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Woman inserts sticks into 12-year-old maid’s private part

The victim said she was suffering great pains parts of her body where her mistress used different objects, including iron rods and wire to beat her.

Federal universities covering up corruption, sexual harassment – SERAP

The report titled “Stealing the future”: How federal universities in Nigeria have been stripped apart by corruption says, “impunity for corruption in the university system has negatively affected the governance of federal universities and the quality of education received by the students.”

Delta govt to establish rape and domestic violence referral centre

The Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, has said victims of rape and domestic violence of speedy justice.

We will defend women, children against killer herdsmen – FIDA

The International Federation of Women lawyers, FIDA Nigeria has urged the Nigerian government to defend the lives and properties of Nigerians against unsuspecting attacks by herdsmen.

FIDA urges National Assembly to pass gender equality bill

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has urged the National Assembly to pass the Gender Equality Bill into law to curb gender-based violence in the country.

Trial of alleged ritual killer Ifeanyi Dike commences in Port Harcourt

The trial of suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike, commenced yesterday at the Rivers State High Court, where he was arraigned before Justice Adolphus Enebeli.

FIDA wants capital punishment for babies’ hawkers

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has advocated capital punishment for all persons caught in the act of buying and selling of babies.

Business spending within Africa projected at $3.5trn by 2025 – Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has stated that business to business spending within Africa will reach $3.5 trillion by 2025, noting that “African economy are performing better than the global average.”

Court jails paedophile eight years for defiling two minors

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced a 40-year-old man identified only as Godbless to eight years in prison for defiling underage boy and girl.

FCT chief judge urges judges, magistrates to be diligent

FCT Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, has urged judges and magistrates in the territory to be diligent in the discharge of their duties.

Rapists on rampage in Borno IDP camp – victims

Babakura Mustapha, a 67-year-old blind displaced person, has moved his family out of the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Maiduguri due to the alleged activities of rapists.

Sexual offenders deserve compulsory psychiatric test – SAN

Legal luminary, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), has called for a compulsory psychiatric test for convicts of rape and sundry sexual offences just as he called for a proactive and stringent punishment to curb the rising cases of sexual abuse of minors in Nigeria.

Group calls for review of law on abortion

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ipas Nigeria, has called for the review of the law criminalising abortion in the country.

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Federal govt uncovers more prominent tax defaulters

The Federal Government has identified fresh defaulting taxpayers and dispatched letters to them to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme in regularising their tax status.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final against Arsenal

The City manager was charged by the FA on Friday for "wearing a political message," which is in breach of the English governing body's kit regulations.

DPR seals three stations for hoarding petrol in Plateau

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.

Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.

Governor Gaidam offers jobs to 38 Yobe State University first class graduates

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).

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NSCDC intercepts two trucks in Kano for petrol diversion

Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, have intercepted two trucks laden with 85,000 litres of petrol while trying to divert the product.

Governor Ahmed’s wife establishes anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions

The wife of Kwara governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has promised to support students to establish anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions in the state to jointly wage war against the scourge in the country.

Australian deputy premier steps down over extra-marital scandal

Embattled Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said Friday he would step down on Monday following a scandal which began when a newspaper revealed he had impregnated an ex-staffer during an extra-marital affair.

Mofe Pirah: Three modular refineries to begin operation in Delta December

Delta State Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Mofe Pirah, has given indication that three out of the four envisaged modular refineries in Delta located at Kwale, Okpai and Sapele with 10,000 bpd capacity upon getting approval will commence construction hopefully before the end of this year.

President Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari said his government has sent more troops and surveillance aircraft to the entire North East territory on a 24-hour basis, to recover the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State.