According to reports, the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants last month say they were not abused or raped during two-and-a-half years’ captivity in northeast Nigeria, a source close to the presidency said on Wednesday.
Many girls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group have been used as sex slaves, fighters and even suicide bombers, according to rights groups including Amnesty International.
But the 21 freed girls said the militants treated them well while they were held captive, according to a […]
It was gathered that the Borno State Police Command, has expressed shock over allegations of sexual abuse of girls and women by officials guarding Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.
In its latest report, Human Rights Watch, an NGO, alleged that officials guarding IDPs camps in Borno sexually abuse young girls and women.
Reacting to the report while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, expressed reservation over the authenticity of the report.
“We have […]
According to reports, the Senate has canvassed strict adherence to the principles of joint accounts between states and councils.
The Upper Chamber reached the decision against the backdrop of calls that the joint accounts have been abused and should, therefore, be abolished with councils given direct access to their federal allocations.
In a 10-point communiqué yesterday at the end of a workshop in Abuja organised by its Committee on States and Local Government Administration, in collaboration with some development partners, the participants, […]
It was gathered that the Nigerian Navy has denied allegations of human rights abuse levelled against it by the proprietor of a Lagos based building construction company.
Briefing the National Human Rights Commission which had summoned the Navy on the issue, the Managing Director of Navy Building and Construction Company Limited, Commodore Abdul Adamu, said the Navy was a disciplined force and do not involve in any form of human rights abuse in any part of Nigeria.
He admitted that the Nigerian […]
According to reports, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), will embark on nationwide Sensitisation campaign to curb the abuse of Nigeria’s currencies.
The NOA Director in Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Danchadi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday.
“The nation’s currencies are part of our national symbols and it is regrettable that they are grossly abused in a myriad of obnoxious ways.
”These include mutilating them and spraying […]
Five lecturers of Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, have been recommended for sack by a disciplinary committee of the institution set up to investigate various offences, including sexual harassment of female students and financial extortion for marks.
The recommendation of the committee is coming 13 months after the institution dismissed three lecturers for alleged professional misconduct, including a lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, who was caught pants down with examination scripts in the room of a 400 level female […]
OAP Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru shared another sad experience of Domestic abuse sent to her via Social Media. She captioned the post, “She said it was ok for me to share her story, but didn’t want me to reveal her name. Please if you know of any organizations that can help her get back on her feet, pls pls let me know so I can share with her. Bless”
OAP Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru shared another sad experience of Domestic abuse sent to […]
Some weeks back, Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, seemed to have overstepped her boundary when she tried to air her opinion in the controversial Gender Equality bill, which has been in the front burner for a while now.
The actress in her opinion, kicked against the bill stating that the role of a man and a woman is not the same as men are meant to be the head while women should submit to them. But this not going down with many, […]