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Soldiers evaded and discovered a bomb factory at the home of former ANPP chairmanship aspirant in the FCT Mr. Husseni Dei Dei following a cordon-and-search operation carried out in the area by soldiers from One Division of the internal security force.
Rapists will face life imprisonment if the bill that has now been approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday becomes law.
Two major Nigerian cities, Lagos and Abuja, have been named amongst African cities with the best opportunities for growth in 2013 and beyond according to the latest Economist Intelligence Units report.
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AK 47 Rifles, Machine Gun And Bombs Discovered In Politician’s House
Soldiers evaded and discovered a bomb factory at the home of former ANPP chairmanship aspirant in the FCT Mr. Husseni Dei Dei following a cordon-and-search operation carried out in the area by soldiers from the internal security force at about 5.30 pm on Tuesday.
The building is located a few meters from the One Division Army Headquarters at Sabon Birni Road, Kawo in Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The soldiers from One Division internal security force were tipped off by some unidentified members of the public.
Husseni Dei Dei has been arrested in the raid along with two women and five children. The Commander One Division internal security force, Brigadier General Tagbo Chuks Ude said the building will be demolished in alignment with the army’s determination to completely curb terrorist activities.
During the operation, six AK 47 rifles, one light machine gun, 20 loaded and 17 empty AK 47 magazines and 58 rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered. Other weapons recovered during the operation include 275 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, one loaded light machine gun, nine prepared cans of improvised explosive device (IED), one reel of firing cord and 125 pieces of detonator.
The recovered weapons were buried in the ground within the building.
The commander commended the efforts of well meaning Nigerians who reported the matter and further urged the public to emulate the act when there is a reason for serious suspicion.
House Of Rep Approve Life Imprisonment For Rapist And Jail Terms For Closely Related Offences
Sponsored by Abike Dabiri-Erewa (ACN-Lagos) amongst others, rapists are now bound to face life imprisonment if the bill that has now been approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday becomes law.
The decisions followed the adoption of a report on the Bill for an Act to Eliminate Violence in Private and Public Life; Prohibit all Forms of Violence, Harmful Traditional Practices against Persons.
Also persons convicted of gang raping shall be liable jointly and severally to a minimum of 20 years imprisonment without the option of fine.
The bill also approve a jail term of 25 years for anyone convicted of using harmful liquid, chemical or biological substance on another person.
Furthermore a person who performs or aid female circumcision is liable to a jail term of two years or N100, 000 fine – or both.
Any person who is convicted of frustrating investigation and prosecution of offenders is guilty of felony and liable on conviction to imprisonment three years or a fine not exceeding N500, 000.
The bill will only become law after the Senate concurs to it and the President signs it.
Lagos And Abuja Named Among Africa’s Best Cities For Investment
Two major Nigerian cities, Lagos and Abuja, have been named amongst African cities with the best opportunities for growth in 2013 and beyond, the latest Economist Intelligence Units report revealed.
The report, released on Tuesday, identifies 25 African cities across 19 countries that represent some of the best opportunities for growth in 2013 and beyond. Abuja featured as the second most expensive city with extremely high cost of living.
Johannesburg, according to the report, is investors’ most preferred destination, with its high expenditure per capita of USD7, 436 while Tripoli, Libya’s capital city, recovering from war, is investors’ second best, with its expenditure per capita of USD7,237.
Abuja featured as the second most expensive city with extremely high cost of living with Luanda, the capital of Angola as Africa’s most expensive city with official prices “extremely expensive.” Lagos is rated as the fourth most expensive city.
The report was produced to give investors insight into cities level information that will guide company expansion and new business investments decisions this year and beyond.
“Africa is urbanizing fast and cities are attracting more and more migrants. As a result we are witnessing the emergence of “super cities”- each bringing considerable opportunities,” Robin Bew, the Chief Economist of EIU said.
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