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ALLEGED DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT JUDGMENT IN GOMBE: NHRC ENSURES REINSTATEMENT OF EMIR OF AKKO, ALH. BABA AHMED

   2017-05-22


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is calling on constituted authorities, organizations and individuals not to disobey court judgments concerning them so as to avoid unnecessary friction that may result in further violation of the law and human rights in the society. This becomes necessary as the Commission has been receiving complaints on disobedience of court order, ruling and judgment by government at all levels. Respect for court decisions is an integral component of Constitutionalism and respect for the Rule of Law.

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INSURGENCY: RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MUST BE PARAMOUNT, NHRC URGES MILITARY

   2017-05-16


The National Human Rights Commission NHRC, has called on officers and men of the Nigerian Military to make respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms paramount as they discharge their constitutional responsibilities during the counter insurgency operations and at all times.

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RESCUED CHIBOK GIRLS: NHRC GIVES KUDOS TO FG

   2017-05-08


The National Human Rights Commission has commended the efforts of the Federal Government and other stakeholders who were instrumental to the release of 82 Chibok Girls.

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2017 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: NHRC ADVOCATES RESPECT FOR JOURNALISTS' RIGHTS

   2017-05-02


As Nigeria joins the rest of the international community to commemorate the 2017 World Press Freedom Day, the National Human Rights Commission has emphasized the need to accord full respect to journalists in the cause of discharging their constitutional duties in the country.

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AFRICAN DAY OF PRE-TRIAL DETENTION: NHRC CHARGES LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ON PROMPT INVESTIGATION, DILIGENT PROSECUTION

   2017-04-24


The National Human Rights Commission in commemoration of the African Day of Pre-trial Detention has called on security and law enforcement agencies in the country to jettison all practices leading to pre-trial detention in the course of discharging their duties.

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ALLEGED ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: NHRC REASSURES NIGER DELTA COMMUNITIES OF PROTECTION

   2017-04-05


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reassured Akwa Ibom Oil Producing Community Development Network (AKIPCON) that it will not abandon the Special Investigation on alleged oil spillages, environmental pollution and human right abuses in the Niger Delta region

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NHRC TASKS POLICE, JUDICIARY ON INCESSANT RAPE CASES IN NIGERIA
--Condemns alleged rape of 15-year-old girl, 7 months old baby in Katsina---

   2017-04-04


The National Human Rights Commission has condemned in strong terms, the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by a traditional ruler in Katsina State and his subsequent release from Police custody without prosecution.

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RIGHT TO HEALTH: NHRC TASKS HEALTH MINISTRY, OTHERS ON OUTBREAK OF MENINGITIS

   2017-03-30


The National Human Rights Commission has expressed concern at the rising cases of deaths and ill-health following the outbreak of meningitis in some parts of the country

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2018 celebration of the West African Human Rights Day in Monrovia,Liberia.


The president of Network of National Human Rights Institutions in West Africa(NNHRI-WA)/Ag Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission, Nigeria Mrs. Oti Ovrawah with other West African leaders including the newly elected Liberian President George Weah and the outgoing President Elen Johnson Sirleaf during the 2018 celebration of the West African Human Rights Day in Monrovia, Liberia.
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EL-ZAKZAKY: NHRC DENIES KEEPING QUIET


The National Human Rights Commission has denied allegations that it kept quiet over the prolonged detention of the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-zakzaky saying it has made recommendations to the appropriate authorities.
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