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

Man, 35 bags life imprisonment for raping 2-year-old girl in Ogun

July 22, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An Abeokuta High Court, Tuesday sentenced a 35-year-old man, Adekunle Olalere to life imprisonment for raping a two years old girl. Olalere was convicted on a one-count charge of having sexual intercourse with a minor after pleading not guilty to the charge against him. Delivering his judgment, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi held that all evidence presented before the court by the Read More

Oyo police arrest 8 over rape, defilement

July 19, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Eight suspected rapists, including two minors have been arrested by men of the Oyo state police command over alleged defilement and rape. The state Police Commissioner, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, made this known in Ibadan at the weekend while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command CP Enwonwu stressed that two of the suspects identified as Dauda Okiki, 15, Read More

NYC advocates death penalty for rape, murder in Oyo

July 18, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state chapter of Nigerian Youths Congress (NYC), Saturday asked the state government to make death by hanging punishment for rape and murder across the state. Oyo state Chairman of NYC, Comrade Abdulfatai Adeyemi Adegbenro made the call while addressing journalists in Ibadan. Adegbenro said that laws backing the proposed death by hanging should be passed without wasting time Read More

Rape cases and the law

July 9, 2020 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

It is very sad that while the country is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic the cases of rape and sexual abuse have been on the increase. Recently, the Nasarawa state Police Command paraded a man who raped a three-month-old baby. In Kaduna state, a six-year-old girl was raped to death and her corpse was dumped a mosque. The story of Read More

Ritualist linked to serial killings in Ibadan arrested

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Oyo state Police command has apprehended a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Seyi Makinde, Fatal Owoseni, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a stakeholders’ meeting organised on tackling security in the Akinyele area. ”As I speak now, the perpetrators of Read More

Breaking: Dbanj hits back, sues rape accuser, demands 1.5bn

July 3, 2020 Editor 0

D’banj, whose real name is Oladapo Oyebanjo, has sued a Nigerian lady, Seyitan Babatayo, who accused him of raping her. The Nigerian singer sued his accuser for N1.5 billion. This was contained in a suit signed on Friday by Mike Ozekhome, his lawyer, and brought before a federal high court in Abuja. In the suit, D’banj is demanding N1 billion Read More

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How WANEP leads advocacy against rape, SGBV

June 19, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

As global rage over rising cases of rape and other Sexual Based and Gender Violence (SGBV) continues with individuals, governments and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) joining the campaign against the menace, the West Africa Network for Peace building, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) is leading a campaign to implement transformative strategies that are people oriented and focused on addressing the root causes of Read More

FG vows to protect girl-child against rape, violence

June 18, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government on Thursday restated its resolve to protect every girl child in the country against rape and violence. The Attorney General of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, gave the hint in Abuja at a joint-press briefing which has the Human Rights Commission, representative of the United Nations, the Justice Ministry and Coalition of Civil Read More

FOMWAN protests, seeks special court for rape cases

June 16, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Ondo state chapter, Tuesday protested against the rising cases of rape with a call for the establishment of special court to try rape cases in the country. The protesters, carried different placards such as ‘Stop Raping Us’, ‘We Are Your Mother’, ‘Women Are Not Trash’, ‘Treat Us With Honour & Respect’, Read More

Kebbi gov’s wife vows to end gender based violence

June 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Wife of the Kebbi state Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has expressed commitment towards ending rape and gender-based violence in the state. Dr Shinkafi Bagudu gave the assurance while participating in a Webinar titled, “Mobilising Actions against Rape and Sexual Abuse.” According to a statement made available to Blueprint by Special Adviser on media to the Governor Yahaya Sarki Read More

Kebbi Assembly vows to pass laws against rape

June 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kebbi state House of Assembly has said it would enact relevant laws to deal with Gender- Based Violence and Child rights violations in the state. The Speaker of the House,  Alhaji Abdulmumini Samaila Kamba, stated this when a coalition of Civil Society Organizations in the state, coordinated by Tallafin Mata Development Association and Actionaid visited the assembly complex. According to Read More