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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, speaking at a press conference in Abuja to mark the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, IDPWDs, assured that the government was committed to improving the standards of the vulnerable and also protect the rights of persons with disabilities.
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 United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to the Senate for reappointment for the second and final five-year term as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people, need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to the impact of the prolonged armed conflict, political and economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the Federal Government is set to end impunity for crimes against members of the public including journalists.
The National President of the Christian Council of Nigeria, CCN, Most Rev. Benebo Fubara-Manuel, has called on Christian and Muslim leaders in Kaduna State to chart a course towards restoring peace in Kaduna.
The United Nations has condemned the repurposing of schools for use as markets, military bases, isolation centres and camps for internally displaced persons, IDPs, saying schools must remain safe places free of conflict and violence.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said it had begun a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Defence on schools’ safety and security.
Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on political and religious leaders across the country to ensure that the different religious groups in the country live peacefully together, while upholding the ideals of freedom of worship as contained in Nigeria’s constitution.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the legislature is the most misunderstood arm of Government.
Dr Adedotun Ajiboye, a Clinical Psychologist at the Mental Health Department, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, says COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine strategies has positive and negative effects on families.
‘If I were tribalistic, President Goodluck Jonathan offered me the opportunity to remain in PDP, he offered me all sort of opportunities and I said that I have given my allegiance to Buhari because I am not tribalistic.
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Saturday said the Yoruba people are a nation of hospitable, accommodating and warm people who believe in the oneness of Nigeria.
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday, says he is confident that his party’s candidates in the state’s senatorial bye-elections will win the two seats.
Juventus came from behind to beat Torino 2-1 on Sunday with US midfielder Weston McKennie among the scorers for the first time since he joined the Italian champions on loan.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as laughable the claims by Babatunde Gbadamosi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Saturday’s bye election for Lagos East senatorial district was rigged in favour of Tokunbo Abiru.
Guardiola watched Manchester City hit five past Burnley – and then claimed this season is leaving him joyless.
Two of the year’s most anticipated public listings — DoorDash and Airbnb — will seek higher than expected valuations for their IPOs, new filings show. Each company has seen its fortunes affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with DoorDash surging and Airbnb seeing its business drop off sharply. But both have priced their IPOs in roughly the same range.
The Horn of Africa has once again experienced renewed tensions this weekend.
Health minister Osagie Ehanire on Monday inaugurated a ministerial committee to work with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in developing the framework for the scheme.
He maintained that part of the initiative by this non-governmental organisation in ensuring that every Nigerians knows their roles in this regard was the donation of hundreds copies of the book, Accountable Nigeria to many Nigerians since it was launched in 2018.