Emmanuel Onwubiko (born Emmanuel Nnadozie De Santacruz Onwubiko, in the early 1970s) is a Nigerian Journalist of over two decades standing, he worked for seven years as a sole senior Court /judicial reporter in the nation’s capital for The Guardian, the flagship of Nigeria print journalism,he has maintained consistent weekly column ” Rightswatch” in Leadership, a national newspaper based in Abuja.
He is a philosopher by professional training; he is a Nigerian Human rights activist, a blogger and a writer.He was a former Federal Commissioner of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission, an appointment made by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo,and presently he heads the Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HURIWA).
Onwubiko is a publisher, editor-in-chief of Icons of Human Rights monthly newsletter and executive director of Paradise Found Media Company limited. Chairman of Epikaya Communications Limited. Board of trustees’ member of the US-funded NGO called Heartland Alliance Nigeria and board of trustees’ member of the Association of African Writers on Human and People’s Rights. He is also a member of the National Think Tank of the Nigerian Catholic Secretariat in Abuja since 2012.
Onwubiko’s undeniable adroitness in his activism made him to be appointed by the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, as a member of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peace in Northern Nigeria (PCCDR).