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President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senate passes criminal code bill, maintains gender neutrality for rape, sexual offences

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 2004.
Malian Islamist militant Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during his trial at the Hague, the Netherlands, July 8, 2019.

Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction, reign of terror

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, 42, has been charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape and sexual slavery.
Pauline Tallen

Minister: At least 3,600 rape cases recorded during lockdown

Over 3,600 rape cases were recorded across Nigeria during the lockdown, the minister of women affairs and social development, Pauline Tallen, has said.

Hairstylist bags 20 years in prison for rape

A 28-year-old hairstylist, Tayo Bakare, was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for rape, luring and kidnapping.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

I slapped Senator Akpabio because he harassed me sexually – Ex-NDDC boss

The suspended Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Management Committee, Joi Nunieh, has revealed that she once slapped the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswil Akpabio, for sexually harassing her.

NGO: Make sex, reproductive health education compulsory in schools

The Nigeria Female Youth Organisation (NFYO), a non-governmental organisation, has urged appropriate authorities to make sex and reproductive health education compulsory in post primary schools.

Rape: Muslim group commends federal government’s efforts, advocates stiffer penalties

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women, under the aegis of Lajna Imaillah Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Nigeria (LIMAN), has condemned the high rate of rape and Gender-Based Violence against women and girls in the country.

Police advocate special courts to try rape, other sexual violence cases

As part of sustained efforts to tackle cases of rape and other Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV in the country, the Nigerian Police Force has called for the establishment of special courts to give a speedy trial to such cases.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara advocates aggressive coronavirus campaign at grassroots

The Kwara Government has advocated the need to use local languages as tools to reach Nigerians in the campaign against COVID-19 and other social vices, including rape and domestic violence.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

POCACOV lauds Senate for passing Sexual Harassment Bill

The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) has lauded the Senate for passing the Sexual Harassment Bill for the protection of Nigerian women and girls from sexual predators.

Court remands tutor over alleged rape of student

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday remanded one Eronse Balat, 42, over alleged rape of his student (name withheld).

Cleric recommends life jail for rape offenders

Rev. Jerry Nwachukwu, the General Overseer of the Bible Base Miracle Assembly, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has advocated for a law that will make life jail as punishment for offenders found guilty of rape by law Courts.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police vow to prosecute rapists in Ondo

The Police command in Ondo has vowed to ensure the prosecution of all reported cases of rape in the state.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Lagos assembly calls for strict implementation of rape laws

Lagos State House of Assembly has called for strict implementation of rape laws and the acceleration of rape cases in the courts.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man defiles 14-year-old daughter

Chibuike Kalu, a 33-year-old father, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for defiling his 14-year-old daughter at 33, Amodu Street, Bariga, Lagos.

Legal practitioner, others urge support for rape victims

A legal practitioner and other concern individuals have called on Nigerians to rally supports for rape victims in ensuring rapid psychological recovery, rather than hurting them more with abuses.

World Drug-free Day: NDLEA says synergy, cooperation most effective strategy for drug-free society

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Sokoto State Command, has solicited for public engagement to end the ugly trend of drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest pastor, 11 others for rape in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it has arrested a pastor and 11 others for various cases of rape and defilement of minors.

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