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Woman breaks 13-year-old maid’s head for alleged theft

Tempers flared in Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos State, after a woman, Motunrayo Ayadi, reportedly broke the head of her 13-year-old maid, Deborah Matthew, for alleged theft.

Aisha Buhari calls for attitudinal change for national development

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has advised Nigerians to improve their attitude to issues as a way of helping curb economic, security and social crisis in the country.

Lagos govt receives 502 cases of child defilement, rape, others in 9 months

The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, OPD, says it receives 502 cases of child defilement, rape, domestic violence and child abuse in the last nine months.

Physical punishment ‘has negative impact’ on academic performance of children – study

A study has said the disciplinary measures exerted on children have adverse effects on their cognitive ability and overall performance in school.

1,000 Kwara women raped in one year – foundation

The Founder, Saab Foundation, Sa’adat Bibire, has said that no fewer than 1,000 women were raped in Kwara State in 2016.

Police raid brothels, arrest 72 sex workers in Benue

Benue state government, in collaboration with the police in the state, on Thursday night, raided five brothels, leading to the arrest of 72 commercial sex workers.

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London Grenfell Tower fire probe ‘unprecedented’ – UK police

The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 71 people were killed is "unprecedented", a police spokesman said on Monday at the opening of a public inquiry into the blaze.

PCNI trains 30 social media reporters in Borno

The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI), on Monday, begun a three-day capacity building training of 30 social media reporters in Borno.

Afreximbank urges African countries to deviate from commodity dependence

Dr. Benedict Oramah, President, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has urged African countries to shift their economies away from commodity dependence, to move their people out of poverty.

NLC chief Ayuba Wabba calls for upward review of pensions

President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has called for an upward review of pension to help minimise economic hardship facing pensioners.

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Why Igbos will vote for President Buhari in 2019 – Ex-Governor Orji Kalu

Igbos will massively vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 so as not to disrupt the zoning formula, a former Abia State governor and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Orji Kalu, has said.

No single ‘out of Africa’ migration for humans – study

No longer can the tale of one single human migration out of Africa 60 000 years ago be considered an accurate history of humankind, said a review of scientific literature on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp rues Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno injury ahead of Everton clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits an injury to Alberto Moreno has cast a "shadow" over his side's emphatic midweek win in the Champions League.

PDP chiefs call for hitch-free national convention

Leaders, elders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have called for a hitch-free national convention holding in Abuja on Saturday.

Femi Falana writes President Buhari over illegal arrests of Nigerians, foreigners

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to continued “indiscriminate illegal arrests and detention” of some Nigerian citizens as well as foreigners by the State Security Service.