Wednesday, December 11, 2019

GENERAL NEWS

SOWORE: HURIWA to Nigerians-: ensure Buhari didn’t collapse democracy:

A frontline Civil Rights Advocacy group- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has condemned as atrocious and a well-coordinated plot to destroy democracy and constitutionalism, the reported re-arrest of the Publisher of Saharareporters Omoyele SOWORE by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. HURIWA said the desecration of the Temple of Justice […]

HURIWA condemns police attacks of Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer:

*calls for commission of inquiry in Anambra: Blaming the Anambra state police commissioner Mr. John Abang over his unguarded and irresponsible statement warning the leader of the proscribed indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Mr. Nnamdi Kanu not to attend his mother’s burial for the renewed conflict between the police and suspected street urchins in Anambra […]

POLITICS

Buhari’s 2018 Budget Speech is ’empty ritual’: – HURIWA

A pro-transparency and Non-governmental organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has dismissed as “empty ritual” and “political rhetorics”, President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 budget speech before the National Assembly in Abuja. In a media release in reaction to the 2018 budget speech rendered before the joint session of the National Assembly by president […]

$26 BILLION ALLEGED CONTRACT SCAM: HURIWA WANTS NNPC CHIEF SUSPENDED, INVESTIGATED:

A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization-HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has demanded the suspension from office and the immediate investigation of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Alhaji Maikaudi Baru. The Rights group hinged its call on the emerging monumental allegations of misapplication of humongous amount of $26 Billion as made […]

OPINION

NIGERIA: THE SLUMBERING AND PLUMMETING STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

By Emmanuel Onwubiko  Introduction The term “human rights” is used to refer to inalienable rights (entitlement) of all humans. The concept dates back to 539 BC when Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon, freed the slaves and declared that all people had the right to choose their own religion and established racial equality scripted on the […]

HUMAN RIGHTS LEGENDS

Peter Ngene NEF Fellow 2017-2019  Back to NEF Fellows; Country: Nigiera; Area of Research: Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology; Institution: Utrecht University

Peter Ngene NEF Fellow 2017-2019  Back to NEF Fellows Country: Nigiera Area of Research: Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology Institution: Utrecht University Peter was born in Enugu, South East Nigeria. His interest in science started in elementary school because of a tutor who showed him how science and technology had changed the world. His interest was then fostered by his […]

PROJECTS

Xenophobia, Multichoice and Migration

By Emmanuel Onwubiko The constant xenophobic violence unleashed on Nigerians living in South Africa has a constant reminder for the millions of Nigerians who subscribed to the paid television services of the wholly South African operated Multichoice television otherwise known as DSTV. This reminder that the series of xenophic attacks on Nigerians in South African […]

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FOUNDER: HURIWA NIGERIA

MISSION STATEMENT

Human Rights Writer’s Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) is a registered Non-Governmental, Non-Religious  and Non-Political Oriented Association of Nigerian Creative Writers, Philosophers, Journalists and Humane Thinkers dedicated to deploying their creative talents to promote and protect the Human Rights of Nigerians and good Governance through constructive dialogues and media of Mass Communication.

OUR OBJECTIVES ARE:

  • To deploy the members’ creative talents as writers to promote, protect and project the human rights of all Nigerians and other law abiding citizens resident within Nigeria;
  • To organize periodic seminars and training workshops locally for human capital development specifically on the tenets and ideals of Human Rights and the rule of Law;
  •  To attend International Workshops and Seminars targeted at the promotion and protection of human rights;
  • To conduct periodic studies on ways, means and strategies for promoting and protecting human rights of law abiding citizens;
  • To highlight human rights challenges confronting the persons in conflict with the law and seek for constructive modalities for redressing such violations; and
  • To recognize excellence and good governance standards in the polity through yearly award ceremonies for exceptionally good, tested and trusted leaders in both the corporate and public sectors. The process of selection would be by transparent mass participation strategies.

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SPORTS

Iniesta: So wonderful that even Madridistas liked him…

Sunday’s 2-2 draw between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou may have had little riding on it in terms of the league table, but the game itself did not lack any of the intensity, vitriol, controversy or brilliance we have come to expect from any meeting between these two eternal enemies. What was unusual, […]

Pochettino: FA Cup triumph ‘won’t change Tottenham’

Tottenham will not get to the next level by winning the FA Cup, boss Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated. Spurs head into this weekend’s semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley aiming to go one step closer to winning a first trophy since 2008. Pochettino has masterminded an improvement at the club, finishing second in last season’s […]

ENTERTAINMENT

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES WIZKID, DAVIDO ON AWARDS

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates renowned hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, WizKid, and David Adedeji Adeleke, Davido, on their awards at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO). President Buhari joins the teeming fans of the artistes in Nigeria and all over the world in celebrating the highly deserved and meritorious recognition, which saw WizKid winning “International […]