Violence grinds healthcare to a halt in Borno State
KANO – Persistent attacks by Boko Haram (BH) militants in Nigeria’s Borno State have forced dozens of clinics to shut down and hundreds of doctors to flee, leaving many residents to seek medical attention across the border in Cameroon, health professionals and residents told IRIN. Continue reading
Sexual Assault: Experts Urge Nigerians to Take Responsibility
Professor Chidi Odinkalu, Chair, Advisory Council, National Human Rights Commission, Abuja has urged Nigerians to take responsibility against sexual assault and violence against women in Nigeria. Continue reading
Oshodi, Ikeja Top Sexual Abuse Areas In Lagos
Statistics gathered by a human rights organisation, Partnership for Justice, has shown that sexual assaults such as rape are mostly common in Oshodi, Ikeja, Agege and Ketu areas of Lagos. Continue reading
DR Congo: M23 Rebels kill, rape civilians
M23 rebels have summarily executed at least 44 people and raped at least 61 women and girls since March 2013 in eastern Democratic Repubilc of Congo. Local residents and rebel deserters reported recent forced recruitment of men and boys by the M23 in both Rwanda and Congo.
Senator Yerima and Constitutional Review, By Maryam Uwais
Once again, Senator Yerima is in the news, claiming Islam as the basis for his argument that a girl automatically transforms into an adult of ‘full age’ once she is married, with the attendant responsibilities that relate to the renunciation of citizenship, irrespective of her age or mental capacity.