Trending news in Nigeria (2 August, 2022)

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended the ongoing strike by another four weeks. ASUU president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed the union’s decision in a press statement on Monday. 2. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, yesterday, reopened the popular Millennium … Continue reading Trending news in Nigeria (2 August, 2022)

Beyond the economic cost of crime

Burglary, murder, and identity theft, including all other crimes, have costs for the society, government, and victims. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice, crime-related expenses incurred by the federal, state, and local governments totaled more than $280 billion in 2012 only. The money was spent on criminal justice, including police protection, … Continue reading Beyond the economic cost of crime

5 Activists violated with guns and sticks in India

A group of eleven activists from India’s Khunti region, about 11km from the state capital Ranchi, fell victims to kidnappers and rapists whose dehumanizing crimes were known and supported by the host community. According to a report from NDTV, the kidnapped activists include five women aged between 20 and 35 years. Their purpose of visit … Continue reading 5 Activists violated with guns and sticks in India

2 Persons Shot Dead At Rio Olympics.

Image shows Brazil police at work. Latest reports from Brazil confirm two persons have been shot dead-- one mugger was killed near the Rio Olympic stadium where the opening ceremony was held while another woman was also killed very close to one of the Olympic sites. The events occurred early Sunday morning. Security of visitors, contestants … Continue reading 2 Persons Shot Dead At Rio Olympics.

Executions down, but not for Juvenile Offenders

The  year 2014 has a mixed record on death penalty. Executions declined globally from 2013 to 2014 is a sign as well as a positive result from public opposition that has continued to build up around the world against capital punishment. Yet, a few countries that continue to impose the death penalty handed down more such sentences. … Continue reading Executions down, but not for Juvenile Offenders

DPRK Sentenced American Student to 15 Years of Hard Labor.

Sad news for the American student arrested in DPRK SINCE January 1 for crimes against the government. Otto Frederick Warmbier has received the final court judgement after his last trial and has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars with hard labor. The Supreme Court of the DPRK announced the judgement for his crimes Wednesday … Continue reading DPRK Sentenced American Student to 15 Years of Hard Labor.