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Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fourth meeting of the Northeast Governors’ Forum in Bauchi, the Chairman of the Forum and Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, said: “In our previous meetings, we have been able to identify most of the daunting challenges facing us, individually and collectively, and the possible courses of action which we would pursue through shared responsibility and commonality of purpose, in order to arrive at the desired outcomes.”
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has threatened to mete out penalties against ostracization of Persons in Ebonyi communities and other parts of the country.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Friday that a strategy developed to end child marriages in the country had begun bearing fruits.
The Ekiti State Government through the Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, has dragged the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, to court over the dismissal of a police constable, Omolola Olajide, for getting pregnant without serving the required number of years.
A conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region could trigger broader destabilisation in the country, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council on Wednesday as he warned that a dire humanitarian situation in the north was set to worsen.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 32 health facilities in Enugu State.
A Civil Society Organisation, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), has accused state governors of frustrating the fight against gender-based violence in the country.
Governor Yahaya Bello said his administration is committed to the elimination of gender inequality in governance, discrimination, and violence against women and girls.
Gombe State Commissioner for internal security and Ethical Orientation, Dauda Zambuk, on Saturday said the state recorded 200 rape, 37 sodomy and 10 kidnap cases in 2020 with five recorded in January of the new year 2021 alone.
Organized by The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) in collaboration with the joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, the programme aims to eliminate all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against women through various implementation programs and partners all over the world.
Mr Mohammed Idris, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Anambra, says the Command has developed functional programmes to reduce drug abuse and its associated crimes in the state.
Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, says the demise of renowned civil rights activist, Esther Uzoma, has left a big vacuum in the crusade to end Gender-Based Violence globally (GBV).
The Gombe State Commissioner of Police, Shehu Maikudi, says there's an urgent need to battle the prevalence of rape, especially of minors, in the state.
Ogun State government has suspended the Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Hon Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, from office pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment of a 16-year old, Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun.
The Nigeria Police Force says it will roll out massive engagement and enlightenment of stakeholders to check cultism, substance abuse, sexual and gender-based violence in 2021.
Mrs. Olubukola Olaboopo, the Osun Commissioner for Women , Children and Social Affairs, on Wednesday, says the ministry has created a women clinic where depressed, abused women can get help, physically and psychologically.
Mrs Olubukoka Olaboopo, the Osun Commissioner for Women , Children and Social Affairs, on Wednesday, says the ministry has created a women clinic where depressed, abused women can get help, physically and psychologically.
U.N. agencies are rushing emergency aid to thousands of victims of Cyclone Gati, the most powerful tropical storm ever to hit Somalia.
Amid reported increase in sexual violence against women in Nigeria, former National President of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists – NAWOJ, Ms. Kande Daniel says “advocacy and communication by civil society groups must engage in shaming by naming” as a deliberate step to reduce gender-based violence in the country.
The 20-year-old has not made an ideal start to life in the Premier League. His debut came against Leicester City, where his mix up with goalkeeper Alisson allowed Jamie Vardy to tap home to put the Foxes 2-1 ahead late on.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has enlisted the support of other ex-presidents and Prime Ministers in West Africa to mitigate elections-related conflicts to promote peace in the region.
The police in Lagos have arrested a socialite and Instagram celebrity, Mike Eze, aka Pretty Mike, for allegedly facilitating operations at Cubana Nightclub in Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Chief of Defense Staff General Lucky Irabor has said that the Nigerian Armed Forces will never in any way leave the peace and security of the nation in the hands of the terrorists.
English singer-songwriter, Adele, and her former husband, Simon Konecki, have finalised their divorce nearly after two years they are separated.
Four years after a failed attempt to review its constitution, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set up an eight-member committee headed by Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN, to review its laws ahead of its National Convention slated for later this year.
The United Nations (UN) has condemned the attacks by Boko Haram against civilians and aid facilities in Dikwa, Borno State.
The convoy of Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State was involved in an accident on Thursday.
Respite may have come the way of the 317 kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State following the news filtering in this afternoon that they have been released by the bandits.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.