Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lagos reaffirms commitment to end violence against children

Lagos State government has reaffirmed its commitment to end violence against children in order to ensure a safe and secured future for them. The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Mrs. Lola Akande, gave the pledge while inaugurating the subcommittee set up to work towards the launch of year of action on ending Violence …

Measles kill 20 children in Sokoto

No fewer than 20 children have been killed by measles outbreak in 18 Local Government areas of Sokoto State in the last 23 days, a health official has revealed. Dr. Sani Labaran, Executive Secretary, Sokoto State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, disclosed this in an interview in Sokoto, yesterday, describing the situation as an epidemic. He said …

Man, 50, in court for trafficking 10 children

A 50-year-old man, Luku Labi, who allegedly trafficked 10 children from Benin Republic into Nigeria, was charged before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos. The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful import and confining children. The prosecutor, Inspector Rita Momah, told the court that the …

AISHA BUHARI WANTS ENFORCEMENT OF LAW ON RAPE TO PROTECT WOMEN AND CHILDREN

The wife of Nigeria’s president, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu, has urged government at all levels to enforce the law on rape, to protect women and children in the country. Aisha stated this when she received some staff of the Ministry of Women Affairs, UNICEF and National Population Commission, led by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Ezekiel Oyemomi. …

THREE NURSING SCHOOL STUDENTS GANG-RAPED 3-YEAR OLD GIRL IN BENIN

Three final year Nursing Students of Edo State School of Nursing, have reportedly gang-raped a six-year old girl in Benin. Already, the police have arrested two of the students while the third suspect in crime is said to have absconded. The suspects had allegedly committed the crime after luring the little girl from a makeshift store within the school …