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‘120 Days after, We Demand Justice for Victims of Lekki Shooting’– Eti-Osa Bar Forum

We are aware that come Saturday, 20th February, 2021, it shall be exactly 120 days after the Lekki Shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Gate….

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JUST IN Police Arrest Protesters at Lekki Toll Gate

Lagos- The Nigerian Police has arrested about a dozen protesting youths at the Lekki Toll Gate Saturday morning. Those arrested include a popular comedian and…

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Posted in Human Rights Reports NBA News

Arrest, Detention and Prosecution of Covid-19 Violators and the Centralisation of Mobile Courts: NBA Ikorodu Vice Chairman Calls for Justice

The Vice Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikorodu Branch who is also the Chair of the Human Rights Committee of NBA Ikorodu Branch, Mrs…

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Twitter Locks Account of China’s U.S. Embassy over Its Defence of Muslim Uighurs Policy

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Twitter has locked the account of China’s U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policy towards Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, which the…

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Session Summary of NBA Lagos Branch Annual Human Rights Summit Held Virtually on the 10th of December, 2020

Mr. Okey Ilofulunwa,Vice-Chairman, NBA Lagos/Chair, Human Rights Committee – MODERATOR Mr. Yemi Akangbe,Chairman, NBA Lagos Branch – OPENING REMARKS Mr. Olumide Akpata,NBA President – GOODWILL…

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Posted in Human Rights Reports Law News

FOI Counsel Commemorates Int’l Disability Day, Files First Suit at the ECOWAS Court Challenging Discriminations

In commemoration of the world Disability Day, Freedom of Information Counsel, FOI Counsel, has commenced legal action at the Economic Community of West Africa States,…

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Posted in Human Rights Reports Law News

Six Civil Society Organisations Sue President Buhari Administration over Women’s Right to Affirmative Action

A consortium of rights advocacy groups, viz, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid (WELA) Initiative, Women Trust Fund (WTF), Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), West…

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Posted in Advocacy Human Rights Reports

Lawyer Demands Release of Detained #EndSARS Protester, Nicholas Mbah

Lagos based lawyer and activist, Ayo Ademiluyi of Newworth LLP has called for the release of a young Nigerian Nicholas Mbah, accused of threatening public…

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Posted in Human Rights Reports NBA News

“Respect for the Fundamental Rights of Citizens is Non-negotiable”: NBA to Inquire into the Oyigbo Crisis

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata has expressed concern over the ongoing crisis in Oyigbo, Rivers State. Mr. Akpata made this known…

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Posted in Human Rights Reports Public Interest

Mass Arrest of Post #EndSARS Looters in Lagos State: Lagos State Judiciary, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, NBA, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, FIDA Lagos, other Stakeholders Meet to Collaborate and Ensure that the Rights of Suspects’ are Protected

A few days before the 20th of October 2020, there were pockets of violence in and around Lagos by people tagged as hoodlums and thugs….

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#EndSARS: NBA Calls the Nigeria Police to Respect the Legal and Fundamental Rights of Citizens

1. I have in the past 24 hours received several calls and complaints from Lawyers and Nigerians generally, about the recent public parade of hundreds…

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NBA Ilesa Branch Faults the Arrest of Man who Filmed People Ordered by Soldiers to Swim in Mud

The Nigerian Bar Association, Ilesa Branch has condemned the arrest of citizen Babatunde Alake for recording a viral video of soldiers meting out indescribable punishment…

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Posted in Commentaries Human Rights Reports

FSARS and SARS are Part of the Nigerian Society– Tunji Abdulhameed, Esq.

Positively changing the unprofessional and inhuman treatments of Nigerians by FSARS & SARS, the entire Nigeria Police or the Security Agencies goes beyond banning or…

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NBA Abuja Branch Condemns Arrest and Detention of Daniel Makolo by the Police

. The Nigerian Bar Association,NBA, Abuja Branch has expressed condemnation at the recent arrest and detention of its member, Daniel Makolo by the Nigerian police….

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Posted in Human Rights Reports Lawyers' News

Update on Emperor Ogbonna: Volunteer Lawyers Keeping the Struggle as Court Fixes Next Tuesday for Another Bail Application

Report by legal team Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna, Esq was finally arraigned in court today, Monday, 10th of August, 2020, by the Federal Republic of Nigeria…

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