Human Rights Commission tackles rape, SGBV, unveils mobile application

September 24, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

As part of its effort to tackle the scourge of rape and other sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has launched a mobile application tagged @”UNSUB WEB”. The application which was designed in collaboration with it’s partners UNSUB was aimed at coordinating responses for victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. Read More

Oyo arrests another fake Amotekun recruitment officer

September 24, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

  Oyo state government Wednesday arrested a middle aged man, said to be a cyber cafe operator in Oyo township for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting applicants into the recruitment of Oyo State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun. The middle-aged man identified as Adeyemi Agboola who owned a cyber café along Durbar Stadium road, Oyo Township, was reportedly nabbed with eleven fake recruitment forms. He Read More

Kogi tanker explosion: CUPP condoles victims’ families

September 23, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Coalition of United Political Parties ( CUPP) has condoled with victims of families of Kogi tanker explosion where scores of lives were lost. In a condolence message on Wednesday by the National Secretary, High Chief Peter Ameh described the accident as sad and unfortunate. He prayed the Almighty God to grant those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incidence Read More

Again, Kidnappers invade Kaduna, abduct 2, demand N24m for 8 previous victims

September 19, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely two days after kidnappers abducted eight people in Karji, a Kaduna suburb, demanding N24 million ransom, the dare-devil men struck again on Friday night and abducted two people in the same suburb.  The armed bandits stormed Karji, along Yakowa way, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state on Wednesday where they abducted eight people demanding for N10 million ransom Read More

Again, Bandits strike in Kaduna, kidnap 5 family members, 2 others

September 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Suspected kidnappers on Friday abducted seven persons, including five members of a family in Barakallahu, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, along Kaduna-Zaria road, in Igabi local government area of the state. The bandits invaded the community, opposite the National Teachers Institute at about 1:30am on Friday, shooting sporadically and broke into a house, where they picked a woman and her Read More

Why I raped teenager – 67-year-old father opens up

September 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A man identified as James Olajoyetan, has been apprehended by the police on tuesday for allegedly raping and defiling a 12-year-old girl. It was reported that James who happens to be a commercial tricyclist, took advantage of the little girl who came to spend Sallah holiday with her visually impaired grandfather in the Ejigbo, area of Lagos. According to reports, Read More

Again, Bagudu visits flood victims in Kebbi communities, directs immediate provision of relief materials

September 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has directed immediate provision of food, water and construction of additional toilets to displaced people affected by the floods in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi. According to a statement Saturday by the Special Adviser on media to the governor Yahaya Sarki, the governor gave the directive on Friday while on visit to commiserate with internally Read More

Withdraw your statement on Gana, youth group tells Suswam

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Sankera Youth Forum (SYF) has called on the lawmaker representing Benue North East in the National Assembly, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to withdraw his statement on notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  Sankera consists of three of the seven local government areas which make up the senatorial district which the ex-governor represents and was among the worst affected Read More

Kebbi: Reps’ caucus seeks urgent support for flood victims

September 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Kebbi state caucus in the House of Representatives, has called for urgent support for victims of the recent mass flooding in the north western state. Led by its Chairman, Hon. Muhammad Jega, at a media briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the caucus said cost effect of the flooding which swept farmlands, houses and school buildings amongst others away, has been Read More

3 rescued as truck crashes into Abuja building

August 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A combined team of FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nigeria Police have rescued three people trapped in a building that a truck crashed into at Madala, FCT. FEMA Director General, Idriss Abbas, in a statement on Sunday explained that the truck, which was loaded with beverages, crashed into the residential building on Saturday. Read More

Woman, farmer escape from abductors in Kaduna village

August 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A woman and a male farmer kidnapped alongside five students and teachers in Damba-Kasaya, Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state on Monday, have escaped from their abductors, who went away with five victims. The kidnappers stormed Damba-Kasaya on Monday morning around 8am shooting sporadically into the air even as they started picking their victims. They kidnapped a woman Read More

