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LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

The COVID19 crisis has led to a reordering of our lives as we know it, at least for the foreseeable future. Many important events have had to be postponed. One of them is the public presentation of ‘Naked Abuse: Sex for Grades in African Universities’, written by Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, the acclaimed Public Analyst and […]

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 […]

One In Four Women Is Not Free To Say No To Sex – U.N. Research

One In Four Women Is Not Free To Say No To Sex – U.N. Research

Only about half the world’s women can make their own decisions on sexual consent and health care, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning such limited rights stand in the way of gender equality. One in four women were not free to say no to sex, and a higher proportion were unable to make their […]

World Bank Approves Opposed $500m Education Loan To Tanzania

World Bank Approves Opposed $500m Education Loan To Tanzania

The World Bank has finally approved the $500 million education loan that was delayed following pressure from civil society organisations which raised concerns over schoolgirls’ rights. The global lender said in a statement on Wednesday, April 1, that the education support will directly benefit about 6.5 million secondary school students by strengthening government-run schools and […]

UN Launches COVID-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus And Build A Better World’

UN Launches COVID-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus And Build A Better World’

The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. “The new coronavirus disease is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, pointing out that the potential longer-term effects on […]

Nigeria Confirms 12 New Cases, Total Now 151

Nigeria Confirms 12 New Cases, Total Now 151

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 151 after 12 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed. The public health agency said the 12 new cases were reported in three states: Osun, Edo and Ekiti. NCDC in a tweet said nine of the cases were confirmed […]

To Fight Coronavirus, Distilleries, Brewers And Monasteries Start Making Hand Sanitizer

To Fight Coronavirus, Distilleries, Brewers And Monasteries Start Making Hand Sanitizer

From gin distillers to monasteries, businesses are turning their hands to make hand sanitizer for people most in need and for charities to help stem the spread of coronavirus. Here are five ways that businesses aiming for social good have changed their operations to produce hand gel as supplies sell out globally: Alcohol makers brew […]

Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

Prevention And Combating Of Corruption Bureau Worried Over Increasing GBV Cases In Tanzania

THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has called for intensified efforts in fighting gender violence which also violates human rights. Kagera Regional PCCB Chief, Mr John Joseph explained that gender violence incidents were on the increase but the victims do not report them to relevant authorities for necessary action. “PCCB cannot work alone. […]

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

 The Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize confirmed that two people died of COVID-19. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Mkhize said.   One at a private hospital and another at a public hospital in the Western Cape. “We will give more […]

The Story Corner : Covid AMVCA

The Story Corner : Covid AMVCA

Please, can we get over this #covid-19 already? I am tired y’all.  The latest about this virus in Nigeria is that someone who attended the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) has tested positive to the virus. Oh, are you thinking what I am thinking? Oh, yes, you are right. That is, those who attended […]

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