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LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

On Sunday August 6th, St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu community, Anambra State was the scene of an unspeakable tragedy. Just as the early morning mass was about to start the ‘Prayer of the faithful’, the service was brought to a halt by an attack from gunmen which left twelve worshippers dead and several more […]

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 […]

Bauchi Youths Jubilate, Slaughter Two Camels For Buhari’s Return

Bauchi Youths Jubilate, Slaughter Two Camels For Buhari’s Return

Widespread jubilation and rallies among residents of Bauchi State over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after 103 days on medical vacation to the United Kingdom continued. Bauchi is known for its die-in-the-wool support for Buhari and gave the President the second highest number of votes after highly populated Kano State in the […]

12 Dead, Scores Missing As Boat Capsizes In Lagos

12 Dead, Scores Missing As Boat Capsizes In Lagos

The Lagos State Government yesterday confirmed the death of 12 persons in the boat mishap which occurred at the weekend in Ilashe area of the state. In a statement issued by the Managing Director of Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Abisola Kamson, the state government attributed the unfortunate mishap to overloading of passengers on […]

US Federal Aviation Administration Begins Audit of Nigeria’s Aviation Industry

US Federal Aviation Administration Begins Audit of Nigeria’s Aviation Industry

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has commenced the assessment of Nigerian’s aviation sector with a visit to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday. A four-member team from the FAA arrived Nigeria weekend to conduct the audit which would take place from August 21 to 25, 2017, according to the spokesman of NCAA, […]

FIDA Moves To Court Over Implementation Of Gender Rule

FIDA Moves To Court Over Implementation Of Gender Rule

The Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida) has moved to court seeking to have the electoral agency compelled to present to Parliament a list of nominees that conforms to the gender principle. Fida has sued speakers of National Assembly and Senate as well as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the Attorney-General while protesting lack […]

Gambia: Brikama Women Vendors Decry Lack Of Space

Gambia: Brikama Women Vendors Decry Lack Of Space

Brikama Market vendors on Monday 15 August 2017, decried lack of space for selling their commodities forcing them to sell on the highway. Foday Sisaho a member of the Reconciliation Team said the women face difficulties in terms of selling their commodities. He said it is unfair on the side of women, for the Area […]

Two Killed, Five Injured As Hoodlums Attack APC Secretariat

Two Killed, Five Injured As Hoodlums Attack APC Secretariat

Two persons were on Friday confirmed dead and five others injured following an attack on the secretariat of the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress. The secretariat, which is located on the Yenagoa-Mbiama Road, Yenezue-Gene area of Yenagoa, was reportedly attacked at about 11am by suspected armed thugs. The assailants were allegedly hired […]

Uganda: HIV Prevalence Higher In Women Than Men

Uganda: HIV Prevalence Higher In Women Than Men

According to the 2016 Uganda population HIV/Aids Impact Assessment (UPHIA) survey, the adult HIV prevalence is higher among women at 7.5 per cent compared to 4.3 per cent among men. The survey, which was conducted from August 2016 to March 2017 from 12,483 households states that it achieved very high participation rates of over 95 […]

Police To Deploy 1,000 Personnel For Gombe By-election

Police To Deploy 1,000 Personnel For Gombe By-election

The Gombe State Police Command has said it will deploy no fewer than 1,000 policemen for the Dukku North State Assembly by-election to hold this Saturday. The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Austin Iwar, stated this Thursday at the command’s headquarters during its quarterly conference with senior police officers. He called on the people of the […]

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