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Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have arrested four human traffickers at Seme and Mazanya borders of Nigeria.

Stakeholders raise concern on increase in human trafficking, child abuse

A human rights advocacy organisation, Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC), and stakeholders have raised concerns about human trafficking and child abuse in Nigeria.

Police arrest woman for locking orphan in kennel

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman for allegedly flogging and locking a 10-year-old orphan in a kennel.

Lagos assembly ad hoc committee drills eight commissioner-nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc on screening of commissioner and special adviser nominees on Thursday began its assignment, attending to eight nominees.
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NAPPS call for review of education curriculum

The National President of National Association of Private Schools (NAPPS), Dr. Sally Adukwu Bolujoko, has called the Federal Government to review the nations’ education curriculum to meet the standard of the 21st century.

Centre resolves 516 disputes in 2018

The Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Center in Ebonyi, says it resolved 516 various disputes while 127 cases were still pending in 2018.
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India wants social media platforms to remove content it deems ‘unlawful’

The Indian government has proposed new rules aiming to stop the spread of fake news and misinformation in the country on social media — and local civil liberties groups aren’t happy. Late last month, the Internet Freedom Foundation penned a statement saying that these new rules would act as a “sledgehammer to online free speech.”

Police arrest 9 suspected IPOB/MASSOB members in Abia

The police command in Abia has arrested nine suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM).

NHRC receives 1,106 petitions from 5 states

The North-Central Office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has received 1,106 cases of human right abuse from five states under its control in the last ten months.
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Aisha Buhari: Nigeria now enjoying improved governance

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says Nigeria is now enjoying improved governance under President Muhammadu Buhari.

NAPTIP records 217 human trafficking cases in five years in Benue

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has recorded 217 cases of human trafficking in Benue State in the past five years.

NAPTIP arrests child abuse suspect in Edo

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons said it had arrested one person for alleged child abuse.

Federal government creates website to help vulnerable groups get legal assistance

The federal government in collaboration with human right groups has created an electronic platform to reach vulnerable people in need of legal assistance.

My wife usually gives our child alcohol – Man tells court

The President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Chief Ademola Odunade, on Tuesday dissolved the six -years marriage between one Femi James and his wife, Adewumi, over child abuse and adultery.

Lagos records 3,089 sexual, domestic violence cases in 8 months

The Lagos State Government has lamented astronomical increase in the cases of rape and domestic violence, disclosing that it received 3,089 cases through its agency, Domestic and Sexual Response Team (DSRVT) in the last eight months.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in Australia, speaks as Sister Monica Cavanagh, President of Catholic Religious Australia, reacts during a media conference in Sydney, Australia, August 31, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Catholic bishops reject compulsory abuse reporting in Australia

The Catholic church in Australia on Friday rejected laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional.
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UK minister attacks Google over ‘child abuse content’

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, accused Google on Thursday of abandoning its moral values by failing to remove child abuse content while launching a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites.

Pope asks for forgiveness over child abuse crimes

Pope Francis on Monday asked forgiveness for child abuse crimes and cover-ups within the Catholic Church, admitting that the pain of victims “was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced.”
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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.

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Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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