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24 Farmers Killed In Fresh Taraba Violence

24 Farmers Killed In Fresh Taraba Violence

At least 24 people, mostly farmers, have been reportedly killed while many others, including women and children, went missing in an ongoing fresh crisis between Tiv and Fulani at Sabon Gidan village at Dan Anacha town in Taraba State. Sources in the area said the crisis started on Saturday when two bodies of Fulani were […]

Road Users Cry Over Encroachment Of Refuse Dump In Abia

Road Users Cry Over Encroachment Of Refuse Dump In Abia

CHIDI ASONYE in Aba, Abia State, writes that as auto crashes and death toll resulting from such accidents along the Ubakala axis of the Enugu –Aba expressway continue to rise astronomically, concerned citizens have cried out over the continued blocking of one lane of the dual carriageway by re­fuse dumps close to a year now. […]

Forbes Names Dangote, Putin, Others Most Powerful Persons In The World

Forbes Names Dangote, Putin, Others Most Powerful Persons In The World

Foremost entrepreneur and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, was at the weekend named along other world leaders including Russian President, Vladimir Putin, American President-elect, Donald Trump and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as the most powerful persons in the world. These personalities were ranked along with 70 others, with Dangote ranked as the second most […]

World Human Rights Day: US Urged To Dismiss Bid For Gulen’s Extradition

World Human Rights Day: US Urged To Dismiss Bid For Gulen’s Extradition

A non-governmental organisation, Coalition for the Protection of Rights and Justice (CPRJ), has urged the United States of America to dismiss the various moves by Turkey to extradite popular cleric, Fethullah  Gulen, over his alleged involvement in the July 15 botched coup in Turkey. The group, which made the call during the commemoration of this […]

ExxonMobil to Pay N350m Each As Severance Package To Sacked Senior Employees

ExxonMobil to Pay N350m Each As Severance Package To Sacked Senior Employees

U.S. oil giant, ExxonMobil Corporation, will pay up to N350 million each to some of the sacked Nigerian employees as severance payments, driven by years of service and additional redundancy gratuities, THISDAY has learnt. It was also learnt that of about six per cent of the workforce affected by the right sizing carried out by […]

Somalia: Fear As Al-Shabaab Plan Deadly Attack in Kenya

Somalia: Fear As Al-Shabaab Plan Deadly Attack in Kenya

Mandera leaders have raised concern that al Shabaab’s destruction of communication masts in the county could be an indication of a major pending attack. The team led by Mandera Governor Ali Roba said the vandalism denoted economic sabotage and attempts to cut the county off while an ambush is planned. “The terrorists are cutting Mandera […]

Kogi Awards N31 Billion Road, Electrification Projects

Kogi Awards N31 Billion Road, Electrification Projects

THE Kogi State government has approved over N31billion for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in Lokoja, the state capital and the eastern part of the state. Apart from road construction, the state government also approved N450 million for the improvement of electricity in Agassa community in Okene Local Government and Ogori/Magongo council areas of […]

Our HouseChores Shouldn’t Be Taken For Granted, We Must Be Paid

Our HouseChores Shouldn’t Be Taken For Granted, We Must Be Paid

Scores of women in the Upper East region have taken to the streets, saying they have had enough of shouldering unpaid household jobs alone and clamouring for their husbands to share the domestic burdens with them. The women took their grief to government, accompanied by a communiqué and a bunch of placards inscribed with words […]

Child Marriage Is A Serious Problem

Child Marriage Is A Serious Problem

Tarime is among the six districts in Mara Region, where child marriage is still being practised, despite campaigns by local and international organisations to stop it. Joyce, 24, Elizabeth, 21 and Nyamburi, 23, from Susuni Ward are the victims of child marriage. They were forced to marry after undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Speaking to […]

Tanzania: Masanga Camp Receives 286 Girls Escaping Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzania: Masanga Camp Receives 286 Girls Escaping Female Genital Mutilation

Nearly 286 girls have fled their homes and sought shelter from Association for Termination of Female Genital Mutilation (ATFGM) in Masanga village, Tarime District in Mara Region. ATFGM Masanga Executive Director, Sr Stella Mgaya, told the ‘Daily News’ on Wednesday evening that about 286 girls had by then reported to them seeking refuge following the […]