The whole essence of democracy is rooted in the principles of rule of law, particularly the provisions for and safeguard of the fundamental human rights of the citizens as enshrined in the constitutions of states. Even before the inception of the present democratic dispensation under the leadership of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.), the whole of Chapter Four of the Nigerian Constitutions since 1979 was devoted to fundamental human rights provisions, including the right to life, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of association and much else. These rights are however often kept more in default by the successive Nigerian Governments. Under the present dispensation, the human situation in the country has deteriorated as not much has been done to protect the rights of Nigerians by the Federal Government. Instead, various reports by national and international human rights groups have continued to indict the Government for wanton violations of human rights provisions. Consequently therefore, this paper appraised the human right records of the present government from journalistic point of view, bearing in mind that one major criterion for adjudging a government as democratic is its human right records.