El-Rufai signs new law with stiff penalty for rapists

Nasir el-Rufai Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday signed the State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which provides stiff penalty for rapists. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the law provides surgical castration and removal of Fallopian tubes for male and female convicts respectively upon conviction of raping a child. ALSO READ: Nurse exposes …

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Ex-IAAF boss Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption

The former head of world athletics’ governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption in a Russian doping scandal and sentenced to spend at least two years in jail. Diack, 87, was found guilty of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping, to cover up test results and let them continue …

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Coronavirus pandemic threatens child education, health gains ― World Bank

The coronavirus pandemic threatens to erase progress made in the last decade in improving child education and health, particularly in the poorest countries, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The conclusion comes in the Washington-based development lender’s Human Capital Index for 2020, which ranks countries on how well children are prepared for the future, with …

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Castration awaits rapists in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai Whoever commits rape of a child below the age of fourteen (14) years shall on conviction, be punished with Surgical Castration and death. Whoever has sexual intercourse with a male child below the age of fourteen years shall be punished with surgical castration and death. Where a female adult is convicted for the …

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NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy weather conditions Thursday to Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy and rainy weather conditions from Thursday to Friday. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja predicted cloudy conditions over the northern region on Thursday with prospects of early morning thunderstorms and rains over parts of Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, and Kaduna. According to the agency, …

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Just in: Kaduna Govt lists 7 punishments for rapists

Nasir el-Rufai The Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 amends the Penal Code Law (No.5) of Kaduna State, 2017 by substituting section 258 as follows : Whoever commits rape of a child below the age of fourteen (14) years shall on conviction, be punished with Surgical Castration and death. Whoever has sexual intercourse with a …

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El-Rufai signs amended rape Law of Kaduna state

Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020. The amendment updates the penalties for the offence of the rape of a child. These new provisions include the punishments of surgical castration and bilateral salpingectomy for male and female convicts of child rape, and death. Disclosing this in a statement signed …

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Over 6,000 civil servants promoted in Nasarawa

By David  Odama NASARAWA State government Wednesday said it has promoted over 6,000 civil servants in its payroll in the state. Chairman, civil service commission, Musa Dangana-Giza disclosed this in Lafia when he played host to the executive members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NASARAWA council in his office. The chairman also said the …

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Nigerians disagree with Buhari over ‘most prosperous black nation’ comment

By David Royal Nigerians on Wednesday disagreed with president Mohammed Buhari on social media over his comment that the country is the most prosperous black nation in the world and Africa’s largest economy. The president had on Wednesday while unveiling the 60th Independence Anniversary celebration logo said the neatly encrusted Diamond on the Nigerian Map symbolizes …

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It’s time to reform DSS, HURIWA charges Buhari, NASS

DSS By Dirisu Yakubu The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to come up with a framework for the urgent re-organization of the secret police-Department of State Security, DSS. The foremost rights advocacy group said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that a reform …

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EU congratulates Edo political leaders on the peace accord

BY Victoria Ojeme The European Union has congratulated Edo political leaders on the accord ahead of this Saturday governorship election. The EU made this known on its Twitter handle Wednesday. “The EU congratulates Edo political leaders on the peace accord ahead of this Saturday’s governorship election in the state. “We are pleased to be proud …

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Ancient footprints in Saudi Arabia show how humans left Africa

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc This handout photo shows a view of the edge of the Alathar ancient lake deposit and surrounding landscape. PHOTO: AFP Around 120,000 years ago in what is now …

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Arewa Youths to Obasanjo: You’ve no evidence to prove Nigeria is failing

By Victor Arjiromanus Arewa Youth Parliament, AYP,  has faulted former  President Olusegun  Obasanjo for saying Nigeria is becoming a failed state,  describing the remark as an act of selfishness. It also said Obasanjo lacked evidence to back the claim that Nigeria is falling under the leadership of Buhari. Briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja,  President of …

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Drop water bill, focus on economy, insecurity, HURIDE urges Buhari, NASS

Senate President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly have been asked to focus on improving the fledgling Nigerian economy, creating jobs for the teeming youths of the country as well as combating the increasing insecurity in the country instead of promoting bills that will divide the country. A human rights and pro-democracy organisation, Human Rights, Liberty …

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Ferrari: Your father is not less than Femi Otedola, Reno Omokri blows hot

Reno Omokri “Your father is not less than Femi Otedola”, says Reno Omokri as he counsels Nigerians, following reactions that trailed Otedola’s gift to daughters. Otedola had gifted his three daughters, Tolani Otedola, Temi Otedola, and Florence Otedola (DJ Cuppy) with new Ferrari vehicles. His actions attracted myriads of reactions from Nigerians. Some of which …

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We’ll get fuel at cheaper price soon — FG

By Emmanuel Elebeke The Federal government has assured that fuel will soon sell at a cheaper price. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the revelation at Ibigwe in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State during a media tour of the Waltersmith Modular Refinery and Petro-Chemical Company Limited, which is …

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Police confirm killing of DSS operative in Buhari’s home state

DSS By Bashir Bello The Katsina State Police Command has on Wednesday confirmed killing of a 33-year-old operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa by unknown gunmen. The Command’s spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed this in a telephone interview with Vanguard said the command is on the trail of the perpetrators …

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FEC okays new anti-corruption agency

Nigerian economy doing better than projected — Finance Minister By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday, approved the establishment of a new anti-corruption agency with the name, ‘Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency’. Already, the council has approved transmission of a bill, titled, “Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management …

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US reviews ban on migrant visa, as Nigeria meets 90% requirement

BY Victoria Ojeme and Alice Ekpang United States America has disclosed that it will reconsidered its ban on some categories of Migrant Visas on Nigeria. Amb. Mustapha Sulaiman, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the disclosure while briefing newsmen at the end of the inaugural meeting of the U.S/Nigeria Forum on Wednesday in Abuja. …

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Armed terrorists now occupy Kishi, Oyo National Park, Aare Gani Adams warns

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gan Adams on Wednesday, said armed terrorists now occupy Kishi, located in North West of Oyo State, as well as the vast Old Oyo National Park. He said the recent development poses a great danger to the security of the South …

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