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Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has said that women deserve a future free from any form of violence and should be respected and included all spheres of nation building.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has activated the inclusion of the Ondo State Public Health Laboratory to its Molecular Laboratory Network in the country.
Instagram says that currently, it tries to blur out potentially triggering content in search results, and it does direct people to generalized crisis support, but it should now direct users to resources specifically designed around eating disorders.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country.
Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.
The 2020 target set out by the Federal Government in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition have been underachieved, a report released by a group of civil society organizations working in partnership to inspire, transform and connect (PITCH) the HIV response said on Monday.
Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Lagos State are still struggling to implement the disability law of the state, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) says.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV/AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.
United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on Tuesday, said key populations such as sex workers and gay men accounted for 50 per cent of new HIV cases in the world.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, says the rights of women and girls, and gender equality, must be the focus to stop new HIV infections.
With 1 million people infected and 440,000 lives lost to AIDS in the African region in 2019, the World Health Organization, WHO, has raised the alarm that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths were not reducing fast enough to meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending AIDS epidemics by 2030. In the region.
The Ogun State Government has said that its agency is working assiduously to contain the spread of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), against its spread as against the report that it has the highest numbers of the affected persons.
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity, has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), particularly in Rivers State, to consider launching a telephone line for reporting violence against women and girls.
Many cases of sexual assault are under-reported, and most times the cases are poorly prosecuted due to lack of evidence to prove rape, the minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has said.
The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
Musician, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, says it took several months to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is a homosexual.
The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has urged women survivors of rape and other physical violence to speak out to reduce the impunity enjoyed by some perpetrators.
Mexico’s famed masked wrestlers are trying to get their coronavirus-hit sport off the canvas by taking their colourful fights to a small island nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s popular Xochimilco canals.
A Nigerian gender and disability rights advocate, Hauwa Ojeifo, has won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation changemaker award for 2020.
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No fewer than 30 persons were abducted in the early hours of yesterday by bandits, who invaded Jangaru village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
He also said it was not too much for Nigerians to ask the Federal Government to secure lives and property, noting that government at all levels must provide the enabling environment for citizens to thrive.
Nigeria’s trade with other countries worsened in 2020, resulting in a trade deficit of N7.37 trillion for the year, following sharp declines in exports of crude oil, solid minerals and manufactured goods.
President Muhammadu Buhari says with females forming about half of the country’s population, any “government which neglects such a crucial component of its demographic asset stands the risk of stunted growth and likely failure”.
“Taking into account the cancellation by FIFA of the Under-17 World Cup for which the U-17 CAN was no longer a qualifying tournament. The Committee further noted: the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, increased restrictions on international travel, and uncertainty about the evolution of the situation.”
The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the peace, harmony and unity of purpose that characterized the conduct of its zonal congresses in the North-East and South-East geo-political zones last recently Friday and Saturday, is an indication of its readiness to take over the leadership of the country.
The six Southwest states have resolved to evolve better strategies to manage boundary disputes in the region.
Kano State Hisbah Command has begun awareness against street begging in Kano metropolis, ahead of evacuation of hawkers, to curb immorality and instill sanity.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has voided an interim order of a Rivers State High Court against the membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.