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Three Arrested for trafficking 35 Pregnant Women

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The Nigerian Police Force, on Friday, paraded three members of a syndicate that specialised in buying and selling of new born babies within and outside Nigeria.

The suspects are: Emmanuel Chigozie Elesuwa, 44; Chioma David, 33 and Chief Lilian Nma Achumba, 52 (Owner of Nma Charity Home in Aba, Abia State).

Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja, CSP Aremu Adeniran, said 35 pregnant girls/women, six children and one new born baby were rescued at the Nma Charity and Rehabilitation Centre, Umunkpeyi.

He said on the 20th of July, 2018, the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Immigration Service, while on patrol, at the Idi-Iroko Border Post in Ogun State, intercepted the three suspects in possession of two new born babies.

“The case was handed over to the anti-human trafficking and women/children protection unit of the Force for discrete investigation.

Investigation revealed that the suspects are notorious criminals that deal in buying and selling of babies and children within and outside Nigeria.

They admitted and confessed that they have been in operation for over 10 years. They further confessed that the 2 babies found in their possession were bought at the rate of N350k from Chief Lilian Nma Achumba.

They also revealed that they were on their way to Benin Republic to sell the two new born babies to their partners for N700k each,” he said.

It was discovered that the Achumba’s purpose of establishing the Orphanage Home was to harvest babies for sale and that she also operated other branches in Port-harcourt and some other parts of the country.

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Police arrest wanted Abuja kidnapper, Dahiru after Wike’s N20m Bounty

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested a wanted notorious kidnapper, Saidu Abdulkadir, popularly known as Dahiru Adamu.

This comes barely three days after the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike placed a N20m bounty on the suspect and one other wanted kidnapper, Abu Ibrahim.

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PHOTOS: FG welcomes Super Eagles with breakfast

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The Super Eagles have arrived in the Federal Capital Territory after their second-place finish at the just concluded African Cup of Nations final.

Players including Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Ola Aina, Frank Onyeka, Calvin Bassey, Ademola Lookman, Kenneth Omeruo, Joe Aribo and Williams Troost-Ekong were at the welcome breakfast at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Members of the coaching crew are also at the breakfast.

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Hardship: We Plan To Establish A National Commodity Board To Crash Food Prices – VP Shettima

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Vice President, Kashim Shettima, disclosed this on Tuesday during a two-day high-level strategic meeting on climate change, food systems and resource mobilization held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to Shettima, the board’s mandate includes assessing and regulating food prices, as well as overseeing a strategic food reserve to stabilize prices of critical grains and other essential food items.

“Our solution to the potential food crisis has become immediate, medium, and long-term strategies. The short-term strategy entails revitalizing the food supply through specific interventions like the distribution of fertilizers and grains to farmers and households to counteract the effects of subsidy removal; fostering collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Water Resources for efficient farmland irrigation, ensuring year-round food production, and addressing price volatility by establishing a National Commodity Board.
“This board will continually assess and regulate food prices, maintaining a strategic food reserve for stabilizing prices of crucial grains and other food items,” Shettima said.

On how the government is handling the security challenges that have prevented farmers from working on their farms, he said:

“I wish to assure you that we will engage our security architecture to protect the farms and the farmers so that farmers can return to the farmlands without fear of attacks.
“We won’t only make it safe for farmers to return to their farms, but we will also ensure the activation of land banks. There are currently 500,000 hectares of already mapped land that will be used to increase the availability of arable land for farming, which will immediately impact food output.”

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