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26 Jun 2020
Summit to seek an end to the culture of impunity in cases of rape and gender-based violence It is no news that there has been a huge increase in the number of rape cases and gender-based violence over the past few years; and if we want to see great change and improvement, we need to…
19 Jun 2020
The West Africa Network for Peace Building, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its affiliate organisations have expressed concern over the increasing sexual assault and rape of women and girls in the country.
13 Jun 2020
In the light of recent rape, sexual assault and even murder of some women in Lagos state and around the country, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), in partnership with the Centre for Women’s Health and Information (CEWHIN), Spotlight Initiative comprising the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria, United Nations (UNWomen)…
11 Apr 2020
Just as Nigerians are trying to cope with the raging Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown measure announced by the Federal Government to curtail the spread...
21 Mar 2020
Prominent women, including Her Excellency, First Lady, Ogun State, Bamidele Abiodun have called on more schools to expose young girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
6 Mar 2020
To commemorate the 2020 International Women’s Day, the United Nations has called on world governments, public and private organisations to ensure there is equal opportunity for all regardless of gender.
29 Feb 2020
The Director, Post-Pregnancy Family Planning Project (PPFP), Dr. Taiwo Johnson, has charged men across the country to be supportive of their wives during and after pregnancy...
8 Jan 2020
Burdened by the existing practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kwara State, a non-governmental organisation, Kick Against Genital Multiple ( KAGM) has intensified efforts to wag war against the practice in families across the state.
13 Dec 2019
As we come to the end of the year and the Christmas vacation draws near, we will be surrounded by our family members and our children home from school.
2 Nov 2019
Concerned stakeholders including the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Leadership Effectiveness Accountability Professionalism...
25 Oct 2019
Yes. Rape is a serious crime in Nigeria. It is a criminal offence and if found guilty, carries a life sentence.
10 Oct 2019
All around the world, especially in Africa, young girls find themselves in an insane environment where sexual abuse is inevitable and seen or accepted as a norm. In most cases, some of the abused girls have no voice, can’t speak or open up for fear of being stigmatized. These young girls are molested, threatened, deceived,…

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The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Buba Marwa Thursday said Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos is the epicentre of drug trafficking in Nigeria. Marwa based his assertion on the volume of drugs seized at the airport since the beginning of the year. "Murtala Mohammed International Airport remains the epicentre of the…
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A 25-year-old man appeared in court on Thursday after being charged with the murder of British MP David Amess, who was stabbed to death last week in what lawyers said was an attack with a "terrorist connection". Ali Harbi Ali, who was arrested at the scene of the killing in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, last…
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Danbatta sees huge role for the media in conflict resolution From January to August, 2021, about 34 million calls were made by Nigerians, who were seeking succor during emergencies or under any circumstance posing security issue and unrest within their communities. These emergency calls were made using the 122 Emergency Number. The calls were processed…
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R&B singer R. Kelly has been placed on suicide watch following his conviction for sex trafficking charges in New York. The 54-year old singer's attorney Steve Greenburg revealed this at the first court hearing since a jury found Kelly guilty three weeks ago. Greenburg told a federal judge in Chicago that R. Kelly had been…
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Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne said the authorities will arrest a Nigerian couple who are thought to be fleeing to the country after pulling off a N22billion fraud in Nigeria. Antigua Observer reported that Browne spoke in response to claims that the Nigerian couple Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi had obtained citizenship from Antigua…