Authorities arrests 12 children over street begging in Kano.

The Kano State Hisbah Board on Thursday arrested 12 suspected beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging. The Public Relations’ Officer (PRO) of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano. Ibrahim said that the suspects were arrested between […]

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Man, friend Arrested for jointly defiling his 12-year-old daughter.

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday, ordered that a father, Michael Abraham, alongside his friend, Sylvester Dike, be remanded in a correctional facility for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old daughter. The police charged Abraham, father to the minor and Dike, 35, with three counts of conspiracy, unlawful sexual assault and defilement. Both defendants, however, […]

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‘Speed up approval To Develop Lekki, Badagry Seaports’- Lagos Governor tasks NPA.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to accelerate the process of giving approval to the state’s request to develop Lekki and Badagry seaports. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke while receiving members of the House of Representatives ad-hoc Committee on Ports Decongestion led by Yusuf Buba Yakub, said the state had already […]

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See the shocking number of Nigerian girls being forced into prostitution.

Ramatu Ahmed, the Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, says no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in the country. She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou and in mining camps across the West African country. She said this in an interview with […]

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Checkout innovative Identity Verification Portal Transport platform, Bolt introduced for drivers.

Bolt, the leading on-demand transportation platform in Africa, today announced its partnership with a data aggregation and acquisition company YouVerify. As part of the partnership, a fully customised portal was developed for Bolt where drivers can request and check their verifications as part of the driver onboarding process.  Femi Akin-Laguda, Bolt’s City Manager for Lagos, Nigeria: […]

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‘Suspend with immediate effect your cashless policy’- Nigeria House of Reps tell CBN.

The House of Representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to suspend the charges imposed on cash deposits in the implementation of its cashless policy.    The order for the suspension of the policy was issued during plenary today eptember 19th. Recall that in a circular released on Tuesday September 17th, the CBN directed […]

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‘No less than 60 doctors leave Lagos hospitals every six month’- Nigerian Medical Association.

The Nigerian Medical Association has decried the poor conditions of Nigeria’s health care, bad remuneration and deteriorating hospital facilities saying many medical doctors are abandoning the country for greener pastures abroad.    According to the association, the exodus of Nigerian doctors has been on the increase in the last two years with countries such as […]

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‘They’re lovers, he didn’t rape her’- NUT reacts to rape allegations between Adamawa teacher and 12-year-old.

Comrade Rodney Nathan (pictured), the chairman of the Adamawa State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has refuted reports that a teacher raped a 12-year-old schoolgirl in Namtari. Tribune Online reports that Nathan said the claims made by Adamawa Police command, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), were premature, as proper investigations […]

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‘What we will do if Boko Haram dares attack Maiduguri’- Army reveals.

The Nigerian army has said it will destroy Boko Haram insurgents if they dare to carry out a planned attack in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. Army spokesperson, Ado Isa, in a statement on Thursday, dismissed the planned attack as a rumour, adding that they are in the position to destroy the terrorists if such happens. […]

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Lagos State Governor pledges support to military secondary schools across the state.

The Lagos State Government will be supporting secondary schools established by the military formation across the State to increase access to education for residents. The move was disclosed on Wednesday by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu while receiving the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Olu Irefin, on a courtesy […]

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