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Anti-Slavery Day:A worthy cause today

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Anti-Slavery Day is not very popular in this part of the globe primarily because the concept of ‘Slavery’ which readily springs to mind is that of Africans or other races in chains  been sent to labour for Masters.

That form of slavery has been abolished and for many in this century, may and likely would never experience it. In 1807,the year the transatlantic slave trade was abolished,slavery is prohibited internationally by Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

It is however sad that in our contemporary world today, there are still elements of Slavery that are not only active, but thriving. 12.3 million people are estimated to be forced into Slavery made to work for very little or nothing.

In the U.K, the Anti-Slavery Day Act was passed into law in April 2010, and the first Anti-Slavery Day was held on the 18th of October that same year. This laudable act, is meant to draw attention to the dangers of modern day slavery, Human trafficking and Child Labor

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This is where the importance is for many in these parts. The cities across Nigeria are filled with thousands of underage children forced into begging, street trade,hawking, and also trafficked to be maids and servants

There are several Non-Governmental Organisations that raise awareness on Child trafficking in Nigeria, and some states have laws prohibiting the use of Child workers.

But the economic situation of the country is not helping this fight, as many resort to using their kids as hawkers or even get lured by traffickers who bring these children to the cities, to be used as prostitutes or servants.

Anti-Slavery Day is a good reminder for all and sundry to be come more cautious in dealings with unscrupulous individuals and report such to the relevant authorities

Agencies that citizens can report to if trafficking is being suspected include The Police, and The National Agency For the Prohibition Of Trafficking in Person NAPTIP

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Police Parades Six Suspected Homosexuals In Abia

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The Abia State Police Command has arrested and paraded six suspected homosexuals in Abia State.

According to Linda Ikeji,  the suspected homosexuals were caught kissing and caressing at the City Global Hotel in Aba.

The Abia state police commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed that the manager of the hotel alerted the Police when two homosexuals were found kissing at the hotel bar.

The suspects, however, denied committing the crime, saying that they were in Aba for the birthday party of one of their friends, Ndubuisi, adding that their families were not aware that they were arrested.

According to one of the suspects arrested who was identified as Chidera, they were all in one room because they were told that the category of the room they asked for was not available.

“I arrived at the hotel at about 6 pm and I asked my friend to book for a room for me. The hotel management said we should pay N5,000 for a room and we could afford it. So, we decided to manage that one room. After drinking at the hotel bar, we went to the room to change our clothes. It was at that time that we heard a knock on the door and when we opened the door, the manager started asking why we were six in the room. After explaining to him, he said they don’t allow more that three persons in a room and that was how he accused us of practising homosexuality in the room. There was nothing like kissing or making love in the room and we are not gays.”

Another suspect who gave his name as Ndubuisi who is a hairstylist stated that he only invited his friends for his birthday party and lodged them in the hotel, adding that they did not indulge in any homosexual act.

The Commissioner further noted that the Hotel Management would present the evidence against the suspected homosexuals who he said would be charged to court soon.

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Police Officers Allegedly Kill Man Over Refusal To Pay Bribe In Anambra

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Some group of trigger happy Police officers have allegedly killed a man over his refusal to pay a bribe in Anambra State.

This was made known by an eyewitness, Ngini Ebelechukwu Emmanuel, who took to Facebook to upload pictures from the murder scene in Anambra.

According to Ngini Ebelechukwu, the Metro Patrol Police shot the young man while trying to intimidate his driver to bribe them but unfortunately, an officer shot him.

He wrote: “Before my very eyes, the Metro Patrol Police shot this guy in a bid to intimidate his driver into parting way with a bribe, they previously held me to obtain from me. They threw away my papers as they flee the scene.I am posting this before they bury the evidence. I am an eyewitness, am ready to testify. This happened at Agulu before the Unizik campus.”

Recall that, the Nigerian Senate resolved to investigate the death of corp member, Miss Linda Angela Igwetu killed by trigger-happy Policeman.

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Twitter On Fire As Nigerians Report Policeman Abayomi Shogunle

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Twitter is currently on fire as Nigerians call on Twitter authorities to deactivate the account of the most controversial police officer in Nigeria, ACP Abayomi Shogunle, who serves as the Head of the Public complaint rapid response unit.

Since the beginning of the clamour for a scrap of SARS, Abayomi Shogunle has become a popular figure on every social media platform for always talking down of Nigerians who call for a scrap of the Police unit.

However, Nigerians are tired of stomaching his frequent support for perceived dehumanization by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS).

This has triggered the annoyance of Nigerians on Twitter to report the policeman in their thousands so that his account can be suspended.

Here is an example of his thought that has angered Nigerians:

Here are some tweets from Nigerians about the report of Shogunle:

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