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Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said no fewer than 13,000 trafficked persons have been rescued by the agency.
Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Taraba and planned visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers states, as an after-thought.
Borno Governor Kashim Shettima on Sunday called on residents of the entire northern region to be extra vigilant and remain on guard against the moves of boko haram especially as it concerns rampant abductions.
The Federal Ministry Of Women Affairs and Social Development in partnership with stakeholders have organised a sensitisation and awareness seminar for secondary school students aimed at protecting children against violence.
The physically challenged 35-year-old Haruna Yahaya, earlier sentenced on Monday to 15 years imprisonment for participating in Boko Haram members’ abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014, has bagged fresh 15 years jail term.
Senator Shehu Sani on Tuesday in Abuja said there was the need to set aside politics in the efforts to address the security challenges confronting the country.
Thirteen of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have died in the insurgents’ custody, according to Wall Street Journal.
A complainant, Mr. Abubakar Abdulkareem, has dragged former vice-chancellors of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali; Chief Imam of the school, Prof. Abdulganiyu Oladosu, and 13 lecturers from the institution before a magistrates’ court in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army said that its Field Training Exercise Codenamed Exercise EGWU EKE (Python Dance) II, currently going on the South-eastern part of the country will last till 14th October 2017.
The police command in Benue on Tuesday arraigned a technician, John Okodo, 21, and a businessman, Michael Orji, 32, before a Makurdi Upper Area Court II for alleged armed robbery.
An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun State on Wednesday ordered the remand of four persons in prison over alleged abduction and having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old girl.
Zimbabwe has launched an investigation into the country's former first lady, Grace Mugabe, over her alleged involvement in an ivory smuggling ring.
The Nigerian military is reopening the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki road, Borno State’s major highway three years after it was closed due to incessant attacks by Boko Haram.
The President of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Chief Idowu Sofola, is dead.
Turkey has condemned a statement by leaders of the European Union that criticised Ankara for "continued illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea", increasing tensions between Ankara and Brussels just days before a key summit.
The convener of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ initiative in Surulere Federal Constituency I in Lagos State, Mr. Ifeoluwa Chris, has called on youths to participate in politics instead of lamenting and blaming the older politicians.
Morocco says it will need to spend almost $16 billion to prepare to host the 2026 World Cup, with every proposed stadium and training ground built from scratch or renovated.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has ascribed the quick release of the 105 Dapchi girls abducted by the Book Haram sect to display of political will by President Muhammad Buhari.
A four year old girl in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, Uloma Igwe, has been sold to a widow, Nwali Josephine, for N100.
Loto Omolayo, the Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bayelsa, on Wednesday said the corps member whose hand was allegedly cut off by armed robbers in the state was responding to treatment.
A Paralympic gold medalist, Paul Kehinde, says his target at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast is to set a record that will stay unbroken for about a decade.