USCIRF Releases New Report On Conscientious Objection
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new legislation factsheet about conscientious objection, which is the right to refuse military service based on religious beliefs: Conscientious Objection Legislation Factsheet – This factsheet explains the international human rights standards that govern conscientious... Read more
Emene Massacre: Handiwork Of Racial Profiling, Criminal Labeling & Crude Policing, Says InterSociety
…this is 5th Anniversary and 15th massacre since August 2015 with over 500 deaths and 550 injured Intersociety, Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria,Tuesday, 25thAugust 2020: The Sunday, 23rd August 2020 massacre by the combined team of war-like Joint Security Taskforce (soldiers, air force, SSS and police SARS, Anti Cult and Anti Terror... Read more
Purchase Of Vehicles For Judges: Our Concern Over Governor Wike’s Comments
PRESS STATEMENT Governor Nyesom Wike has once again taken centre stage over his handling of a couple of issues, including the hapless donation of operational vehicles to serving Judges. Across the country, sharp criticisms are trailing the Rivers State Government over its action. It is not the acquisition of... Read more
HURIWA Asks Nigerians To Protest China’s ‘Enslavement Loan’ To Nigeria
HURIWA ASKS NIGERIANS TO PROTEST THE CHINA’S ENSLAVEMENT LOANS BY PRESIDENT BUHARI: A Statement By The Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy Group; Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) Condemning the new form of economic colonialism foisted by China, occasioned by Toxic and Enslaving Loan Agreements with Nigeria, and Blaming... Read more
Delay In Reopening Schools In Covid-19 Nigeria: Is It Worth The Wait?
Press Release: The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) has followed with concern the current debate in the public space on the advisability or otherwise of reopening schools in Nigeria at this time of Covid-19 pandemic, especially the Basic and Secondary schools. 2.      PAN notes the announcement on 2nd July of the... Read more
Nigeria Is On Fire, Why Go To Mali To Make Peace? HURIWA Asks President Buhari
A Statement by The Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy Group; Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) Condemning the Shameful Peace-making Mission by President Muhammadu Buhari; President and Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Mali When Half of Nigeria is On Fire... Read more
A Statement By The Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) On The Continued Detention Of Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna; A Lawyer Arrested On The Orders Of Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Governor, Over A Facebook Post. Introduction: Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria is a prominent civil rights advocacy group.... Read more
USCIRF Applauds Sudan’s Repeal of Apostasy Law through Passage of New Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Act
July 15, 2020   Washington, DC – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the decision of Sudan’s transitional government to repeal its apostasy law by adopting the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Act. USCIRF Vice Chair Tony Perkins said, “Sudan’s transitional government continues to live up to its commitment... Read more
The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and individuals that monitored the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives by Kwara State Government (KWSG) have written a letter to Mr. Kayode Alabi (Deputy Governor and Chairman, Kwara State Technical Committee of COVID-19) to clarify how ₦525,277,030  has been spent by his committee on palliatives in... Read more
  Press Release   This is to appeal to the general public to disregard the rumour about the death of Chief Tony Ezenna, Chairman of Orange Group. The rumour is malicious and the hand work of mischief makers as the Ikenga Akokwa is neither sick nor dead. Investigations are... Read more