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Nigerian women struggle to raise children born of Libya rape

She was only just 18 when she gave birth without a doctor in a Tripoli apartment, gripping the hand of her best friend who had come on a journey they hoped would lead from Nigeria to Europe.

UN receives 37 sexual abuse allegations against personnel

The United Nations received 37 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its personnel in the first quarter of 2019, according to one of its spokespersons.

Group faults education minister, NBS report on Akwa Ibom

A socio-political organisation, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), has faulted claims made by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, that Akwa Ibom State was second among States with the highest number of out-of- school children.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: Current security architecture has failed

Worried by the increasing state of insecurity in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the current security architecture in the country with the conclusion that the current system has failed the country.

EFCC lays siege in court to arrest Justice Ajumogobia

A mild drama is brewing within the premises of Ikeja High Court, as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have laid seige in a bid to arrest a former Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili Ajumogobia.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Governor Ganduje a product of rigged election – Abba Kabir Yusuf

Abba Kabiru-Yusuf is challenging the declaration of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the March 23 supplementary election in Kano State
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Kano election: PDP’s Kabir Yusuf reject governorship result

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has rejected the result of the election.

Nurse jailed for drawing son’s blood for years

A Danish court on Thursday sentenced a mother to four years in jail for aggravated abuse for having unnecessarily drawn a half-litre (one pint) of blood from her son weekly for five years.

Catholic nuns express worry over violation of children’s rights in Enugu

Catholic Church reverend sisters under the aegis of Africa Faith and Justice Network, Nigeria say they are worried by the continuous violation of the rights of children in Enugu State.

Court orders EFCC to refund N228 million to Taraba APC candidate, two others

The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo on Wednesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to refund N228m it forcefully collected from the trio of APC governorship candidate, Sani Danladi, Senator Joel Ikenya and ex-Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Mark Useni.

Zimbabwe government pledges to probe abuse, rape claims against security forces

Zimbabwe’s government has pledged to “thoroughly” investigate allegations of abuse and rape levelled against its security forces during a brutal crackdown to quell last week’s anti-government protests.
Athletes from various sports, including judo and archery, have come forward with accounts of assault and sexual abuse. [Achmad Ibrahim-AP]

South Korea to launch major investigation of sex abuse in sports

South Korea will hold its largest ever investigation into sexual abuse in sports after an Olympic speed skating star accused her former coach of abuse and triggered a wave of similar accounts from athletes.

Fuel subsidy: Stakeholders task federal government on full deregulation

The Federal Government has been urged to embark on the full deregulation of the petroleum downstream sector.
Les Moonves was ousted in September after allegations from women who said he subjected them to mistreatment [Chris Pizzello-Invision-Associated Press]

Former CBS chief Les Moonves denied $120m severance package

CBS has announced that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120m severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi warns against silence on violence against women

Ekiti State Governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi, warns against criminal silence by various institutions to attacks on women and girl-child
Amnesty International

Amnesty asks ICC to probe Boko Haram conflict atrocities

Amnesty International asks the International Criminal Court to start full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice

US calls for action to end violence against females

The US Consul General, John Bray, has urged Nigerians to take a firm stand against impunity, stigma and the culture of silence which fuel violence against women and girls in the country.

Primate Okoh: Avoid politics of inducement

Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, the Primate of Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, on Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerians to avoid politics of inducement but vote wisely as the 2019 elections were approaching.

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The Swearing-In of 35 commissioners of Lagos state is ongoing at the Adeyemi Bero hall, Alausa Ikeja. 6

How Lagos exco members can succeed – ex-official

A former Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, has advised the newly inaugurated commissioners and special advisers on how to succeed in office.

NCDMB: Why local content act is partially implemented

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, on Tuesday said the Local Content Act cannot be fully comlied with because of the economic realities in the country.
Bayern Munich asked retired Arjen Robben for permission before giving new signing Philippe Coutinho his old No.10 shirt and club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the Brazilian is a worthy successor.

Ex-Super Eagles coach questions Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Bayern Munich

Former Super Eagles head coach Berti Vogts has questioned Brazilian midfielder ​Philippe Coutinho’s move to Bayern Munich, saying that he may not be the world star that he used to be.
Andrew Ekenam, Head Coach of Team Nigeria to the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville in 2015, on Tuesday expressed confidence in the quality of lifters representing the country at the ongoing 12th Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Africa Games: Weightlifting coach confident in athletes’ quality

Andrew Ekenam, Head Coach of Team Nigeria to the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville in 2015, on Tuesday expressed confidence in the quality of lifters representing the country at the ongoing 12th Games in Rabat, Morocco.
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits highly-rated playmaker Christian Eriksen is attracting “a lot of interest” amid the uncertainty surrounding his future in England.

Mauricio Pochettino rejected the chance to swap Christian Eriksen for this world-class Serie A...

The Argentine attacker had a below-average season last time around while Eriksen had spoken about taking up a new challenge after the Champions League final.