Child Labour: NAPTIP Warns Negligent Parents

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says negligence and greed of parents which expose children to child labour will no longer be tolerated by the agency. The Director-General of NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Oka-Donli, gave the warning on Monday to commemorate 2017 World Day Against Child Labour, in Abuja. The International […]

Immigration Rescues 134 Children From Traffickers

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Oyo State says it rescued 134 children, who were victims of child trafficking between and May. An Assistant Comptroller at the command, Mr Folusho Akintola, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after a stakeholders’ conference organised by the Justice, Development and Peace Commission in Ibadan on Tuesday. The […]

Kano Police Commissioner Assures Igbo Residents Of Protection

The Police Commissioner in Kano State, Mr Rabi’u Yusuf, has assured Igbo residents in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property. This is contained in a statement released in Kano on Tuesday by DSP Magaji Majiya, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state. Yusuf gave the assurance on Monday at a […]

CAN Tells FG: Control Movement Of Fulani Headsmen

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ondo State branch on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to control the movement of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle in South-West states. The association said that the uncontrolled movement was a security breach and threat to farmers in the South-West as they had been chased away from their […]

Threat To Igbos: Press Statement By South East Governors

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS FORUM, HIS EXCELLENCY, ENGR. DAVID NWEZE UMAHI, IN RESPECT OF THE THREAT TO NDI IGBO BY AREWA YOUTH 1. The attention of the South East Governors Forum has been drawn to the widely publicised ultimatum, credited to a coalition of 16 northern youth associations or […]

Dalung Sues For Unity, Prayers For Buhari, As He Breaks Fast With Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has called for national integration and peaceful co-existence in the country, charging Muslims and Christians to see each as one, from the same creator and a common ancestor. He made the call in Kaduna on Monday night, after the traditional breaking of […]

Central African Republic headed toward peace – UN envoy

The UN envoy for Central African Republic says the country is “on a path to incremental peace” that will be achieved if United Nations peacekeepers keep responding strongly against armed groups. But Parfait Onanga-Anyanga told the Security Council on Monday an upsurge in violence that erupted in May in several areas involving rival groups was […]

‘Freed’ Gaddafi’s son still wanted by Libya court – prosecutor

Libyan authorities said on Monday that Moammar Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam, reportedly set free by a militia at the weekend, was still wanted by a Tripoli court for a 2015 conviction. Seif al-Islam, the second son and heir apparent of the late deposed Libyan dictator, was said to have been released on Friday by a […]

Edo inland container depot will generate 13,000 jobs – c’ttee

Mr Charles Akhigbe, Chairman of the State Implementation Committee for the Edo Inland Container Depot (EICD), says the depot on completion would provide employment for about 13,000 persons. Akhigbe, in an interview on Tuesday in Benin, said the figure would comprise of about 3,000 direct and 10, 000 indirect employment. He said that this was […]