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CSACEFA Honours Khadijah, Others At Coalition First Get Together Event

Founder/Editor-in-Chief of SI Magazine Ltd, Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya, was recently honoured at the Civil Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) first annual get together event along with several others. Hajiya Abdullahi-Iya received an award for excellence for her contributions to education in the FCT at the event held at the Quality Link Park Garden, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. Addressing guests at the event, the coalition Focal Person, Abanka J.I Musa, who welcomed both members and guests commended the efforts and contributions of the awardees to the promotion of education in Nigeria. He said: “For those of you nominated for today’s ...
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Student, 18, Jailed Three Years For Rape

A Jos Upper Area Court on Thursday sentenced an 18-year-old student, Muhammed Muazu, to three years imprisonment for raping a 15-year-old girl. The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, convicted Muazu as he admitted committing the offence and begged for leniency. “This act will not be condoned, it is very grievous, the law frowns at it and you will spend three years in prison without an option of fine." The judge said the judgment would serve as deterrent to others. Earlier, the prosecution told the court that one Suleiman Ibrahim reported the case at Angwan Rogo Police Station on Sept.30. The prosecution alleged ...
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Delta Teacher Ariguzo Emerges 2017 Maltina Teacher

A teacher with Master Care International School, Asaba, Delta State, Mr. Felix Udochukwu Ariguzo, has emerged winner of the Maltina Teacher of the Year for 2017. This was announced Thursday night during the highpoint of the competition’s grand finale held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. For the feat, Ariguzo was rewarded with N1 million in addition to N500,000 he received as Delta State champion. He will also receive N1 million every year for five years, a training programme abroad and a block of six classrooms built at his school. Ariguzo, a Biology and Chemistry teacher, revealed that he draws inspiration ...
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Monkeypox Spreads To 11 States

The Federal Government, yesterday, said the Monkeypox virus has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases as against seven states and 33 cases recorded on October 11. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House Council Chamber, Abuja. Adewole, who, three days ago, said there were only three confirmed cases, listed the 11 affected states as Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers. “The Council received an update ...
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 Suspected Rapist Set Would-be Victim’s House Ablaze In Delta

A 21-year-old man, Jonathan, has allegedly set ablaze the residence of 36-year-old Joy Godwin of Okuokoko town, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, for allegedly preventing him from raping her younger sister, Mercy, 26. Vanguard learned that Joy, who demonstrated bravery when the suspect allegedly broke into their home, hit him on the head with a wood, as he attempted to rape Mercy. Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who confirmed the incident, said the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, was currently handling the case of arson. He said the complainant told the Police that ...
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Uniting To End Conflict Between Herdsmen And Farmers

The Boko Haram is usually referred to as the ‘biggest threat to Nigeria’s state security’ and, even, as one of the world’s deadliest militant groups. But in the first four months of 2016, the group has, clearly, been responsible for less deaths—208 to be precise—than other sectarian groups in Nigeria combined, which have accounted for 438 deaths so far, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Nigeria Security Tracker. A huge chunk of these are down to an ongoing conflict between predominantly Fulani herdsmen and settled farming communities, which is costing the Nigerian economy billions of dollars per year as ...
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Police Nab 10 Suspects Over Various Crimes In Enugu State

The Police Command in Enugu State said it had arrested 10 suspected criminals who had been terrorizing the people of Udenu Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement issued in Enugu on Wednesday. Amaraizu said that police operatives arrested the suspects when they raided some suspected black spots in the area on Monday. He noted that the arrest followed intelligence information given by some members of the public. “The command through the combined efforts of its operatives of Udenu Police Division, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Anti-Kidnapping, raided some suspected ...
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     Death Penalty For Kidnappers

To halt the heinous crime of kidnapping that has become a major threat to the safety of Nigerians, the Senate on Wednesday October 4, 2017 approved death penalty as the punishment for anyone found guilty of abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom. This resolution followed the adoption of a report by the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence presented by its Chairman, Senator Abu Ibrahim. The Senate Joint Committee observed that security agencies were unable to perform optimally due to inadequate support which it said deprived them of the necessary funding required to procure and ...
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Man In Court For Allegedly Seducing Married Woman

The Police, on Wednesday, arraigned one Ibrahim Bawa in a Minna Magistrates’ Court for allegedly seducing a married woman. Bawa is standing trial on a count charge of seducing a married woman, punishable under Section 389 of the Penal Code. The Prosecutor, Insp. Ahmed Saidu, told the court that one Alhaji Tanimu Salihu of Paikoro reported the case at the police station on August 26. He alleged that Bawa was in the habit of inviting the complainant’s wife to his house at night on the pretext of giving her charms that would make her husband love her more. When the ...
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PIC. 14. PARTICIPANTS AT THE 7TH ANNUAL NURSES CONFERENCE IN LAGOS ON TUESDAY (24/2/15).
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Nurses Demand Inclusion In FG’s Health Policies

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has called for its inclusion in the formulation of Federal Government’s health policies. The National President of NANNM, Mr AbdulRauf Adeniji, made the call on Wednesday in Ibadan in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. He said that inclusion of nurses in policy formulations would give the professionals a sense of belonging and lead to improved services in the health sector. According to Adeniji, there is a lot of unhealthy rivalry within the health sector between major players, adding that this must be stopped before it leads to disruption of activities ...
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