Mothers of ‘yahoo boys’ will be jailed if found guilty

Still on the subject of cybercrime and money laundering in Nigeria, the Deputy Commissioner in-charge of the Lagos State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti Street, Yaba, Lagos, Mrs Yetunde Longe, has sent a warning to mothers of online fraudsters known as ‘yahoo boys’ that they would be jailed along with their sons if they are found guilty by the court of Law.

“Mothers of ‘yahoo boys’ will be jailed if found guilty”

Senate proposes 14-year jail term for sexual predators in tertiary institutions

On Wednesday 6th of November 2019, the Senate debated the Sexual Harassment Bill which has been proposed. The bill, which successfully scaled through the second reading on the floor of the Senate, was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.

The Bill which has bee proposed is titled “A Bill for an Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Redress Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Educational Institutions and for other matters connected therewith 2019” has 27 clauses. The bill proposes up to 14 years jail term, with a minimum of five years, without an option of fine for any educator who is found guilty of committing sexual offences in tertiary institutions. The definition of sexual offences in this bill include; sexual intercourse with a student or demands for sex from a student or a prospective students, intimidating or creating a hostile or unsafe place/environment for the student by soliciting for sex or making sexual advances.

Some other forms of sexual harassment which has been identified in the bill are grabbing, hugging, kissing, rubbing, touching, pinching the breasts or hair, lip, hips or buttocks or any other sensitive/private part of the body of a student. Or by texting or sending by courier or electronic or any unwitty means naked or sexually explicit pictures or videos or sex-related objects to a student or intending students, and whistling or winking at a student or shouting, joking or making advanced sexually complimentary or uncomplimentary remarks about a student’s physique or stalking a student.

Our roads are not as bad as they are portrayed, says Fashola

The former governor of Lagos state and current Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has described the reports which claimed that the state of Nigeria’s roads as poor to be mere hypes. According to the minister: “The roads are really not as bad as they are often portrayed to be. I know that this is going to be your headline, but the roads are not really that bad”.

“Our roads are not as bad as they are portrayed, says Fashola”