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NAPTIP: We have rescued 13,000 and rehabilitated 8,000 trafficked persons

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.

President Buhari’s visit to Taraba, others an after-thought – Governor Fayose

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.

Governor Shettima urges northern residents against further abduction by insurgency

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.

Ministry, stakeholders harp on protecting children against violence

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.

Convicted Chibok girls’ abductor bags fresh 15 years jail term

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.

Shehu Sani: Nigerians Must Set Aside Politics To End Killings

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.

Court remands man over attempt to rape teenager

A 42-year-old man, Kamoru Mustapha, was on Thursday charged before an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to rape a 15-year-old girl.

Hunger, snake bite kill 13 Chibok girls in custody – report

Thirteen of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have died in the insurgents’ custody, according to Wall Street Journal.

Plateau domesticates Child Rights Act

The Attorney General and Commssioner for Justice, Plateau State, Jonathan Mawuyau, has said with its domestication of the Child Rights Act, the government would deal decisively with parents who maltreat their children.

Man drags University of Ilorin ex-vice-chancellors, others to court over ‘abduction’ of wife

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.

Nigerian Army restates aims of Operation Python Dance, says exercise ends Oct. 14

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.

Police arraign two for alleged armed robbery in Benue

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.

Court remands four over abduction, rape of 17-year-old girl

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.


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