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LOUD WHISPERS: The Roadshow

LOUD WHISPERS: The Roadshow

Kumolu managed to move away from all the pushing and shoving, clutching the bag of Semolina and small bag of salt she had managed to catch from the moving truck. She felt very lucky to have something, she knew that most of the women there would not get anything because there were so many people […]

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 […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Crashes Into Port In San Juan, Puerto Rico

Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Crashes Into Port In San Juan, Puerto Rico

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship wiped out two mooring points when it crashed into docks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday morning. Video shared online shows the 155,873-ton Norwegian Epic vessel, which was carrying more than 4,000 passengers and 1,700 crew members, destroying two piers. “Yeah, we’re not supposed to do that! That’s not good!” […]

IRRED Conducts Seminar For Rural Women On Access To Justice

IRRED Conducts Seminar For Rural Women On Access To Justice

A two-day seminar for rural women to promote access to justice in the country and curtail violence against them ended in Cestos City, River Cess County, on Saturday, February 8, with a call for participants to spread the message. The event, which was organized by the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) in partnership […]

INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) on Friday night announced a shift in the general elections dates to February 23 and March 9 respectively. The new schedule was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other political […]

60 Babies Die At Kiambu Level Five Hospital In Kenya

60 Babies Die At Kiambu Level Five Hospital In Kenya

On January 28 at around 9am, Ms Naomi Gathoni from Ikinu village in Githunguri was rushed to the Kiambu Level Five Hospital by her mother in-law, Rose Wangari, after she developed labour pains. Three days later, Ms Gathoni delivered a bouncing baby girl, weighing 3.8kg through caesarean section. According to Ms Wangari, the little one […]

Sew Easy Workshop Is Helping Women To Be Self-Employed

Sew Easy Workshop Is Helping Women To Be Self-Employed

In efforts to reduce high unemployment rate, promote self-employment and job creation among women, two partners, Folashade Dan-Oketola and Nwakaego Abuah, professionals in dressmaking have decided to empower Nigerian women through their Sew Easy Workshop online platform. This platform is to simplify the acquisition of dressmaking skills.   Speaking on the online dressmaking academy, Folashade […]

Government Orders Closure Of Nigeria’s Borders From 12 Noon Friday

Government  Orders Closure Of Nigeria’s Borders From 12 Noon Friday

The federal government has ordered the shut down of all land borders from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday. This order was contained in a statement by the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau. “Further to the presidential election taking place on February […]

President Biya Of Cameroon Turns 86

President Biya Of Cameroon Turns 86

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign. Biya is the oldest president in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the longest-serving, but critics say his long rule has put the country in a bad position. Supporters of Biya wished him a happy […]

The Story Corner : Baby Number What?

The Story Corner : Baby Number What?

  Hey people, it’s been a while I know right, I have been under the weather for a bit but I am back! Who missed me? Okay,  let us gist. There’s this thing on twitter about an ace musician, the champion of women, permit me to use that line. lol. Well, the women love him […]

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