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FIDA Calls For Enactment Of Law To Deal With Rapists



International Federation of Women Lawyers ( FIDA), Nigerian, has called for the enactment or reviews of laws to deal with perpetrators of rape.

FIDA, among others, also called for the setting up and efficient running of implementation commitee provided by the law as well arrest, prosecution, conviction and punishment of offenders as members requested for the activation of Gender-desk in all police stations.

FIDA members who made this call while embarking on a peaceful rally to Edo State House of Assembly, strongly objected to the incessant abuse and sexual molestation of women and children and demand for speedy and decisive action against rapists.

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In her speech jointly signed by the National President, Rhoda Tyoden, and Edo State chairperson, Iryn Omorogiuwa, the Association said there was need for prompt action to curb the alarming increase in gender-based violence.

The Association members who carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘we say no to violence against women’, ‘Women are not sex toys’, etc, called on key players for a more holistic and aggressive approach in tackling the evil challenge and unpleasant happening across the country.

Receiving FIDA members at the House, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Francis Okiye assured them and people of Edo State that the House will do all it talks to ensure that justice is done done for late Uwaila Omozuwa.

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The speaker, in his remarks promised to walk with all the relevant authorities for public hearing to enlarge the scope for the implemetion and the amendment of the Child act laws which has already been domesticated to ensure offenders of rape are adequately punished.

He assured FIDA the House support for the struggle and fight on violence against the girl child and women in general.

He opined that, rape is no longer gender-based but has become a norm against both sexes due to the current level of morale decadence in the society.

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Recall late Uwaila Omozuwa, an under graduate of the University of Benin was killed few weeks ago at a church while reading.


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Oyo: Chief Imam of Tede Is Dead




The Chief Imam of Tede, in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone in Oyo State, Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, is dead.

DAILY POST reports that the Chief Imam, until his demise, was the Chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas.

The state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, in his reaction, described the late Adedigba as a great leader and lover of peace.

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He added that the deceased contributed immensely to the religious harmony being enjoyed in the Oke Ogun area of the state.

Makinde, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, added that the entire Muslim community will miss the deceased.

The governor said, “I received with sadness the news of the death of Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, the chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas and Chief Imam of Tede in Atisbo Local Government Area of the state.

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“The late Chief Imam was a man of peace and a great leader, who provided direction to the Imams and Alfas body and contributed to the peaceful religious atmosphere in Oke Ogun.

“While submitting to the will of Allah and praying to God to grant his soul Aljanah Firdaus and also abide with everyone he left behind, I am certain that the body and the Muslim Ummah in Tede will miss his immense contributions.”

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Groom, 25 Others Arrested As NDLEA Burst Drug-fueled Wedding Reception




The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) successfully intercepted what was purportedly a wedding reception but turned out to be an illicit drug party.

The bust resulted in the arrest of the groom and 25 individuals, as confirmed by Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy, in a statement posted on his Facebook account on Sunday.

Say a prayer against the demon of drugs in the lives of our youths this Sunday as #ndlea_nigeria busted another drug party organised as a wedding reception. Groom and 25 others arrested,” he wrote.

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The statement also said the big cartels also suffered heavy losses some hours before the arrest with the seizure of their cocaine consignments.

The big cartels also suffered heavy loss hours ago with the seizure of their cocaine consignments,” the statement read.

The arrested individuals, including the groom, are now in custody as investigations proceed.

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16 Dead, 27 Injured In Kaduna-Abuja Expressway Accident




The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Kaduna Sector Command, says no fewer than 16 persons died and 27 sustained injuries in a road crash on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

The Sector Commander, Mr Kabir Nadabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fatal road traffic crash occurred at Audu Jhangon village along the expressway on Sunday.

He explained that the crash occurred at 05:20hrs, when a Daf trailer with registration number KUJ 430XC, with overloaded goods, lost control and fell into a ditch.

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”Initial reports indicate the driver was at high speed, probably due to fatigue.

“The combined rescue teams of RS1.114 Zhipe Unit Command and RS1.16B Dutse Outpost conducted the rescue operations.

“The crash involved 65 people, where 27 were injured and 16 people were deceased.

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“The injured have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment,“ he added.

Nadabo said on receiving news of the crash, he visited the scene to have first-hand information as well as direct the rescue team on the evacuation of the deceased to the morgue.

I also directed the tow truck to remove part of the accidented trailer blocking part of the road. The operation is ongoing, and the road is free for movement,“ Nadabo said (NAN)

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