Stripping The Innocence From The Child
A real-life story as told by 20-year-old Halimatu (pseudonym) In the year 2008 ethnoreligious conflict engulfing in Jos, during the local council elections, Halimatu’s father, a gatekeeper in the city, bid his family goodbye and left for work, his usual practice in the morning. What they did not know is that it would be the…
Experts decry rise in child abuse, baby factories
Experts from the academia, non-governmental organisations, and government agencies met in Abuja to brainstorm and proffer solution to increasing cases of baby factories...
Experts parley on rising cases of child abuse, baby factories
Experts comprising academics, non-governmental organisations and government officials yesterday brainstormed in Abuja to proffer solution to increasing cases of baby factories, child trafficking and child abuse in Nigeria.
FOMWAN decries high rate of child abuse
The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has condemned child hawking, saying it happens as a result of extreme poverty...
Child abuse isn’t yet black eyes while physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves. Not all signs of child abuse are obvious; ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised dangerous situations, exposing them to sexual harassment or making them feel worthless or stupid.
It’s unfair to relegate orphanages in child adoption, fostering — George
The National President, Association of Orphanages And Homes Operators In Nigeria (ASOHON), Reverend Mrs. Dele George told GERALDINE AKUTU, that the association wants to participants or observers in adoption panels in view of its role in the survival and development of adoptable children.
‘Nigerians must collectively refuse to shield rapists’
Coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), Titilola Vivour Adeniyi, in this interview advocates that anyone that pleads on behalf of a rapist should be arrested and charged along with the perpetrator.
Domesticating, enforcing global plan to protect Nigerian children from abuse
Reika Musa is 13-years old. Rekia is six months pregnant. Rekia, married, is out-of-school and has to hawk items on the streets to survive. Eno Obi is nine-years-old. She is a house girl to a rich family in Calabar. Eno was taken from her parents when she was just six. Eno was violated at the…
The Donald Trump wall, not Utopian
The 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump, is, for many reasons, an interesting personality: his extremism-fuelling-rhetoric, explosive declamation, sneering attitude, caustic wits, harsh comments about people, etc. Apart from his eccentricities, critics have branded him a racist, cheat, liar, xenophobic (demeaning attributes which his ex-lawyer, Ambassador David Cohen, strives to impress upon…
Grandma jailed in US for feeding baby 'Nigerian' way
Oluremi Adeleye, a 73 nanny convicted of murder in the U.S. for force-feeding a baby with milk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. According to the Washington Post, the septuagenarian was found guilty of child abuse and second-degree murder by Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Judge Karen Mason.
Child hawking is never OK. But our culture still permits it
“I’m a hawker, my Mummy is a hawker so I’m a hawker too. I’m the third of eight children. Of my two older brothers, one hawks and the other one is a driver.” Child hawking is prevalent practice in Nigeria, most major highways and streets are often flooded with emaciated children running after cars on…