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NPS chief calls for amendment of Prisons Act

The Controller-General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr Ja’faru Ahmed, has called for necessary amendment in Prisons Act to bring the law in tune with the philosophy of punishment and correction.

UNICEF urges Bauchi government to domesticate Child Right Act

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has called on the Bauchi State Government to domesticate the Child Rights Act (CRA) in order to effectively tackle the persisting violence against violence faced by the Nigerian child.

Legal Aid Council wants northern states to domesticate Child Rights Act

The Legal Aid Council (LAC) has appealed to some northern states yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act to do so to protect the rights of children in their respective states.

CSO advocates passage of Child Rights Bill in 10 states

Mr ‎Rotimi Olawale, the Executive Director, Youth Hub, on Tuesday, urged the remaining 10 states yet to pass the bill on the Child Rights Act into law to do so.

Children’s Day: We are resolute about protecting children’s rights, dignity – Governor Obaseki

As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day on Sunday, May 27, the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration is resolute about protecting the rights, dignity and physical space of children.

Minster wants family courts set up in states

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, on Friday called on states to establish up Family Courts to handle child-related cases.

Children’s Day: Senate tasks federal government to intensify effort to release Leah Sharibu

The Senate, on Thursday, tasked the Federal Government to intensify effort to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl yet to be released by her abductors.

Governor Dankwambo: Gombe records two rape cases daily

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe has decried the rising cases of rape in the state, and called for concerted efforts to tackle the menace.

President Buhari’s ‘other room’ statement as embarrassment to mothers – Pastor Bakare

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment of women.

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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