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LOUD WHISPERS: Shame

LOUD WHISPERS: Shame

Shame: A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior Shameless: A lack of shame, especially about something generally considered unacceptable There is a cultural practice in parts of Yorubaland, mostly modern-day Ondo and Ekiti States. Every year, around the time of the New Yam festivals, communities come […]

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 […]

Pres. Weah Signs Domestic Violence Bill Into Law

Pres. Weah Signs Domestic Violence Bill Into Law

President George Weah, Liberia’s self-proclaimed Feminist-in-Chief, has signed into law the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) passed recently by the Legislature, an Executive Mansion release said. According to the release, on Friday, July 19, 2019, the Senate concurred with the House of Representatives in passing the Act, which was introduced during the term of the 53rd […]

Kenyatta Roots For Empowerment Of Young Women and Girls

Kenyatta Roots For Empowerment Of Young Women and Girls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African women leaders to remain united in developing mutual positions and advocacy for the empowerment of women and girls. Speaking during the inaugural African Women Leaders Network Inter-Generation Retreat, President Kenyatta said there is an increased demand for ways that will help break gender stereotypes and attitudes that propagate discrimination […]

About 3,000 Homeless As Fire Consumes Bangladesh Slum

About 3,000 Homeless As Fire Consumes Bangladesh Slum

There were no fatalities as most residents were away celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on Sunday. Three people were injured in […]

World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms In Nigeria For Contract Fraud, Corruption

World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms In Nigeria For Contract Fraud, Corruption

Some Chinese companies in Nigeria have been blacklisted by the World Bank for fraud and corruption. The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum & Gas Company Limited, and CCECC Nigeria Company […]

Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima To Lead UNAIDS

Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima To Lead UNAIDS

She is an African, feminist and human rights activist who has just been appointed to arguably one of the most important jobs in coordinating and leading the international AIDS response, possibly at the most significant moment in the epidemic’s lifespan. Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima was on Wednesday 14 August formally announced as the new executive director […]

Abuja Homeowners Lament Demolition of Houses Without Compensation After Flood Incident

Abuja Homeowners Lament Demolition of Houses Without Compensation After Flood Incident

The Director of Finance of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Tony Okecheme, was swept away by a flood in August at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. The incident made headline news, unlike a similar one involving a 17-year-old guard, Tuesday Bala, who died on June 2 as a result of flooding in the same neighbourhood. Mr […]

Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Catholic Priests

Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Catholic Priests

The police in Enugu have arrested suspected killers of two Catholic priests in the state. This is just as another priest of the Enugu Catholic Diocese on Thursday escaped assassination. Paul Offu and Clement Ugwu, both reverend fathers, were killed on August 1 and March 14, respectively by suspected gunmen. While Mr Offu was killed […]

Rape-Accused Televangelist Timothy Omotoso

Rape-Accused Televangelist Timothy Omotoso

The trial of rape-accused televangelist Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused has been postponed to October 7 following the dismissal of their application for leave to appeal an earlier jurisdiction ruling. Omotoso and co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, wanted to have the number of charges against them reduced on the basis that some of […]

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