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Poverty Compel Women To Join Insurgency

Poverty Compel Women To Join Insurgency

Failing to improve the lives of girls and women trapped in poverty and domestic drudgery in northeast Nigeria could drive them into the ranks of extremist groups, analysts said on Monday. Many girls and women have been abducted by the jihadist group Boko Haram and used as cooks, sex slaves, and even suicide bombers, according […]

Zimbabwe Leads In Empowering Women In Workplace

Zimbabwe Leads In Empowering Women In Workplace

Zimbabwe has made significant strides over women in the workplace and is now ranked sixth out of 27 countries including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries on the African continent, a recent study has shown. According to the Ashish Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index report for this year, which is the first […]

Let Us Educate Needy Girls – BEAM

Let Us Educate Needy Girls – BEAM

Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust says it will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to mobilize enough resources to support education of needy girls in the country. The commitment was registered Friday by BEAM Regional Chair Person for the North, Caroline Mfune on the sidelines of a clean up campaign launch organized by Chitipa District […]

Kenya, Tanzania Police Team Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

Kenya, Tanzania Police Team Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzanian police in the Tarime/Rorya Special Zone and their Kenyan counterparts have agreed to cooperate in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). Joint operations will be conducted in Tarime District, Mara Region, and five districts of Nyanza Province in Kenya. Tarime/Rorya Special Police Zone commander Andrew Satta said yesterday they had decided to work […]

FG To Assist Sokoto To Develop ICT

FG To Assist Sokoto To Develop ICT

The Federal Government said it will assist Sokoto with expertise and other logistics to ensure rapid development of ICT in the state. Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, stated this when he visited Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the weekend. “We will deploy logistics and personnel to assist the state government develop its ICT sector. Already, […]

Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Salaries

Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Salaries

Players and officials of the victorious Super Falcons arrived in Lagos yesterday from Cameroun, where they defeated the Lionesses to win their 10th African Women Nations Cup title. The players were received at the Murtala Muhammad Airport by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and other board members, including Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau. Amaju […]

Kenya Completes Border Fence With Somalia

Kenya Completes Border Fence With Somalia

The fencing of three kilometers of the Kenya-Somalia border is complete after the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) took over its construction over two months ago. The project, initiated by the Ministry of Interior in 2015, has since been switched to wire fencing along the porous border. Concrete poles joined with barbed wire, mesh and razor […]

Lagos Mourn The Death Of Dr. Bola Olubi

Lagos Mourn The Death Of Dr. Bola Olubi

Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday expressed shock and sadness over the death of foremost accountant and a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi. Dr. Olubi, who was a former President of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), was appointed the first female Chairman of United Bank of Africa […]

Obaseki Approves Payment Of Salary Arrears For Ex-Staff Of Tayo Akpata Varsity

Obaseki Approves Payment Of Salary Arrears For Ex-Staff Of Tayo Akpata Varsity

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has approved the payment of salary arrears of former lecturers and staff who worked at the College of Education, Ekiadolor, now Tayo Akpata University of Education, Edo State, even as he declared that the institution will be a world class university when completed, insisting that the establishment of the […]

Kaduna To Sack Teachers Over Proficiency Test

Kaduna To Sack Teachers Over Proficiency Test

The Kaduna State Government said it would sack primary school teachers who failed the recently conducted proficiency and competency test. According to the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Andrew Nok, the test “is for effective and quality service delivery at stake.” The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) at the weekend conducted the mandatory test […]