Advancing human rights education in Nigeria
11 September 2019 | 1:47 pm
On the side-lines of the 2019 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi spoke to Oluyemisi Adefunke Bamgbose, a Professor of Law at the University of Ibadan on the depth of human rights education in Nigeria.
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