How to Seek Redress for Human Rights Violations in Nigeria

Why Do I Need to Know How to Seek Redress for Human Rights Violations in Nigeria?

Nigeria has witnessed an increase in Human Rights violations such as unlawful and arbitrary killings, forced disappearances and torture by both Government and Non -State actors.

There has also been a sharp increase in cases of arbitrary detentions in life threatening conditions particularly in government detention facilities; harsh and life threatening prison conditions including civilian detentions in military facilities, often based on flimsy or no evidence; infringement of citizens’ rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, freedom of association, particularly for the teeming youth who are displeased with the high rate of corruption, improper governance and lack of employment opportunities.

Nigeria, Sixty Years Of Self-governance – The Lingering Challenge Of Structure

Nigeria, Sixty Years Of Self-governance – The Lingering Challenge Of Structure The Creation of the Structure  The geo-political entity now known as Nigeria was structured into existence in 1914 by the merger of the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria with the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria. The new entity was named the Colony and Protectorate…

The Growing Demand for a Democratic System of Local Government in Nigeria | Olisa Agbakoba Legal

The Growing Demand for a Democratic System of Local Government in Nigeria  The Local Government is the closest level of government to the people in Nigeria. The Nigerian Constitution in the Fourth Schedule lists out the many functions of local governments, some of which include; construction and maintenance of roads, streets, street lightings, drains, public…

Nigeria’s Economic Challenges: Practical Solutions and Suggestions

Nigeria’s Economic Challenges: Practical Solutions and Suggestions – Olisa Agbakoba Legal It is evident now that the oil price shock was the main contributing factor causing the downward spiral in the economy resulting in the present manifestations of Nigeria’s economic challenges such as the current recession.  In an ailing economy, the first step that must…

Nigeria’s Electoral Processes and Institutions: Rebuilding Using the Justice Uwais Report | Olisa Agbakoba Legal

Nigeria’s Electoral Processes and Institutions Rebuilding: A Case For the Implementation of the Justice Uwais Report THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS The 2019 general elections were conducted on the framework of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). There were many problems with the 2019 general…