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CDHR calls for restructuring of Nigeria

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights has called for the restructuring of Nigeria, describing it as a trite demand which “requires all the will and commitment necessary.”

Ministry, stakeholders harp on protecting children against violence

The Federal Ministry Of Women Affairs and Social Development in partnership with stakeholders have organised a sensitisation and awareness seminar for secondary school students aimed at protecting children against violence.

Infant mortality: Nigeria 11th in global ranking – UNICEF

A new report by the United Nations Children Fund has placed Nigeria in the 11th position in global ranking where newborn babies die due to lack of assistance during delivery, poverty, conflict and weak institutions.

Child Rights Act: Magistrate urges Nigerians to develop will for implementation

Chief Magistrate, Wuse Zone 2 court, Mabel Segun-Bello, has urged Nigerians to develop the will that would enhance the implementation of the Child Rights Act in Nigeria.

Sexual predators on the prowl, Nigeria​n kids the target

​In Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, 4-year-old Banke Olu (real name withheld) was raped by her auntie’s husband. The last child of her parents – both in their 60s – Banke, a minor had been ferried off to the relatives not long after she was born.

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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HYPREP: Why Ogoni cleanup is yet to commence

A member of the Board of Trustees of the Hydrocarbon Remediation Project, HYPREP, Mr. Mike Emuh, has said the seeming delay in the commencement of the cleanup of Ogoni land, was as a result of the special nature of the project, as well as economic and technical challenges.

Victor Ikpeba: Francis Uzoho will be Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper in Russia

Former Nigeria international Victor Ikpeba has claimed that Francis Uzoho will be the country’s first-choice goalkeeper at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Robert Lewandowski: Super Eagles defeat a lesson to Poland

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WAEC bans private school teachers from supervising examinations

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has banned teachers from private schools from supervising its examinations.

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir backs Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi election bid

President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan on Monday welcomed his Egyptian counterpart’s bid for re-election and pledged further cooperation after a year of rocky relations between the neighboring countries.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

Russian diplomats recently expelled from the UK over the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and their families left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday and are heading to the airport in more than 10 cars, a Sputnik correspondent reported.