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In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor vows to implement VAPP law, punish rapists

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.

CSO: Governors frustrating fight against gender-based violence

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.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police record three rape cases daily in Gombe

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.

UN charges Nigerian government, stakeholders to end shadow pandemic, gender-based violence

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
The Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe, raised the alarm in a homily at Annunciation Catholic Parish, New Owerri.

Catholic Bishop: LGBTQ can sue priests with Imo VAPP Bill

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.”

North-East speakers to fast-track passage of VAAP Bill

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.

Enugu CSOs want full implementation of VAPP law

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Enugu State have demanded for proper implementation of Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law across the country.

Kaduna government, civil society fume over alleged wife battery by policeman

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.
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Nigeria, WHO partner to stop medicalisation of female genital mutilation

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).

NAPTIP: We are monitoring state promises to illegal immigrants

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) says it is monitoring the promises made by each state government to the returned illegal immigrants through taskforces.

Seven women arrested for carrying out female genital mutilation on 11 girls

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.

Aisha Buhari advocates for national sex offenders register

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has demanded the intervention of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on the case of Ochanya Ogbanje, who was allegedly molested for years by her aunty’s husband and son, Andrew and Victor Ogbuja.

Governor Umahi signs violence against persons prohibition bill into law

Governor Dave Umahi gave his assent on Monday, at a ceremony at the Executive Council chambers in Abakaliki. The ceremony was attended by his wife, Rachael and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

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Nigerian Army appoints new GOCs, PSO, others

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.

Rivers governor: Good infrastructure reward for people’s resistance when army ‘tried to rig’ election

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

ASUSS lauds Nigerian government over recognition as legal trade union

The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army commanding officer, four others laid to rest in Borno

The Nigerian Army has buried a commanding officer and four other soldiers killed in the attack on the military base in Marte local government of Borno state.
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The deserted dormitory is pictured at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe.

Abducted Zamfara schoolgirls released

Female students of a government secondary school in Zamfara State abducted on Friday by bandits have been released.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.

Senate refers President Buhari’s request to confirm NASRDA, correctional chiefs to relevant committees

The Senate on Wednesday referred President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of Dr Halilu Ahmad Shaba as the new Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and Muhammad Usman as Federal Commissioner as well as Haliru Nababa as Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) to its relevant committees for screening.
Ofoegbu Vivian Nkeiruka, newly wedded wife of popular On Air Personality, Victor Nwaogu, better known as Nkubi, has revealed how their love life started and how they met.

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The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Governors reach decisions on coronavirus vaccine roll-out

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to take the necessary steps to support logistics and inoculation activities in states to ensure a smooth vaccine roll-out exercise across the country.
The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.

Peter Obaseki retires as FCMB chief operating officer

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.