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NAWOJ, FIDA protest alleged sexual molestation of children in orphanage

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in partnership with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Plateau State chapter, on Friday protested the alleged sexual molestation of orphans by a director of an orphanage, Stephen Centre International in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

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.

Governor Umahi signs violence against persons prohibition bill into law

Governor Dave Umahi gave his assent on Monday, at a ceremony at the Executive Council chambers in Abakaliki. The ceremony was attended by his wife, Rachael and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

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.

NAWOJ donates food items to 120 displaced persons in Plateau

The National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) in Plateau has donated food items and toiletries to 120 displaced person at the IDP camp in Jos on Saturday.

ROLAC urges Governor Obiano to sign VAPP Bill into law

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (ROLAC), an European Union-funded project, has appealed to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra to sign the Violence Against Persons Prosecution (VAPP) Bill into law.

Bayelsa govt establishes special court to handle child rape cases

The Bayelsa State Government, in its bid to deal decisively with violation of the Child Rights in the state, has established a family Court to ensure accelerated hearing on cases of child rape, violence against women and children, child trafficking and kidnapping and child custody dispute.

Woman inserts sticks into 12-year-old maid’s private part

The victim said she was suffering great pains parts of her body where her mistress used different objects, including iron rods and wire to beat her.

Federal universities covering up corruption, sexual harassment – SERAP

The report titled “Stealing the future”: How federal universities in Nigeria have been stripped apart by corruption says, “impunity for corruption in the university system has negatively affected the governance of federal universities and the quality of education received by the students.”

Delta govt to establish rape and domestic violence referral centre

The Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, has said victims of rape and domestic violence of speedy justice.

We will defend women, children against killer herdsmen – FIDA

The International Federation of Women lawyers, FIDA Nigeria has urged the Nigerian government to defend the lives and properties of Nigerians against unsuspecting attacks by herdsmen.

FIDA urges National Assembly to pass gender equality bill

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has urged the National Assembly to pass the Gender Equality Bill into law to curb gender-based violence in the country.

Trial of alleged ritual killer Ifeanyi Dike commences in Port Harcourt

The trial of suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike, commenced yesterday at the Rivers State High Court, where he was arraigned before Justice Adolphus Enebeli.

FIDA wants capital punishment for babies’ hawkers

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has advocated capital punishment for all persons caught in the act of buying and selling of babies.

Business spending within Africa projected at $3.5trn by 2025 – Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has stated that business to business spending within Africa will reach $3.5 trillion by 2025, noting that “African economy are performing better than the global average.”

Court jails paedophile eight years for defiling two minors

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced a 40-year-old man identified only as Godbless to eight years in prison for defiling underage boy and girl.

FCT chief judge urges judges, magistrates to be diligent

FCT Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, has urged judges and magistrates in the territory to be diligent in the discharge of their duties.

Rapists on rampage in Borno IDP camp – victims

Babakura Mustapha, a 67-year-old blind displaced person, has moved his family out of the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Maiduguri due to the alleged activities of rapists.

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