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Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has promised to protect children and women in the state by implementing the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act recently passed by the Bauchi State House of Assembly.
A Civil Society Organisation, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), has accused state governors of frustrating the fight against gender-based violence in the country.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has urged the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to ensure domestication of the Act in all states.
It is eight days into the year 2021 and the Gombe State command of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says it has received over seven reported cases of rape in the last six days of the New Year that is in addition to the over 250 cases reported in 2020.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Wednesday told women in the state that being married was not a special qualification in womanhood as believed in some quarters.
Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen has called for the establishment of children’s parliament in schools to aide planning and implementation of programmes affecting children.
The Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta, has called for family, institutional and community support for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), saying all forms of violence against women should not be treated as family matters.
This is coming as Stakeholders in Nigerian Education and Health sectors called on Government and other partners to provide strong political commitment and support for adolescents and young people’s access to Family Life HIV Education (FLHE) and sexual reproductive health services.
The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
The Violence Against Persons Prohibition, VAPP, Bill, currently before Imo State House of Assembly can be used by LGBTQ to sue a priest, thereby endangering “our cultural, traditional and religious values.”
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged parents to prioritise girl-child education to reduce the vulnerability of women to social vices, particularly gender-based violence such as rape.
Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has dropped from 74 percent to 53 percent in Ebonyi state, says UNICEF Consultant.
The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2025 which has been domesticated in some Nigerian States including Kaduna and known as VAPP law was one protective law stakeholders have clamoured for, for many years.
Speakers of Houses of Assembly in the North-East have resolved to fast-track the passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bills in the states within the region.
Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Dr Aisha Mohammed, says she will work to ensure that victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the state are protected and get justice.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila says the house will provide funds for the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the 2021 budget to be presented to the National Assembly in September.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, on Monday expressed worry over incessant violence against women, despite the ongoing awareness campaign in the state.
The Federal Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners is harmonizing efforts to put a stop to the medicalisation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi on Tuesday blamed the rising incidence of electoral violence in the country on all political parties.
A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.
The Ebonyi State Government on Tuesday paraded two women in Okpuitumo community, Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state for alleged genital mutilation carried out on 11 girls.
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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently before the National Assembly will resolve the issues under the Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) on gas.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side had been second best all night during their defeat at Chelsea stating the Meyserside club are not at the same level with the Blues.
State governments controlled by the All Progressives Congress, have reiterated commitment to implementing a recommendation to grant nursing mothers 180 days (6 months) leave.
The National Pension Commission has faulted states and some private companies for not funding 3.5 million pension accounts opened by their workers as of the end of 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force has commenced the second phase of the nationwide registration and capturing of retired police officers in the ongoing enrolment of officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna remains the only surviving African player at the first official World Table Tennis (WTT) Tournament taking place in Doha after he defeated Indian national champion Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-8) to berth in the second round of the men’s singles.
Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.
A series of large explosions at a military base rocked the city of Bata in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, killing at least 20 people and injuring hundreds, local television station TVGE said.
The Acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Professor Armstrong Idachaba, has dismissed insinuations that poor conception, corruption, mismanagement and bad leadership were...
A cross section of senior lawyers in the country have paid glowing tribute to the late Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Slyvester Nwguta, who died in the early hours of Sunday.