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Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, who is facing a string of charges including rape, sexual assault, human trafficking and racketeering is expected back in a South African court in Port Elizabeth on Friday, local media reports said.

Sexual assault: Nigerian pastor faces retrial in South Africa

Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, who is facing a string of charges including rape, sexual assault, human trafficking and racketeering is expected back in a South African court in Port Elizabeth on Friday, local media reports said.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo lists expectations from 2019 Alaghodaro summit

The Edo State Government has said the 2019 Alaghodaro Summit will focus on assessing the impact of laudable policies and programmes by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in enriching the life of Edo people.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

Sex-for-grades: President Buhari demands tougher action against culprits

Four days after the BBC Africa Eye’s sex-for-grades hit the media, and a day after the Senate introduced a bill that aims to prevent the sexual harassment of university students, President Muhammadu Buhari has demanded that stricter laws are needed to prevent girls from being abused in the nation’s schools.
The Mariam Ashley Yusuf (MAY) Foundation says it will start sensitisation campaign against human trafficking and sexual abuse to secondary schools in and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Foundation takes campaign against trafficking, sex abuse to schools

The Mariam Ashley Yusuf (MAY) Foundation says it will start sensitisation campaign against human trafficking and sexual abuse to secondary schools in and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

House of Reps backs migration conference

The House of Representatives has declared support for the international summit being planned by the Journalists International Forum for Migration, JIFORM, the umbrella body of journalists across the continents with passion for migration reporting.
Aminu Masari

Katsina government rescues 23 victims from slave camp in Burkina Faso

The Katsina State Government has rescued 23 victims of human trafficking, who were forced into slavery in Burkina Faso.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor tasks religious groups to address societal ills

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will continue to collaborate with religious groups in addressing societal ills that impede development in society.

NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned youths against engaging in social media and Internet marriages.

No Nigerian arrested during evacuation from South Africa – Mission

Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, says no Nigerian was arrested in the cause of evacuation of those voluntarily wish to leave South Africa following xenophobic attacks on them.
South African Foreign Affairs Minister, Naledi Pandor, has accused Nigerians of dealing on drugs, human trafficking and other related criminal activities in their country.

Many Nigerians in South Africa are drug traffickers – minister

South African Foreign Affairs Minister, Naledi Pandor, has accused Nigerians of dealing on drugs, human trafficking and other related criminal activities in their country.
The Federal Government on Thursday said that about 330 attacks by bandits and 1,460 deaths were recorded within the last seven months in the country.

Banditry: 330 attacks, 1,460 deaths recorded in 7 months – official

The Federal Government on Thursday said that about 330 attacks by bandits and 1,460 deaths were recorded within the last seven months in the country.
A Nigerian, identified as Dibia Obinna has been deported by Kenyan authorities, after police accused him of being a drug and human trafficker.

Kenya deports Nigerian national Dibia Obinna linked with drugs, human trafficking

A Nigerian, identified as Dibia Obinna has been deported by Kenyan authorities, after police accused him of being a drug and human trafficker.

NAPTIP to use sports to tackle human trafficking

The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli has pledged to use sports as an effective instrument to combat the menace of human trafficking in the country.

Dolapo Osinbajo: Nigerian children are not for sale

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has warned human traffickers in the country to desist from the illicit trade of trafficking Nigerian children saying that our children are not for sale.

Nigerian women struggle to raise children born of Libya rape

She was only just 18 when she gave birth without a doctor in a Tripoli apartment, gripping the hand of her best friend who had come on a journey they hoped would lead from Nigeria to Europe.

NAPTIP: Human traffickers are joy killers

The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffick in Persons (NAPTIP) has urged Nigerians to assist the agency with useful information that could lead to the arrest human trafficking agents.
Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu has revealed how his international teammate, Ogenyi Onazi assisted him in Italy before he got a lucrative offer in Europe.

John Ogu: Ogenyi Onazi helped me to find my feet in Europe

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has revealed how his international teammate Ogenyi Onazi assisted him in Italy before he got a lucrative offer in Europe.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We have recorded substantial gains in fight against human trafficking

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government has recorded impressive gains in the fight against human trafficking, which includes opening up economic opportunities for youths, building local capacity to drive economic growth and strengthening institutional capacity to check the trend.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.