Press Release

Nigeria joins the rest of Africa every 21st October to commemorate the African Human Rights Day.  This is a Day set aside by the regional body under the auspices of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights to reaffirm commitment to the principle of the dignity and equality of all human beings and to seek among other objectives the promotion, respect for Human and Peoples Rights and fundamental freedoms for all Africans without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion. 
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The National Human Rights Commission has condemned in its strongest terms the prevalence of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the country, especially the several allegations of sex for marks being perpetrated by lecturers in institutions of higher learning. 

Reacting to the media report making the rounds on the alleged case of “sex for mark by a UNILAG lecturer, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq said until stringent measures are taken and perpetrators of these heinous acts adequately prosecuted, the menace may continue to linger”.

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The attention of the National Human Rights Commission has been drawn to the arrest and detention of Mr. Deji Adeyanju, Civil Rights Activist and Social Critic, by the Nigeria Police Force.

According to a petition forwarded to the Commission by the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, Adeyanju had severally been detained by the Police in Abuja and finally taken to

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