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NHRC: FG, states should focus more attention on tackling high rates of child abuse

    NHRC: FG, states should focus more attention on tackling high rates of child abuse

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says the country is still battling with high rates of child abuse despite the passage of the child rights act. Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary

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Osinbajo: Adopting Child Rights Act at state level will address gender-based violence

    Osinbajo: Adopting Child Rights Act at state level will address gender-based violence

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the adoption of the Child Rights Act and the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act by all states will address gender-based violence (GBV). As of October

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Yobe adopts Child Rights Act

    Yobe adopts Child Rights Act

The Yobe government says it has adopted the Child Rights Act but is awaiting assent by Mai Mala Buni, the state governor. As of October 2020, Yobe was one of

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Senate passes bill banning sex offenders from working with children

    Senate passes bill banning sex offenders from working with children

A bill prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offences from working with children has passed third reading at the senate. The bill is an amendment child rights act of 2003. The

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11 states yet to domesticate Child Rights Act — 17 years after passage

  11 states yet to domesticate Child Rights Act — 17 years after passage

Eleven out of the 36 states in Nigeria are yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act passed in 2003. Pauline

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Why has Sokoto, seat of the caliphate, not adopted the child rights act?

  Why has Sokoto, seat of the caliphate, not adopted the child rights act?

Sometime in early 2019, some religious leaders in Sokoto state called a meeting of stakeholders in the seat of the

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In Sokoto, children stay out of school for as little as N200

  In Sokoto, children stay out of school for as little as N200

What can N200 do for an entire family? How much of their needs can it solve? How sustainable can it

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Inside the world of Kano children who stay away from school so their parents can feed

  Inside the world of Kano children who stay away from school so their parents can feed

At 14, Abubakar Idris (not real name) would pass as a breadwinner for his family in Sabon Gari, Ungogo local

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An open letter to Nigeria’s children

  An open letter to Nigeria’s children

BY PETER HAWKINS Dear Naija children, thirty years ago – long before many of you were born – the world came

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Nigerian children deserve better

  Nigerian children deserve better

On 20th November 1989, children all over the world finally got the voice they deserve with the signing of the

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