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When you have been raped

Unfortunately, Rape is no longer an alien word in today’s world. In fact, A 2014 United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) report titled “Hidden In Plain Sight” said in part that “around 120 million girls worldwide (slightly more than 1 in 10) have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual …

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Flexible working should be default, says MP Helen Whately

Image copyrightPARLIAMENT TVImage captionHelen Whately (right) used the 10 Minute Rule to bring her bill to Parliament Flexible working should be the default position for all employees, rather than it being up to individuals to request. That is the call from Conservative MP Helen Whately, who introduced a flexible working …

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Harry And Meghan To Christen baby Archie On Saturday

Duchess of Sussex Meghan and  Prince Harry will christen their baby boy at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July. ”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex …

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Supreme Court strikes down ban on scandalous trademarks, in dispute over ‘FUCT’ clothing line

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a federal law blocking trademarks for names or logos bearing “immoral” or “scandalous” images — including profanity and sexual imagery. The justices said in a unanimous ruling that the law violated the constitutional rights of designer Erik Brunetti. Registration for his clothing brand “FUCT” (pronounced …

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Third New York police officer dies by suicide in 9 days

A New York police officer killed himself Friday, marking the third officer to die by suicide since last week. The 29-year-old officer died outside a New York Police Department precinct on Staten Island, marking the third police suicide over the last nine days, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill confirmed in a …

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Nigeria’s oldest prisoner regains freedom (photo)

Nigeria’s oldest prisoner, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, has regained his freedom after 19 years of being in the Enugu Maximum Prison.   Pa Egbunuche was sent to jail after a court found him and his son, Paul, guilty of plotting murder and condemned him to death.  Just before leaving office, former Imo State …

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Developers sue Apple over app store fees

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by developers alleges Apple is abusing its monopoly position in its online marketplace to extract excessive fees from those creating iPhone applications. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California, claims Apple cornered the market with its iOS App Store, collecting a 30 per …

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Court remands SS II student, others over alleged internet fraud

Justice Garba Umar of the Federal High Court, Benin City on Friday ordered that Akhigbe Gabriel, an SS II student, be remanded in prison custody for alleged impersonation and internet fraud. Gabriel was remanded alongside Adesuwa Precious, Ogheneteru Pezu, Kenneth Owa, and Isaac Nkemdule until the next adjourned date. They …

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Customs intercepts 1,582 parcels of cannabis in noodles truck

The Customs Service, Seme Border Area Command, has said it has intercepted 20 sacks of 1,582 parcels of Cannabis Sativa( Indian Hemp) worth over 30 million Naira, smuggled into the country through the border. ASC Nuruddeen Saidu, the Customs Public Relations Officer, Seme Area Command, disclosed this in a statement …

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Court Convicts ATM Fraudster (photo)

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office has secured the conviction of one Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, an ATM fraudster. A statement from the antigraft agency says the Commission had arrested, investigated and taken Onovo before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon sitting at Federal High Court Makurdi, Benue State. …

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Breaking: R.Kelly charged with 11 new count of sex abuse and assault involving victims between the age 13 and 16 in Chicago

Embattled R&B singer, R.Kelly, 52, has been charged with 11 new count of sex abuse and assault involving victims between the age of 13 and 16 in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook County prosecutors filed the new charges against Kelly on Thursday May 30th. chicago prosecutors charged the singer with aggravated …

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Housekeeper defiled my daughter, niece, woman tells court

A nurse, Mrs. Ebele (surname withheld) on Thursday narrated to an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how her male housekeeper allegedly defiled her six-year-old daughter and seven-year-old niece. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the nurse made the claim while giving evidence at the trial of the housekeeper, …

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