The Guardian, Ganduje, Shettima, others receive human rights awards

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

The governors of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, and his Borno State counterpart, Kashim Shettima have bagged the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) awards.

The Guardian Newspapers emerged the best human rights Newspaper of the decade (2007/2017), while The Guardian reporter, Segun Olaniyi, was named the best Human Rights reporter of the year 2017.

Senators Hope Uzodinma, Samuel Anyanwu and Osita Izunaso who is also the National Organizing Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and founder of Kpakpando Humanitarian Foundation was named as Human Rights laureates.

The National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko said that the 10th anniversary lecture to be delivered on December 10th 2017 being the World Human Rights in Abuja would be used to recognize the awardees even as the chairman of the event is the reputable human rights activist and serving Senator representing Kaduna Central Senator Shehu Sani.

According to the Rights group: “December 10th 2017 being the day set aside by the United Nations to mark the World Human Rights Day would be the appropriate day for HURIWA that has been in the trenches since the last ten years defending the human rights of the oppressed, the poor, the marginalized, to mark our one decade of post registration”.

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