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Mrs Yinka Adeyemi, the Director of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), on Tuesday said that courts in Lagos delivered 122 judgments on sexual offences cases from January 2020 to July 2020.
Total loans by the Chinese government and affiliate agencies to Nigeria is about $3.121 billion and constitutes only about 3.94 per cent of Nigeria’s total public debt of $79.3 billion as of March 31, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.
The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has urged State Governors to renovate and build juvenile centres on Government, Public-Private Partnership so as to provide safe shelters for victims of sexual gender-based violence and domestic violence, especially children and teens.
The police in Kaduna State have commenced investigation into the killing of a Kaduna-based lawyer, Haro Gandu, by gunmen at his Abuja Road residence on Sunday, 26 July, 2020 and abduction of his wife and son.
The Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe K, on Thursday said about eighty thousand Nigerians are currently held as sex slaves and in forced labour across the world, in countries like Lebanon, Mali and across the Middle East.
The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice on Friday published the details of another convicted sex offender, 66-year-old Bayo Akintewe, who was convicted by the State High Court in Ado-Ekiti.
In an effort to benefit from the 2019/2020 projects of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), the Ekiti State government has approved the borrowing of a sum of N3 billion to pay for the counterpart funding to be able to access the fund.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
The Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Yinka Omorogbe, on Friday, reiterated Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to Open Governance Partnership, OGP, in adding value to lives of the people in the State.
The Ekiti government will, on July 1, inaugurated a committee saddled with the responsibility of developing a human rights action plan.
The Nigeria Labour Congress in Kano State has suspended its planned seven-day warning strike action over deduction of workers salaries in May.
Mr Chia Nor, Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Nassarawa state, has called for accelerated hearing and prosecution for Rape, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), cases in court.
The Federal Government is to establish specialised courts for speedy hearing of rape and Gender-Based Violence offences , Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said.
The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country, focusing on finishing projects delivered by local contractors and technology that create jobs for thousands of Nigerians.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would deploy no fewer than 20,000 ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the forthcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 19.
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity has called on the Federal Government to urgently arrest the insecurity situation in southern Kaduna.
The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), on Thursday, said that special operations forces have been deployed to curb the incessant attacks and killings in Southern part of Kaduna state.
The President of Takete Ide Progressive Union (TIPU) in Mopamuro Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Prince Richard Dare Fiki, has called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to create enabling environment for the youths to actualise their God-given potentials.
The Iranian Health Ministry, on Wednesday, urged caution over the new Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik-V, which has drawn international criticism for not completing phase three clinical trials.
The Kaduna State Ministry of Finance on Tuesday, promised cash backing of nutrition budget releases brought before it, to ensure the implementation of nutrition programmes in the state.
Crystal Palace are on the verge of missing out on Queens Park Ranger midfielder Eberechi Eze after failing to increase their offer for the player.
Barcelona are set to make a €15 million (£14m/$18m) bid for Eric Garcia in the coming days after the defender turned down a contract extension with Manchester City.
The Edo State House of Assembly impeachment saga took a spiritual dimension Friday morning, as priestesses of Edo extraction laid curses at the Assembly gate.