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Nigeria: Children Home Ex-Students Accuse Director Of Sexual Assault

Nigeria: Children Home Ex-Students Accuse Director Of Sexual Assault

  By Amos Tauna Ex -Students of an orphanage home, Stephens Children Home in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest of the country have accused the Director, Rev. Isaac Oluwole Newton  Wusu of dehumanisation, molestation and abuse. They alleged that Rev Wusu who is their guardian torments and violates their fundamental human right under the disguise of sponsorship and […]

Nigeria: Journalists Union To Mediate Management, NAN Staff Industrial Dispute

  Lagos State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) has promised to mediate in the industrial dispute between unions in the News Agency of Nigeria and the management. Chairman of the council, Qasim Akinreti said this on Tuesday in Lagos during the council’s Media Tour to NAN Lagos office. He said the NUJ […]

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Nigeria Estimated Billing: Electricity Consumers Laud FG’s Directive To Distribution Companies

Some electricity consumers in Lagos on Wednesday lauded the Federal Government’s directive that the Distribution Companies should stop estimated billing and provide meters for their customers. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the directive would reduce the exploitation and bring sanity to the power sector. NAN reports that the […]

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South Africa’s Illegal Abortion Rate Alarmingly High – Conference

  Despite the fact that abortion is legal in South Africa, it is estimated that between 52% and 58% of the estimated 260 000 abortions that take place in South Africa every year are illegal. This came up during the Abortion and Reproductive Justice Conference underway in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape. The Department of […]

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#100MenMarch: Leaders Vow To Tackle Gender-Based Violence

  Leaders from different sectors of society have vowed to play a significant role to curb the scourge of violence against women and child abuse. Ministers and Deputy Ministers — supported by representatives from various faith-based organisations and societal formations — took turns on stage to denounce the rampant abuse of women and children, as […]

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Nigeria: Plateau Govt. Gazettes Gender Equal Opportunity Law

  The Plateau State government has gazetted the Gender Equal Opportunity Law(GEO) passed since 2015 in the State , making it the first in Northern in Nigeria. The Law gazette on June 27, is to protect women from all forms of discrimination in Politics, economy, traditions and social issues amongst others. Speaking at an event […]

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You Are Not Alone, Call Gender-Based Violence Command Centre — SA To Victims

  Victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) are reminded and encouraged to use the 24-hour call centre dedicated to provide support and counselling. Launched in March 2014, the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) has already been recognised locally and on the continent for its innovative approach and excellence in fighting gender-based violence. The toll free number […]

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Nigeria : Speaker Dogara Charges Public Complaints Commission to Address Injustices, Abuse of Power by Security Agencies

By Joseph Edegbo : Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the newly appointed Chief Commissioner of Public Complaints Commission (PCC ), Chile Igbawua, and other commissioners to ensure that acts of injustice and oppression against any citizen of Nigeria are prevented. He also urged them to uphold the objective of the […]

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