Know Your Rights Nigeria weekly radio broadcast
ON RADIO- UNILAG 103.1 FM
The radio programme which premiered in August, 2008 is being received loud and very clear by millions of radio listeners in Lagos, Nigeria. It is presented to Lagosians in simple language which is understandable to the ordinary man on the street. The programme on UNILAG 103.1 FM on Wednesdays, 12:10-1pm takes the form of a broadcast in which reputable lawyers are invited to the studio to educate people on the positions of law to solve legal issues that arise in the listeners daily activities.
Seasoned legal practitioners that have featured on this programme to date include: Justice Muhammad Lawal Uwais, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria; Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, then president of the Nigerian Bar Association; Professor Akin Oyebode, a leading expert in International law; Professor Oyelowo Oyewo, former Dean of the Faculty of Law University of Lagos; Mr. Bamidele Aturu, Human Rights Activist; Mr. Akintayo Akinola, Mr. Malachi Ugwumandu, human rights experts, among others.
Listeners call in live through dedicated lines to share legal issues that arise in their daily life activities and get response from our reputable law experts on the show.
#KnowYourRightsNigeria Social Media Empowerment
#KnowYourRightsNigeria’ on social media (Twitter) started in 2011. Every Mondays at 4pm, Nigerians engage us live by tweeting at @KYRNigeria handle with hashtag #KnowYourRightsNigeria on any human rights issues with response from the legal team.
#KnowYourRightsNigeria Free mobile App project
Know Your Rights Nigeria mobile app is the first of its kind in human rights empowerment in Nigeria. It digitizes, popularizes and presents a customized mobile app of the simplified Nigerian Constitutional Rights and other human rights law in English and Pidgin English Languages for Androids phones users.
The project offers free mobile phone (Android) downloadable app of simplified rights in Nigeria, thereby giving free access to it by smart phone users with mere push of buttons in their palms.
The social forum enabled around the #KnowYourRightsNigeria app creates a platform for exchange of ideas and content simplification from the league of trained legal practitioners who are on ground to respond to questions on legal (human rights)issues that arise in peoples’ daily lives without a charge.
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#KnowYourRightsNigeria Annual Conference
This is the annual conference with over 200 human rights experts as resource persons including the leadership of Nigerian Bar Association, president of ECOWAS Community Court of Justice.
At the maiden edition of the annual International Human Rights Conference in 2011, 22 legal luminaries including President of Economic Community of West African States’ Court of Justice served as resource persons in Lagos, Nigeria where 2,000 participants were empowered for free. The conference was also aired annually to millions of radio listeners in Lagos on UNILAG 103.1 FM.
The Next national Human Rights Conference is scheduled to hold at Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island in Lagos, on Wednesday 2nd November, 2016 at 9:00AM. This year conference, which has its theme “Respect for Human Rights; a Panacea for National Peace and Development”, will be chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship Mahmud Mohammed and attended by eminent Nigerians from all parts of Nigeria, and our partner, the U. S Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria.
Constitution for All street campaigns
Annually, we do go to the streets to engage people on their rights and simply their constitutional rights to them.
In the year 2010, the maiden edition of this campaign, we set a record by empowering 10,000 people on their rights in a day by demonstrating importance of constitutional provisions in their daily lives where we gave out 10,000 copies of Nigeria’s constitution to Lagosians.
Human Rights Advocacy Trainings
We also set up a training unit in partnership with the University of Lagos radio (UNILAG 103.1 FM), Nigeria for young lawyers, students and volunteers to enhance the quality of the empowerment offered locally to victims of human rights in Nigeria.