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Lagos State Finally Announces Definitive Date For The Reopening Of Schools and Other Modalities

The Lagos state government today announced it would be reopening schools for only transitional classes SS3 and TEC3 beginning from Monday, August 3. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this at a press conference yesterday. He said SS3 and TEC3

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Coronavirus: Passengers Without Valid Yellow Card Can No Longer Board Flights To Nigeria- NCAA

As part of the measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says henceforth, passengers without valid Yellow card can no longer be allowed to board flights at Nigeria international airports. The Yellow

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How Ban On Compulsory Blood Donation In Lagos Hospitals May Affect Expectant Mothers- Health Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has reacted to the ruling that banned state-owned hospitals from demanding compulsory blood donation from husbands of pregnant women seeking antenatal and maternity services. According to updates published by PUNCH, the

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Bans Pilgrims From Visiting

Coronavirus remains a growing world health concern and every country is doing what it can to keep the deadly virus at bay. In the same vein, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has now banned religious pilgrims from visiting Mecca or

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US State Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Bill To Decriminalize Polygamy

A bill that would decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah in the United States was unanimously endorsed by a state Senate committee this week, sending the legislation to the full chamber for a vote, The Salt Lake City Tribune

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World’s Youngest Prime Minister, Finland’s Sanna Marin’s New Family Policy Will Put Fathers In Active Parenting Roles | Here’s How

Finland’s new government has announced plans to give all parents the same parental leave, in a push to get fathers to spend more time with their children. The government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who is the world’s

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Trump Administration Adds Nigeria and Five Other Countries To Travel Ban List

The US State Department on Friday night announced that it has put six new countries under its travel ban list. Under a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump, citizens from Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria- Africa’s most populous country,

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Happy News: FG Begins The Implementation Of New NYSC Allowance

The Nigerian Government has approved and begun the implementation of  the payment of the new allowance for serving corp members. Shuaibu Ibrahim, a brigadier general and the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says the monthly allowance of

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Federal Government Exempts Sanitary Pads, 19 Other Staples From VAT Hike

Come Feburary 1 2020,  the new valued added tax (VAT) increase proposed by the  The Federal Government will take effect. President Muhammadu Buhari a couple of weeks ago signed the Finance Act to increase the government’s revenue base, this translates

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