Metro Life

Police Arrest Two Fathers For Raping Daughters In Lagos

Police in Lagos has arrested a 61-year-old man accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 19-year-old daughter. In a statement on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, noted that Eke Kanu was apprehended following a complaint from a female lawyer at the Ikorodu Police Station. According to him, the victim said her father has been ...

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Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls, and Its Aftermath: Realities, Responses, and Required Resources

1.0 Introduction The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the Federal Government on Monday, June 1, 2020, initiated the second phase of easing the restriction of movement in the affected locations of Lagos, Ogun and FCT, Abuja. The following new directives were subsequently issued: nationwide curfew from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am; the full opening of ...

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Cross River Youths Protest Alleged Killing Of Colleague

Cross River youths have protested the alleged killing of their colleague, Archibong Effiong-Archibong in Bakassi Local Government Area of the state. The youths who stormed Calabar, the state capital on Friday accused personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Speaking to Channels Television, an eye witness said the incident happened at the Ekprikang community in Bakassi while ...

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Ondo Youths Protest, Demand Stiffer Punishment For Rape

A group of youths on Friday stormed the streets of Akure, the Ondo State capital in protest against the recent rise in cases of rape in the country. The youths who were dressed in black and carrying placards with various inscriptions called for justice and stiffer punishment for rapists. Some of the inscriptions on their placards read: ‘no justification for rape’, ...

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US comedian Fred Willard passes away aged 86

Actor Fred Willard, seen here in Los Angeles in 2017, has passed away Four-time Emmy award-winning comedian Fred Willard, who appeared in films including “Anchorman” and “This is Spinal Tap” and television shows such as “Modern Family,” has died aged 86, his agent announced Saturday. Tributes poured in for the actor, with long-time friend and fellow showbiz veteran Jamie Lee ...

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Little Richard, rock’s flashy founding father, dies at 87

US singer Little Richard transfixed audiences as he transformed the blues into the feverish new style of rock ‘n’ roll Little Richard, whose outrageous showmanship and lightning-fast rhythms intoxicated crowds with hits like “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally,” has died. He was 87 years old. Reverend Bill Minson, a friend of the legendary musician, told AFP Little Richard died ...

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Lockdown: Nigerian Parents Lash Out At School Teacher, Elizabeth Ogah, For Her Post Mocking Parents

A Nigerian teacher took to Facebook to write her thoughts on what she believes to be the under-estimation of the value of school teachers by parents. The teacher, Elizabeth Ogah, in her Facebook post said she believes that by now many parents now understand the number of stress teachers endures when parents ‘dump’ their kids for them to tutor, as well as care ...

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End of an era: Bangladesh’s last Armenian dies

Michael Joseph Martin (pictured in December 2008), the last member of Dhaka’s once thriving Armenian community, has died at the age of 89 Michael Joseph Martin, Bangladesh’s last Armenian, has died aged 89, bringing an end to the more than 300-year presence of the once thriving and powerful minority Christian community. Martin spent decades as custodian of the Armenian Church ...

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Another Commissioner Dies In Taraba State

This is coming barely a month after the death of the state Commissioner for Rural Development, Makus Senlo. Taraba State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Mr Naptali Kefas, is dead. This is coming barely a month after the death of the state Commissioner for Rural Development, Makus Senlo.  His death was confirmed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, ...

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