Ending domestic abuse should start with women – Peju Akande

The issue of domestic violence is wide but what concerns me today is battery. Weeks back, someone sent me a short video clip of a street interview conducted by a local tv station. It was more of a vox pop.…

Be more tolerant of competition, Buhari tells South Africans, Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called for more tolerance, vigilance and heightened security in countries to ensure safety of citizens, noting that competition heralded by globalisation, especially with ease in migration, will only get more intense for…

Nigerian “Maphites” Cult Crushed in Italy

A two-year probe — aided significantly by a man on the inside who fed details to investigators — “has allowed us to destroy much of what, within the Nigerian community, is known as the ‘Maphite’ cult,” Italian police said in…

PDP tells Buratai to probe military’s role in Bayelsa electoral violence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to investigate the role of the military in the violence that occurred in the state during the last general elections.…

Decriminalise sex work to protect us from crime – prostitutes (Guardian)

Prostitution should be decriminalised in the UK to make it safer for vulnerable women, a sex worker organisation has said. The English Collective of Prostitutes is calling for the removal of laws relating to consensual adult sexual behaviour, arguing that…

11 feared dead in bloody polls (Guardian)

Contrary to hitch-free polls promised the nation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday’s elections were hallmarked by violence, failure of smartcard readers and late arrival of materials at many polling units across the country. Late commencement of accreditation/voting,…

Elections claim 181 lives in Nigeria in four months, report

The 2019 general elections in Nigeria have in the last four months claimed at least 181 lives, says report. According to the report by Gatefield, leading up from October 10, 2018 to February 15, 2019, the 2019 elections have claimed…

Elections: Buhari’s supporters must shun violence – Youth Organisation (DailyTrust)

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), Lagos State Chapter, has advised all supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and patriotic Nigerians to shun all forms of violence during and after general elections. The organisation’s State Coordinator and Secretary, Mr Abdul-Waheed Odunuga and…

My hope is in God, Lagosians – Agbaje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has again restated his hope and trust in the Almighty God as the driving force behind his politics and mission to govern Lagos State. He also described his…

Agbaje decries violence at APC rally, says Lagos State needs peace

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has condemned the violence and brigandage that trailed the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign Wednesday in Lagos State. The candidate who expressed shock at the level of disruption…

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