Monday, 4 May 2015

10-year-old pregnant girl raped by stepfather refused abortion in Paraguay

Abuse: The girl, 10, was taken to hospital with stomach cramps, and doctors found that she was 21 weeks pregnant (stock image)

A ten-year-old girl in Paraguay who fell pregnant after allegedly being raped by her stepfather has been refused an abortion.
The girl was taken to hospital by her mother after complaining about stomach cramps, and doctors found that she was 21 weeks pregnant.
Termination is illegal in Paraguay, even in cases of incest and rape, and the girl has instead been moved to a 'young mothers' home', and her mother arrested over the alleged rape.

Okorocha Owes Primary School Teachers 13 Months Salaries; Promises To Pay

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has pledged to pay the 13 months salary arrears owed primary school teachers in the state.

Okorocha made the promise during the 2015 Workers Day celebrations in Owerri on Friday. 

The governor also promised to clear all pension arrears less than N10,000 monthly while those higher than that would be spread over 12 months period.

US Offers France $35 Million To Fight Boko Haram, Excludes Nigeria

President Barack Obama of the United State of America (USA) has approved the disbursement of $35 million in military and defence support services to France as part of Washington’s contribution to the war against the terror group, Boko Haram.

The White House said the aid is on account of the Paris active support for Nigeria’s French speaking neighbours—Niger and Chad—in their fight against Boko Haram insurgents as well as Mali, which is battling Islamic extremism.

Okonjo-Iweala To Buhari: You Must Do Something About Oil Cartel

Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has set an agenda for the Buhari administration: to tame urgently the oil cartel holding the nation to ransom.She spoke in Abuja today to refute the claim by the oil marketers that the nation is owing them another N200.2bn, just after the government paid them N156bn.

Igbinedion Donates N8M To Chief Judge's Book Launch The Day His Son Was Sentenced

An embarrassing scenario for the judiciary played out last‎ Thursday as businessman and father of former Edo State governor, Lucky Igbinedion, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, donated N8 million at the launch of a book in honour of the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta while another judge of the same court sentenced his son, Michael, for offences related to money laundering.

Igbinedion  made the highest donation of N8 million at the book launch.
Igbinedion, dressed in all white apparel, mingled freely with serving and retired judges, including senior lawyers who populated the gathering. He hugged and shook hands with those his lawyer, Richey Tarfa, SAN, introduced to him. He came in a brown limousine, with Esama (his traditional title) printed on its number plate.

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The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended two robbery suspects, Stanley Okorie and Emmanuel Enu, one of who confessed to have robbed because he wanted to travel to Europe.

Our correspondent learnt that 25-year-old Enu and Okorie, 20, were nabbed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Satellite Town and Ajegunle areas of Lagos in two separate robbery operations.

Ex-Militant Escapes Death Over Adoption Of Buhari In Rivers

The National President, National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, ‘General’ Israel Akpodoro, escaped death by whiskers in the hands of suspected assassins in Rivers state, Wednesday.

Akpodoro ran into an ambush by the suspected gunmen who opened fire on his car on sighting him on his way from Port Harcourt shortly after Mbiama junction where the Coalition held a pro-Buhari meeting.

Enugu Lawmakers Serve Governor Chime Impeachment Notice For Forgery

Members of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Monday morning commenced impeachment proceedings against Governor Sullivan Chime of the State.

DAILY POST reports that fourteen lawmakers, led by the Speaker, Hon. Eugene Odo sat early this morning where they read a notice of impeachment against Chime for allegedly forging the N12 billion 2012 Supplementary Budget.

The impeachment notice was signed by 14 members of the House including the speaker.

The Clerk of the House, Christopher Chukwurah was directed to serve the notice on the governor immediately.

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