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Alleged molestation : Parents demand N100m from Deeper Life school

January 4, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Parents of 11-year- old Don-Davies Archibong,  a JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School in Uyo, have demanded compensation to the tune of one hundred million naira for the inhuman torture their son was allegedly subjected to in the School. This was contained in a letter addressed to the Principal of the School, entitled “Gross Child abuse, palpable molestation, serial Read More

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GBV: Movement demands establishment of SARCs, sustainably funded support system

December 18, 2020 Adeola Tukuru, 0

State of Emergency Gender Base Violence (GBV)   Movement has called for the establishment of Sexual Assault Referral Centers (SARCs) and well-equipped shelters in every state, backed with a coordinated, sustainably-funded support system. The Movement in a joint statement by the Senior Program officer, Yiaga Africa, Yetunde Bakare, CEO Tech her , Chioma Agwuebo, CEO CODE, Hamzat Lawal, Executive Director Education Read More

Nasarawa Assembly holds public hearing on Gender Based Violence

October 8, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state house of Assembly Thursday organised a one day public hearing on Gender Based Violence (prohibition) bill 2020. Speaker of the House Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, while declaring the event open in Lafia said that the bill if finally passed into law, would tackle the rising cases of Gender Based Violence in the state. Abdullahi who was represented 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

65-year-old ‘rapist’ handed over to Police in Kogi

August 4, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Adavi Joint Community in Adavi local government area of Kogi state has handed over a 65-year-old man, Yusuf Aminu Onuka, to the police for investigation and prosecution over an alleged rape leveled against him by a 15-year-old girl,  Silifa Abdulraheem. Comrade Mamman Aminu, who was one of the community representatives that handed over the alleged rapist to the police Read More

Rape: Hard times await uncompleted buildings owners – Kano police

July 10, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state police command has threatened to prosecute owners of uncompleted buildings following the rising rape cases especially in the ancient city. The police recently disclosed that 33.3 per cent of rape cases recorded in the state were perpetrated in uncompleted buildings. The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Kano Thursday. According to Read More

Court remands man for ‘defiling’ 3-year-old daughter

July 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 41- year-old man, Effiom Etowa, who allegedly defiled his three-year old daughter, be remanded in the custody of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Etowa, who resides in Tinuoye Estate, Ojoo, Ibadan, is charged with defilement. Chief Magistrate Taiwo Oladiran, who did not take plea of Etowa ordered that Read More

CLEEN foundation , UN women launch force migration to support women and girls

July 1, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

CLEEN Foundation with support from the United Nations Women (UNWomen) has launched ‘Preventing Forced Migration and Trafficking of Women and Girls’ Project in Nigeria with Support from the United Nations and the Italian Government. The launched novel project is titled: “Preventing forced migration and trafficking of women and girls in Nigeria: Build resilience, promote sustainable development”. Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Read More

The rape phenomenon

June 26, 2020 Clem Oluwole 0

For more than five years now, I have waged a sustained war against rape and rapists in this column. Oftentimes, I stretched the fight beyond our shores. From my pen, I have waged the war in India, Kenya and anywhere that the heinous crime is perpetrated. India is one of the most notorious destinations for rape, rivalled by the United Read More

Police arrest prophet over alleged defilement of minor in A’Ibom

June 26, 2020 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom state Police Command Friday, says it has arrested prophet Nnamso Friday Jocab of the Living Power of Zion Church for allegedly defiling a 16-year – old girl. This was made known in a press release signed and made available to newsmen by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal. Edgal said that the victim approached Jacob, who Read More

NLC calls for domestication of child rights act

June 23, 2020 John Moses 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has called for the domestication of children’s rights activists in all the states of the Federation to check child labour in Nigeria. According to a statement signed by President of the congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba to commemorates 2020 International Child Labour Day, tje workers also demanded increased budgetary allocation to education and health sectors. Comrade Wabba Read More

2 Ebonyi minors held for gang-raping 15-yr-old girl

June 19, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Two minors, Chidiogu Okonkwo and Chidubem Onwe, were Friday nabbed by the police in Ebonyi state for gang-raping another minor, Mmesoma, 15. The suspects, who were said to be 15 and 14 years old, respectively, were alleged to have raped the victim in her father’s house at Ishieke. Blueprint gathered that the girl’s father left her at home for his Read More