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The House of Representatives has voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists. The House, at the plenary on Thursday, considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria. A member, Mr. James Faleke, had recommended that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated. Just before the […]

China on Thursday said foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, lifting a de facto ban on US carriers, a day after Washington ordered the suspension of all Chinese travel into and out of the US. The apparent decision to step back by Beijing […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a “new era of global health co-operation” as he prepared to host a vaccine fundraising summit on Thursday under the shadow of coronavirus. The virtual meeting aims to raise $7.4 billion for immunisation programmes stalled by the pandemic, and will see the launch of a new fundraising drive […]

Nigeria has recorded an additional 348 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 11,166. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this late on Wednesday. According to the agency’s report, 163 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 76 in the FCT and 23 in Ebonyi. Other affected […]

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (alias Wadume), and five others have been arraigned in court. They are facing charges bordering around kidnapping and murder, including the killing of three policemen and a civilian, who were killed at a checkpoint in Taraba state. Recall that last year, some soldiers had opened fire on policemen who were […]


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