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Govt Okays Measures To Reduce Food Price

Govt Okays Measures To Reduce Food Price

The federal government has approved measures to force down the prices of food in the market. The minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the federal executive meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa. LEADERSHIP recalls that the federal government last week set up a […]

No To Medicalisation Of Female Genital Mutilation

No To Medicalisation Of Female Genital Mutilation

A growing trend for midwives and nurses to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) is undermining global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned practice, experts have warned. Morissanda Kouyate head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices called for courts to get tough on health workers convicted of carrying out FGM. He also urged professional […]

Rant Of The Day -Is That A Question?

Rant Of The Day -Is That A Question?

Have you ever wondered how some people just ask some unnecessary rhetorical questions…I know sometimes we could want to ascertain the sincerity behind what we are listening to, or what the person we are talking to is saying which is certainly normal for everybody but quit the unnecessary questions. Questions like… Is this you? You […]

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

AS of yesterday, 13 rape cases had been reported in the Ohangwena region alone since the beginning of this year. According to Ohangwena police spokesperson sergeant Abner Itumba, most cases involve older men raping girls who are their relatives. “This is a worrisome trend. I do not know what is happening with our men in […]

Somalia: Mogadishu Under Security Lockdown Day Before Election

Somalia: Mogadishu Under Security Lockdown Day Before Election

Somalia’s capital Mogadishu was under security lockdown Tuesday, with roads and schools closed and residents urged to remain indoors a day before the country holds a long-delayed presidential election. Fears are high that the al-Qaeda linked Shabaab group will seek to disrupt the election by carrying out an attack on the capital. Heavily armed security […]

Zimbabwe Pupils ‘In Hospital After School Beating’ – Report

Zimbabwe Pupils ‘In Hospital After School Beating’ – Report

Five new pupils from a secondary school in Zimbabwe had to go to hospital this month for treatment after they were allegedly beaten by a teacher – even though corporal punishment is not permitted under the constitution, a newspaper is reporting. The state-run Chronicle says the Solusi High School teacher used “a log, stick, fists […]

The Fate Of The Ban Will Soon Be Known

The Fate Of The Ban Will Soon Be Known

The U.S. Justice Department will face off with opponents in a federal appeals court on Tuesday over the fate of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, his most controversial act since taking office last month. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge James Robart suspended Trump’s ban, opening a window for […]

Gambia And Nigeria Takes Lead In Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Gambia And Nigeria Takes Lead In Banning Female Genital Mutilation

The UN Fund for Population Activities, UNFPA, says Nigeria and The Gambia are among the countries that have outlawed the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. The UNFPA, in a report on the of 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, commemorated on February 6, stressed the urgent need to abandon the […]

2 Feared Dead In Yobe Terrorists Attack

2 Feared Dead In Yobe Terrorists Attack

Fear has reportedly gripped the people of Sasawa town and its surroundings in Yobe State, following the killing of two people by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The Islamist sect reportedly launched an attack at a military base in the agrarian community in Damaturu Local Government Area of Yobe State. An eyewitness said that the terrorist […]

We Understand Your Grievances, Govt Tells Protesters

We Understand Your Grievances, Govt Tells Protesters

The federal government said on Monday that it understands the grievances of Nigerians who took part in the protests held in major Nigerian cities on Monday . Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said in a chain of reactions on his Twitter page that the yearnings of the protesters have been heard and the administration will implement […]