Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ogechi Ekeanyanwu

    RESEARCH: One in two Nigerian children experience physical violence

RESEARCH: One in two Nigerian children experience physical violence

One in two Nigerian children experience violence and are left to suffer in silence, a research titled 'Nigeria: Violence Against Children', has shown.This is mostly fuelled by a culture that believes in the communal raising of children and the slogan of "spare the rod, spoil the child".As shown in the survey launched in February 2016 by the National Population Commission, [...]

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    SHOCKING: Women more likely to justify gender-based violence

SHOCKING: Women more likely to justify gender-based violence

Four out of 10 young girls, aged 15-19, believe a man is right to hit his wife if she burns his food, argues with him, goes out without telling him, neglects the children or refuses to have sex.This was made known in the 2015 Africa scorecard on violence against women and girls – highlighting male and female attitudes to gender based violence [...]

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    On world awareness day, 5 facts about autism

On world awareness day, 5 facts about autism

Annually, April 2 has been set aside to create awareness on autism, which is often misunderstood.According to the Britain's national autism association, autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of three.According to Ranti Balagbobo, a special education manager, "It is a learning disorder; it is real and can be disabling without the right support."Here [...]

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    RESEARCH: Tax treaties cause children and women hardship

RESEARCH: Tax treaties cause children and women hardship

Women and children pay the highest price when tax revenues are reduced through tax treaties, a research done by ActionAid, has shown.Tax treaties are agreement between two countries to limit tax rights and regulate or even totally cancel a country's taxation of foreign owned company regardless of how profitable the company is.In the research, titled 'The tax treaties that are depriving [...]

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    ‘Married women can’t join the police’… 5 ways the constitution discriminates against women

‘Married women can’t join the police’… 5 ways the constitution discriminates against women

On March 16, Nigerian legislators refused to pass for second reading, the bill on gender equality.The bill, titled 'Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women', would have, among other things, provided women quality in marriage, education and opportunities. This was not to be.Some of the legislators cited religious and cultural reasons. Some said the constitution already provides for the rights [...]

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    Boko Haram crisis: Children born after 2009 ‘might never fully learn’

Boko Haram crisis: Children born after 2009 ‘might never fully learn’

Children born after 2009 in Boko Haram-ravaged states might never be able to learn optimally, as their brain development is at risk since they have lived all their life in conflict.The Boko Haram insurgency started in 2009, meaning several under-seven children have lived their most fruitful developmental years in the conflict – a toxic state that will inhibit their brain cell [...]

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    Kachikwu: Save your fuel, I will NOT resign

Kachikwu: Save your fuel, I will NOT resign

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, says he will not resign as he still he has a lot of work to do.The minister said this on Tuesday as part of his closing remarks while briefing the senate committee on petroleum (upstream) on the lingering scarcity of petroleum products across the country.Different groups, including the South South All Progressives Congress, [...]

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    Nigerians ‘sadder’ in 2016

Nigerians ‘sadder’ in 2016

Nigeria has become the 54th saddest nation in the world whereas in 2015, it was the 78th happiest country in the world and 2nd happiest in Africa.The 2016 world happiness report update, which ranks 157 countries by their happiness levels, was released in Rome on Wednesday, in advance of the UN World Happiness Day, March 20.The report reviews the state of [...]

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    Gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Rivers

Gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Rivers

Two soldiers were on Thursday killed during an exchange of gunfire with suspected sea pirates in the Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers state.[...]

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    Police arrest three more ‘kidnappers’ of Babington girls

Police arrest three more ‘kidnappers’ of Babington girls

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    Abduction of Christian girls rampant in the north, says CAN

Abduction of Christian girls rampant in the north, says CAN

The Northern states Christian Association of Nigeria (Northern CAN) says abduction and marriage of Christian girls and forceful conversion to Islam has been a long standing issue in north.The northern CAN consists of Christians in the 19 states of the the north and the federal capital territory.The group, through its new chairman, Yakubu Pam, warned in a statement on Saturday against [...]

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    10 anti-women laws you probably did not know… and the countries where they thrive

10 anti-women laws you probably did not know… and the countries where they thrive

1) In Nigeria, the penal code of the north gives a husband the right to beat his wife as a corrective measure, so long as he does not cause her grievous bodily harm. The law is, however, silent on what issues need correction or what constitutes "grievous" bodily harm.2) In Singapore and India, no such thing as marital rape: a woman [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Men are threatened when women want off-screen jobs, says Nkiru Njoku

INTERVIEW: Men are threatened when women want off-screen jobs, says Nkiru Njoku

Nkiru Njoku is a screen writer. She is the head writer of Tinsel, the longest-running TV series in Nigeria. She is also the head content producer of MTN project fame Africa. In this interview with TheCable in commemoration of the International Women's Day, she speaks about the challenges women face in the film industry.What are the major challenges women in [...]

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    EFCC to file fresh charges against Tarfa, Nwobike

EFCC to file fresh charges against Tarfa, Nwobike

Rickey Tarfa and Joseph Nwobike, both senior advocates of Nigeria, have been accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of bribing judges with millions of naira to influence court decisions. In a statement by Wilson Uwuajaren, the EFCC spokesperson, the anti-graft agency said Tarfa and Nwobike will be arraigned in a Lagos state high court. Tarfa will be tried for [...]

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    Ogbeh to discuss ‘Agatu massacre’ with Buhari

Ogbeh to discuss ‘Agatu massacre’ with Buhari

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    ‘Evil’ Arepo vandals are fighting back, says Ambode

‘Evil’ Arepo vandals are fighting back, says Ambode

Vandals and criminal gangs in Ikorodu, Lagos, may be responsible for the kidnap of three school girls from their boarding school, Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state, says.Ambode said this on Wednesday in a statement released and signed by Steve Ayorinde, the commissioner of information and strategy.Ambode said "evil" was fighting back but warned that the state government will no longer tolerate [...]

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