Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Letter to Kannywood film industry

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The establishment of Kannywood industry was to exhibit the Hausa culture and traditions through drama, as well as to pass other relevant information concerning day-to-day activities.The nature of Kannywood movies today contains zero messages, the movies portray negative messages that are injurious and harmful to especially the youth who are fond of watching the industry’s movies daily. To hit the Read More

Ogun: College staff nabbed for raping student

August 11, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

An administrative staff of the College of Health Technology, Ogun, Olawale Jamiu, has been arrested by men of the state police command for having allegedly carnal knowledge of a student of the college. The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint Tuesday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

Breaking: Baba Ijesha back in Court over ‘sexual assault’

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

The embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha is back in court in continuation of his trial over alleged abuse of a minor. On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the matter after the counsel for comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, played primary evidence against the embattled actor. The actor, who is being tried over charges bordering on Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

Updated: Popular actor, Baba Ijesha, appears in court over ‘sexual assault’

June 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Embattled Nollywood actor of the Yoruba genre, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, was Wednesday arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state. With his appearance in court on Wednesday, the hearing of the sexual assault case against the actor may have commenced. Popularly known as Baba Ijesha, actor Omiyinka was arrested on April 22 by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling Read More

Cell decongestion: Osun court hold session in police headquarters

May 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Apparently to decongest the police cell, Osun state Magistrate court presided over by Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, Thursday held its proceeding at the headquarters of the statepolice command, Osogbo.  The proceeding which was held at the conference room of the police, had the Magistrate, prosecutors and some counsels in attendance.  The suspects were moved from the Criminal Investigate Department, CID, very Read More

Rape, gender imbalance and drug abuse among youths

May 17, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Stakeholders have attributed the alarming increase in the number of rape cases in the country to the gradual collapse of the family system. This was part of the submission of discussants while featuring on the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State radio station, FUNAAB Radio 89.5FM live interactive programme, Boiling Point. They called on Nigerians to give adequate Read More

Iniubong Umoren: Over 2000 Akwa Ibom women match in solidarity

May 5, 2021 Uko Etim 0

No fewer than 2000 women in Akwa Ibom state have taken a solidarity match in protest against the gruesome murder of late Iniubong Umoren on Wednesday. The women, who took over Uyo metropolis were heard singing dirge and chanting, “we want justice for Iniubong”, “justice for one is justice for all,” “no more rape, no more gender violence,” They also Read More

Time for stiffer penalties for rapists

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent revelation by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, that during the relaxed lock-down in the country to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 3,600 cases of rape were recorded is not only alarming but quite despicable and reprehensive. The undesirable situation tends to lend credence to the call for stiffer punishment for rapists Read More

49-year-old man rapes own daughter in Ogun

April 6, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun state Police command Monday arrested a 49-year-old man, Ubong Williams Akpan, for unlawfully having carnal knowledge of his 12-year- old daughter. A statement made available to Blueprint Monday in Abeokuta by the police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect, was arrested following a report lodged at Itele Ota divisional headquarters by the victim who reported that Read More

Katsina Assembly investigates alleged rape case

March 21, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Katsina State House of Assembly has commenced investigations into an alleged rape that led to the impregnation of a teenager (name withheld) of Rijiyar Hamza village in the metropolitan council area by two custom officers. Rt. Hon. Tasiu Musa Maigari, the Speaker of the house disclosed this shortly after receiving a petition on the matter. Maigari, however, referred the matter Read More

Bauchi establishes committee on Gender Based Violence

March 15, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state first lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, has stated that the state government has recently established a committee on sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in order to address rapes and violence against women in the state. She stated this weekend during the commissioning of the state office of the National Council of Women Society (NCWS) in Bauchi. Read More

Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls, and Women’s Day

March 7, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

All idiots are morons, but not all morons are idiots. It’s the International Women’s Day 2021 and the theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’. So today I choose to challenge us, the people of Nigeria, hoping that someone is reading and listening, a quick caveat, I will be sometimes uncomplimentary in my choice of words, phrases and conclusions but that’s the Read More

Police arrest bus driver for defiling 4-year-old girl in Ogun

January 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 36-year-old school bus driver for having carnal knowledge of a four-year-old pupil of the school. A press release by the PPRO, Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, Michael, was arrested following a report by the mother of the victim at Ogijo divisional headquarters that, while her husband was Read More

SCI makes case for children against rape, early child marriage, others

January 21, 2021 Auwal Auwal 0

The Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, Save the Children International Nigeria (SCI) Mrs Hope Oduma, has harped on the need to ensure increase media advocacy on issues of rape, child marriage and other rights violation against children in the society. Oduma disclosed this in her opening remark at the ongoing five-day training of media working group on Monday in Kano Read More

Remain focused, avoid distractions, varsity don tells troops

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian military has been urged to remain focused and not get distracted in its prosecution of the war against terrorism, banditry and other criminal vices in the country.  This call came from Dr Thomas Uzah, a security expert and head of mass communication department, Kwararafa University Wukari in reaction to the International Criminal Court’s preliminary report.  In a touching message on Read More

Kidnapping, rape: Nasarawa govt begins massive awareness

December 16, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Nasarawa state government has embarked on massive distribution of fliers to create awareness and educate the general public on the serious consequences of kidnapping and rape. State commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Comrade Dogo Shamma, stated this at a press briefing in Lafia Tuesday. He said the ministry would also embark on radio and television to programmes to Read More