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Bono Makes Commitment To Borno IDPs

Bono Makes Commitment To Borno IDPs

Irish rockstar, Paul David Hewson (Bono) has made commitment to be involved in the ongoing rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of insurgency-ravaged Borno State. Bono, an ambassador for United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the leader of the rock group, U2, who came on the invitation of Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, promised […]

Senate To Investigate Food Diversions In IDP Camps – Saraki

Senate To Investigate Food Diversions In IDP Camps – Saraki

The Senate will investigate the severe hunger crisis in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North-East, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said. This is contained in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja. The […]

Woman Charged To Court For Assaulting Children

Woman Charged To Court For Assaulting Children

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State Command has said it has charged Asiya Mohammed, 30, to court for assault and abuse of a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl. Acting state commandant of the Corps, Deputy Commandant, Ilelaboye Waidi Oyejide, said the case of child abuse and assault on Abdulrahman Mohammed and […]

We’ll Ensure Full Rehabilitation of Boko Haram Victims, Buhari Assures

We’ll Ensure Full Rehabilitation of Boko Haram Victims, Buhari Assures

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, in Nairobi, Kenya, assured the international community that Nigeria would diligently ensure full rehabilitation of victims of the Boko Haram insurgency and find lasting solutions to the threats posed by terrorism. The president spoke at a two-day sixth Tokyo International Cooperation for Africa (TICAD) attended by Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo […]

Flood, Windstorm kill 3-year-old, Destroy 100 houses In Sokoto

Flood, Windstorm kill 3-year-old, Destroy 100 houses In Sokoto

Twin disasters of flood and windstorm have led to the death of a three-year-old boy, Sheriff Bashir, in Tudun-Yando village, Dange-Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), correspondent, who visited the area, learnt that the disasters occurred in the early hours of Saturday, sequel to a downpour and windstorm. […]

Africa: UN Agency Urges Africa to Invest in Girls to Achieve Sustainable Development

Africa: UN Agency Urges Africa to Invest in Girls to Achieve Sustainable Development

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday urged African governments to invest in girls in order to achieve sustainable development. UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Natalia Kanem told a population forum in the Kenyan capital Nairobi that investments in girls will result in significant economic returns for Africa. “We know, for example, that girls completing secondary […]

NDE Trains 25 Bayelsa Indigenes In Environmental Beatification Skills

NDE Trains 25 Bayelsa Indigenes In Environmental Beatification Skills

Authorities of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Bayelsa State has confirmed the training of twenty-Five indigenes from the existing Eight local Government council areas of the State in Environmental Beatification Skills. The training, which is organised under the Environmental Beatification Training Scheme and expected to last for three months, will be conducted under […]

Japan Pledges $30 Billion To Africa Over Next Three Years

Japan Pledges $30 Billion To Africa Over Next Three Years

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa’s vast natural resources, even more so since dependence as oil and natural gas imports […]

10-year-Old Girl Killed In Gruesome Murder, Mother Under Arrest

10-year-Old Girl Killed In Gruesome Murder, Mother Under Arrest

Candles, flowers and stuffed animals mark the memorial for a 10-year-old girl, who New Mexico police said was brutally murdered. Three people arrested in the case include her own mother . Victoria Martens had just started fourth grade at an Albuquerque elementary school and celebrated her 10th birthday Tuesday. On Wednesday, she was killed in […]

‘My Pay Fell By Thousands’: Stories Of Women Returning To Work After Childbirth

‘My Pay Fell By Thousands’: Stories Of Women Returning To Work After Childbirth

The pay gap between men and women widens markedly in the wake of maternity leave, according to new research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Women earn 18% less than men on average but 12 years after the birth of a first child that grows to 33%. The Fawcett Society, a women’s rights campaign group, […]