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Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Smiles Again

Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Smiles Again

How many ex-first ladies do you know with a sense of humility, humaneness and hard work? Before you go on wracking that brain, let’s give you a clue. Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is one of them. Lady Victoria as many have chosen to call her is the widow of Nigeria’s first military head of state, Gen. […]

Nigeria: FG Alerts Nigerians to Extremist ISIS APP Targeting Children

Nigeria: FG Alerts Nigerians to Extremist ISIS APP Targeting Children

Abuja — The federal government yesterday raised the red flag about the existence of a newly-launched mobile application developed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) solely for extremist ideology to gullible children. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said through a statement issued in Abuja about the existence of […]

Tommy Mair: ‘Ideal Neighbor’ Charged With killing British Lawmaker Jo Cox

Tommy Mair: ‘Ideal Neighbor’ Charged With killing British Lawmaker Jo Cox

To neighbors, Tommy Mair is a quiet man who tended their gardens in the small town of Birstall in northern England. But details are emerging about a man who has had interests in white supremacy and apartheid. The 52-year-old is charged in the killing of Jo Cox, a British member of Parliament described as a […]

South Africa Virginity Bursaries Unlawful, Rules Gender Commission

South Africa Virginity Bursaries Unlawful, Rules Gender Commission

An official body in South Africa has ruled that university bursaries offered to proven female virgins were unlawful and should be scrapped. The Uthukela municipality in KwaZulu-Natal province introduced the bursaries to reduce Aids and child pregnancies. But the Commission for Gender Equality ruled that a bursary “contingent on a female student’s virginity is fundamentally […]

GE Opens New Healthcare Training and Skills Institute Committed To Training 10,000 Professionals By 2020

GE Opens New Healthcare Training and Skills Institute Committed To Training 10,000 Professionals By 2020

Nairobi, Kenya — As part of GE’s commitment to supporting sustainable healthcare development in Kenya, the $13 million investment provides localized human capital development capabilities The institute builds on the Ministry’s ongoing $420 million health modernization program, which has new impact data demonstrating improved access to radiology services for patients and increased operational performance. General […]

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazilian authorities charged seven people in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in a Rio de Janeiro slum, state media reported. The rape of the 16-year-old in a building on May 21 sparked outrage after a 38-second video emerged on Twitter . It showed the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged […]

Tanzania: A Plea for Democracy in Zanzibar

Tanzania: A Plea for Democracy in Zanzibar

There is an old Swahili proverb that a small fire can destroy a great forest. Zanzibar is a small nation, an archipelago of islands and a semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Yet what happens here will have a wider impact on the African continent and globally, in that it can either become […]

‘Avengers’ Claim New Pipeline Attack, Threaten To Sink Tankers

‘Avengers’ Claim New Pipeline Attack, Threaten To Sink Tankers

The terror group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) claimed Thursday to have blown up a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC), the first attack since its proposal for a dialogue with the government, Kallanish Energy learns. “At 4:00am @NDAvengers blow up NNPC Pipeline in Oruk Anam Local Government Area in Akwa […]

How South Africa’s Young Women Activists Are Rewriting The Script

How South Africa’s Young Women Activists Are Rewriting The Script

What does it means to celebrate Youth Day in 2016, when many young South African women are little more than second-class citizens? Young women are disproportionately exposed to gender-based violence. Women aged between 15 and 24 are four times as likely to contract HIV than men in the same age group. In 2013 99,000 female […]

‘My Hubby Attempted To Rape My Younger Sister Several Times’

‘My Hubby Attempted To Rape My Younger Sister Several Times’

A 45-year-old trader, Mrs Cecilia Ayayi, has approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to end her 20-year-old marriage over her randy husband’s attempt to rape her younger sister. Cecilia told the court , yesterday , that her husband, John Ajayi, for who she had three children, had on many occasions attempted to rape her […]