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LOUD WHISPERS: A Time to Reset

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time to Reset

I thank the leadership of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ekiti State chapter for their kind invitation to give this lecture. I am particularly pleased that I have been asked to talk about Reclaiming our Land, Restoring our Values: Beyond Slogans’. All over the country today, online and offline, there are conversations going on about […]

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 […]

The Story Corner : And The Fish Came…

The Story Corner : And The Fish Came…

Jonah swallowed the fish, hey, sorry, the fish swallowed Jonah. I am not so good with religious studies. So, wait. We read that the fish swallowed Jonah when Jonah wasn’t trying to cooperate back in the day and Jonah paid for it. Some days ago, something happened too, very similar to what happened to Jonah […]

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

The U.N. official who combats sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday that such atrocities have “escalated dramatically” in South Sudan this year and that accountability is needed to prevent more rapes. “In 2018, there has been a clear and alarming increase in the number of cases and victims of conflict-related sexual violence documented,” Pramila Patten […]

Girls Taken to Uganda, Tanzania For ‘Vacation Cutting’ As Kenya Cracks Down On FGM

Girls Taken to Uganda, Tanzania For ‘Vacation Cutting’ As Kenya Cracks Down On FGM

 Girls in Kenya are being taken across the border to countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and Ethiopia for female genital mutilation (FGM) to avoid a crackdown on the harmful traditional practice at home, campaigners said on Monday. Kenya criminalised FGM in 2011 with a minimum punishment of three years imprisonment and a U.S. $2,000 […]

Two Female Backpackers Killed In Morocco, Suspect Arrested

Two Female Backpackers Killed In Morocco, Suspect Arrested

The women were found with their necks slashed near a popular hiking destination. The murders cast a dark shadow over Morocco’s vital tourism industry. A suspect has been arrested over the murder of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco’s interior ministry said Tuesday. The man was arrested in Marrakesh after the hikers […]

All-Female Crew Makes History Piloting An Airbus A330 From Windhoek To Frankfurt

All-Female Crew Makes History Piloting An Airbus A330 From Windhoek To Frankfurt

“Women in general, face various challenges due to stereotypes that suppress and obstruct their potential, which in the end may result in setback to effective growth in the industry,” said the acting Managing Director at Air Namibia, Advocate Mandi Samson when she congratulated Captain Cornelia Hahn and her crew for setting a new record in […]

ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Walk Out Of Delegation Meeting

ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Walk Out Of Delegation Meeting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has staged a walkout from the meeting with a federal government delegation. The government delegation was led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The university lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with […]

US Airstrikes Hit Al-Shabab Rebels In Somalia, Killing 62

US Airstrikes Hit Al-Shabab Rebels In Somalia, Killing 62

The US says it has struck al-Shabab rebels in the Gandarshe area of Somalia with airstrikes. It launched six attacks and according to a statement released by AFRICOM, at least 62 militants were killed The US military has carried six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia over the weekend, saying that the attacks killed […]

The Story Corner : We Fell Pregnant

The Story Corner : We Fell Pregnant

So, I was on my own, chewing popcorn and sipping my juice when I went online to cruise as usual and just like a flash of light I saw the gist about someone who fell pregnant. Excuse me? I thought it was about falling in love but when did they start falling pregnant you would […]

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