Zamfara killings: 3,500 IDPs flee to Katsina

Jun 19, 2018 0

No fewer than 3,500 residents of Zamfara State have fled to neighbouring villages in Katsina State, following reported cases of killings and other atrocities by suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers. The activities of the rustlers have rendered the persons internally displaced and currently seeking refuge in IDP camp in Dansabau village in Kankara local government area of the state. Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has since paid a visit on the displaced persons at the IDP camp where he pledged government’s assistance to them. ...

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European women twice as likely to be blonde as men, study says

Apr 17, 2018 0

Women from European descent are twice as likely to be naturally blonde as men, according to new research.  The largest ever genetic study on pigmentation looked at nearly 300,000 people of European descent.  It found 124 new genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation.  The report’s authors say they are not sure why there are so many more blonde women than men, calling it an “intriguing mystery”.  The study which is published in Nature Genetics, builds on previous genetic studies that had only identified a dozen or so hair colour genes.  The data was supplied by the UK Biobank, American DNA testing company 23andMe and the International Visible Trait Genetics Consortium and their study partners in the Netherlands, Australia and Italy.  They chose people of European descent because of their variety in hair colours.  They found men were three times as likely as women to have black hair.  ...

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Mississippi could test how soon state can restrict abortion

Mar 8, 2018 0

For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can’t ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own. But states continue to try to restrict abortion before viability. One of the most recent is Mississippi, where lawmakers are on the brink of approving a measure that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. House Bill 1510 passed the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday and is one House vote away from the desk of a governor who is eager to sign it. The owner of Mississipi’s only abortion clinic has said she’ll sue if the bill goes into law — a move lawmakers not only know to expect, ...

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Child sex abuse in Turkey sparks debate on best prevention

Mar 5, 2018 0

A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the government to prevent and more severely punish child sexual abuse. Among the heavier penalties the Turkish government is considering are life sentences, chemical castration and other “deterrents,” according to high-ranking officials. The attack reignited a national discourse about child abuse, with some public figures taking to social media to say “Children keep quiet, you shouldn’t” and others petitioning parliament to install the death penalty. But Turkey’s already hefty punishments have not put a dent in sex abuse and experts are urging more preventive measures. ...

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5-YEARS-OLD-GIRL SOLD FOR #350,000

Mar 2, 2018 0

Mrs Joy Edum, a 45years old housewife bought a child without her husband’s knowledge saying she needed a child. Mrs Edum stated that it was because she doesn’t have a child she decided to buy a child knowing fully well her husband will not support her action. ...

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PASTOR NABBED FOR OPERATING KIDNAPPING RING

Mar 2, 2018 0

The Delta State police has arrested a pastor Reverend Ignatius Ogboi aged 51, who is suspected to have a hand in several kidnapping activities. He was paraded by the police at the State headquarters in Asaba along with other suspected criminals. They were reportedly found with 3,871 live cartridges and a loaded double barrel gun. ...

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51 percent of Nigerian women girls have sex before the age of 18

Oct 27, 2017 0

According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Idris, about 51 percent of Nigerian girls are exposed to sex before the age of 18 years. The figure for Lagos State is about 24.5 percent, a big surprise. He made these revelations while speaking at the National Institute of International Affairs , Victoria Island, Lagos on “Reproductive Health: Beyond cultural limitations and concerns.” ...

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 Nigeria: Benue state- Gunmen Kills Ortom’s Aide

Aug 21, 2017 0

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins yesterday shot and killed Governor Samuel Ortom’s Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments, Dr Tavershima Adyorough, at his residence in Makurdi. This is coming a little over a year since the killing of the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Security, Denen Igbana, on May 20 by yet to be identified gunmen at his Tion-Sha resident along Naka road in Makurdi. ...

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