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Akwa-Ibom varsity sacks 8 lecturers over alleged extortion, sexual harassment

Akwa-Ibom varsity sacks 8 lecturers over alleged extortion, sexual harassment

By Harris Emanuel & Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo Authorities of Akwa Ibom State University on Tuesday disclosed that eight lecturers have been sacked over alleged extortion and sexual harassment of students. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga dropped the hints while interacting with newsmen at Ikot Akpaden, adding that an associate professor has already been indicted by a […]

ActionAid advises FG on 2020 budget, VAT, Sexual harassment and others

ActionAid advises FG on 2020 budget, VAT, Sexual harassment and others

…says Nigeria needs uni-camera legislature By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja A non-governmental and non-partisan organization, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Sunday, advised the Federal Government on the proposed 2020 Budget Appropriation Bill, Value Added Tax, VAT, Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill, and other national issues. READ ALSO: 2020 Budget: Actionaid decries abysmal allocations to Agric, […]

Alleged KASU sexual harassment: victim vows to make sure offender is prosecuted

Alleged KASU sexual harassment: victim vows to make sure offender is prosecuted

…says the stigma is not bearable Salamatu Bello, a victim of alleged sexual harassment by a university lecturer Kaduna state University (KASU) on Friday, vowed to make sure the offender is prosecuted. Salamatu, who staged a protest around Kaduna metropolis,  highlighted the plight of female students in the country. The victim, holding a placard with […]

Sexual Harassment, Extortion: Kogi Varsity on red alert  –VC

Sexual Harassment, Extortion: Kogi Varsity on red alert  –VC

… reads riot act to lecturers By Boluwaji Obahopo – Lokoja The Management of Kogi State University, Anyigba, has warned members of the University Community against any form of sexual harassment, intimidation, and extortion in the Institution. The warning came on the heels of increasing cases of sexual harassment of students in Tertiary Institutions across […]

Lecturer gets N200,000 bail over alleged sexual harassment of female student

Lecturer gets N200,000 bail over alleged sexual harassment of female student

A Kano Chief Magistrate Court has granted bail to a lecturer standing trial over alleged sexual harassment of his female student. The 36-year-old lecturer, Ali Shehu, was granted N200,000 bail with two reliable sureties in like sum by Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris. He said one of the sureties must be a Senior Lecturer of Kano […]

Counsel to victim in Prof Akindele’s case: Espirit de corps among lecturers fuels sexual harassment

Counsel to victim in Prof Akindele’s case: Espirit de corps among lecturers fuels sexual harassment

Amid the uproar generated by BBC’s exposé on the menace of sex-for-grades in higher institutions of learning in West Africa, foremost women’s rights activist and Founding Director, Women Advocate Research & Documentation Centre, WARDC, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, in this interview with Sunday Vanguard, among other issues, blames the structure of the Nigerian school system for the continued rise in sexual harassment.

Sex For Grades: FG to collaborate with police, NUC

Sex For Grades: FG to collaborate with police, NUC

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), says it will begin collaborate with the Nigeria Police Force and the National Universities Commission (NUC) to curb cases of sexual harassment in universities. A statement by Mr. Babatunde Irukera, the Chief Executive Officer of the commission in Abuja on Friday, said that FCCPC would also collaborate […]

Sexual harrassment bill bounces back in senate

Sexual harrassment bill bounces back in senate

*** Why I reintroduced the Bill, Omo- Agege *** Says we must all support bill prohibiting sexual harassment in tertiary institutions ***Reactions over BBC report will energize my bill By Henry Umoru A  bill seeking to stop sexual abuse of female students in the nation’s tertiary institutions was yesterday reintroduced in the Senate for consideration […]

KOWA party calls for passage of sexual harassment bill

KOWA party calls for passage of sexual harassment bill

KOWA party has called for quick passage of the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill in order to end the scourge of ‘Sex-for-Marks’ in Nigeria tertiary institutions. Ms Adebanke Ilori, Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Ilori said that the bill would re-affirm […]