Story Written By: Wale Odunsi

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 21-year-old house help, Usman Abubakar for allegedly sodomising 10 minors in Sokoto.
The Sokoto Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mr Hassan Tahir, who disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday, said all the minors were children of the suspect’s master.
According to Tahir, the suspect had confessed to sodomizing the 10 children at Rungumi area in Sokoto South Local Government of Sokoto state, NAN reports.
According to him, Abubakar was a student of an Almajiri school before his engagement as house help about 10 years ago.
He said that the suspect who is … >>> Read Full Story



Source: The Healthy
By Funmilola Olukomaiya

Vaginal thrush is a common infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans yeast. This yeast is normally harmless but can cause some uncomfortable symptoms as it lives naturally in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina.
Candida lives harmlessly on the skin, in the mouth, gut, and vagina and is normally kept under control by harmless bacteria.
Studies have shown that at least three out of four women will experience at least one yeast infection in their lifetimes.
Symptoms of vaginal thrush can include vaginal itching or burning, a white discharge and stinging or burning while … >>> Read Full Story



John Shiklam in Kaduna
The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised the alarm over a seven-day quit notice issued to St. Gregory’s Anglican Church, Sabon Gari, Zaria, by the Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA).
It was learnt that the quit notice was issued on Wednesday to facilitate the development of the Sabon Gari Market, Zaria.

KASUPDA warns that failure to comply with the directives will leave the agency with no option than to forcefully evict the church at its own expense.
The market in question is said to be occupying part of the land belonging to the … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Urowayino Jeremiah

An educationist, Prof. Oyesoji Aremu, has urged the Federal Government to adopt multi-level policing, also known as state police, to address insecurity in Nigeria.
Aremu, also the Director, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, made the plea at a two-day 2nd International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Humanities (ICSTEH).

It was organised by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Yaba College of Technology Chapter, Lagos.
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The theme of the conference is: “Technology Applications and Management for Global Security’’.
Aremu spoke on: “Insecurity and Our Collective Failure: Reappraising … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Musliudeen Adebayo

A middle aged man whose identity is still unknown has been washed away on Tuesday in Oluyole area of Ibadan South West Local government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
DAILY POST reports that the incident occurred Thursday evening, following a torrential downpour in the city.

The missing person was said to have been washed away by the flood when he attempted to cross a submerged bridge at the Sumal area of Oluyole Industrial extension after rain of about six hours.
As at Thursday, people were seen around the area still searching for the victim, but the water level was still on the high … >>> Read Full Story



U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Thursday responded to Iran’s threats of all-out war, by saying the U.S. wanted a peaceful resolution.

“We are still striving to build out a coalition in an act of diplomacy while the foreign minister of Iran is threatening all-out war and to fight to the last American,“ he said.
Pompeo told newsmen in Abu Dhabi that the U.S. was ready to build up a coalition aimed at achieving peace while holding talks with Crown Prince Mohammed Zayed-Al Nahyan.
Pompeo, who also visited Saudi Arabia on earlier, added that a peaceful resolution was … >>> Read Full Story



By Chineme Okafor in Abuja
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has ordered Nigeria’s three hydro power plants, including the 578.4 megawatts (MW) Jebba hydro power plant; 760mw Kainji plant, and the 600mw Shiroro plant–all situated in Niger State, to remain operational as the rainfalls continue across the country so as to forestall potential flooding of surrounding communities.
NERC, in a regulatory order it put out on its webpage, Thursday explained that going forward, electricity generated from the three hydro power generation companies (Gencos) would be dispatched first before any other.

It explained the Gencos’ generation volumes are now prioritised ahead of those of any … >>> Read Full Story