari, Army over death of Shiite members

Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government over the recent ...

Adebayo EmuleomoDecember 4, 2015

Read the original text of the infamous anti-social media bill

Nigerians have vehemently kicked against the proposal of the Prohibition of Frivolous Petitions; and Other Matters Bill a.k.a the anti-social ...

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