Woman ties, throws granddaughter into well

  …says: ‘I want my daughter-in-law to feel pains   Police have arrested a 55-year-old grandmother, Aisha Ibrahim, for allegedly killing her two-year-old granddaughter at Karaya Fulani Camp in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. Aisha was said to have been arrested by detectives attached to Kagara Police Division, just as she was trying to escape to an unknown destination. According to sources, Aisha tied her granddaughter with rope and threw her into a well in their compound. The murder was said to have been carried out to allegedly…

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Why I’m contesting for PDP Deputy National Woman Leader –Animashaun

Hajia Tolani Animashaun, speaks on her aspiration for the Deputy National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and how the party will return to winning ways. WALE ELEGBEDE reports Why do you want to take up the role of the Deputy National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democrati Party (PDP)? Firstly, I want you to know that I am very passionate about the PDP and that defines whatever input I give to the progress of the party. So, whatever I need to do to revive the party and…

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Woman, 73, killed for rituals in Ekiti

Sulaiman Salawudeen Ado-Ekiti A pensioner, Mrs. Adetutu Ajayi (73), was on Tuesday gruesomely murdered in her three-bedroom apartment, located on Number 10, Moferere, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, by yet-to-be identified assailants. The assailants, who some neighbours suspected to be ritual killers, otherwise called ‘Yahoo boys,’ in local parlance, entered apartment and attacked her with a machete. They were said to have removed her limbs. Ajayi, said to be daughter of the former Accountant General of the Old Western Region, Mr. Samuel Sotoowa, was said to have been…

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Woman, church, houses burnt in tanker crash

esidents of Eleyele- Ologuneru Road, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, could not hold back their tears yesterday when a tanker carrying diesel lost control while ascending an elevated section of the road, crashed on a car and burst into flames. The tanker killed a yet-tobe identified woman in the car. The fire which erupted from the crash burnt another car, a church and other property worth millions of naira. Witnesses said the head of the trailer detached from the trunk while the trunk crushed a Nissan Almera car in which the…

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Woman, 23, docked for allegedly assaulting ex-lover with electrical iron

A 23-year-old woman, Debbie Mike, who allegedly assaulted her ex-boyfriend with electrical iron, was on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The jealous lover had assaulted, Lanre Adewole, her former boyfriend with the iron during a fight. The accused is facing a charge of assault to which she has pleaded not guilty. Earlier, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 5 at No, 3a, Sadiku St., Sari-Iganmu in Orile on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. “There was a misunderstanding between Debbie…

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Ekiti increases maternity leave by 4 weeks

Ayodele Fayose

  The Ekiti State Government (EKSG) on Monday announced an increase in the maternity leave period for women in its public service from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Kola Ajumobi, said this at a public enlightenment forum in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. He said that the gesture was approved by the state governor, Mr Ayodele  Fayose, as part of his display of love and special regard for the womenfolk in the state. He said it…

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Report: With Nigeria’s northeast facing famine, WFP funds could dry up

  The United Nations’ World Food Programme could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. In the northeast, 4.7 million people, many of them refugees from the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, need rations to survive, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), one of the main aid groups handing out food. Many of those living in camps for displaced people say…

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Chibok girls, the mirror in our faces

As we remember the girls captured in Chibok three years ago, we must remember that they constitute only a fraction of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. I would urge Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), while you keep this issue of Chibok on the table, to broaden your message to cover all girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram, and also draw attention to the condition of girls and women in our society in general. To give you an idea of the extent of this problem, as at today,…

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Trump tax march: Thousands urge president to release finances

    Protests have been taking place in more than 150 locations across the United States to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Trump broke a long-held tradition by not releasing his paperwork during his presidential campaign. His critics want to know who he has been dealing with and if there are any conflicts of interest. At least 21 people were arrested in Berkeley, California, in clashes between Trump opponents and supporters. There is no law requiring presidents to release their tax returns, but Trump has…

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What we do with dogs, monkeys, dolls – Commercial drivers

An ancient traditional practice of sacrificing live dogs on the altar of Ogun, the god of Iron, by commercial drivers in search of protection is still being practiced today, mainly by truck and commercial bus drivers. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports A very experienced driver, who has been a commercial transport driver for over 30 years, Mr. Akinrede Ephraim, who is in his early 60s, said that the practice of deliberately killing dogs with a vehicle for protection against accidents does not work for him. Rather, he believes strongly in drivers praying…

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