I’ve no time for criminals in Southern Kaduna – El-Rufa’i

August 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The heat generated by the ongoing killings in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state is far from abating as Governor Nasir El-Rufai said he doesn’t have time for criminal elements fomenting trouble in the area. The governor also declared that his administration would not appease trouble-makers seeking attention to get money into their accounts from both the government and foreign institutions. El-Rufai Read More

Covid-19: Reality, conspiracy theories and confusion

August 17, 2020 M. K. Othman 0

In 2020, Covid-19 pandemic is the most horrible and ravaging global phenomenon whose devastating effects continue to bear on us directly or indirectly.  As   I am writing this piece, August 6, 2020, at 1340 GMT, Covid-19 has globally claimed 712,183 lives with 6,106,945 active cases and 12,207,505 recovered or discharged cases. In Nigeria, the pandemic caused the deaths of Read More

Covid-19: Nigeria losing war against rape?

August 14, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

Prostitution has unarguably been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the closure of event centres, hotels (during total lockdown), and other “pleasure businesses” as one of the measures to combat the pandemic. While men are now afraid of visiting brothels, they take advantage of their little daughters, minors and other women in rape incidents. PAUL OKAH reports. Over the years, Read More

Police nab 5 child-trafficking syndicates, rescue 3 in A/Ibom

August 12, 2020 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom state Police Command, Tuesday, arrested five suspected syndicates involved in child theft and trafficking and rescued three victims. The state Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, made this known during a press briefing at the police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia. Edgal said, following a distress call, operatives of the anti-child theft/trafficking arrested one Ifeoma James Inalegwu, 52,  from Read More

DSS nabs man over $50,000 appointment ‘fraud’

August 11, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services, (DSS) has arrested a suspected leader of a crime syndicate,  Prince Mohammed Momoh, who specialises in dropping names of senior government functionaries to dupe members of the public. Parading the suspect before journalists, Tuesday, at the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja, Spokesperson of the commission, Dr Peter Afunanya, said the 42-year-old suspect was arrested on June Read More

Zamfara govt donates to Zurmi flood victims

August 7, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government has donated relief materials to flood victims in Zurmi local government area. A statement by the public relations officer, House of Assembly, Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, on Friday, indicated that the speaker, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, led the state government delegation for the formal handing over of the materials to the victims. Delivering the materials at Zumi emirate Read More

Throneroom donates food to Southern Kaduna IDPs

August 2, 2020 Abubakar Labaran 0

Kafanchan-based international Christian organisation, “Throneroom Trust Ministry in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state has donated food items worth millions of Naira to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Mercy IDPs camp Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf local government area of the state.  The IDPs were affected by the recent crisis that affected parts of Southern Kaduna. Handing over the food items Read More

Recruitment: Chevron speaks up

July 10, 2020 David Agba 0

By Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, is aware of the circulation of false recruitment information posted by unscrupulous persons and organizations in the name of CNL in several media and online channels, advertising job positions in CNL. Additionally, fraudulent job offers have reportedly been sent through emails, text messages and phone calls by individuals purporting Read More

Bizzare! Pastor nabbed for allegedly raping, impregnating daughter 3 times

July 8, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 1

The Ogun state police has arrested Oluwafemi Oyebola for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter. The 44-year-old Christ Apostolic Church Pastor was said to have had abortions done on his daughter three times. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, said the suspect was arrested after his daughter lodged a complaint against him at Owode-Egbado divisional police headquarters. He Read More

Suspected herders Kill 2 Benue livestock guards

July 7, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Two members of the Benue state Livestock Guard were Monday evening shot dead by some suspected herdsmen militia. The victims were identified as Orkpen Aondohemba, who was head of the Livestock Guard in Logo local government and his close member, Gbaior Torkor, popularly known as Yellow.   The two guards were said to have been attacked and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More