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Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi: 2020‘II be tougher for rapists, child traffickers in Ekiti

The Ekiti State First Lady, Mrs Bisi Fayemi has assured on the commitment of government of Ekiti State, to protecting the children against all forms of molestations.
police France

France docks Nigerian pastor, 23 others for prostitution network

A Nigerian pastor Stanley Omoregie and 23 other suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution will go on trial today in Lyon, France the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.

Ancient Afro-Brazilian building turns tourist hub in Lagos

An ancient Afro-Brazilian building located in Onikan area of Lagos State has been converted to a tourist hub and renamed `Loving Lagos’ by a tourism enthusiast, Mr Lawon Adams.
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.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

IPOB laments ‘disappearance’ of member

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised the alarm over an almost two years disappearance of one of its top member, Mr Walter Chidiebere Agbo.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Slavery Remembrance Day: Practice persists despite abolition – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post newspaper to mark the United Nations’ International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on August 23rd, said that celebrating the abolition of the international slave trade was not enough.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

Slavery still exists – We must take action

Four centuries ago, the first 20 documented African slaves arrived on the shores of Virginia. In the years that followed, millions more were shipped in dehumanizing conditions across the ocean and enslaved. Slavery had, of course, existed before. But this indicated the beginning of a mechanized trade that saw human beings reduced to property on an unprecedented scale.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari marks 400th anniversary of slave trade abolition with article in Washington Post

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the abolition of slavery in all modern forms in a opinion article he published in The Washington Post to mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
L-R- DR MARYAM MASHA, DR YEMI DIPEOLU, PROF. TIJJANI BANDE AND MR OLUSEGUN OGUNSANYA AT A NIGERIAN SIDE EVENT ON- ‘IDPs- BUILDING RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES’ IN NEW YORK

Africa rejects racial superiority

Fifty four 54 African Members States, the largest regional group in the United Nations, has denounced and rejected any form of racial superiority.

Tijjani Bande: Africa’s descent abroad should trace their roots

In his speech at the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Nigerian’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Bande, challenged people of African descent to reconnect with their roots.
Raphael Samuel

Man set to drag parents to court for giving birth to him

A 27 year old Indian man Raphael Samuel is set to embark on an impossible mission of dragging his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent.

Prophet Nwoko: Nnamdi Kanu is anti-Christ, deceitful

A popular Enugu-based prophet, Anthony Nwoko, has described the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu as an anti-Christ and deceitful.

Ghana urges people of African heritage to ‘come home’

Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.
Libya – Nigerian Migrants

UN: Nigerian migrants face ‘unimaginable horrors’ in Libya

The United Nations has released a new report, which detailed the unimaginable horrors Nigerian migrants were being subjected from the moment they entered Libya and throughout their stay in that country.

UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape

The "overwhelming majority" of women and older girls who passed through Libya as migrants reported being gang-raped by traffickers or witnessed others taken away to be abused, the United Nations said 0n Thursday in a report based on hundreds of interviews.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

UN: Unimaginable horror faced by African migrants

Migrants and refugees are being subjected to “unimaginable horrors” from the moment they enter Libya and throughout their stay in that country, a UN report has stated.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

2019: SDP candidate urges Nigerians not to monetize their votes

Precious Elekima, Social Democratic Party governorship candidate in Rivers on Monday urged Nigerians not to monetise their rights to vote in 2019 general elections.
Owolabi Salis

Owolabi Salis: Theatre practitioners are direct influencers of the society

Lagos State governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD), High Chief Owolabi Salis, has described theatre practitioners as direct influencers of the society.

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A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade

The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
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Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari today on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit. 2

President Buhari visits Prince Charles — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.