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The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu, disclosed this during a 2-Day Sexuality seminar for youth and adolescent girls held on Tuesday at the Folarin Coker Clinic Conference Room, Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos committed to girl child, women’s rights

Lagos State Government has assured Lagosians of its commitment in ensuring that no stone is left unturned in its efforts towards protecting the rights and privileges of the girl child and women in the State.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: How we’re addressing gender-based violence in Nigeria

In July, an inter-ministerial committee on eradication of sexual and gender-based violence was set up in response to cases of sexual and gender-based violence in the country arising from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The Senate had also approved the sexual harassment bill in furtherance of the legislative agenda to protect women’s rights.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Kidnappers demand N10 million ransom for abducted Delta teacher

The victim simply identified as Mrs Ojoboh, a staff of Erho Secondary School, Abraka, was abducted last Monday night by a gang of gunmen who the police said dragged her into their car from her shop located along the old Eku-Abraka road and whisked her to an unknown location.

Report: Nigeria in 2019 recorded ‘lowest’ terrorism violence in eight years

Total deaths from terrorism in Nigeria fell to 1,245 in 2019, a 39 per cent decline, making it the lowest in the country since 2011, according to 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report.

UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Gennaro Gattuso: Napoli lack big game mentality

Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari condemns murder of Nasarawa APC chair

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday deplored the killing of Chief Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the nation’s security system must do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.
Nigeria Police Force - NPF

Expert wants special training for Nigeria police officers

Prof. Oyesoji Aremu of Counselling and Criminal Justice, University of Ibadan, has advised the Nigeria Police to provide more pragmatic professional trainings to police officers and men.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

#EndSARS: UK parliament deliberates sanction request against Nigeria Monday

The United Kingdom Parliament has said it will deliberate on a petition by some groups and individuals, requesting the parliament to implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials for alleged human rights violations during the #EndSARS protest and Lekki shootings.
Nigeria Railways

NRC apologises over failed Abuja-Kaduna train

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has apologised to passengers that boarded the Abuja-Kaduna train which broke down due to a failed locomotive along the route on Saturday.

Recession: The worse may be possibly over – Lagos chamber

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the nation’s economic contraction of 3.62 per cent of the third quarter against the 6.1 per cent of the second quarter of the year may indicate that the worst is over.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau government restates commitment to skills development, graduates 500 youths on 11 trades

The Plateau State government on Friday in Jos graduated 500 youths after three months of training in 11 trades, including poultry, catering , tailoring, cosmetology, aluminum works, welding and fabrication, leather works, fishery, barbing, hairdressing, information and Communication Technology.

Northern Elders: Insecurity responsible for food inflation

Northern elders have attributed the high cost of foodstuffs to the worsening insecurity in the country, which makes it difficult for farmers and transporters to convey farm produce from one region to the other.

#EndSARS: Plateau deserves special grants to tackle protest losses – speaker

Plateau State House of Assembly Speaker Ayuba Abok has appealed to the Federal Government to come to the state’s aid, to enable it tackle rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Gunmen kill commissioner’s brother, one other beheaded in Ibadan

A 45-year-old, Isaac Orisadeyi Adedokun, younger brother to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in Oyo state, Mrs Funmilayo Orisadeyi, has been shot dead on Tuesday evening along Nihort-Idi-isin, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru backs Governor Sanwo-Olu, justifies Rebuilding Lagos Initiative

The candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Lagos East senatorial bye-election, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru has endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s rebuilding Lagos initiative, a post-#EndSARS violence programme aimed at repositioning the state.
South Sudan’s National Police Service detained a man this week for allegedly trying to sell two of his children at Juba’s Konyo Konyo market.

Northern Elders: Rise in food prices due to insecurity

The Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEPD) has attributed the high cost of food items to the worsening insecurity which makes it difficult for farmers and transporters to convey farm produce from one region to the other.
Chu Hoi-dick, Ray Chan and Ted Hui said in separate Facebook posts said they had been detained in connection with the incidents in May and June in which they threw smelly liquids in the chamber.

Ex-Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over national anthem protest

Three former Hong Kong lawmakers were arrested for attempting to disrupt debate of a bill criminalising criticism of the national anthem in the Legislative Council earlier this year.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Nigeria has 200m poor people

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that Nigeria has 200 million poor people and asked the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider this when sharing production cuts.

Job creation best approach to curb crime – group

A group, Forum of Plateau Mothers, has advised the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, to churn out programmes that can engage youths in entrepreneurship, stressing that it remains the only means to keep them away from crime.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Low productivity, lack of reliable market, others hinder farmers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that smallholder farmers have seen their livelihoods constrained by a host of challenges such as low productivity, lack of reliable markets, and poor rural access roads.
The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have arrested 11 illegal miners and eliminated scores of bandits on Nov. 21 in parts of Zamfara and Katsina States.

DHQ: Troops kill 108 bandits in Northwest Nigeria in one week

The Defence Headquarters says troops have eliminated no fewer than 108 bandits in the North-west and scores of terrorists in the North-east in the last one week.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: I’ve spent N1.8 billion on students abandoned by Senator Kwankwaso

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said on Wednesday that his administration had spent about N1.8 billion to sponsor students to Nigerian private universities.