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GENERAL NEWS

HURIWA Condemns Invasion of Senate; Calls for Prosecution of Perpetrators:

A leading pro-democracy and Non-Governmental Organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has strongly condemned the armed invasion by hoodlums of the senate chambers and the theft of the mace. Describing the attack as a dangerous precedent and a deadly attack on a key institution of constitutional democracy, the Rights group has accused […]

INVASION, THEFT OF SENATE MACE IS TREASON -: SENATE

Today, some armed hoodlums led by suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the mace. This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and it must […]

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 […]

HUMAN RIGHTS LEGENDS

Stephen Hawking Brief Biography

Professor Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents’ house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight his family moved to St. Albans, a town about 20 miles north […]

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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.

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  • 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;
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  • To highlight human rights challenges confronting the persons in conflict with the law and seek for constructive modalities for redressing such violations; and
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SPORTS

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 […]

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal

Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal in the summer, saying “it is the right time for me to step down”. The club released a statement from the manager: “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season. “I […]

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 […]