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Pauline Tallen

Climate change responsible for vices in Nigeria – minister

The mass migration of populations (among whom are many Nigerian nationals) to “safer climes” out of Africa has thrown Nigerian society into hunger and poverty accompanied by vices such as armed robbery, drug peddling, kidnapping, rape and prostitution, the Minister explained.
Suspected serial killer, Gracious David West, who was arrested by the Police in Rivers State on Thursday has shared how he attacked his latest victim.

‘Notorious serial killer’ arrested after 8 women killed

Nigerian police investigating the murders of at least eight women lured to hotels in the southern city of Port Harcourt on Thursday arrested a man they described as a "serial killer".

21-year-old arrested for ‘sodomising’ 10 minors in Sokoto

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 21-year-old man who is a house help, Usman Abubakar for allegedly sodomising 10 minors in Sokoto.

Police advise girls to shun prostitution as Port Harcourt serial killer murders 10th victim

The Rivers State Police Command has advised young women to shun prostitution as a suspected serial killer has murdered the 10th victim.

49-year-old man rapes lover’s daughter in Edo

Police Command in Edo has arrested a 49-year-old man simply identified as Mr Raphael, for repeatedly raping his 15-year-old teenager with the approval of the victim’s mother who is his lover.

Kano Hisbah tells public to expose sex workers in their domain

The Kano State Hisbah Board has called on members of the public to report and expose the activities of prostitutes in their domains for a speedy development of the state.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC releases names of fake corps members

In actualisation of its determination to weed out unqualified graduates from its mobilisation process and ensure more credibility, the National Youth Service Corps has uncovered six persons who attempted to register with fake certificates during registration in its Orientation Camps.

Political economist urges government to adopt skills based education policy

A political economist, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has advised state governments to adopt all skills-based education to step up development of the country.
Kayode Fayemi

Sallah: Ekiti governor seeks loyalty, sacrifice

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged Muslims to uphold the lessons of love, loyalty and sacrifice which form the foundation of the Eid el-Kabir celebration, during and after the festivities.
Beni Lar

Fight against poverty crucial for Nigeria’s survival – Reps membe

Member representing Langtang North/Langtang South Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Beni Lar, said the fight against poverty among women and youths is critical for the survival of Nigeria.

NAPTIP seals two brothels in Calabar for harbouring under-age girls

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Thursday sealed two brothels in Calabar for allegedly harbouring under-aged commercial sex workers.
Ime Bishop Umoh

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.

UNIBEN matriculates 11,772 students

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Saturday matriculated 11,772 students who were offered provisional admission.
Arthur Eze

Arthur Eze doles out N185 million to Anambra College

A philanthropist and oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, has doled out N185 million to Nwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe (NOCEN) for construction of its hostel and students’ feeding.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC condemns arrest of sex workers in Abia

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday has decried the recent arrest of sex workers and closure of brothels in Umuahia, the Abia capital, on the orders of the state government.
At least 23 teenage Rohingya girls have been rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital, Dhaka, to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said on Sunday.

Rohingya girls rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

At least 23 teenage Rohingya girls have been rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital, Dhaka, to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said on Sunday.

Pakistan, China jointly investigate trafficking of young girls

Islamabad and Beijing are jointly investigating the trafficking of young Pakistani women to China by criminal gangs, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Sigurd Vedal

Owner of ‘Sugar Daddy’ website fined in Belgium

An entrepreneur and his firm on Wednesday were fined more than 250,000 euros in Belgium for promoting prostitution through a “Sugar Daddy” dating website for rich men and young women.

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National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.