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Tuesday 25 October 2016


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New Tanzanian law passed sentencing men to 30 years in jail for marrying underage girls



TANZANIA has passed new laws making marrying a girl under the age of 18 punishable by up to 30 years in prison as part of a crackdown on the scourge of teenage pregnancies and the high dropout rate of female pupils from school.


Boko Haram insists on ransom and the release of its commanders freeing more girls



BOKO Haram has agreed to release 83 more of the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok pupils it abducted over two years ago but on the strict condition that the government pays it a huge ransom and lets free about 16 of its commanders currently being held.


Islamic cleric asks security agents to arrest Aisha Buhari for ruining her husband's image



ISLAMIC cleric Sheikh Ismail Illyasu Mangu has called on security agencies to arrest the wife of the president Hadjia Aisha Buhari claiming that members of the opposition are using the first lady to tarnish President Muhammadu Buhari's image.


Former Biafran commander Ben Guile reveals Ndigbo resorted to cannibalism during civil war



FORMER Biafran Army commander and one of the major planners of the January 1966 coup Ben Gbuile  has warned Nigerians against another civil war sending out a reminder that Ndigbo resorted to cannibalism during the last one.


CBN grants airlines special concession on foreign exchange to prevent sector's collapse



AIRLINES operating within Nigeria have been given a vital lifeline by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after it approved a Special Secondary Market Intervention Retail Sales (SMIS) foreign exchange window for them and manufacturers.


Three Reps cleared of sexual misconduct to sue US government for $1bn



THREE members of the House of Representatives exonerated of the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against them by the US government are set to file a $1bn suit against Washington and its agents.


Gynaecologist warns women to refrain from using tampons as they cause long term damage



GYNAECOLOGICAL expert Dr Kike Adesina of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has warned women not to use tampons for menstrual cycle as it portends long term dangers to their health.


Military figures condemn exchange of Chibok girls for five Boko Haram commanders



SENIOR military figures within the Nigerian armed forces have expressed disquiet about the recent handing over of 21 Government Girls Secondary School Chibok pupils claiming that five Boko Haram commanders were exchanged as part of the deal.


Eight more judges and two court registrars are being probed by EFCC over corruption



ANOTHER eight judges and two court registrars are being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following petitions filed against them by aggrieved litigants over their conduct in court.


Prof Osinbajo denies that Boko Haram commanders were swapped for Chibok girls



GOVERNMENT ministers have denied allegations that the released 21 Chibok handed over yesterday were exchange for Boko Haram commanders being held in custody by the Department of State Service (DSS).



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