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CSO: Parents conniving with traffickers to recruit underage girls

“Recently a lot of underage girls have been recruited, especially from the Southwest of Nigeria; precisely Osun State. The network is presently investigating a report to unravel the cartel and their evil deeds. However, we call on all our members and the general public to be on the alert and intensify awareness creation among vulnerable persons,” the statement read.

UN charges Nigerian government, stakeholders to end shadow pandemic, gender-based violence

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Perpetrators of violence against children in Nigeria are parents, teachers, caregivers

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has identified parents, teachers, caregivers as well as neighbours as major perpetrators of violence against children in Nigeria.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has extolled the virtues of the late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile who died in a car accident on Tuesday.

NAF names building after deceased female combat officer

In fulfilment of its promise to honour the memory of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot for her invaluable contributions to the fight against banditry and other criminal activities in the country, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday immortalised late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

27 Stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese Government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
Another 68 Nigerian girls stranded in Lebanon due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.

68 stranded Nigerian girls return home from Lebanon

Another 68 Nigerian girls stranded in Lebanon due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps raises alarm over 80, 000 stranded Nigerians abroad

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 Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Group petitions police over sexual harassment by Chinese workers in Onitsha firm

Anambra State female lawyers under the aegis of ‘Stand Up For Women Society’ have petitioned the state Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, over an alleged sexual harassment of Nigerian girls by some Chinese working in an Onitsha–based manufacturing company.

Human trafficking: Two Nigerians rescued from Lebanon, Lebanese arrested

Barely two months after the rescue of the much publicised victim of trafficking from Lebanon, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have rescued two Nigerian trafficked victims from Beirut, the capital City of Lebanon.

Official: Jigawa annulled 330 forced marriages in 2019

The Jigawa State Hisbah Board on Thursday said it dissolved no fewer than 330 forced marriage in 2019 after the victims fled their homes in protest.
Mercy Corps

Nigeria tops world rankings with 13.2 million out-of-school children

A Non Governmental Organisation known as Mercy Corps Nigeria (MCN) has revealed through research that no less than 13.2 million Nigerian children are out of school in the country.

Minister: President Buhari’s re-election proves Nigerians support his policies

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, says the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was a proof of support for his administration’s policies by Nigerians.

Nigeria worries over girls trapped in Saudi Arabia

The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, is worried over the rate Nigerian girls are trafficked and trapped in the Saudi Arabia for forced labour and rapped.

Spanish police rescue Nigerian girls sold for sex after voodoo threats

Spanish police have rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and forced them into prostitution after threatening them with black magic, Europol announced on Thursday.

Senator Saraki laments high rate of human trafficking in Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has decried the high rate of human trafficking in the country.

Nigeria’s bobsled team still 20th in 2 new heats

In two new heats held at the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday, Nigeria’s bobsled team of Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga are still to rev up their game, clocking the worst times at the two sessions and ending up as the 20th out of 20 teams.

UN working on making irregular immigration regular – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has announced that the United Nations is doing all it can to regularise all irregular immigration due to the need for more labour force in the western world.

Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women, most without a name

The 26 young Nigerian women, who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya, were honoured yesterday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.

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Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Exam malpractice: Court acquits Senator Adeleke’s brother, three others

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, discharged and acquitted Adeleke and three other Defendants- Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro, Osun State), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (the school’s Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (a teacher in the school)- of the seven-count charge the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, entered against them.

NEMA responded to 53 road emergencies in December

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that it responded to 53 road crashes in December 2020.
As the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state chapter continues unabated, members of the state executive caretaker committee of the party Monday rejected the purported removal of the state chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa.

Kwara APC exco members reject Bashir Bolarinwa’s removal

As the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state chapter continues unabated, members of the state executive caretaker committee of the party Monday rejected the purported removal of the state chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa.
A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Kano singer appeals against retrial for ‘blasphemy’

Kano musician, Yayaha Aminu-Sharif, who was recently freed of death penalty passed on him for blasphemy, has filed an appeal against a retrial for the same offence.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 1,430 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

An update posted on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that on January 25, 2021, 1,430 new confirmed cases and three deaths were recorded in Nigeria.