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ALL NIGERIAN STATES DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER RAPE AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have unanimously declared a state of emergency, after a series of high-profile cases of violence perpetrated against women sparked nationwide protests by activists both online and at rallies. 

The governors made the commitment, announced on Friday, via an umbrella body the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) which “exists to foster collaboration amongst the country’s executive governors on matters of public policy and to promote good governance,” according to its websiteread more

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