Why We Want Customs Boss, Ali Fired…..Groups Tell President Buhari

President Muhammed Buhari, has been urged to sack the Comptroller -General of Customs for inefficiency and lack of professionalism in the discharge of his duties. The President has equally been called to withdraw men and officers of Customs and Exercise from Nigerian roads especially the Lagos-Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Highway. Human right groups under the aegis of Campaign for Democracy (CD) and Human Rights Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIJE), which made the call also mentioned Onitsha-Owerri road, Enugu-Porthacourt Road and others, where the President should withdraw the Customs from. CD/HURIJE statement…

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Coalition of Groups, Traders And Stakeholders Endorses Ikem Uzoezie As Speaker……Warns Obiano, Police to desist from undue interference

A coalition of groups in Anambra State has thrown their weight behind the emergence of Hon. Ikem Uzoezie as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The coalition in a statement by its chairman, Chief Frank Obidigbo in Awka on Sunday 2nd December, 2018 said in view of the fact that Uzoezie has demonstrated that he has the majority of the House members, it has no option than to back him. He said in a democracy, it is the majority that determines the direction things will go, stressing that…

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Human Right Groups To Buhari: Dismantle Police Road Blocks in South East

President Muhammad Buhari has been urged to direct the Inspector-General of Police (IG), to remove road blocks mounted by his securitymen on South East roads.The Campaign for Democracy (CD) and Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Foundation (HURIJE), in a joint statement called on the President to order for immediate dismantling of all road blocks in the South East which have become haven for corruption, extortion and intimidation. The statement signed by Dede Uzor A Uzor, chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of HURIJE and national publicity secretary of CD, said…

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PROBE NIWA, NGOZI OKPAGU NOW…..RIGHTS GROUP URGES FG, EFCC

The Human Rights Access, Peace and Justice Foundation otherwise called HURIJE, has called on the Federal Government, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to probe corruption and high level of impunity going on at Nigeria Inland Water Authority, NIWA. These where parts of ”Charter of demands” made by the group on Wednesday, 29th November, 2018 as they walked through major roads in Onitsha, Anambra state. The Rights group with various banners and placards with different write ups such as; “Human Rights Liberty Access And Peace Foundation (HURIJE) Demands…

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Reopen Anambra House Now, HURIJE/CD Tells IGP, Anambra Police

The Inspector-General of Police. (IG) has been asked to direct the Anambra State Commissioner of police to immediately reopen the sealed State House of Assembly. In a joint statement by Campaign for Democracy (CD), and the Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIJE) by Dede Uzor A Uzor Chairman of HURIJE and national publicity secretary of CD, said it is constitutional for the House to affect leadership change if the leadership breach the laws of the House. The rights groups said the continued sealing of the House amount…

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Rights Group Warn Against Scrapping SARS, List Dangers

The Human Rights, Liberty Access and  Defenders Foundation (HURIJE), has called on the Police authority in Nigeria not to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Robbery Squad (SARs). HURIJE in a statement in Abuja and signed by its national chairman, Dede Uzor A Uzor, warned that criminals will take over this country if SARs was scrapped as some individuals and groups have canvassed. He said since the debate and plot to scrap SARs  started, there has been an upsurge of criminals,kidnapping, bank robbery and other high profile criminal activities in the country,…

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Why We Want Anambra Traffic Management Commander Sacked – Campaign for Democracy

The Campaign for Democracy (CD), has decried the increasing traffic congestion in Onitsha metropolis and its environs which has created untold suffering for the people and drastically slowed down economic activities in the commercial town. The National Publicity Secretary of CD, Dede Uzor A Uzor, lamented that inspite of the increasing traffic jam, the Anambra State Traffic Management Authority (ASTMA) has failed to rise up to the occasion , rather was busy extorting money from the members of the public and sometimes openly robbed  their victims. “Unfortunately, the state Government…

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Rights Groups to Honour Anambra Police Image Maker

The Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mohammed Haruna, is among the  human right friendly Police Officers and other  individuals in the State  who  will be honoured by the South East Coalition of Human Rights and Pro-democracy groups. The Coalition said that Haruna who is a  Superintendent of Police  will be bestowed with the human right award this December during the celebration of United Nations Declaration of  Human Rights (UNDHR) by the group. According to the chairman of the group, Dede Uzor A Uzor, Haruna has been adjudged…

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Police Reach Truce With Human Right Defenders As They Shelve Planned Protest

The much awaited protest by members of the Human Rights Defenders of Nigeria (HRDN) yesterday against some officers of Fegge Police Station, Onitsha did not eventually hold. This was sequel to the intervention by the Police authority in tAnambra State Police Command especially the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mike Okorie, the Area Commander Mr Yahaya Abubakar and DPO Csp Rabui Garba, two of whom met with the members yesterday at the  office, No. 5 Uga Street, Fegge, Onitsha. The Chairman,Dede Uzor A Uzor who was the victim advised that…

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FG Should Trade With Caution In Dealing With Zakzaky Islamic Group – Uzor

The Federal government of Nigeria has been advised to trade with caution in dealing harshly with members of Zakzaky Islamic group. The advised was given on Tuesday by Comrade Dede Uzor, the chairman, Human Rights Defenders of Nigeria, HRDN. Comrade Dede in a message to this medium disclosed that the Government should take a cue from what happened to Boko Haram when their leaders and members was executed by security operatives which according to him resulted them taking up arms to defend themselves. “Nigerians will now tell the resultant effect…

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