The unfinished sexual harassment debate

Sexual harassment or violence seems to have become intractable in our society today. It is difficult to decipher whether armed robbery and kidnapping are more rampant than sexual violence. It is common knowledge to hear that a father violates his five year old daughter or a fifty year old auntie sexually assaults a baby of two years. Which bizarre and incestuous sexual relation have we not heard about? Brothers harassing sisters and cousins; lecturers sleeping with female students in exchange for marks; chief executives in some offices harassing their female…

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Q1 2017: Port earnings eroded by 300%

Low ship traffic and sharp drop in importation of industrial and consumer goods in the first three months of the year affected earnings of government agencies, shipping lines, freight forwarders and other port users. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports The on-going recession has slowed business activities in Nigeria’s maritime sector since the beginning of the year. The port industry recorded low ship traffic, while cargo throughput dropped considerably amidst poor infrastructure, poor power supply, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s restriction of 41 items from the official foreign exchange window and piracy. Port…

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