Category policy

Inspirational: American Mum/Professor, Sharon Cannon Shares Uplifting Message With Women On Why Feeling Old Should Not Stop Their Dreams

An American mum and teacher, Sharon Cannon has shared an inspirational post that she hopes will help people gain more courage to follow their dreams despite age. Cannon who shared practical advice with other late bloomers like herself on her

Continue reading…

El-Rufai Signs New Law To Castrate and Remove Fallopian Tubes Of Male and Female Rapists In Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has signed into law the new State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which stipulates surgical castration and removal of Fallopian tubes for any male or female found guilty of raping a child in the state. Recall

Continue reading…

Kaduna Assembly Approves Stern Law To Deal With Rapists

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has approved a stern law to deal with rapists in the state. The Assembly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the

Continue reading…

Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding The Right Of Female Children To Inheritance Divides The Igbos

The Supreme Court in a landmark decision, has upheld the right of a female child to inherit properties of her father. By this decision, the apex court has voided the Igbo age-long law and custom which forbid a female child

Continue reading…

NDLEA Considers Compulsory Drug Testing For Single Ladies Before Marriage

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it is considering a new policy that will make it mandatory for single ladies to get a drug test before they get married. Chairman of the agency, Mohammed Mustapha Abdalla, disclosed this during the

Continue reading…

FIRS Orders Landlords To Increase Tenancy Fees

Landlords and property agents have been asked to charge six percent Stamp Duty on all tenancy and lease agreements by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Landlords and property agents were given the directive by the tax agency’s Director, Communications and Liaison

Continue reading…

COVID-19: Good News For Private School Teachers As FG Takes This Initiative…

Private school teachers have cried out for help due to unpaid salaries by their management since March when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela,

Continue reading…

#SexForGrades: Senate Passes Bill That Will Indict Randy University Lecturers

The Senate has passed the Sexual Harassment Bill which is to stop sexual abuse of female undergraduates in tertiary institutions in the country. The bill titled: ‘A Bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress Sexual Harassment of students

Continue reading…

Lagos State Finally Announces Definite Date For The Reopening Of Schools

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a definite date to reopen schools for only transitional classes. He said beginning from Monday, August 3, SS3 and TEC3 students will be allowed to come in for revision and their examination

Continue reading…

Akwa Ibom Governor, Emmanuel Udom Empowers Judges To Do This To Rapists In The State

Governor Emmaneul Udom has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020, which empowers judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape in Akwa Ibom state. The state’s commissioner for agriculture and women affairs, Glory Edet who spoke

Continue reading…

Castration As Punishment For Rape In Nigeria? Here’s What The Reps Decided

In light of the avalanche of rape and sexual abuse cases coming to fore, a member of the Nigeria House Of Representatives, Hon James Faleke moved the motion that convicted rapists be castrated. The lawmaker made the suggestion during a

Continue reading…

COVID-19: Don’t Mistake Eased Restriction For End Of Pandemic- SGF, Boss Mustapha Warns

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, Mr Boss Mustapha has warned Nigerians against thinking that the eased restriction which was announced by the Federal

Continue reading…

Saudi Arabia Makes Giant Leap In The Protection Of Juvenile Rights

Saudi Arabia is ending the death penalty for crimes committed by minors, the kingdom’s Human Rights Commission has announced. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered an end to the death penalty for crimes committed by minors, according to a statement

Continue reading…

COVID-19: State Governors Agree On Inter-state Lockdown For Two Weeks

Nigerians can expect the restriction of movement in many states within the country to continue for much longer as the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has agreed to implement a lockdown between states in order to limit the spread of the

Continue reading…

COVID-19: Kano State Government Begins Deportation Of Almajiris

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Kano State government has started the deportation of Almajiris to their home states. Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, disclosed this on Twitter. He said the deportation was in order

Continue reading…

Lagos State Introduces New Education Policy That’s Bound To Upset Many Parents

The Lagos State Government has announced it will implement a new education policy beginning from the next academic session. Parents, citizens, and some other stakeholders have already met the news with some discontent. The State says it will enforce the

Continue reading…

COVID-19: Lagos State Government Waives Medical Bills For Pregnancy & Maternity Cases All Through The Month Of April

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that the state government would be offering free medical services to pregnant women and other persons with health emergencies in the state all through the month of April. While speaking at a press

Continue reading…

UPDATE: Celebrity Mum, Funke Akindele-Bello and Hubby, JJC Skillz Plead Guilty To Flouting FG’s Social Distancing Order

Celebrity mum and actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her hubby, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, as a follow-up to their arrest by the police yesterday have pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of defiling the orders of the Lagos state government

Continue reading…

Conditional Cash Transfer: FG Explains How It Identifies The Poorest/Most Vulnerable Nigerians Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Nigerians who have questioned how the Federal Government intends to do justice and correctly identify the most vulnerable citizens to benefit from its conditional cash transfer initiative now have an answer.  Read here. To cushion the effect of the economic

Continue reading…

Sierra Leone Lifts Ban On Pregnant Girls Attending School

In 2015, a rise in rape, abuse, and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fueled a spike in teenage pregnancies. Consequently, a ban on pregnant girls going to school was introduced in Sierra Leone. The ban was overturned on Monday,

Continue reading…

BREAKING: President Buhari Imposes Restrictions On Lagos And Two Other States In A Bid To Curb COVID-19

In a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, President Buhari has restricted movement in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State. The president made the announcement during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. He said that the curfew will begin

Continue reading…

DSVRT Explains Why A Father Having Sex With His Child Is Not Considered  As Rape Under Lagos State Law

The Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, of the Lagos state government has explained what constitutes a rape case and defilement case as prescribed by the Laws of the state; explaining further that under the State’s laws, it is

Continue reading…

Coronavirus: FG Imposes Travel Restrictions To Nigeria From These Countries

The Federal Government has announced  its decision  to restrict entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries including the US and UK, as it announced five new cases Wednesday. The restriction will apply to travelers from countries with more

Continue reading…

Lagos State Shuts Down All Private and Public Schools Over Coronavirus

The Lagos State Government says it recognises it holds a strategic position as a force of commerce and travel, and will, therefore, not take chances with the ongoing threat of the global health pandemic brought by novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. In

Continue reading…

Lagos State Government Bans All Churches’ or Mosques’ Gatherings Of More Than 50 Persons

The Lagos state government, in agreement with religious leaders, has banned all religious congregational service of over 50 worshippers as part of concerted efforts to contain the unprecedented devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing globally.  The decision was reached after a meeting

Continue reading…