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The Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday expressed hope that the ‘Safe Schools Initiative’ will help stop the incessant abduction of students across Nigeria.
A combined team of security operatives made up of the Army, Air Force, Police and Department of State Services, DSS are combing the bushes in search of 30 students still missing after armed bandits attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State late Thursday evening.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says repentant bandits assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the Jangebe schoolgirls’ rescue.
Women Affairs Minister Pauline Tallan has condemned the kidnapping of 300 female students from another secondary school in Zamfara, saying it is heartbreaking.
The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to stop sexual abuse of female students in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Rivers on Monday said over 20 cases of rape and child defilement were recorded during and after the lockdown period in State.
A university in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on Monday, cried out on social media for banning female students from wearing lipstick on campus.
The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, affirmed the dismissal of Mr Anthony Corsy as the Kwara State University’s principal technologist over gross misconduct of cult membership and sexual harassment.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians, particularly Muslim faithful to follow” shining examples of non-violence, peaceful disposition and remarkable virtues of patience” exhibited by Prophet Muhammed.
This was emphasised by the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, on Tuesday while on an advocacy and women empowerment tour in the state.
The Federal Government on Tuesday said it is embarrassed by increased allegations of sexual misconduct in the country’s tertiary institutions.
An alumnus of the University of Lagos, John Otema, who is standing trial for alleged rape of some female students of the institution, has denied voluntarily making parts of his purported confessional statement to the Police.
ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the National Assembly to urgently pass into law, the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Schools Prohibition Bill to arrest the immoral activities of some lecturers against their female students.
The public outcry over the BBC Africa Eye “Sex for Grades” exposè is yet to abate, with the National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Danielson Bamidele Akpan, saying he has received over 70 complaints in the 24 hours since the documentary was released online on Monday from students who say they have been victims of sexual harassment by lecturers in Nigerian universities.
The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has suspended lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of the Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church over a viral video where he was caught on camera allegedly demanding sex from a lady “seeking admission.”
Two Nigerian University lecturers from one of Nigeria’s leading universities – the University of Lagos have been exposed in the sex-for-grade scandal as revealed by BBC Africa Eye team.
Academic activities have commenced at the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, in Osun State, after a sudden closure on September 10.
Forty nine out of the 50 academic programmes of University of Abuja have been accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has set up a Police Students’ Relations Committee to look into the recent incident of attacks at the University of Uyo.
The Lagos State University (LASU) on Tuesday confirmed the dismissal of three of its academic staff for sexual harassment and misconduct.
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In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.
The Federal Government has appointed Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, as the National Coordinator, Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).
Doctors from major hospitals in England sounded an alarm on Wednesday over a fivefold increase in the number of young children requiring medical treatment after swallowing magnets from toys.
The Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir-Umar, on Monday, released 58 inmates awaiting trial from the state Central Correctional Centre.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to clear the decks to accommodate new arrivals, with United continually linked with some of Europe’s most exciting prospects.
Contractors handling abandoned projects at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) have written to the management of the school, demanding payments for work not completed, the school management revealed over the weekend during a press briefing held in Lagos.