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The Acting Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, has clarified that the law to castrate rapists was enacted to serve both as a deterrent from committing the crime in the first place and to punish offenders.
The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called for better funding and harmonisation of Nigeria’s laws to combat the growing spate of gender-based violence.
The Federal Government has expressed displeasure over the increasing cases of gender-based violence, vowing to address the problem with the support of the police and the judiciary.
The Wife of the Zamfara Governor, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has urged parents and guardians in the state to report cases of rape and other gender-based violence (GBV) to authorities.
Gender based violence in Nigeria would not end without the support of both the police and the judiciary, the Minister of Woman Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has said.
The Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta, has called for family, institutional and community support for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), saying all forms of violence against women should not be treated as family matters.
This is coming as Stakeholders in Nigerian Education and Health sectors called on Government and other partners to provide strong political commitment and support for adolescents and young people’s access to Family Life HIV Education (FLHE) and sexual reproductive health services.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to uplift the socio economic and political status of Nigerian women.
Many cases of sexual assault are under-reported, and most times the cases are poorly prosecuted due to lack of evidence to prove rape, the minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has said.
The Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem, has said “Enough to All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls” in a message to the launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) across the globe.
Female lawmakers shared their opinions at a workshop on gender legislation and other legal instruments in Abuja.
In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020, the ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), has urged the Federal Government to enact and enforce laws and regulations aimed at eliminating and preventing all forms of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, including informal work.
The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda, has alleged that battle against rape in the state is being impeded by some influential individuals.
The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
Some hoodlums accosted INEC officials as they prepared to commence voting during Saturday’s by-election at Unit 13, Kosofe council area of Lagos State.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has won his polling unit.
Alex Iwobi shone as Everton played out a 1-1 draw against Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League game.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christians Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, on Saturday charged Nigerian youths to rise and complement government’s efforts at addressing the challenges facing the country.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season on Saturday to rescue a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw against struggling Burnley.
Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASEIC) said it has earmarked N600 million in the 2021 budget proposal for the conduct of the state Local government election come February 27th, 2021.
The Federal government says it is now more determined put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology.
Pathfinder International has urged Federal Government to decentralise her policies on implementation of Family Planning (FP) measures, considering the country’s cultural and religious diversity.
Live on TV with RMC sport; Daniel Riolo stated that he is sure Lionel Messi will become a PSG player next season. After Neymar‘s and Leandro Paredes’ words last night on Messi, it seems like the Argentine might be in advanced talks with the Parisiens already.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the governing council of the University of Calabar, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, says the institution lost property worth N1.3 billion during the #EndSARS protests.