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Rape: Women In Da’awah Calls For Stiffer Penalty To Offenders

Kaduna (Nigeria) – An Islamic group, Muslim Women in Da’awah has stressed the need for parents to monitor the movement of their children to save them from social abuses. Chairperson of sub-Committee on violence against women and girls, Barrister Amina Audi Mohammed stated this at an enlightenment campaign on the dangers of child abuse, organised […]

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Nigerian Journalist Seeks Police Protection From Customs-Aided Smugglers

A Nigeria Journalist, Executive Director and Chairman, Editorial Board of Badagry Prime, a news magazine, Otunba Yomi Olomofe, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to secure his life and that of his family. He made the appeal while narrating his ordeal in the hands of smugglers around the Seme border area […]

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NSCDC Arrests Ex-convict Over Car Snatch In Northern Nigeria

By Anang Bako Kaduna (Nigeria) – Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested an ex-convict over alleged attempt to snatch a car in Nigerian city of Kaduna. A statement by the Commandant of the Corps in Kaduna, Ibrahim Ningi says the suspect was arrested at the state secretariat where a large number of […]

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Nigerian Drug Control Agency Arrest 35 Drug Hawkers In Katsina

By Idris Shehu Katsina (Nigeria) – Thirty – five drug hawkers have been arrested in Katsina, Northwest Nigeria by officers of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for not having basic pharmaceutical knowledge of the drugs they sell. The agency had also sanctioned several other drug outlets that were found […]

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“My Aunty Directed Me To A ‘Baby Factory’, Victim Says In Enugu – Vanguard

Some residents in Enugu State and its environs have expressed dismay over the return of ‘baby factories’ in the state. This came as the operatives of the 9th Mile Division of Enugu Police command, through intelligence operation, raided a baby factory located at Etiti, Amankwo-Ngwo Udi Local Government Area where they rescued nine pregnant girls. […]

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Killer Suspect in US Church Shooting Arrested

The man suspected of killing nine people at a prayer meeting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, USA have been arrested. Mayor of Charleston city, Joseph P. Riley announced the arrest of the suspect, Dylann Storm, Roof, 21. Media reports say he was arrested some 200 miles away, in Shelby, North Carolina, […]

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South Africa: Bashir Flees South Africa – Report

President Omar al-Bashir left the African Union summit early on Monday and flew out of South Africa from Pretoria’s main air force base, a leading South African military correspondent reported. His reported departure came as three judges of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria were considering an application from a civil society organisation to […]

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Nigeria: Senate Passes Sexual Offences Bill Into Law

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 which prescribes life imprisonment for rapists and those who have sexual intercourse with children under 11 years. The passage of the bill followed the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Chaired by Sen. Umaru Dahiru (APC Sokoto-South). Presenting the report, […]

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