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Ohio men convicted of human trafficking crimes involving teens – WKBN.com

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Two men from Lima, Ohio were convicted by a federal jury of human trafficking charges for their roles in a conspiracy in which girls, then 14 and 16 years old, were forced into sex for money. Lorenzo Young, 31, was convicted on eight counts, including conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors, sex trafficking of a minor and participating in a child exploitation enterprise, among other crimes. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 7. Aundre Davis, 35, was convicted on six counts, including conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors, sex trafficking of a minor, and other crimes. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 31. Megan Hitt, Randy Thompson and three other people previously pleaded guilty to crimes related to the conspiracy. Hitt is scheduled to be sentenced June 1. Prosecutors say Young, Davis, Thompson and Hitt coerced girls aged 14 to 16 to engage in sex for money in Lima and Fort Wayne, Indiana. They did this by taking and posting sexually explicit photos of the girls on backpage.com, transporting the girls, renting motel rooms for them and negotiating prices. This took place between November 2015 and January 2016, according to court documents and trial testimony.

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Child Trafficker Admits To Killing Hundreds Of Girls In Shocking Video | Care2 Causes

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I watched a video recently that I won’t soon forget. It’s an interview between the British investigative reporter Ross Kemp and a self-proclaimed child trafficker in India. In it, the interviewee claims to have trafficked three or four thousand girls during his seven year ‘career’. He also claims responsibility for killing 400 or 500 girls who are buried somewhere in India.

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UBER AND THE NIGERIAN MARKET

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Uber emerged from the ashes of the 2008 global economic crisis, but today, it is one of the most successful tech companies in the world valued at $66 billion. According to the CNBC, the “clever resource integration” on the part of its founders, serial entrepreneurs Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp revolutionized the public transport system in many countries, bring unused stockpile of personal automobiles, a large pool of potential drivers, through a digital ecosystem that can be accessed on a smartphone, Lusch averred.”

Uber is bringing new experience and opportunities to clients across the globe. It takes a touch of a button to request for a pick up, meeting a transport need. Hitherto, people have to wait longer periods for their transport request to be fulfilled, but today there is a network of drivers that are everywhere, even by your corner. Its technology is bringing businesses together and reducing unnecessary waiting time for riders. The company presently operates in 81 countries, which includes South Africa and Nigeria. Uber’s operation in Lagos is about three years old. During this period, its operation in the most populated African city has seen some changes which have come with some challenges. Continue reading

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Is Port Harcourt International Airport still the worst in the world?

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Unending rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt International Airport

According to the UK independent, the Port Harcourt International Airport was rated in a survey conducted for 26,000 fliers as the worst in the world in 2015. This development drew a lot of reactions and condemnation from the public, considering the huge investment potentials of the oil rich city of Port Harcourt. Rivers State has over 11 crude oil terminals, Liquefied Natural Gas Company, several depots, two refineries and a petrol chemical plant. The various multi-national oil companies have their operations bases in Port Harcourt. Air France flies from Port Harcourt to Charles De Gaulle, Paris because of its French interests in TOTAL Nigeria.

In November 2016, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said that the Federal Government would do all it can to complete the rehabilitation of the airport. He revealed that a variation had be done for the refurbishment of the airport terminal building phase II from N746,830,782.12 to N1,411,662,855.67. Continue reading

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