Falana – “Sex offenders’ register can’t stop rapists”

Mrs Funmi Falana, A human rights lawyer and the founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aids has said that the opening of offenders’ register was not enough to curb incidents of rape and gender-based violence in the country. She noted that concerted efforts to ensure prosecution of sex offenders would go a long way to deal with rapists. Falana, who lamented …

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Akwa Ibom bans use of siren

Akwa Ibom State Government on Wednesday announced a ban on the use of siren by unauthorised persons in the state and directed law enforcement agents to apprehend defaulters. The government took the decision during an emergency State Executive Council meeting held at Government House, Uyo. The State Commissioner of Information, Mr. Charles Udoh, who stated this while briefing Government House …

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Hong Kong leader to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader is planning to permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill on Wednesday, local media reported, a potentially major concession to pro-democracy protesters after three months of crippling demonstrations. Carrie Lam, the city’s unelected chief executive, is expected the make the announcement Wednesday afternoon, the South China Morning Post and the HK01 news website reported, citing sources. …

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FEC meeting postponed

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not hold today, it was learnt last night. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the postponement is due to the fact that all the memoranda earlier submitted to the Council for consideration had been returned to the various ministries. “This …

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