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#Y!HumanRights2016: Reuben Abati, Cheta Nwanze, Ayokunle Odekunle, Abayomi Shogunle, others to speak at the 2016 Human Rights Discussion Conference | Wednesday, December 14th




The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/ has announced the speakers at the 2016 Human Rights discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law.

The conference, which will take place on December 14, 2016, at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be an earnest inquiry into the issues of human right violations in Nigeria and it is organized to mark the 2016 International Human Rights Week.

Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.
Time: 11am
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking on the selected speakers for the event, Olumide Makanjuola, Executive Director of TIERS, said, “Human rights in Nigeria is an issue that requires a serious examination. It is an important discussion that we need to have as a society and as a country. Speakers at this year’s event were selected based on their long standing on the issues of human right violation, law and protection in Nigeria.”

Panelist at the event include Abayomi Shogunle, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) at Nigeria Police Force; Cheta Nwanze, Chief Executive Officer, SBM Intelligence; Latasha Ngwube, Founder, About That Curvy Life/Content Writer at Vanguard Allure Magazine; Joy Isi Bewaji, Writer, Lifestyle Editor, Presenter, Publicist, Scriptwriter, Author at Happening Magazine; and Ayokunle Odekunle, Associate, Kenna Partners (Barristers and Solicitors) & Director, Corporate and Legal at BBG Media Group; Osikhena Dirisu (Osi Suave), On Air Personality and TV host.

The panel will be moderated by Chioma Agwuegbo, Founder at TechHer, while the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Ruben Abati, the former Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

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  1. .....just saying

    December 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Isn’t Cheta the guy who was insulting wives the other day? and Joy Isi Bewaji, the one who is always insulting people daily and even children with special needs? Nigeria o, my Nigeria

    • Ola Kunle

      December 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Please when did Cheta insult wives? Provide proof. I listen to him everyday. This alsomakes me doubt what you have said about Joy Isi BBewaj.

  2. Mohammad

    December 7, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    To read that the keynote speaker is Rueben Abati is shocking to say the least. Someone who has so clearly and on record been the mouthpiece of Goodluck Jonathan’s notorious same sex marriage bill. The statement that “speakers at this year’s event were selected based on their long standing on the issues of human right violation, law and protection in Nigeria” is a real slap in the face of the people who actually pro-human rights and don’t seek to punish already victimised minorities. It is one thing if he were invited to speak on a panel (as it will mean that his views will be open to probing and questions), but as a keynote speaker, setting the tone for the rest of the conversation that follows? It is an absolute disgrace!
    For people as outraged as I am, there is an online petition here
    to remove Rueben Abati as keynote speaker. Get him on a panel of you must, at least he will be subject to more probing questions that way.

  3. bruno fierce two

    December 7, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    …..and Osi that guy that spews a lot of rubbish from his mouth. Reuben Abati I feel you could have gotten better media people probably from Channels not these fake wannabes that call themselves media personalities. Na real Nigeria my Nigeria

  4. Mohammad

    December 8, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Na wah o! Na holding pen Bella Naija just put my original comment, or una just magick am away?! You can’t withhold my original comment only to publish it well after major traffic comes to this page because it doesn’t follow an agenda you may be pushing. Especially as I know you have already published a comment written after mine. ?

  5. .....just saying

    December 8, 2016 at 4:28 am

    There you go…He calls wives who are not in the mood to cook insane.

    • Ola Kunle

      December 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Egbon. Your reading of this thing is so different from my reading of it. But feel free to continue chasing shadows.

  6. .....just saying

    December 8, 2016 at 4:33 am

    As for joy, simply google her name, she’s in a social media fight every week insulting people. Stop giving these kinds of people platforms. Boycott them, they are not role models. Anything goes in this country sha

  7. Benny

    December 8, 2016 at 8:40 am

    There are known faces that fight for human rights daily; RISKING THEIR LIVES. For women, children, IDPs, Shia Muslims, victims of Fulani herdsmen etc etc.
    The only one of these speakers that does this (with laxity I must add) is the Ayokunle fellow.
    The rest? No. from the moderator down, these are personal image and govt lobbyists. I find this offensive. Ynaija obviously does not know the youths or is fixated on patronage of friends.

    • Ada

      December 8, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Please google Chioma Agwuegbo before talking nonsense.

    • Benny

      December 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      We are on the same internet. The said person is not known for her strides in the fight for human rights.

  8. Sheke

    December 8, 2016 at 11:07 am

    There are no different ways to read the tweet. It is self evident and you come across as a blind sided fan or Cheta himself. How do you put up a public tweet and call women insane for not being in the mood to cook? And someone reads it differently? His tone of language in the storify series of tweets shows he has no right to be on a panel speaking on equal rights.

  9. Maima

    December 8, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Joy also doesn’t pay her staff at happenings for months and even shouts at them like a dictator when they dare to ask.

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