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Human trafficking: Edo task force rallies residents in Uhunmwode

Edo State Anti-Human Trafficking Task-force has intensified awareness campaign against illegal migration and human trafficking in rural areas of the state, to discourage residents in the hinterlands from the menace.
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Okon Lagos: No regrets for saying prostitutes have no dignity

Nollywood actor, Ime Bishop Umoh, popularly known as Okon Lagos, was recently criticised heavily for a video he posted about some policemen who allegedly raped some prostitutes in Abuja. In the video, he described what the policemen did as similar to stealing.
A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has left for Canada to be reunited with her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said Wednesday.

Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has left for Canada to be reunited with her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said Wednesday.
Boko Haram

Boko Haram invades Chibok as community marks 5th anniversary of schoolgirls’ abduction

Boko Haram militants on Sunday invaded a village at Chibok in Borno state while members of the Abducted Chibok Girls Parents’ Movement for Rescue were commemorating the fifth anniversary of their abducted daughters.

INEC: Attack on ad-hoc staff dangerous to democracy

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed worry over cases of harassment, maiming and killing of its ad-hoc staff recorded during the just concluded general elections.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.

I don’t mind him marrying another woman – Woman tells court

A 31-year-old man, Paul Fayemi, on Thursday pleaded with a Badagry Customary Court in Topo, Badagry, to dissolve his eight-year marriage to Esther Fayemi on grounds of incompatibility.
14-year-old models, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva were rushed to intensive care in Moscow, after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight.

Twin sisters almost starved to death after modelling school told them to lose weight

14-year-old models, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva were rushed to intensive care in Moscow, after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight.
Atiku Abubakar

2019: Atiku Abubakar woos Tompolo, other ex-agitators

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may have begun subtle moves to reconcile all warring factions of former and active agitators in the Niger Delta.
Scores of Enugu residents on Saturday, expressed joy, as the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, named former governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi, his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.

Ohanaeze youth plan two million-man-march for Atiku Abubakar/Peter Obi

The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has concluded plans to organize a two million-man-march for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi.

House of Reps wants dialogue with Boko Haram to end insurgency

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the executive to immediately commence negotiations with Boko Haram terrorists towards the cessation of hostilities and release of abducted citizens.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Our daughters are regularly kidnapped, raped while trekking to school – FCT community

Residents of Pesepa community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory have raised alarm over increase in cases of rape and kidnapping of their daughters, calling for urgent intervention of the government.

Police: Man sexually abused two daughters 800 times in six years

The police on Tuesday charged a father from the eastern German state of Thuringia with sexually abusing his daughters 800 times during a span of six years.
Amina Mohammed in South Sudan

UN deputy chief takes message of hope to South Sudan

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed took a message of hope and peace to the conflict-torn South Sudan, saying the world will not give up on forging peace for the country.

Official: Benin accident victims not JOHESU members

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says none of its members was involved in an auto crash over the weekend in Benin City.

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa.

President Buhari: Chibok girls will not be abandoned or forgotten

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the parents of the school girls that were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, that “their daughters will never be forgotten or abandoned to their fate, despite four long years since they were taken away by terrorists.’’

Bishop Kukah warns President Buhari over leadership style

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to review his leadership style, lest the nation plunges into deeper crisis.

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Cars45 launches two more franchise lots

Automotive trading platform Cars45 has unveiled two more Carsbazr franchise lots at Egbeda and Shogunle in Lagos, in partnership with Auction.com Ltd.
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APGA faction suspends Alex Otti for alleged anti-party activities

A factional leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State has slammed an indefinite suspension on Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the party in 2015 and 2019.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Reconstruction: Traders celebrate, hail Governor Wike

Traders of newly constructed Rumuwoji (Mile One) Market and the Fruit Garden Market in Port Harcourt are happy with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for delivering on his promise to them.
Daniel Akpeyi defended his teammates from criticism following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final.

Afcon: Daniel Akpeyi begs Nigerians for another chance after loss to Algeria

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has appealed to Nigerians to give him and his teammates another chance to utilize the experience they have garnered at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army denies threatening Ibadan communities with shooting range

General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division Maj-Gen. Okwudili Azinta has debunked the claims by residents of six communities in Arulogun-Igbo Oloyin, Ibadan that the Army’s shooting range in the area is a threat to their lives and property.