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Ekiti governor’s wife: Indecent dressing not basis for sexual harassment

The wife of Ekiti State governor, Bisi Fayemi, has warned government workers against sexual harassment.

IWD: TUC seeks end to gender violence against women

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged women to take advantage of the International Women’s Day (IWD) to challenge all forms of inequalities perpetrated against them.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Ogun suspends commissioner over ‘sexual harassment’

Ogun State government has suspended the Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Hon Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, from office pending the conclusion of an independent investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment of a 16-year old, Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun.
Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested in May 2018 along with four other human rights activists. Reuters

Saudi woman activist jailed for five years

A prominent Saudi female activist, who campaigned for women’s right to drive, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG VC: We lost £40 million research grant during crisis

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has said the university lost about £40 million in research grants by faculty members during the crisis that engulfed the institution from August to November this year.

Women forum discusses strategies to stop gender-based violence

Amid reported increase in sexual violence against women in Nigeria, former National President of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists – NAWOJ, Ms. Kande Daniel says “advocacy and communication by civil society groups must engage in shaming by naming” as a deliberate step to reduce gender-based violence in the country.

Court remands man for defiling his three daughters

A Port Harcourt Magistrate Court has remanded one Uchenna Tobias for alleged defilement of three minors, all his daughters.

Polytechnic lecturer dismissed for ‘sexual misconduct’

The Polytechnic, Ibadan, in the Oyo State capital, has dismissed one of its lecturers for alleged sexual misconduct.
Temi Otedola, daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, says she’s excited about her acting debut in an emotional movie ’Citation’.

Temi Otedola makes acting debut

Temi Otedola, daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, says she’s excited about her acting debut in an emotional movie ’Citation’.
A court in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe has ordered the arrest of police officers who raped and abused 18 women and girls during anti-government protests last year, as well as compensation payouts.

Malawi court orders arrest of police who raped 18 women, girls during protest

A court in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe has ordered the arrest of police officers who raped and abused 18 women and girls during anti-government protests last year, as well as compensation payouts.

Abia governor orders probe of alleged maltreatment of workers by Chinese firm

The Internet went agog on Wednesday when a private investigator with the handle, @Truthfully83, in a series of tweets accused the company of physical assault on the workers, sexual harassment and bad working conditions, among others.

NYCFC investigating sexual harassment allegations involving David Villa

New York City FC has confirmed that the club is investigating allegations of sexual harassment levelled at former star David Villa.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The cesspool of corruption called NDDC

Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike on Sunday monitored the demolition of two hotels for flouting the state’s lockdown order. 2

Governor Wike ‘rescues’ ex-NDDC chief from ‘police siege’

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday stormed the residence of a former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, after police operatives laid siege to her house in the early hours of the day.
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.

Victim of abuse cautions young women against travelling abroad

Miss Arowolo Temitope, a victim of human trafficking in Lebanon has advised young girls to work hard in Nigeria to realise their dreams as against traveling abroad for greener pastures.

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.
Egyptian authorities on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a security source said.

Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

Egyptian authorities on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a security source said.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate passes sexual harassment bill to punish randy lecturers

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to stop sexual abuse of female students in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
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.
Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, says sexual harassment is not limited to only Nollywood. He says it is prevalent in all sectors.

Chiwetalu Agu: Sexual harassment is widespread

“Sexual abuse happens in every profession, whether it is medicine or law. We have also heard of lecturers who demand for sex from their students in order to award them high scores. Even in government circles, it happens. It affects all strata of society. It is not peculiar to Nollywood at all,” he told a national daily.
Chief Ndueso Essien, a former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, has said that abandonment of societal values contributed much to increased rape cases.

Former minister blames increasing rape on neglect of values

Chief Ndueso Essien, a former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, has said that abandonment of societal values contributed much to increased rape cases.

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Thugs disrupt PDP North West zonal executive committee congress

The Northwest zonal executive committee congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna, headquarters of the North West was disrupted Saturday following a clash between major contenders.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Osun governor: Babagana Zulum a man of strong character, conviction

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has described his Borno State counterpart, Prof. Babagana Zulum, as a man of strong character and conviction who is determined to carry on despite the daunting security challenges in his domain.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari appoints new DTCA, NIIA chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).
Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.

Plateau senator seeks Nigerian government’s support for victims of yam market fire

Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi: Police nab kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits terrorising communities

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits for wreaking havoc on residents of Nabordo and Duguri in Toro and Alkaleri local government of the state.

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Tim Cook: Apple wants to use AR to make conversations better

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Manchester United boss, David de Gea facing deterioration in relationship

Manchester United reportedly have a pretty big problem at their hands involving David de Gea, Dean Henderson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

APC governors donate N50 million to victims of Zamfara market fire incident

The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, on Monday, led a high powered delegation to Zamfara to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the recent fire outbreak that engulfed parts of Tudun Wada Gusau Market in the metropolis.

Group condemns military invasion of Benue communities

A group known as Shangev-Tiev Assembly (STA) has condemned the military invasion of parts of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State in which many lives have allegedly been lost and several property destroyed.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has weighed in to a debate about refereeing by saying many officials in Spain were likely to favour his club’s great rivals Real Madrid.

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique a major doubt for El Clasico

There is a potentially significant blow for Barcelona ahead of the upcoming El Clasico clash against Real Madrid.