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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Kano State, said it received 52 complaints of human right abuses in the month of April. Kano State NHRC Coordinator, Alhaji Shehu Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with...
A member of #Justice4Ochanya and founder, Men Against Rape, Mr Lemmy Ughegbe has stated that the April 28, 2022 Makurdi High Court judgement acquitting a senior lecturer of the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Mr Andrew...
FOLLOWING the extension of its strike by a further 8 weeks and the threat by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to embark on an indefinite strike, female students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa...
THE annual rate of inflation worldwide, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), accelerated to 9.2 per cent in March 2022, up from 7.5 per cent in February 2022, 6.8 per cent in January...
A civil society organisation, Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) has called on the government to fully implement the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act to protect affected persons from further pain. YAF Executive Director, Udy Akpan, made...
THE Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday evacuated no fewer than 94 street beggars, mainly old men, women and 17 children who are being used to beg in the city. The Mandate Secretary for FCTA...
By Amos Aar THE Makurdi Judicial Division of the Benue State High Court has deferred a judgement scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday in the suit against Mr Andrew Ogbuja, a senior lecturer with the Benue...
THE Women Aid Collective (WACOL), a Non-Governmental Organisation has inaugurated 50/50 Action Women for Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Anambra. Mrs Egodi Igwe, Programme Officer and Head of Communications at WACOL, made...
THE just amended National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) bill, if signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, will boost the agency’s performance and address its longstanding funding problems, say Mr Tony Ojukwu, NHRC’s Executive Secretary. “The...
THE Senate, on Tuesday, passed a bill to reposition the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by establishing the National Human Rights Fund in Nigeria’s annual budget. The Fund, when established, would be used particularly for interventions...