UK to prosecute Nigerians for human trafficking

  British Government has restated its commitment to ensure speedy prosecution of Nigerians living in the United Kingdom (UK) that involved in human trafficking. The Minister of State for Immigration, MS Caroline Noakes, who disclosed this yesterday in Lagos during her visit to some facilities of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in…

42 communities submerged by flood in Edo

No fewer than 42 communities in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo, have been submerged by flood. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that over 8,000 houses and thousands of hectares of farmland were affected by the flood. The communities which are mostly on the bank of River Niger, had their crops,…

160 communities in Niger submerged by flood – NSEMA

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) on Tuesday disclosed that 160 communities had been submerged by flood in the state since the rains began in June. Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, Director General, NSEMA, disclosed this when officials from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Kaduna Field Office, visited him to assess the extent of flooding…

Farmer docked for allegedly raping 9-year-old girl

A 20-year-old farmer, Muhammad Adamu, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Pantami Magistrates’ Court, Gombe, for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl. Adamu of Tongo village, Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State, was docked on a count charge of rape. The plea of the defendant, was, however, not taken. The prosecutor, Lakajal Mela, told the…

Businessman, Rasaki Adeyiga, docked over alleged 22,000 US dollars fraud

A 30-year-old businessman, Rasaki Adeyiga, who allegedly obtained 22, 000 US dollars from his business associate under false pretences, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Adeyiga, whose residential address was not given, is standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Haruna Ibrahim, told the…

NDLEA destroys 110.5 tons of illicit drugs

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed drugs weighing 110.542 tons in Akure, Ondo State. This is the single largest public destruction of exhibits by burning, coming after the one by Edo State which gross weight was 136 tons. The drugs, mainly cannabis sativa, were some of the seizures made by NDLEA Ondo State…