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Archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

One of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse was Tuesday sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, but Philip Wilson could avoid jail after a court ordered he be assessed for home detention.

Separating children from parents at US border ‘unconscionable’ – UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief on Monday urged Washington to stop separating migrant children from their parents at the US border, describing the policy as “unconscionable”.

Children’s Day: Governor Okowa decries growing cases of child abuse in Nigeria

The Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has on the occasion of this year’s Children Day, strongly condemned the increasing cases of various child abuse in the society, charging parents and responsible members of the society to have more interest in providing safer environment for proper growth and development of the child.

Idiat Adebule: Why federal government’s school feeding programme has yet to take off in...

The Lagos State Government said on Friday that the Federal Government’s school feeding programme had yet to take off in the state because of some logistics.

Lagos government steps up fight against domestic violence

The Lagos State Government has stepped up its fight against incidents of Domestic, Sexual Violence and Child Abuse with the equipping of all Family Support Units within the State Police Command with gadgets including phones, laptops and printers.

Woman arrested for burning grand-daughter’s hand

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, says it has arrested a woman who allegedly burnt the hands of her nine-year-old granddaughter for eating her brother’s food.

Sex scandals dominate Pope Francis’ visit to Chile

Pope Francis arrived in Santiago Monday night and will hold a closely watched meeting with members of Chile’s under-fire clergy and a Church beset by sex abuse scandals.

NSCDC arrests 60 suspects, convicts 10 in 3 months in Ondo

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, said it arrested more than 60 suspects and secured the conviction of 10 people for various crimes within 100 days in the state.

Aisha Buhari urges judges to review penalties associated with abuse

The Judiciary has been charged to review penalties associated with abuse in Nigeria in order to adequately address the violation of the fundamental human rights of victims of abuse.

President Buhari pledges federal govt’s support to end women, child abuse

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the Federal Government’s readiness to support the fight against women and child abuse in Nigeria.

Woman breaks 13-year-old maid’s head for alleged theft

Tempers flared in Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos State, after a woman, Motunrayo Ayadi, reportedly broke the head of her 13-year-old maid, Deborah Matthew, for alleged theft.

Aisha Buhari calls for attitudinal change for national development

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has advised Nigerians to improve their attitude to issues as a way of helping curb economic, security and social crisis in the country.

Lagos govt receives 502 cases of child defilement, rape, others in 9 months

The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, OPD, says it receives 502 cases of child defilement, rape, domestic violence and child abuse in the last nine months.

Physical punishment ‘has negative impact’ on academic performance of children – study

A study has said the disciplinary measures exerted on children have adverse effects on their cognitive ability and overall performance in school.

1,000 Kwara women raped in one year – foundation

The Founder, Saab Foundation, Sa’adat Bibire, has said that no fewer than 1,000 women were raped in Kwara State in 2016.

Police raid brothels, arrest 72 sex workers in Benue

Benue state government, in collaboration with the police in the state, on Thursday night, raided five brothels, leading to the arrest of 72 commercial sex workers.

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Drug abuse: Expert raises alarm over teenage initiation

Dr Alfred Makanjuola, Consultant Behavioural Scientist, University of Ilorin, has raised alarm over initiation of teenagers into drug abuse in Kwara.
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Group calls for revival of moribund industries

Mr Livingstone Wechie, the founder of The Integrity Group (TIG) on Friday called for revival of moribund industries to grow and develop the economy.
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Brighton sign South African striker Percy Tau

Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion have announced the signing of forward Percy Tau from South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Senegal’s World Cup referee Malang Diedhiou retires

Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou is hanging up his whistle after a career that has seen him take charge at the Fifa World Cup, Confederations Cup and the Olympics.