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A commercial motorcycle operator in Osogbo, Osun State, Joseph Oriyomi, was arraigned at a Magistrate court on Thursday for allegedly exploiting orphans sexually. The prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode, told the court that the 37-year-old man committed the offence at Salako Atiba Street, Stadium area, Osogbo in 2016.

The United Nations and the European Union have jointly applauded the efforts of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for imposing a state of emergency on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) towards addressing the various indignities that women go through in their own homes and that is now becoming rampant in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria.

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Osun State yesterday demanded inclusion in the socio-economic and political life of the state.

This was the thrust of a meeting in Osogbo, the state capital, between representatives of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) and management of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).

The Federal Government, on Thursday, expressed concern over the rising incidents of rape and sexual assault in the country. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, in a statement, said the attention of his office was drawn to the prevalent cases of rape and sexual assault across the country.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila says the house will provide funds for the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the 2021 budget to be presented to the National Assembly in September.

ABUJA  — The Federal Government, on Thursday, inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Management Committee on Eradication of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, SGBV. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, who performed the ceremony at the Federal Ministry of Justice, said the government was deeply perturbed about the worsening cases of sexual and gender-based violence in the country.
 

The UNAIDS in Focus series features snapshots of the Joint Programme’s work enabling people living with and affected by HIV around the world to realize their human right to health. UNAIDS advocates for a holistic, multisectoral approach to AIDS, with a long history of working across sectors and building multistakeholder partnerships. As a joint programme, it uniquely leverages the capabilities and comparative advantages of each of its 11 United Nations (UN) cosponsoring organizations (Cosponsors), as well as those of civil society, governments and other partners.

The application of western and Islamic laws concurrently in Bauchi State has given room for suspected rapists and pedophiles to evade justice, aided by a seemingly overzealous governmental agency which the perpetrators always run to for cover. In this second part of his report on rising cases of rapes and pedophilia in Bauchi State, Haruna Mohammed Salisu reports that the state Sharia’ah Commission has now assumed the role of police and courts, thus effecting the arrest and passing sentences on suspected rapists and pedophiles—who seem to benefit from the miscarriage of justice at the detriment of the victims.

When a shareholder of a family farm wishes to exit the farm operation—whether due to retirement, disagreement with other shareholders, or a desire for a lifestyle change—and there is no shareholders’ agreement in place to dictate the procedures for a buyout, negotiations are required between the exiting shareholder and the remaining shareholder(s). If an agreement is reached, the exiting shareholder typically will want cash on closing when a dispute is involved or if they intend to start a new venture. The remaining shareholder(s) will seek to minimize the cash flow demands on the family farm operation. The parties will need to consider the tax consequences of the deal. Can a compromise be made that satisfies everyone?

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