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LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

Every year, we commemorate the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence from November 25th-December 10th. Each year policy makers, politicians, civil society organisations, women’s rights activists, community leaders and many stakeholders raise their voices and pledge to do what they can. Till the next year. This is an article I wrote in […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Rishi Sunak says racism must be confronted after Buckingham Palace aide controversy

Rishi Sunak says racism must be confronted after Buckingham Palace aide controversy

Reuters British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that the country had made progress in tackling racism but that it was “never done” and must still be confronted, following a controversy involving Prince William’s godmother. On Wednesday, a member of the British royal family’s household left her role after making “unacceptable and deeply regrettable” […]

WHO chief Tedros selects new leadership team, document shows

WHO chief Tedros selects new leadership team, document shows

Reuters The World Health Organization’s chief has provisionally appointed several new top managers, a document showed on Friday, as he seeks to cope with growing post-pandemic health challenges and respond to donor pressure for efficiency. The appointments come as Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s second term as the leader of the 74-year-old U.N. health agency gets […]

2022 World Cup: Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ crash out

2022 World Cup: Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ crash out

Vanguard News Nigeria Romelu Lukaku missed a string of late chances as Belgium crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Croatia on Thursday which sent the 2018 runners-up into the knockout phase. Croatia had a penalty award controversially cancelled by VAR early in a largely uneventful first […]

Naira depreciates marginally, exchanges at 445.83 to dollar

Naira depreciates marginally, exchanges at 445.83 to dollar

Vanguard News Nigeria The Naira on Thursday exchanged at 445.83 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters window, a depreciation of 0.12 per cent, compared with the 445.30 it exchanged on Wednesday. The open indicative rate closed at N444.60 to the dollar on Thursday. An exchange rate of N447 to the dollar was the […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Online In-Laws

LOUD WHISPERS: The Online In-Laws

I don’t know if you read it I did The story about how a woman could not get pregnant She sought out her Pastor for counselling He dropped his trousers for divine anointing of her womb He instructed her to go straight home to her husband and get him to do the needful God would […]

Equatorial Guinea President Obiang wins re-election, extends 43-year rule

Equatorial Guinea President Obiang wins re-election, extends 43-year rule

Vanguard News Nigeria President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has won his re-election bid for a sixth term as president of the West African country. Obiang received 94.9% of the votes cast, election officials announced on Saturday, putting turnout for the vote at 98%. The two opposing candidates, Andrès Esono Ondo and Buenaventura […]

World Cup: Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, Germany’s matches of survival

World Cup: Japan, Costa Rica, Spain, Germany’s matches of survival

Vanguard News Nigeria Despite something of a thrashing at the hands of Spain in their opening game, Costa Rica and their fans are still looking to make an impression in Qatar. A win today would keep them in contention to reach the last 16. The win over Germany notwithstanding, Japan boss Hajime Moriyasu makes five changes to his line-up. […]

Namibia plans railway revamp to boost regional coal exports

Namibia plans railway revamp to boost regional coal exports

Reuters Namibia’s state-owned railway company TransNamib plans to shift coal exports from Botswana off the road and onto rail by early next year, potentially doubling exports via Walvis Bay port, its CEO said. Land-locked Botswana has sought alternative routes to export its coal as disruption to South Africa’s railway lines impact the commodity’s route to […]

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