Wednesday, January 26

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First Lady urges Akwa Ibom monarchs not to settle rape cases out of court
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First Lady urges Akwa Ibom monarchs not to settle rape cases out of court

Traditional rulers in Akwa Ibom have been urged not to succumb to the temptation of setting rape cases out of court. The wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Martha Emmanuel who spoke at the commencement of the ongoing 16-days-of-activism with the theme, ‘Orange the World’ held at Ibom hall Uyo said all rape cases should be channeled to the court. According to the First Lady “I’m here to plead with our traditional fathers never to settle rape cases out of court. Giving a fine of goat or drink to a man that commits the crime of rape should not be encouraged. “Matters of rape should go to the appropriate place, that is court. No one should be spared. We will ensure that person is convicted, no matter how highly placed he is, he will be brought down unless the case is not reported.” ...
Bungoma stakeholders urged to champion fight against Child Labour
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Bungoma stakeholders urged to champion fight against Child Labour

By: Dishon Amanya Child Labour is a major problem affecting the Nation; it is with this regard that the County Commissioner Mr. Samuel Kimiti urged the stakeholders to be at the upper hand in curbing cases of Child Labour.  Samuel Kimiti, graced the Four-Day training that engaged members from the National Government, Civil servants and the media. The CC highlighted that it is not right when we don't look at the welfare of our children; a child is a precious being that needs to be healthy to have a successful society in the Nation.  "It is sad seeing children hawking in the streets selling goods, we have laws that govern children's rights and everyone needs to abide by the laws." Kimiti said.  However, the commissioner cited that the street children are not ...
Quit the blame game, be the change [Parenting tips]
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Quit the blame game, be the change [Parenting tips]

By: Richard Okeke If You Are Not Any Of Your Parents Favourite, Yet, You Remained Unbroken, You Are The Real MVP! I was about 8 years old and in Primary School, then, when there was a fire outbreak in the school I attended. My immediate elder brother and I were at the same school. The school was a street away from ours, so, parents did Ben Johnson and Usain Bolt, when it was reported that there was a fire outbreak in the school, in a bid to ensure that their ward(s) was/were saved. Amidst the panic and unrest caused by the fire outbreak, pupils ran helter scatter, while teachers tried to control the situation. Just then, I saw my mother running towards the block housing my class and that of my elder brother, and I was elated and started shouting, "mama, mama, mama"! Thinking s...