Human Rights

Cameroon Struggling to Rein In Arms Smuggling From Chad, Nigeria

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Cameroon has blamed arms smuggling from its neighbors for fueling Boko Haram terrorism, anglophone separatists, and crime. The military says it has recovered only a small fraction of illegal small arms out of what is thought to be more 100,000, most of them smuggled from neighboring Chad and Nigeria. Cameroon’s military pointed the […]

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International Children’s Day: Rights Commission Tasks Government On Child Development

As Nigeria joins the rest of the global community to commemorate the 2022 International Children’s Day, the National Human Rights Commission has reiterated the need to close the numerous protection gaps in Nigeria’s child development plan, so as to assist children attain their full potentials and contribute to national development.   The Executive Secretary of […]

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UNICEF Urges Kano State Assembly To Pass Child Rights Law

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF has urged Kano Assembly to pass the Child Protection Bill in Kano state, northern Nigeria. The UNICEF Chief of Kano field office, Rahama Farah stated this, during football tournament organized between selected Kano school children and Kannywood team to commemorate children’s day with theme “Discrimination, Exclusion and Inequality,” as part of […]

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Police Trains Personnel On Community Policing In 4 States

The Nigerian Police Force has commenced training of personnel in Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi and Zamfara States on effective implementation of Community Policing Declaring the training open at Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, said community policing is one of the most effective policing strategies that has contributed greatly […]

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UN Pledges To Support Nigeria’s Human Rights Commission

The United Nations has expressed its commitment to assist the National Human Rights Commission in Nigeria to ensure better human rights protection.   The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Mathias Shamel revealed this when he paid a visit to the National Human Rights Commission headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.   Mr. Shamel informed the leadership of […]

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AU to politicians: End child marriage, harmful practices

The African Union (AU) has urged politicians and other stakeholders to make personal commitments and conviction to end child marriages. The union also urged them to commit to ending harmful practices against women and girls on the continent and even beyond. Ms Hermaine Kembo, the AU Commission Special Rapporteur on Ending Child Marriage and Other […]

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UNICEF to provide quality child protection services for vulnerable children in Kaduna

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged continued partnership with Kaduna State Government to reach vulnerable children across the state with quality child protection services. UNICEF Child protection Services, Dr Wilfred Mamah, stated this in Kaduna on Wednesday, at the official inauguration of cash disbursement to 2,674 Almajiri children, under the Children in Street […]

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UNICEF Donates School Bags To Pupils In Lagos State

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF has donated about 200 school bags to Makoko community school children in Lagos. This according to UNICEF is to complement the Project Zero initiative towards ensuring access to basic education for indigent children in the state. The Social Policy Manager of UNICEF, Lagos, Mr. Mohammad Okorie explained that it […]

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Flooding: East-West Road Project Gets Approval For Additional Funds

The Nigerian government has  approved the sum of N260.5bn as variation order for repair works and completion of various Sections of the East –  West Road projects in the country.   This is in response to the effect recent floods had on the important road that links the Eastern part of Nigeria to other regions […]

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UNICEF Commends Adamawa State Government For Signing Child Protection Law

Nigeria’s county office of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has commended the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri for signing the Child Protection Bill into law. The commendation was contained in a statement by Ms Cristian Munduate, UNICEF representative in Nigeria. According to her, “UNICEF commends the Governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri for signing […]