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

Police arrests 2 siblings, 1 other for rape in Ogun

October 15, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state Police Command on Wednesday, arrested three young men who gang raped a 16-year- old girl. Their arrests were contained in a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta. The suspects, Oluwaseun Damilohun, Oriyomi Damilohun, and Oluwasegun Idowu were arrested following a report lodged Read More

Coalition calls for establishment of Referral Centres for rape victims

October 1, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

A coalition of nongovernment organisations has called for the establishment of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in all state of the federation. They said the centres should be backed with a coordinated, sustainably-funded support system to make them efficient. The coalition which had advocated for the declaration of a state of emergency on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria, Read More

Kaduna govt leading in fight against domestic violence – Prof. Yusuf

September 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Professor Hauwa’u Evelyn Yusuf of the Department of Sociology, Kaduna State University and the Director, Center for Gender Studies. In this interview with Chamba Simeh says rape, domestic violence and molestation of women are “extremely disturbing and unacceptable”. According to the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, 717 rape cases were reported between January and May 2020, a figure that many activists Read More

Breaking: Henceforth, child rapists face castration in Kaduna as El-Rufai signs bill into law

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday signed into law the Penal Code 2020, which stipulates castration for male rapist and bilateral salpingectomy for female convicts. This was confirmed via the governor’s official twitter handle, Wednesday night. According to the tweet, “Malam Nasir @elrufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 which provides stiff penalties upon conviction Read More

Karaye monarch advocates castration for rapists

August 25, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Emir of Karaye in Kano state, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II, has advocated the introduction of castration for rapists as a means of addressing the menace of sexual assault among minors, young girls and women in the society. Speaking when the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Zaharau Muhammad, paid a courtesy visit to his palace in Karaye Read More

African women lawyers launch campaign against rape

August 23, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) of women lawyers has kick-started the ‘Unite Against Rape’ campaign with the aim to put an end to violence against women in Nigeria. The organisation, the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), in a press statement on Saturday in Asaba, Delta state, said the campaign was designed to raise public awareness and advocacy to prevent and eradicate Read More

On crass parental negligence

August 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Parenting is not a function of age or the number of children that you have, it is much more than that. It is dependent on skills that you’ve got through deliberate learning and the knowledge you are able to acquire from your parenting experience. Parenting is increasingly becoming more difficult because of the proliferation of uncensored information that has permeated Read More

How 32-yr-old man kidnapped, raped 16-yr-old girl in Gwagwalada

August 6, 2020 Ene Osang 0

A 16-year-old girl, Peace James, who was kidnapped by one Abubakar Ibrahim from her father’s house in Gwagwalada, Abuja, has been found. The police found the girl five months after she was kidnapped with an unwanted pregnancy. Speaking to Blueprint at the Gwagwalada Police Area Command, Miss James, who is an SS2 student said her kidnapper, who is the same Read More