Tag: human rights

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 30, 2018

This is one of many reasons Nigeria’s security architecture may need a complete overhaul

It began with a petition written against one Filis Arinze – which seems like a threat. The Special Task Force ...

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tosin adesinaDecember 13, 2018

Does Nigeria have anything to celebrate on International Human Rights day?

December 10th is globally recognised as the International Human Rights Day. The day set aside by the United Nations general ...

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YNaija NewsRoomApril 29, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Laziness, rights, entitlement and privilege. This is how you create a #LazyNigerianYouth

The concept of human rights has its history in the creation of the United Nations. Following the devastation from the ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 15, 2017

NGO Bill: The zero public support is all the Senate needs

by Alexander O. Onukwue Nigerians have absolutely no interest in the so-called NGO Bill and this is not according to ...

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EzinneDecember 15, 2017

The Thread: “They said ‘take off your hijab’. She said ‘Girl’s not hot'” | TwitterNG reacts to the Hijab outrage

Pushing for progress is fantastic; attacking injustice is necessary, but at what cost? Last night, a hashtag began to make ...

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EditorDecember 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] If we dragged a gay or transgender person to Jesus for judgement today, what would Jesus do?

It is not often that we get someone as read Chude Jideonwo give an extensive, exhaustive examination of our attitudes ...

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AzeezDecember 12, 2017

The Initiative for Equal Rights to hold third edition of Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law symposium

In commemoration of the International Day for Human Rights, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!YNaija.com, The Equality Hub ...

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EditorNovember 27, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Chude Jideonwo is headlining this year’s Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law Summit

The Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law Summit organized by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS) and the Equality Hub ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 18, 2017

Opinion: Is this what it takes for women to enforce their rights?

by Michael Ace   I was traveling back to Ibadan on Thursday when something I would consider interesting but tense ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2017

Opinion: Can our human rights come in handy this year?

by Nimi Princewill If you know your rights, you’re to blame for every human rights violation which you let slide ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 17, 2017

Opinion: Myanmar’s Muslim massacres- A case for religious minority groups everywhere

by Albert Afeso Akanbi Some sad news filtered in from Myanmar on August 25, 2017. Again we saw proof of ...

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AzeezSeptember 5, 2017

BREAKING: Court adjourns hearing on Evans’ human rights suit

The human rights suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudi Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans against the police has been adjourned ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 29, 2017

Promoters of hate speech should be prosecuted – UN human rights experts

United Nations human rights experts have called for the prosecution of those behind the October 1 quit notice given to ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 25, 2017

Why the APC is trying to criminalise hate speech – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned that the All Progressives Congress (APC) resolve to categorise hate speech as terrorism, ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 31, 2017

Opinion: This is what the ‘King of Witches’ has been doing with children

 by Afeso Albert Akanbi I think it is time for the government to step in, not in words but through ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 7, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria needs to embrace- not silence- diversity

by Feyisayo Anjorin   The fight for justice and equality – not just for personal reasons but for the sake of ...

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ItunuoluwaMay 18, 2017

U.S sanctions on missile work show ‘ill will’ – Iran

by Itunuoluwa Adebo Iran said on Thursday that the new U.S sanctions targeting it’s ballistic missile program show “ill will” ...

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ItunuoluwaApril 17, 2017

Arizona State University professor lets students organize anti-Trump protest instead of taking final exams

An Arizona State University professor has allowed a group of students to organize anti-Trump protests instead of taking the final ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 30, 2017

Opinion: Between Nigeria and Amnesty International

by Jideofor Adibe A group of protesters recently barricaded the Abuja office of Amnesty International (AI) and asked the international ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 20, 2016

Ayo Sogunro: In Nigeria, we’re still wrong about rights

by Ayo Sogunro Quite often, I have found myself compelled to defend the fundamentals of human rights to supposedly educated ...

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ToluDecember 14, 2016

‘I only acted as a govt. spokesperson,’ Reuben Abati explains role in passage of anti-gay law

Dr. Reuben Abati, the former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan today explained his role in the signing of the ...

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AzeezNovember 29, 2016

High Court dismisses Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s suit against EFCC

A fundamental human rights suit filed by embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia against the the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) seeking her ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 26, 2016

Just In: Human Rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje is dead

Constitution and Human Rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje is dead, according to The Punch. Agbaje passed on in London on Saturday after ...

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Mazi EmekaNovember 22, 2016

#HumanRight2016: TIERs partners Y!/YNaija.com to hold discussion conference on human rights

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com will hold a discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 15, 2016

The Thread: Boko Haram – State terror spawns anti-state terror

Chris Ngwodo, writer, consultant, analyst and public speaker is giving perspective to the rise of terrorist groups in Nigeria. He ...

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AzeezNovember 14, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top 5 stories you should monitor today. Human rights: Falana urges Buhari to release ex-NSA Dasuki Human ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 6, 2016

Opinion: Is Nigeria a house falling?

by Jideofor Adibe When Karl Maier published his book This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria in the year 2000, ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 27, 2016

The Media Blog: That’s how the Nigerian Army packed 10 journalists from one media house

The Nigerian Army now suddenly has an interest in the media. Before you start thinking it’s good stuff, let’s put ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 26, 2016

Opinion: ‘Buhari’ – When you give a dog a bad name

[A conversation between two friends on #FreeJoeChinakwe] Neighbour: My neighbour, Nkan beǃ Ahmed: Neighbour, Neighbour. How far na? What’s the ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 19, 2016

PROFILE: What Ken Saro-Wiwa told Chidi Odinkalu in 1993

by Mazi Emeka He almost single-handedly raised the profile of Nigeria’s human rights body, daring to confront the same government ...

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