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UNICEF: Violence against children impedes socio-economic development

Mr Murtala Mohammed, a Child Education Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Lagos Office, says violence against children hampers social and economic development in any society.

Kaduna sexual assault centers record 662 cases of abuse against women, children

Isah Ibrahim, an advocacy advisor with the NGO made the disclosure in Zaria, during a two-day sensitization workshop on Violence Against Children (VAC).

Clerics, community leaders to support UNICEF end violence against children in Kaduna

Some community and religious leaders in Kaduna State on Tuesday, pledged to support the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in ending all forms of violence against children in the state.

Christian council moves against sexual assault on children

The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) has brought together over 50 million Christians in Nigeria to end violence against children.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Nigeria loses N1.4 trillion annually due to violence against children

An estimated loss of economic value of N1.42 trillion is incurred annually due to the consequences of violence against children (VAC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

NGO bemoans violence against children in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Value Life for Children and Women Initiative, has decried the high rate of violence against children and called on the National Assembly to make legislation that will abolish violence against children in the country.

President Buhari: 8.2m schoolchildren being fed by federal government

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged security agencies, families, traditional and religious leaders to take decisive actions to stem the rising cases of violence against children as he also gave an update on the school feeding programme of his administration.

UNICEF to support federal government to end violence against children by 2030

As Nigeria commemorates Children’s day today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged to support the federal government by launching a National plan of action to end violence against children by 2030.

Our children are our future

Today affords me another opportunity to re-affirm our Administration’s commitment to the protection of children, a day to reflect on our roles and responsibilities as Parents and Leaders towards our children, and also assessing how far we have fared in this regard.

Children’s Day: Safety of the Nigerian child is non-negotiable – Senator Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has felicitated with children across the country and stated that their safety was non-negotiable.

Children’s Day: UNICEF pledges commitment to end violence against children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its commitment to end violence against children in Nigeria, ahead of the 2018 Children’s Day.

Nigeria sets 2030 to end violence against children

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has fixed 2030 to end all forms of violence against children in the country.

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Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
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Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.