Nigeria : students storm human rights commission over El-Zakzaky’s detention

On Thursday, February 16, some Nigerian students stormed the National Human Rights Commission in Kano state. The group protested the prolonged detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group also protested the detention of some students who were arrested by security operatives and remanded in Kano Prison. YARPTI is […]

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NIGERIA: harassing of Clergymen , Nigerian Government must learn to respect the rights of Nigerians and freedom of expression

Nigerian Government  must stop harassing Clergymen to avoid religious crisis in the country YAPTI has said. Ekiti State Governor  Mr Ayodele Fayose, in the early morning on Wednesday foiled an attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting Apostle Johnson Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries World wide in Ado Ekiti. The firebrand Pastor was alleged to have […]

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Nigeria: Harassment of Civilians by Men of the Nigerian Army At Ebute Road , Ibafo, Ogun State

By Okoh Kingsley O okohkingsley95@gmail.com 08104976339 The Nigerian Armed Forces is saddled with a responsibility to maintain peace and order as well as secure lives and property and just as we applaud the heroics of the valiant and gallant men deployed in several parts of Northern and Southern Nigeria, we must not also turn blind eyes and keep our mouths […]

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Nigeria Must Not Transform The Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group of the freedom to practice its religion runs the risk of provoking a major conflict […]

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Egypt: Egypt’s independent human rights community at risk of complete eradication

The undersigned organisations condemn unreservedly the asset freeze ruled on Saturday 17 September by the Cairo Criminal Court in Zeinhom on prominent human rights organisations and defenders in Egypt, as part of case no 173/2011, known as the “foreign funding case”. Prominent human rights organisations and human rights defenders were particularly targeted: the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) […]

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YARPTI CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF PORT HARCOURT HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST KENNETH ATSUWETE

YARPTI CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF PORT HARCOURT  HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST KENNETH  ATSUWETE By Joy Tobin A human rights  group Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative (YARPTI)  has strongly condemned the murder of  Kenneth  Atsuwete, a popular Port Harcourt based Human Rights Activist. Mr. Atsuwete, an Itsekiri from Delta State and lawyer to the All Progressives Congress in Rivers […]

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Russia: Government Against Rights Groups

Expand   On the night before the “foreign agents” law came into force, unknown individuals sprayed graffiti reading, “Foreign Agent! ♥ USA” on the buildings hosting the offices of three prominent NGOs in Moscow, including Memorial. © 2012 Yulia Klimova/Memorial   Since June 5, 2014, the Ministry of Justice has designated 138 groups as “foreign agents”. By August 16, 2016, at […]

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Dogara must end debate on bill to regulate civil society – SERAP, WARDC, others

Some civil society groups in Nigeria have condemned a bill before the House of Representatives which “seeks to properly supervise, monitor and co-ordinate Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Nigeria.” The groups are: Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP); Women Advocates and Documentation Centre (WARDC); Women Empowerment and Legal Aid Initiative, (WELA); Partnership for Justice, and […]

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Killing of unarmed pro-Biafra supporters by military must be urgently investigated

An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty International has confirmed that the Nigerian army gunned down unarmed people ahead of last month’s planned pro-Biafran commemoration events in Onitsha, Anambra state. Evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, morgues and hospitals confirms that between 29-30 May 2016, the Nigerian military opened fire on members of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), supporters and bystanders at three […]

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The formation of Group Company, Holding Company and Consortium in Nigeria

By: Teingo Inko-Tariah Introduction There are certain business structures that could be created to foster easier operations and management, or to accomplish some other agreed specific purpose. Businesses can be structured in the form of a group, holding or consortium to achieve the aforementioned goals. It is imperative to note here that a single company cannot be structured using any […]

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Official corruption and immunity in Nigeria

In order to ensure the smooth running of the government the Constitution has conferred immunity on the heads of the executive. A couple of laws have equally granted immunity to members of the judiciary and the parliament. However, the proposal of the Senate to confer absolute immunity on the heads of all legislative houses in the country and the recent […]

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CBN OTC Fx Futures: Understanding The Derivatives Market

By: Tochukwu Chikwendu The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently removed the peg on Nigerian currency (Naira) and officially announced a floating rate. The implication therefore is that the value of Naira will be determined by the forces of demand and supply. In its announcement, the CBN introduced an over- the-counter (OTC) Foreign Exchange (FX) Futures, a derivatives product which […]

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NICN Judgment On Work Place Discrimination Based On The Hiv Status Of An Employee

Mr. X commenced a lawsuit against Smiridu Nigeria Limited at the National Industrial Court (NIC), Lagos (Suit No. NIC/LA/265/2015) seeking, inter alia, a declaration that the termination of his employment by the Respondent on 24th March 2015 constitutes a violation of his fundamental rights to human dignity and freedom from discrimination as guaranteed by sections 34 and 42 of the […]

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Obtaining Letters Of Administration (Without Will) At The High Court Of Lagos State

When a person dies intestate i.e. without leaving a Will, no person is allowed under the administration of estate law to administer the estate of the deceased without obtaining Letters of Administration. To do so will amount to intermeddling with the Estate of the Deceased. The Letter of Administration empowers the persons named therein to administer the Estate of the […]

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