At thirty 1989 – 2019, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) understands the historical need to continue with its tradition of research and documentation in providing factual accounts of the struggles of the Nigerian people.  This publication initiative is therefore in furtherance of a cardinal objective of our organisation this time, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the CDHR.  By the title of this publication which is also the central theme of this event, “Chronicling the Struggle, Identifying the Way Forward”, we recognise that the Nigerian society may have been impacted by the collective struggles of our people, yet the impacts, if any, will be of minimal effect if we are unable, as a community, to leverage on the strength and potentials that have become evident through our actions.  The purpose should be with a view to charting a clearer course in our continuing efforts towards nation-building.