Category Archives: Around The World

Migrants Rejected By Italy Were Tortured And Raped Says UN

African migrants rejected by Italy in a standoff with the European Union last week said they had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, the United Nations (UN) migration agency said on Tuesday. The 150 migrants, mainly Eritreans and Somalis, were rescued in the Mediterranean…

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The Cece Yara Foundation launches Groundbreaking Child Protection Online Directory

The Cece Yara Foundation has launched the Cece Yara Safe Kids Directory – a web based/ online portal which provides information on police stations, State Child Protection Units, medical services, Sexual Assault Referral Centres, free legal services and mental health care at a click of a button. Being the first of its kind in Nigeria,…

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Six Nigerians emerge winners at the British Council Global Future Leaders Connect 2018

Winners from L-R: Mary Dinah, Edwin Oyoma Akpotor, Dolapo Oladayo Olaniyan, David Oluwadiya Ashaolu, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, and Yemisi Christiana Fawibe Six Nigerians have been selected out of eleven finalists for the second cohort of the British Council Future Leaders Connect programme. The eleven finalists pitched their policy ideas at the Nigeria Heat event which…

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US Senator & War Hero, John McCain Dies at 81

Veteran U.S. Senator, John McCain, who had been battling Glioblastoma brain cancer, followed by his family’s order to discontinue cancer treatments, passed on at 81 on the ,25th of August. McCain had been diagnosed last summer. This Glioblastoma brain cancer had also afflicted his long-time friend Sen. Ted Kennedy and Former Vice President of US, Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden. His…

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Nigerian Wanted For 43 Counts Of Domestic Violence In Canada Skips Bail, Wanted By Police

Calgary police are asking for help to locate a 27-year-old Nigerian man wanted on 43 outstanding warrants related to what they say are “serious domestic incidents.” Philip Prince Afolabi is wanted for sexual assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, overcoming resistance by choking, criminal harassment, possession of a weapon for a dangerous…

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Father Reported Missing By Wife, Found Days Later In Another Country With New Wife

Decorator Malcolm McGregor, 38, told childhood sweetheart Cheryl Cowie he was visiting a relative 34 miles away. Instead he flew 4,568 miles to marry Bell Valek, 35. According to the Sun, the love rat’s location was discovered when he posed in wedding snaps posted online a few days after cops were alerted to his disappearance.…

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