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OJUKWU'S 365 DAYS AT RIGHTS COMMISSION BY LAMBERT OPARAH

   2019-04-29


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was established by NHRC Act 1995 as amended for the promotion, protection, and enforcement of human rights of all Nigerian irrespective of sex, ethnic or religious belonging.

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AS NIGERIA MARKS AFRICAN PRETRIAL DETENTION DAY; NHRC SEEKS BETTER TREATMENT FOR DETAINEES

   2019-04-25


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will continue to highlight and push for reforms and best practices in the Nigerian Criminal Justice System to ensure that crime suspects are treated in line with international best practices.

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NHRC CONDEMNS EL-RUFAI 'BODY BAG' STATEMENT

   2019-02-08


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in strong terms the statement credited to the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai warning that foreigners who interfere with the forthcoming election will go back in 'body bags'.

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NHRC DISTANCES FROM COALITION WITH ACRONYM 'NHRC'

   2019-02-08


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has disassociated itself from the activities of a group known as 'Nigerian Human Rights Community' with the acronym NHRC.

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NHRC COMMENDS PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR SIGNING DISABILITIES BILL

   2019-01-24


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law, the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill, 2018, saying it is one critical legislation that will guarantee the protection of the rights and dignity of all persons with disabilities in the country.

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PIP INSISTS ON ABBA MORO'S APPEARANCE DESPITE POLITICAL ENGAGEMENTS.

   2019-01-21


The Presidential Investigation Panel on alleged human rights violations against SARS (PIP) has insisted that the former Minister of Interior Comrade Abba Moro must appear before it on Friday 25th January, 2019 despite his political engagements.

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NHRC CONDEMNS INVASION OF DAILY TRUST BY NIGERIAN ARMY

   2019-01-08


The National Human Rights Commission NHRC has called on the Nigeria Army to strike a balance between security and human rights at all times.

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PRESS STATEMENT ON DINO MELAYE

   2019-01-04


The National Human Rights Commission condemns in strong terms the method adopted by the Nigerian Police in laying siege in the house of Senator Dino Melaye and calls on the Inspector General of Police to direct the immediate withdrawal of his men from the Senator's house.

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NHRC News Update (118) Paged

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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

19, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja

CALL FOR MEMORANDA


1. The National Human Rights Commission is in receipt of a report that on Friday the 26th of April 2019 armed security officers led by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) under the auspices of the FCT Joint Task Force raided night clubs and the streets of Abuja. They claimed that the raids were intended to arrest prostitutes. About 71 women were arrested and held in different police stations in Abuja. In these raids none or very few men were arrested. Victims of the raids made serious allegations of rape, sexual harassment; and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. This was one of many raids purportedly carried out by AEPB and the FCT Joint Task Force regularly. Similar complaints have been received by the Commission from several states of the country.
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Presidential Panel on SARS Reform led by Tony Ojukwu Esq, Executive Secretary NHRC submits Report to President Muhammad Buhari at the Presidential Villa.


Chairman Presidential Panel on SARS Reform Tony Ojukwu Esq has clarified media reports on the recommendations made by the Panel to the Federation Government.
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