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LOUD WHISPERS: Her Name Is Fezekile

LOUD WHISPERS: Her Name Is Fezekile

In November 2005, a young woman who became known as ‘Khwezi’, accused then South African Deputy-President Jacob Zuma of rape. The alleged rape had taken place at Jacob Zuma’s residence where young Khwezi was spending the night as a house guest. Khwezi’s father had been Jacob Zuma’s colleague in Umkhonto we Zizwe (MK) the military […]

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 […]

Parents Weep As Alleged Rescue Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Turn False

Parents Weep As Alleged Rescue Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Turn False

Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls. Addressing the parents at the District Head’s palace in Dapchi on Thursday, the governor urged the parents to remain faithful as […]

Air France Pilots, Stewards Embark On Strike, Demand Pay Rise

Air France Pilots, Stewards Embark On Strike, Demand Pay Rise

Half of Air France’s long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled Thursday due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff. “No cash, no planes,” staff chanted as they marched noisily through Terminal 2 of Charles de Gaulle airport, wearing flourescent jackets and waving union flags. Riot police twice used tear […]

Cameroonian Government Seeks Greater Female Political Participation

Cameroonian Government Seeks Greater Female Political Participation

Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal ahead of this year’s polls — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected offices. An all-female orchestra plays as 300 women selected from associations around Cameroon campaign in markets, universities and popular spots in the capital, asking women to register to vote. Twenty-nine-year-old […]

Zamfara Govt. Disburses Over N200m To Deceased Families

Zamfara Govt. Disburses Over N200m To Deceased Families

The Zamfara state government has disbursed over N200 million to families of victims of the recent gunmen attacks in some communities of the state. The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, disclosed this on Thursday in Zurmi, while presenting state government’s assistance to the families of the deceased and victims of […]

Three Pupils Die After Allegedly Eating Biscuits From Classmate In Abuja

Three Pupils Die After Allegedly Eating Biscuits From Classmate In Abuja

Three pupils of Local Education Authority Primary School, Kubwa 2, Federal Capital Territory, have reportedly died after eating some biscuits. The snack was allegedly shared to the victims by an unidentified classmate on Tuesday.  Two pupils were said to have died at home in the night, while the third victim reportedly collapsed and died at […]

UNDP/FG To Train Nigerian Youths On Entrepreneurship

UNDP/FG To Train Nigerian Youths On Entrepreneurship

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Samuel Bwalya has disclosed that the Agency in collaboration with the Federal Government has embarked on training millions of Nigerians. Bwalya made this disclosure on Saturday in Maiduguri at the end of a six-day entrepreneurships training programme that the agency would trains millions of Nigerians in entrepreneurial skills […]

INTELS Empowerment Scheme Attracts 700 Women

INTELS Empowerment Scheme Attracts 700 Women

The Women Empowerment Programme Synergy Scheme (WEPSS) of INTELS Nigeria Limited, has attracted no fewer than 700 women from the target communities. A corporate social responsibility initiative of INTELS, WEPSS was established in 2013, with the vision of empowering 5,000 community women over a 20-year period through training in fashion design and tailoring. To date, […]

Rant Of The Day – Don’t Be Publicly Stupid

Rant Of The Day – Don’t Be Publicly Stupid

Hello Readers,  Welcome to the rant column.  I will be ranting about what I have found very common and very annoying too. If it weren’t annoying, I wouldn’t rant about it anyway. So, some peeps have a way of ”crossing the line”.  It is fine to check on people, like people but don’t get too […]

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