Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fashola advises children to shun drug abuse, violence

The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has advised children in Nigeria to stay away from violence, drug abuse and other vices that can destroy them. Fashola spoke in Lagos on Wednesday during an event to mark the 2015 Children’s Day Celebration in the state. He said it was important for Nigerian children to desist from drug abuse, bad friends …

Millionaire who killed her autistic son with pill overdose at Fifth Avenue hotel jailed for 18 years

Killer: Gigi Jordan has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in New York A ‘remorseless’ millionaire who killed her autistic 8-year-old son at a luxury hotel has been jailed for 18 years. New York socialite Gigi Jordan, 54, was sentenced for first-degree manslaughter after using a crusher and syringe to administer an overdose of prescription …

Aregbesola laments increasing rate of children abduction

The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has lamented the increasing cases of kidnapping among the children. The governor said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday by his media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, spoke at this year’s Children’s …

FRSC seeks protection for children from road crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps has called on motorists in the country to be safety conscious in the interest of children, who usually suffer the most. The Unit Commander, FRSC, Ota Unit Command, Matthew Olonisaye, stressed the importance of the Child Safety Education in school curriculum to ensure adequate education of children against attacks. Olonisaye …

Homeless children overrun Calabar streets

Some of the homeless children in Calabar | credits: Mudiaga Affe They call them ‘Skolombo boys’, which literally means, a dangerous and mindless gang constituted by destitute or street boys and girls that roam the streets freely. They are without father or mother and homes. These gangs of homeless street children, comprising mainly of teenagers, …

Nigerian troops free more women, children from Sambisa

Nigerian military says it has rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram as part of its ongoing campaign to attack and destroy the armed group’s camps in the northeast. Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said many Boko Haram fighters were killed in a gun battle on Wednesday morning. One soldier was killed and five others were wounded, Usman …

Many rape cases, so little punishment

The Lagos State Government startled Nigerians last week when it announced that there were no fewer than 12,200 rape cases in the state in the last four years. The Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, who gave this figure, added that 140 sex offenders have been recorded in the state’s Sex Offenders Register. A total of 3,083 …