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Worried by the high rate of rape in Zamfara State, a civil society organization (CSO) known as Human Rights Defender and Advocacy Center is seriously mounting pressure on the State Government to establish a commission that can address the cases of rape in the state.
Three suspected members of a notorious armed robbery gang, which specialised in breaking into people’s homes in Ayobo, Ishefu, Baruwa and Gowon Estate areas of Lagos State have been arrested by the operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT.
Addressing the press before the building was brought down by a bulldozer, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Capt. Awa Udensi said the demolition was in line with the Abia State law which prescribes that any building used as a hideout by kidnappers must be demolished.
A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, at the weekend came hard on the federal government for its plan to build oxygen plants in 38 locations in the country at cost of N6.8 billion.
Five people who committed crimes in Saudi Arabia as minors have yet to have their death sentences revoked, according to two rights groups, nine months after the kingdom’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) announced an end to capital punishment for juvenile offenders.
The U.S. government executed convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, early on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court cleared the last hurdle for her execution by overturning a stay, according to a reporter serving as a media witness.
A legal battle continued Tuesday to decide the fate of a US woman that the government of Donald Trump intends to execute before leaving power, despite doubts about her mental state.
Iran on Sunday summoned the envoys of Germany, current holder of the European Union’s rotating presidency, and of France over criticism of the execution of an Iranian journalist, Iranian media reported.
The United Nations on Tuesday revealed that Nigeria has been ranked highest in Drug Use Prevalence rate in the world with 14.3 per cent as against 5.3 per cent for the global community.
Seoul prosecutors have opened an unprecedented probe into North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister over Pyongyang’s blowing up of a liaison office last month, officials said Thursday.
A U.S. judge on Monday ordered a delay in federal executions, hours before one was to be carried out for the first time in 17 years, hampering the Trump administration’s plan to revive capital punishment by the federal government.
Robert Clarke, a senior advocate of Nigeria, says death sentence will not stop corruption because of the act of stealing runs in the blood of Nigerians.
Zamfara State House of Assembly has received an executive bill from the state government to enact a law proposing capital punishment for banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, kidnapping and terrorism.
The Ekiti State Government is proposing an amendment to the Gender Based Violence (GBV, Prohibition) Law, to provide for the medical castration of those convicted of rape, in addition to life imprisonment.
Ondo State Governor Mr Rotimi Akeredolu will soon sign the death warrant of convicts sentenced to death by different courts in the southwestern state.
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Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.
Some motorists and commuters in the South-West zone of the country have commended the Federal Government for its strides in infrastructural development, particularly in the areas of road construction and rehabilitation.
Professor Ofiafoh Eiya, a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, University of Benin, Benin City, has called for the diversification of the economy to agriculture and solid minerals for sustainable national growth and development.
As politicians strategise over the next general elections, the Delta Ijaw 2023 Governorship Advocacy Group (DIGAG), an emerging political organisation in Delta State, has said that the state’s governorship ticket has not been zoned or reserved to any senatorial district.
Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Roma are hoping to reach the semifinals of a European competition for the second time in four seasons as they host continental heavyweights Ajax, while Arsenal hope to avoid humiliation at the hands of Slavia Prague and Manchester United look set for the last four.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the declaration by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the by-passing of Nigeria by Twitter to cite its African Headquarters in Ghana as “a non-issue” is a confirmation that the ruling party has little or no understanding of governance.
The European countries party to the Iran nuclear deal told Tehran on Wednesday its decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity, bringing the fissile material closer to bomb-grade, was contrary to efforts to revive the 2015 accord.
Iran has begun 60% uranium enrichment, the country’s chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi told state media on Tuesday, a day after Tehran accused arch-foe Israel of sabotaging a key nuclear site.