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Female genital mutilation violates child rights act – consultant

Lead Consultant with Save Visions Africa, Dr Peter Okereke, has said that the continued practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria violates the Child Rights Act signed into law in 2011.

Katsina, CSOs endorse death penalty for child sexual abuse

The Katsina State Government, in collaboration with a coalition of civil society groups campaigning for the domestication of the Child Rights Act, has proposed death sentence for any person confirmed by a competent court of law to have raped or sexually abused a child.

Malala commends Saraki, Senate for key amendment to UBEC Act

Senate President Bukola Saraki and his colleagues on Friday earned commendation from Pakistani child education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, for a recent amendment to the Universal Basic Education Act 2004.

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Lack of education, proper orientation, cause of Nigeria’s crises – Sultan Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday, said lack of education and proper orientation were key factors responsible for the myriad of crises current plaguing Nigeria.

CHAN: Super Eagles intensify build-up in Abuja

The Super Eagles B have moved camp to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the next phase of preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco from 13th January 2018.

No civilian killed in Boko Haram attack on WFP’s convoy – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday.

Suspected robbers abduct Ebonyi NLC chairman’s wife

Armed persons on Sunday attacked the residence of the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, Leonard Nkah.

Gabon arrests dozens after Danes are attacked

Police in Gabon arrested dozens of people Sunday over a knife attack that wounded two Danish nationals working for National Geographic, apparently in retribution for "US attacks against Muslims," officials said.

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Ahmed Bello appointed new Nasarawa police commissioner

The Inspector–General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, has approved the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Bello as new Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State.

NSCDC inaugurates task force on fuel distribution

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, on Thursday, inaugurated a Task Force Committee to monitor distribution and sales of fuel in the state.

WWCQ: Flamingoes draw Ethiopia, to face Cameroon

The Flamingoes on Saturday ended their return leg match against Ethiopia in the African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in a goalless draw.

Federal govt releases N3bn for East-West Road

The Federal Government said it had released N3bn to the contractors handling the East-West Road dualisation project in Niger Delta to enable them return to the project sites and continue with their job.

Opposition jittery over Kogi West rally – Kingsley Fanwo

A member of the Organizing Committee of the Kogi West Solidarity Rally, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, has told journalists in Lokoja that those opposed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello are already crying foul over plans by Kogi West APC Stakeholders to organize a solidarity rally in support of the President and the Governor.