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Woman arrested in Nasarawa for Child trafficking

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The Nasarawa State Police Command have the arrest of one Mrs. Grace Etim, in whose custody seven missing children were found.

According to the police, Etim confessed that she bought the children from some kidnappers.

The police said Etim’s arrest followed the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, Anthony Jatau, 35, who allegedly abducted a three-year-old boy, Destiny Daniel.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, DSP Idirisu Kennedy, explained that the police acted on the complaint lodged on January 16, 2018, by Abu Daniel, the father of the abducted three-year-old.

Kennedy, in a statement on Sunday, said, “On January 16, at about 1500hrs, one Mr. Daniel Abu of Jama’a in Keffi town came to Keffi Police Station and lodged a complaint of disappearance of his three-year-old son, Destiny Daniel, on January 16 at about 18.30hrs.”

The police spokesman said investigation by detectives led to the arrest of the suspect, adding that upon interrogation, Jatau confessed to have abducted the child and sold him to Etim, who lived in in Masaka in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Kennedy explained that the suspect subsequently led the detectives to Etim’s place, where Destiny and six other children were rescued.

Etim, according to Kennedy, explained that she bought the six other children from some kidnappers, whom the police are now trailing.

According to the police spokesman, the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Lafia had already taken over the investigation with the aim of unraveling other members of the syndicate.

“We are investigating the case to arrest other members of the syndicate that specialised in child theft and trafficking around the Karu Local Government Area of the state. This has become necessary following the spate of complaints by parents and guardians on the disappearance of their wards,” Kennedy explained.

He advised parents to be more vigilant so as to prevent criminals from taking advantage of their children’s vulnerability.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

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This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.

According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment
Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

Ike Ekweremadu

The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.

The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.

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“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”

This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.

The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.

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The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.

He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.

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