Human right activist condemns Revocation Of Orji Kalu’s Bail

The national coordinator, Human Right Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA), Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko on Tuesday condemned the federal high court decision to revoke bail of the former governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu. Onwubiko who spoke in an interview with the media in Abuja said the court should have considered the Nigerian constitution as […]

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Constitute human rights board now: – HURIWA to Buhari

The refusal for over two years to reconstitute the governing council of the nation’s premier human rights monitoring institution – National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by president Muhammadu Buhari clearly signposts an administration that has no regard for the human rights  of the citizenry. HURIWA said that beyond the manifestation of very poor human rights […]

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Counter Terrorism as a Collective War By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Nigeria has assumed the notorious position of the third most impacted terrorism afflicted sovereign nation globally just after Afghanistan and Pakistan. In its report: “Changing patterns in terrorism and the threat to business” Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in 2013 to 1,549 for the […]

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How Can South East Work Again? By Emmanuel Onwubiko & CliffGrace Obilor

We will like to begin by recalling the exact prophetic proclamations made by Professor Chinua Achebe, of blessed memory, who in the early 1980’s recorded what can be called the exact poetic representation of the Igbo nation in a book titled “The Trouble With Nigeria.” His claims are of the highest empirical proofs. His words: “A […]

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Human Rights Milestones of Nigeria Army By Emmanuel Onwubiko

On December 10th 2018, I breezed into the expansive headquarters of the Nigerian National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Yakubu Gowon way in the heart of the sprawling Maitama District in the Federal Capital Territory. That place is a like a home by the virtue of my fond association as a member of the then governing […]

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The toxicity of Soccer racism By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Sports is defined as activities involving physical exertion and skills in which an individual or a team competes against another or others for entertainment. This is the ordinary dictionary definition of the concept of sports. Brandon Moore says the essence of sports is that they are played for the enjoyment of competition, the test and betterment of skills […]

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2019: Arrest Car donor to Buhari now: – HURIWA to EFCC: *Condemns Freeze of Peter Obi’s accounts:

Angst by the open double standard of the anti-graft body, a pro-democracy and civil society group – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has challenged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to show that it is not the armed wing of All Progressive Congress by taking steps to redeem its battered image. The group […]

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2019 Polls: You can’t ban Igbo from travelling -: says HURIWA *Condemns political bribery of trader moni by government:

A pro-democracy and Non-governmental organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has condemned the reported ban from travelling for the 2019 election by Igbo speaking Nigerians resident in the 19 Northern states as disclosed by a socio-cultural club – Igbo development association in Kaduna. HURIWA accused the socio-cultural club of displaying either crass […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES LETTER OF CREDENCE FROM AMBASSADOR OF FINLAND, FRANCE AND CZECH REPUBLIC TO NIGERIA IN STATE HOUSE ON 6TH DEC 2018

President Buhari receives Letter of Credence from Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria H.E. Jyrki Juhani Pulkinnen in State House on 6th Dec 2018 President Buhari receives Letter of Credence from Ambassador of France to Nigeria H.E. Jerome Pasquier in State House on 6th Dec 2018 President Buhari receives Letter of Credence from Ambassador of Czech […]

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“You must desist from selective prosecution”: – HURIWA to EFCC *Insists on prosecution of Oshiomhole:

A prominent civil society organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has expressed deep consternation that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under the current dispensation is consistently sinking into the deepest abyss of selective prosecution of alleged graft offenders. The Rights group said the EFCC has a text book case of […]

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