LOVE HOTELS, SHORT TIME RENDEZVOUS NOW TAKE OVER

Eric Dumo, Demola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi As Nigeria’s economy continues to sluggishly recover from the last recession, many small hotels are finding ways to change their story. While lodging used to contribute to the larger chunk of the revenue of many small hotels in the past in some parts of Lagos, these days, the situation is changing, and very fast, too. In the Ojota, Ikeja, Pamlgroove, Ketu, Ikorodu and Ogudu areas of Lagos, Saturday PUNCH observed that many hotels now make more money from ‘short-time’ service than actual lodging.…

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59 SEX WORKERS, INCLUDING MEN ARRESTED IN CALABAR BY DSS

No fewer than 59 commercial sex workers, which included 43 girls and 16 men, have been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Calabar. Mr Ilupeju Adebayo, Director of DSS in Cross River, who briefed newsmen on Saturday in Calabar, said the girls were rounded up at 2:15 a.m Saturday at Peace Garden Hotel and Papsi Place along Murtala Mohammed highway. Adebayo revealed that there was a cartel responsible for luring the girls and making them swear oaths of secrecy not to abscond or divulge information…

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KANO GOVT SHUTS POPULAR HOTEL, ARRESTS 28 SEX WORKERS

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State governor The Kano State Government on Thursday sealed a popular hotel, Mbanefo Holiday Inn at Abeokuta road in Sabon Gari area of Kano over illegal activities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the during closure of the hotel no fewer than 28 persons including 19 Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) and three illegal aliens were arrested by the team that carried out the exercise. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the hotel was sealed, the Managing Director of the state Tourism Management Board, Alhaji Abdullahi…

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NIGERIA IS SOURCE FOR SEX TRAFFICKING, FORCED LABOUR, TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN ORGANS- EU AMBASSADOR

Head, European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, has warned that Nigeria remains a source, transit and destination point for sex trafficking, forced labour, trafficking in human organs, and related crimes. He says the EU wants to stop all forms of migration because it is dangerous, unprotected, and exploitative. Press Officer, EU Delegation to Nigeria, Mr. Modestus Chukwulaka, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday, quoted Karlsen as saying that migration should happen out of aspiration, not desperation. Karlsen made this known on Tuesday in Lagos…

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NAPTIP RESCUES UNDERAGED GIRLS FROM ABUJA HOTELS

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the police have stormed a popular hotel in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and rescued three young girls exploited for sex. This was made known yesterday in a statement by NAPTIP Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Victoria Selwor Ijampy. According to her, the operatives raided the hotel used as hideout by suspected human traffickers for sexual exploitation of young women. “The facility, which is well known, is located at Tudunwada Lugbe, FCT, Abuja. During the operation,…

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ASUU STRIKE: PROSTITUTION WILL INCREASE AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS-SEX WORKERS TELL FG

The Nigerian Sex Workers Association says the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, which has led to the closure of public universities, will increase prostitution among female students. The national coordinator of the association, Amaka Enemo, said this during an interview with our correspondent on Friday. Enemo said, even without the strike, many female students had been engaging in ‘runs’, a euphemism for offering sex for cash or other valuables. She said if the strike was not called off soon, idle students would embrace sex…

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