Thursday 14 November, 2019
Edition: English (US)
Category Archives: Human Interest

Jessica Edosomwan Suspected sex traffickers arrested for forcing Nigerian women into prostitution would get 10 years’ imprisonment if convicted of the crime. According to AFP, 24 of the suspects are before a trial court in France for the...

By Optimum Times on Nov 7th, 2019

The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN), has called on the Federal Government to establish a commission for ageing and elderly persons in the country. Sen. Eze Ajoku, President of COSROPIN, made the...

By Optimum Times on Nov 7th, 2019

A Russian court in Tomsk, Siberia sentenced a Jehovah’s Witness on Tuesday to six years in prison for practising his faith, which is banned in the country, the organisation and local media reported. Sergei Klimov was the second adherent of...

By Optimum Times on Nov 6th, 2019

Obasanjo Laying Foundation stone for Special school in Benue Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday laid the foundation of the Children with Special Needs School, Igbor, near Makurdi in Benue. The school, the first of its kind, is being...

By Optimum Times on Nov 5th, 2019

President Vladimir Putin of Russia (left) in handshake with Afreximbank President Prof Benedict Oramah after bestowing the Order of Friendship on him. President Vladimir Putin of Russia has in Moscow bestowed the national honour of “The...

By Optimum Times on Nov 4th, 2019

By Tony Obiechina, Abuja The Knights and Ladies of St Mulumba (KSM), Wuse Sub Council, Abuja at the weekend stormed Dobi village, a sleepy community in the Gwgwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to offer free medical...

By Optimum Times on Nov 4th, 2019

Illustrative An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 52-year-old teacher, Davies Noel,who allegedly defiled his 12-year-old daughter, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice. Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdullamid...

By Optimum Times on Nov 2nd, 2019

Fifteen persons between ages 19 and 50 were Thursday night rescued from chains at an illegal healing church in Isheri-Osun, Egbe Idimu LCDA of Lagos. Situated at 26, Alafia Street, Oriofe Ijegun Isheri, the place known as Blessings of Goodness...

By Optimum Times on Nov 1st, 2019

Illustrative Barely two months after two Catholic priests of Enugu Diocese were kidnapped and killed, another priest, Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. It was gathered that Fr. Madu, a Vice Rector at the Queen...

By Optimum Times on Oct 30th, 2019

Webmaster, Adebowale Adekoya In what looked like a sting operation, a team of policemen have arrested a professional webmaster, Mr. Adebowale Adekoya over a news story published last year in NewsDigest, an Abuja-based online medium which he...

By Optimum Times on Oct 29th, 2019