Every human is entitled to human rights. Human Rights are entitlements that define how we should be treated. They are not for a particular sex, age, religion, ethnic group, or economic group. They are for everyone; young and old, rich and poor, educated and uneducated, irrespective...
March 1, 2023
Amnesty International urges Nigerian authorities to investigate widespread violence unleashed on voters in parts of Lagos, Rivers, Kano, Edo and Delta states. Those behind attacks on voters, journalists and electoral officials must be brought to justice through fair trials. We are deeply...
February 27, 2023
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International Nigeria, we issue this statement to fully refute the allegation that the Country Director, Osai Ojigho was sacked from her position based on wrongdoing. This is not true. The organization investigated the complaints made against her at...
February 13, 2023
Reacting to the news that two Nigerian communities, which have been devastated by oil spills, have filed claims against Shell at the High Court in London, Amnesty International’s Head of Business and Human Rights Mark Dummett, said: “Amnesty stands by these two communities in the Niger Delta,...
February 2, 2023
The Board of Directors of Amnesty International Nigeria wishes to congratulate Mrs Osai Ojigho, our Nigeria Country Director, on her appointment as the new global Policy and Campaigns Director for Christian Aid starting 6 March 2023. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading the...
January 30, 2023
As the world commemorates International Day of Education today, Amnesty International condemns the abduction of 6 primary school pupils in Doma, Nassarawa state. In the early hours of Friday, 20 January 2023, gunmen abducted 6 pupils, 3 girls and 3 boys aged 4-6 years of LGEA Primary School,...
January 24, 2023
Amnesty International welcomes the release on 10 January 2023, of Oyewole Olumide, Rasheed Tiamiyu, Moruf Adekunle, Taoreed Abiodun, Ikenna Amechi, Afeez Ariyo, Ikechukwu Eze, and Adesina Ademuyiwa detained at Agodi Correctional Centre Ibadan, Oyo state for participating in #EndSARS protests in...
January 11, 2023
Amnesty International Nigeria is appalled by reports of invasion and indiscriminate attacks by the Nigerian military on Bodo community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Wednesday 7 December 2022. “The military’s invasion of Bodo community is a clear violation of Nigeria’s...
December 11, 2022
Freedom of Expression
Responding to the sentencing of TikTok stars Mubarak Muhammad (Uniquepikin) and Nazifi Muhammad by a court in Kano, northern Nigeria, to flogging and a fine for allegedly defaming a politician, Osai Ojigho Director of Amnesty International Nigeria said: “Amnesty International condemns the...
November 8, 2022
Human Rights Defenders and Activists
Responding to the death of activist and human rights defender Ariyo Dare-Atoye who isburied today, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “It is difficult to accept the passing of Ariyo Dare-Atoye. His death is shocking and is adevastating loss for civil society in Nigeria. He was...
November 7, 2022
Amnesty International Nigeria is gravely concerned over the safety and liberty of Human Rights Defender and Executive Director of RULAAC, Okechukwu Nwanguma who had to go into hiding following threats to his life for revealing the alleged corruption by the Edo State Police Command in investigating...
October 23, 2022
Two years after the #EndSARS protests, over 40 protesters are still languishing in prisons across Nigeria, Amnesty International said today, while panels set up to investigate police impunity have failed to deliver justice to hundreds of victims of police brutality. Amnesty International has found...
October 20, 2022