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Obasanjo Wants More Women As Heads of Agencies

Obasanjo Wants More Women As Heads of Agencies

 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has canvassed for more women as heads of public and private establishments in the country. Speaking when the Commandant of the Civil Defence College of Security Management in Ogun State, Rachael Awonusi, paid him a ‎courtesy call at his Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta yesterday, Obasanjo lamented inadequacy of women in such positions. […]

Gunmen Abduct Woman In Rivers, Demand N20 Million

Gunmen Abduct Woman In Rivers, Demand N20 Million

 Gunmen have abducted a woman identified as Mrs. Theresa Enyinda from Omukworoga village in Omerelu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State and demanded N20 million for her release. A source, Mr. Assor Innocent, said the bandits invaded the community from the bushes and abducted Enyinda. “She was kidnapped in her house around 1pm […]

Sudan: Calls For Schools To Close As ‘Cholera’ Fears Grip Eastern Sudan

Sudan: Calls For Schools To Close As ‘Cholera’ Fears Grip Eastern Sudan

 Activists and observers of the health situation in Sudan’s Red Sea State have demanded the closure of schools because of the high prevalence of acute watery diarrhoea, suspected to be cholera, among children. Journalist Osman Hashim, a specialist in health coverage in eastern Sudan revealed new outbreaks of watery diarrhoea at the areas of Mohammed […]

Somalia: Attack at Hotel Kills 10

Somalia: Attack at Hotel Kills 10

Militants set off a car bomb and stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital Wednesday in an attack that killed at least 10 people and injured many more. Officials and ambulance services said they expected the death toll to rise. The attack happened at the Dayah Hotel in Mogadishu, located near the Somali parliament and state […]

4 Killed In Botched Borno Suicide Attacks

4 Killed In Botched Borno Suicide Attacks

After three separate suspected suicide bomb attacks were foiled by the Military in Maiduguri on Tuesday and in the early hours of yesterday, the Borno State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the killing of four persons. Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Damian Chukwu, who stated this at a briefing in Maiduguri, explained that the first […]

Fresh Bid to End Doctors’ Strike Collapses As CS Mailu Accuses Union Leaders of Indecision

Fresh Bid to End Doctors’ Strike Collapses As CS Mailu Accuses Union Leaders of Indecision

The Ministry of Health believes the doctors’ strike has dragged on for 52 days today because the negotiating team from the doctors union does not “have the mandate to make the final decision.” Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said as a result the talks have stalled much to the detriment of suffering Kenyans. He said the […]

Domestic Work Is Work

Domestic Work Is Work

 External recruitment agencies have asked government to cancel the ban on exportation of domestic workers to enable Ugandans tap into foreign jobs. Under their umbrella body, Uganda Association for External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA), the agencies say the ban has increased cases of trafficking of persons which affects the country’s income. “The ban has caused more […]

Finally, Kidnappers Release Turkish School Students, Staff

Finally, Kidnappers Release Turkish School Students, Staff

After 12 days in captivity, the kidnappers who abducted five female students and three members of staff of the Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC) in Ogun State, tuesday finally released them into the waiting hands of their respective families. THISDAY gathered that all the victims were freed at about 8.30p.m. and dropped off behind the […]

Zimbabwe: HRW – Widows Left Homeless, Penniless By Relatives

Zimbabwe: HRW – Widows Left Homeless, Penniless By Relatives

Opportunistic relatives in Zimbabwe routinely trample the property and inheritance rights of widows, and the government lets it happen, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. The title of the 52-page report by HRW says it all, “You Will Get Nothing.” HRW researcher Bethany Brown says widows are routinely evicted from their homes and […]

Kenya: Fewer Female Teachers In School Management Positions

Kenya: Fewer Female Teachers In School Management Positions

Fewer female teachers are in school management compared to their male counterparts, a study by a government agency has revealed. The national assessment system for monitoring learner achievement survey by Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) indicates that male head teachers accounted for 75.8 per cent while female head teachers were only 24.2 per cent in […]