Stop Violating Fundamental Rights of Nigerians – IG Idris

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris says the police management will sanction any officer who violates the rights of Nigerians. Idris gave the warning when the Executive Officers of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) visited him in his office in Abuja on Wednesday. The I-G advised members of the public to…

House Passes 10 Years Jail Term/N10m For Violators of Consumer Rights

Turaki Adamu Hassan, Abuja: As part of efforts to ease the Nigerian business environment for investors and grow the economy, the House of Representatives has passed a Bill that seeks to, among other things, establish the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal to promote healthy business competition and strengthen consumer rights. The House adopted the recommendation…

Trump Revokes Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Rights

President Donald Trump has revoked the rights given to transgender students in public schools to use any bathroom of their choice. With this move, Trump reversed a landmark decision of former President Barack Obama. Obama had instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold…

Kaduna Orders Shiite Spokesman’s Arrest

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State Ibrahim Musa, the spokesperson of the outlawed Shiite group, the  Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) now faces a possible arrest and prosecution. The Kaduna State Government  ordered both measures against him today for describing himself as the spokesperson of an unlawful society, according to a  statement by Samuel Aruwan, the special media…

Nigerian Law School DG flagrantly abuses young lawyers rights

Henrilynn Ibezim, a graduate of law from the University of Buckingham has launched a stinging allegation against the DG of theNigerian law school saying that his rights have been abused. Read Ibezim’s statement below. I am Henrilynn Ibezim, a graduate of University of Buckingham (2012). After the successful completion of my Bachelor’s degree, I immediately moved…

NDDC boss, Semenitari, coalition protest over killing of lawyer in Lagos

The Coalition of Civil Society in the Niger Delta on Friday protested against the murder of a Port Harcourt-based human rights lawyer, Mr. Ken Atsuwete. Atsuwete was murdered on Monday morning by unknown gunmen around his residence in Aluu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. The protesters, clad in black attire, who were…

Uzbek President to be buried in home city

The body of Uzbekistan’s President, Islam Karimov, has arrived in his home city of Samarkand ahead of his funeral. Thousands lined the streets to see the late President’s remains. His death at 78 was confirmed by the government on Friday, six days after he was taken to hospital suffering from a stroke, the BBC reports….

Saraki: Accountability, Key To North East Development Plan

Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday warned that without accountability and stringent oversight, the efforts to rehabilitate the insurgency-ravaged north east zone would fail. Saraki’s statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Yusuf Olaniyonu, was in response to the conclusion of a four-day visit by the United Nations special rapporteur…

Accountability key to North East development plan – Saraki

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Friday said that accountability and oversight were necessary components in the country’s efforts to rebuild the insurgency-ravaged North East zone. A statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that Saraki was responding to the conclusion of a four-day visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur…

Rivers: Police Arrests 2 Over Atsuwete’s Assassination

…As Niger Delta activist stage peaceful protest   There are indications that the Rivers State Police Command has arrested two persons in connection with the assassination of renowned human right activist, Barrister Ken Atsuwete at his residence in Aluu community in Ikwerre local government area of the state. This is as human right activists from…