717 RAPE CASES REPORTED IN FIVE MONTHS

The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that it received a total of 717 rape cases between January and May 2020. The figure was disclosed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while speaking with journalists after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to Adamu, the cases hugely…

MAN ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING HIS 9 YEARS OLD NIECE IN ANAMBRA

Police in Anambra State have arrested a 40-year-old man, Hillary Apeh, for allegedly assaulting his niece, Chioma Ogbu, a nine-old girl at Maryland Estates, Onitsha. The state police public relations officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the arrest, said that the man physically abused the victim who has scars all over her body. Suspect brutally assaulted…

COVID-19: NCDC ANNOUNCES 501 NEW CASES

The COVID-19 caseload for Nigeria went up to 15,682 on Saturday, with 501 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC). Eight deaths were reported, increasing the fatalities to 407. Lagos recorded the highest number of infections with 195 cases, taking its gross total to 7,035.  It was followed by FCT Abuja with…

LADY RAPED TO DEATH IN IBADAN

The rape victim was identified as Grace Oshiagwu. The incident happened at Idi-ori Area Shasha off Expressway today. According to information gathered, there were machete cuts on her head. While confirming the story, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, he said the victim was raped and killed by unknown assailant(s). “Investigation has commenced…

LAGOS RECORDS 5 COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced five COVID-19 related deaths for Lagos State, increasing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 72. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for June 8. According to NCDC, seven COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the…

NIGERIAN DOCTORS TO BEGIN NATIONWIDE STRIKE JUNE 15

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria will commence a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15, 2020. Dr Aliyu Sokomba, National President of NARD, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246. Sokomba said the association found it necessary to take “the painful decision” following the inability of the government to meet…

TWITTER USER WHO ACCUSED UTI NWACHUKWU OF RAPE DELETES HER ACCOUNT

The Twitter user, who accused ex-BBA winner, Uti Nwachukwu, of rape, has disappeared and taken down her page. This comes 48 hours after the media personality petitioned the police to investigate the allegation. The lady also shared a screenshot of a message from a user saved with the name “Uti 2” apologizing for the act.…

RAPE: LEGALIZE THE USE OF PEPPER SPRAY FOR WOMEN – OLUWO TO FG

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed has called on the Federal Government, to legalise the use of pepper spray and stun guns by women to protect themselves against rapist. The monarch was reacting to the the rape and murder of Uwaila Omozuwa a student of the University of Benin and Barakat Bello, a student of…

LAGOS STATE TO MEET STAKEHOLDERS ON SCHOOL REOPENING

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the decision to reopen schools in the state will be taken in two weeks. He said this during a televised press briefing on Thursday. Sanwo-Olu said the decision would be taken after an extensive meeting with stakeholders in the education sector. He said, “I know we are all eager to…

COVID-19: NCDC SAYS NEGATIVE RESULT NO LONGER REQUIRED TO DISCHARGE PATIENTS

A negative laboratory test result of COVID-19 patients is no longer required for such patients to be discharged, a Nigerian official has said. The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday. Mr Ihekweazu said the new…

COVID-19: LAGOS CHURCHES, MOSQUES TO REOPEN WITH ‘AT MOST 500 WORSHIPPERS’

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Thursday that religious centres in the state will reopen from June 19 and have in attendance not more than 500 persons.  The governor made the announcement on Thursday during a press briefing at the Lagos State House, Marina.  Mr Sanwo-Olu said children below the age of 15…

OSUN RELAXES LOCKDOWN FOR 14 DAYS

Osun state governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, announced new set of guidelines that would guide the second phase of the gradual reopening of the state’s economy, following the lockdown imposed by the government in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said all major markets would remain shut, while other markets would be opened…

812 HEALTH WORKERS INFECTED TILL DATE, SAYS FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday said not less than 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty. It however, reiterated that the protection of health workers, especially those in the frontline of the pandemic are its priority, and will ensure the constant provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs),…