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Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Farmer jailed for raping his 4yr-old daughter in Jos

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An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos on Monday sentenced a farmer, Auwal Audu, to two-years imprisonment for raping a minor. The 20-year-old farmer was sentenced by the Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Mohammed in a ruling rejected the convict’s plea for mercy and slammed two years imprisonment on him without an option of ...

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NUT directs members not to resume schools in states owing salary arrears

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The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has restated its position that the teachers in 10 states that are still owing salary arrears should not resume work until all arrears were paid. Dr Mike Ike-Ene, General-Secretary of the union, spoke on the directive in an interview with the Newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Ike-Ene said that 10 out of 36 states ...

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Breaking: Benue massacre: Ortom, Tor Tiv, Mark, Akume, Waku, in closed-door meeting with Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently having a closed-door meeting with political and traditional leaders of Benue State led by the State Governor Samuel Ortom. Also present at the meeting that started about 12:30pm are the Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty Prof. JamesOrtese Orzua Ayatse, former Senate President, David Mark, former governor, Senator George Akume and Senator Barnabas Gemade. Others include ...

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FIDA urges NASS to pass Gender Equality Bill

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The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has urged the National Assembly to pass the Gender Equality Bill into law to curb gender-based violence in the country. Mrs Ngozi Ikenga, Chairperson of FIDA in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), made the plea in an interview with the Newsmen in Abuja on Monday. “The bill on gender equality should be passed ...

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