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House to provide funding for fight on gender-based violence-Gbajabiamila

By Folasade Akpan Abuja, July 22, 2020 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. Gbajabiamila said this in response...

How Nigerian girls are sold into slavery in Lebanon, others – Tour operators President Bilikisu Abdul

Okorie UGURU People with good conscience around the world were alarmed last week with a message a Lebanese named Wael Jerro posted on his Facebook wall, offering a Nigerian girl for sale. The worth of the Nigerian girl, who Jerro described as “very active and...

Court case of 47 Nigerian men charged under homosexuality law delayed again

Libby George LAGOS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A closely-watched trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, seen as a test of a law criminalising homosexuality, was delayed for a third time on Wednesday after a...

BREAKING: Nigeria immigration cops detains nine ladies over human trafficking suspicion

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA) Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Wednesday denied another batch of nine females boarding at the airport over suspicion of alleged human trafficking. The nine females were heading for Dubai and Lebanon in the Middle East. Lagos Airport...

Immigration intercepts 42 bags of smuggled foreign rice

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted 42 bags of foreign rice at Kankara axis of Katisna State. The NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, who disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Abuja,...

Amotekun: National Youth Council appeals to FG to listen to south west leaders

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has appealed to the Federal Government to rescind its declaration that Amotekun is illegal in the overall benefit of the country. Operation Amotekun is a new security outfit inaugurated by six states in the South-west on Jan.9. Mr Bestman...

NURTW official charged with stabbing neighbour

Our Reporter A 40-year-old man, Olanrewaju Oladejo, who allegedly stabbed his neighbour over a missing phone, was on Monday arraigned at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The defendant, a National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) member, who lives at 12, Okedunmola Street, Alagbado,...

Hoodlums kidnap seven in Rivers

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped seven persons at Ibu in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State. The victims were immediately moved to the forest. Their whereabouts remained unknown last night. The victims included six elderly women and a fisherman. Secretary of ONELGA Security Planning and Advisory...

Police arrest 32 robbery, four kidnap suspects in Jigawa

From Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse Jigawa State Police Command arrested 32 armed robbery suspects and four kidnapped suspects last year. Commissioner Usman Sule Gomna, briefing reporters on Monday in Dutse, said: “Between January and December last year, the command recorded 54 culpable homicide cases. “In the year under...

DSS denies report of Dadiyata’s abduction

Nigeria’s secret police Tuesday said it was not holding a critic government, months after he was abducted from his home in Kaduna. Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Dadiyata was taken away from his residence in August by men suspected to be security operatives in August. “As...
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